Thursday, September 26, 2013

Coffee Shop Stop

For Blogtember today, I was supposed to write a post about what makes me happy from a coffee shop. Ya'll. My "life lately" does not allow for coffee shop stops that don't include a drive-thru. My dear sis-in-law has promised to watch my boys for me on my birthday so I can go sit at my favorite coffee shop for three hours all by myself. Maybe I'll write a post or two that day.

Just for fun, though, I thought I'd write a quick post to say that running makes me happy. My sis-in-law and bro-in-law and I are going to run the Color Vibe next week and we are excited! We've been "training" for it - this seems superfluous, but it's been an excuse to go running and I've enjoyed it so. Running isn't about weight loss for me (if you're trying to lose weight, I recommend walking). I like to run because it never fails to elevate my mood. I don't know if it's just because of the endorphins. That might be some of it, but I think part of it is the sense of accomplishment. I might not get anything else done that day, but I ran three miles! That has to count for something, right?

Milo field on my run this morning. The shade of the sky was impressive. 


  1. Wow!!! I also like running. But in these days I am very busy so I am not able but very soon I will be back on my track.

    Kopi Luwak

  2. I'm curious, why do you recommend walking over running for weight loss? I have tons of ideas as to why but I'd love to see your reasoning.

    1. Kirsten, first of all, I am not a certified trainer, so I'm not qualified to give advice on this topic! That's my disclaimer. :-) My reasons are two-fold. If you are walking for exercise (aka, purposefully, not just "strolling"), you are likely to get your heart rate up high enough for weight loss. Walking is all-around more healthful exercise than running because it has all of the benefits without the risk of injury. Secondly, when I trained for my half marathon, I didn't lose weight from doing all of that running. I've had the most success (personal experience!) with weight loss when I walk regularly. That, of course, is all just my opinion! Thanks for asking, though!

    2. Cool. I've never been big on running by itself. I mean if I happened to be playing soccer or basketball, yeah, you have to move fast but hehe, I've used my bad knees since my wreck as a nice excuse for why I really didn't need to be doing a high-impact exercise. Good to hear walking can still be very positive. I've started walking over my lunch breaks just recently since some days it's hard to fit exercise in otherwise. Settling into my desk job career and a husband that loves to cook are starting to take a toll on my not-so-young body!

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