Running Books to motivate and inspire you
50 Running Books to Inspire and Motivate You

If you asked me to pick my top 5 running books, it would be challenging. The bigger and more inclusive the sport of running becomes, the more books are published. I can’t say I mind, though!

Recently I finished Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race against Time by Ida Keeing. Ida is 104 years old! Whether you are looking for a book to inspire or motivate you, learn to cook more, or learn more about training, there is something for everyone.

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Folsom Lake and Browns Ravine
Running at Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Browns Ravine is a beautiful recreation area just in North Folsom. The year I ran the trail half marathon there. The day before, I spent some time checking it out. I wanted to know what to expect when running the trails. Plus, when you are racing, you sometimes end up zoning out and missing the beauty of a park.

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may is mental health month
May is Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month

Long term readers may remember I was a public health major in college and worked in the field right after college.

When I worked in the field and before moving to New Jersey, I blog more about mental health. It’s a topic passionate to me.  Since May is mental health month, it’s the perfect time to talk more about it.

It’s no secret the pandemic has affected people’s mental health. Over a year of lockdowns and not seeing friends is hard! Now, as things are opening up, it feels “weird” to see friends and family.

Awareness about the importance of mental health is the first way to end the stigma. Like any chronic disease, it’s important to talk openly because mental health disorders live and grow in silence.

I’ve blogged openly and honestly about my anxiety and depression throughout the years. Everyone has a different experience, but sharing your own story can help others feel as though they are not alone.

may is mental health month

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