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Tuesday Treasures - Inspiring Blog Posts

I thought I'd do something a little different today. I could blather on about how I plan on running after work, about the weather. Actually, right now I'm really worried about our little Heath Man. He got really sick yesterday and is at the vet today.

I'm trying not to panic, so I thought I'd take a positive route and share some great posts I've read so far this week. I truly love all the inspiration I get each day from so many of you.



Candy Fit reminds us not to fall into The Comparison Trap. Such an important reminder.

Laura at Mommy Run Fast talks about accentuating the positive and shares how she manages to stay positive during down times.

Carla at MizFitOnline shares are thoughts about eating in In A Food Fantasy What Would You Eat?  Such a great perspective, always insightful.

Jessica at EatDrinkBreatheSweat reminds us that we all need our Me Workout Time.

Lisa at Run Wiki wrote a beautiful post "Pain Does Not Define Me," in relation to her training for the Boston Marathon.

Tiffany at Matters of Course shares how "Stuff" is a Four Letter Word. And I'm thinking she's right!

Heidi at Banana Buzzbomb asks the question "If Fitness is About Your Health Then Why do You Hurt Yourself?"A really great post and perspective on working out and pushing too hard, too often.

Are there any great posts you've read recently? Feel free to share!

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