Weekly Roundup 8.24.12

Yeehaw, gals, we had a fantastic week.

This week’s Cowgirl Wisdom: “The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.” Mostly this is said while brewing coffee in a saucepan over an open fire under the stars while the herd is grazing nearby and lowing in the distance.

Last weekend Salty posted a rerun of one of her early posts called “Sexy Joggers.” What do you think – is it creepy or flattering that these people take photos of women running?

Ginger posted her Perfect 10 Miler Race Report, about how what was supposed to be a 10 mile training race turned into a lesson in competitive running!  For more race reports, check out the Race Report section under “Training and Racing.”

To continue her series on the Female Athlete Triad, Rosemary posted Bone Health and the Female Athlete. Have you taken your calcium supplement today? And if you have, what more can you be doing?  For more on healthy running (including Rosemary’s fantastic interview with a formerly eating disordered runner), check out the Healthy Running section of the site.

Ever the voice of the Marathoner, Mint explained Mental Toughness: Why You Need it Now, in which she explains why you should challenge your mind as much as your body. For some great ideas on how to do that, check out the Mental Training section under “Training and Racing.”

Paprika wrote about Running on a Budget When Running Ain’t Cheap, in which she explains some great ways to save money on races and running stuff.  She even saves 30% annually on her shoes!

Think Run Like A Mother is just for moms? I used to! But think again, because Sassafras’ interview, A Chat with Run Like a Mother’s Dimity & Sarah sheds some light on the RLAM movement and what they’re all about.

This week Clove brought sexy back with Fifty Shades of Salty: Let Christian Grey Be Your Running Coach, and explained how BDSM translates very well to running.  Read it, then get on your knees and foam roll, dirty girl.

Speaking of taking orders, engage your core, now! Does it feel like you’re lacing up around your middle? Trust Pepper to connect injuries to lingerie. Physical Therapy For Runners: Focus on the Core-set!

In what may just be her best, most enlightening post yet, Nutmeg wrote Beginner Body Image: My Body, My Body, My Body and Me, in which she explains how tough it is to see your body as a tough-and-beautiful running machine when you’re first starting out. What shines through most is how tough and beautiful she is!

On a day-to-day basis, I deal with a lot of non-runners who are quick to dismiss my “crazy” habit. For your own naysayers, I offer you 5 Snappy Comebacks for Sh*t Non-Runners Say!

Oh, and Salty Reader Heidi won Comment of the Week – GO HEIDI! Keep counting yourself in!

 

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Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. She has 8 more minutes to knock off her marathon for a 3:40 BQ, and will get there or die trying. Her writing is an eclectic mix of finding wholeness as an average runner, news reporting, curious reactions, satirical humor and more.

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