Sep 12, 2014

Five Blogs to Follow | Friday Five


Whoops! Almost forgot about the Friday Five linkup this week. So I'm putting this up a little later than usual. But hey, it is Friday, so there are your five. This week we're stepping outside ourselves. This week's topic is

Five Blogs to Follow

Five Blogs to Follow

1. Running with SD Mom

I thought with this week's topic, I'd have to reach outside of blogs who take part in the Friday Five, because, we're talking about blogs you should read, and you should already be reading those. I'll start with Smitha. I love her blog. She has a great variety of posts, is an ambassador of a bunch of brands and puts together a list of giveaways every Wednesday. Who doesn't love winning stuff? 

2. The Runner's Guide to Walt Disney World

Great book (which I've read and will eventually write about) but also a great blog. They have lots of runDisney related posts, so if you plan to do runDisney, be sure to give them a read. Even if you don't, still give them a read. That's the whole point of this week's topic, people!

3. Adventures by Katie

Next we're going to take the monorail over to Adventures by Katie. Not only is she lovely for helping co-host Mickey Monday (get your Disney post ready for Monday), but she has a lot of great posts. She runs, she has a lot of great Disney posts and shares some great food and recipes. Stop by and check out her adventures.

4. Pittsburgh Runner

Next I have to share Kristy's Pittsburgh based running blog. Being a PA boy and that my wife went to school at Pitt, I love the city, so the Pittsburgh portion appeals to me. Beyond that, she writes about a lot of races, hosts a list of Pittsburgh Running Blogs, is doing the run in 50 states thing and one of my favorites things, has samples of Energy Bits available for sale. They're a great product, but only come in fairly large sizes, so this is a great way to give them a try and see if they work for. That's what I did and found that I love them.

5. T-Rex Runner

The last blog on my five pack of reading is going to the T-Rex Runner. She has a very humorous writing style laced with perfectly placed gifs. She seems very honest in her writing, sharing her thoughts and struggles, but still keeps it light and funny. I really enjoy her style more than anything, but it delivers good content as well. Don't want that to come out wrong.

Speaking of Following

Well, since we're talking blogs you should follow, are you following me? If not, here's your opportunity. You can see the plethora of links in the top right corner or check out the main ones here.

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Linking Up

Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!

Our hosts:

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

Eat Pray Run, DC

Some other good reads, pulled from the link up, which in turn, are blogs you should follow

Fairytales and Fitness

Pam and Christine @ We Run Disney

M @ ReadEatWriteRun

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, I think these are all new to me! I had heard of the Runner's Guide to Walt Disney World but I didn't know there was a blog as well as a book.

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    1. Yeah, they have some great post that add to the book. Great book too.

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    1. It was hard because I wanted to pick blogs that weren't link up blogs, which eliminated a lot that are ones that would first come to mind.

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  3. Great blogs!!! I'll have to check out one or two of your favorites.

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    1. Thanks. They're all pretty good, so can't go wrong with whatever you choose.

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  4. i love kristy of pittsburgh runner. mar introduced me to her (virtually) and you are right, she's awesome!

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  5. Love Pittsburgh Runner - she's a close pal of mine :)

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  6. Love Running with SD Mom's blog too! Her Wednesday Giveaway roundups are awesome! I'll have to check out the others you listed. Thanks!

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    1. Yeah. They're all good. The weekly giveaway round up is great.

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  7. Thank you so much John! I will need to follow your other lucky mentions! Hugs friend!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, John; this is a great list and I've seen a couple of new ones I didn't know about, which is always fun. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some good running!

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    1. You're welcome. I loved seeing what everyone is sharing. Have a great weekend too.

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  9. Thank you so much! See, every time I think about deleting my blog, somebody says something really nice out of the blue, and changes my mind!

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    1. Well I really do enjoy reading your blog. I want to run so many of the races you post about too. Makes me miss PA.

      And getting the samples of bits to try that I ordered were fantastic.

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  10. Thanks for sharing John! I really like Pittsburgh Runner and need to check out the other blogs you listed :)

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you enjoy hers and hope you like some of the others.

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  11. Thanks for some new-to-me blogs to check out!

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    1. You're welcome. They're all good so hard to go wrong.

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