Friday Finds – 29th December

Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.

It’s the final Friday Finds of 2018…and I’m late in posting! Not ideal, but I’ve had a relapse of the cough I picked up a few weeks ago and decided to take it easy. But never fear, I still have some bits and pieces to share with you, mainly rounding up the year and looking forward to 2019.

First, a nice piece picking up on three standout running moments from the year. The piece is clearly aimed at those not following running as closely as we might, so it’s good to see some recognition in a year dominated by other sports as far as the media is concerned.

Also bringing us a roundup is Runner’s World who have brought together some of the most inspiring stories of the year. Which one is your favourite?

As we look forward to the new year, Runner’s World is also offering us a few life tweaks to help improve our running. There’s certainly a lot of sensible advice here that’s worth reminding ourselves of and perhaps one or two things to make a focus as the new year begins.

In a more humorous post (but with a great message behind it) is this column from Outside which really encourages us to be present in the year ahead, to notice the amazing things we are doing and react with enthusiasm. It’s an idea I really like and will try to apply in my running.

And finally, if you’re looking for a new challenge in 2019, how about running every street in your city? That’s what ultra runner Rickey Gates just did in San Francisco and it sounds incredible.

Happy reading, and Happy New Year when it comes,
The Running Princess

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