Good Reads Friday – The Intersection Between Lifting and Running

Hello and Happy Friday!

How is everyone’s week going? I’m going to throw it back to a couple of posts ago and ask – what is the best part of your week so far? And the worst?

Personally, my week has been glorious all around. For the first time in a few months, I haven’t had any late nights at work this week, which means I’ve been getting home around 7 every night. I feel like I’ve had so much free time, which is funny, because that’s not even really that early, considering how early I pass out every night. But I’ll take it!

I guess the worst part of my week so far is the state of my iPhone right now. It’s been through the ringer the past couple of weeks and I think it’s just hanging on by a thread. I’ll have a new one on Monday but the truth is, I’m afraid to take it out of the box. This is why I can’t have nice things.

Anyway, I haven’t done a good reads post in a while, so why not share some good old fashioned links today? These are some great pieces I’ve read recently, and have shared a couple of them already on my Facebook page if you follow along there.

Exercise Variety is Making You Weak – From the folks over at T-Nation. “Muscle confusion” leads to bigger gains? False. Here’s why.

Boston Marathon, Here I Come! – From Caitlin at Fit and Feminist. A beautifully written personal account of why qualifying for Boston means so much to her — a great reminder that a race isn’t always “just” a race. I love hearing the stories behind marathon runners, and I can’t wait to cheer Caitlin on in the spring!

Crossing the Finish Line 25 Pounds Lighter – Running vs. Lifting?  One runner’s story about how lifting helped her race times and her overall well being. I’m a strong proponent of runners lifting weights, and I love pieces like this to spread the word!

How Salad Can Make Us Fat  – This is NOT just about salads having too much dressing or high calorie fillings (although this is often true in restaurants). Some interesting ideas about how just the presence of healthy choices can lead us to making less healthy decisions when eating out — is this the ultimate health halo, and how can we counteract this?

The Deadlift Beginner Basics – From Tony Gentilcore. Most of you know that I have a true love for deadlifts — they are without question my favorite lift. There is nothing that makes me feel so powerful, so strong as a deadlift, and I think the world would be a better place if everyone did them. The problem is, many people are intimidated or just plain don’t know where to start when it comes to proper form, etc. So where should you start? Click the link for a great guide to the basics, and transform yourself into a deadlifting, badass superchick in no time.

And with that, I’m out. I’m working all weekend so I don’t think it’ll be filled with too much craziness, but I’ll enjoy it nonetheless. TGIF!

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One thought on “Good Reads Friday – The Intersection Between Lifting and Running

  1. Great links, Steph! I also really enjoyed the article about how exercise variety is making us weak. I included it in my Friday Favorites today! Can’t wait to go check out the others.

    Glad you seem to be getting some normalcy back to your routine! Have a great weekend!

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