The folks over at Tripbase have been running a blogging experiment as of late. The goal is to unite bloggers from all around cyberspace to share and develop a vault of lost, but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.
I was nominated by the most wonderful SugarMagnolia, to whom I thank very much for thinking of me.
The rules are as follows:
- Blogger is nominated to take part
- Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category
- Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.
- These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers
- And so it goes on!
And here goes…
My 7 Links:
My Most Beautiful:
C is For: This was really hard because I don’t normally write about “beautiful” topics. This is about as close as I think we’re going to get. It was when I was writing a lot about motivation during the winter. Several friends had hit some rough patches with injuries and fatigue while training for marathons and so I was using all my sport’s psychology to prevent a total derailment. This post has really always been a favorite and I refer back to it when I actually need a little encouragement from time to time as well.
My Most Popular Post:
ShadowCreek Ranch Triathlon: this was simply a race re-cap of our most recent race in Houston a few weeks ago. It was picked up by a couple of online tri magazines so that’s probably why the hit count was so high on this particular post.
My Most Controversial Post:
Choose Wisely: I wrote this piece after I was sick and tired of reading multiple magazine articles about athletes dropping out of triathlon because they felt it was a selfish pursuit. I received many comments and even more emails regarding the topic as people have some pretty strong opinions on the subject, myself included. Nothing like a good old-fashioned debate!!
My Most Helpful Post:
How Bad Do you Want…err Believe It? This piece was written to help others understand the psychology behind self motivation. It’s an extremely important part of an endurance athletes make-up yet one that’s very easy to lose. By understanding its role and its importance, we can all be armed with yet another tool to help foster a higher level of success.
A Post Whose Success Surprised Me:
Sticker Envy: I don’t know why, but people still surprise me! I wrote this after I saw a car in a parking lot with so many accomplishment decals on the back window, I had no clue how they possibly used their rearview mirrors for driving!
A Post I Felt Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved:
You Gotta Have Faith: This was one of those posts where I really spoke from the core of my being. It’s why I do this day in and day out. What the sport…all endurance sports, represent to me and my life.
The Post I’m Most Proud Of:
Weekend Warriors Strike Again: I’m so proud of this one because it’s about my husband. We both raced on this weekend, but in separate races. He took 1st in his AG, in a local 5k on a very hot morning on the most hilly course the coast has to offer. We grew up swimmers, but he is now discovering he has a fine pair of running legs. It has been so much fun to develop training plans and race strategies for him and watch all the pieces fall into place, like a work of art.
My 5 nominations are:
- Rebecca from over at See Becca Try to Tri
- KC from down at 140 Point 6 Miles of….Awesome
- Jennifer all the way over at Someday you will not be able to do this, Today is not that Day!
- Michelle over at LeighPierce’s
- and last, but certainly not least, the very elusive TriMomRemade
Tag Y’all Are It!
Ride Happy, My Friends!