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Fun Facts Friday - Follow Friday Style

Since I am out of town and planning on enjoying Seattle rather than being tied to the computer (sorry guys, I would hope you would do the same of course!) this post will be a bit different. No chatting it up about weather (crappy or otherwise), no workouts, no recipes. But, I still wanted to keep up with Fun Facts Friday.

Lately I've been really inspired by some of you all. I thought for Fun Facts Friday, it might be fun to do a sort of Follow Friday "thing" and share some of your fave blogs or some blogs/bloggers who've inspired you recently.

Please know that this list is NOT extensive, it's not indicative of everyone I follow, nor am I playing favorites (well, kind of). Many of you probably already know these bloggers, but I am always really inspired by them for various reasons, mostly because of their zest for life that is truly infectious. 

Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch

Dorry @ Living with Healthy Hunger

Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen

Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat

Jolene @ Determined to Be

Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking

Madeline @ Greens and Jeans

Alison @ Physically Philosophical 

Crissie @ Run Crissie Run

Tracy @ Commit to Fit

Kris @ I Heart Wellness

Kristina @ Spabettie

Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga

So, please share, who's inspired you recently? 

If you guys play along today, I promise to be back tomorrow with a flight, first night, first day recap. And the most gorgeous living room views ever!

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