Motivation through great WordPress Blogs

I felt very tired tonight when I got home from work. I work 9 hours and commute 3 hours. Most of the time I skip lunch break and get home very hungry. Outside the weather was January-like and it was pitch black dark.

So what to do? Go for a run, of course. Because by now I know that an easy run gives me so much pleasure that it lifts my mood and energizes me. When I get home from running I don’t feel tired anymore, rather revved up and ready to do something. I have a healthy appetite after this workout and really look forward to having a big dinner.

But besides that, what also motivates me is: you, the bloggers and readers. During my 3-hour travel to work each day I read lots of your blogs on running (and music) and I think there a really great blogs out there. Stories that touch me because I feel the same or have experienced similar situations. Information that really helps with designing the right workout plan. And tips on all kinds of stuff such as cooking, reading, music, photography, clothing, and you name it.

So thanks to all the bloggers and writers. You keep me going. When I am on the bus your articles and your enthusiasm makes me look forward to getting home and getting out there. When I get home tired your encouragement makes me forget all weariness and lifts my spirits.

Here’s who and what inspired me today:

Nicht noch ein Laufblog by saffti – with an article about Marathon training schedules

Nicht noch ein Laufblog by saffti – with a cook book for runners recommendation

Running On Healthy – with an article about books and movies on running

Joy Runner by Laurel – with a recipe for brownies

Dr. Trot – with the 25 Golden Rules of Running

Joe Seeber by Joe Seeber – with a Youtube video on blogging (well done!)

eiswürfelimschuh by Din – with lots of running stories

I have really read all of these blogs today. Who says commuting on public transportation is that bad after all?!

written while listening to TSF Jazz – La seule radio 100% Jazz!

jochenkr

6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I love reading your blog as well. It’s nice being a part of a community where we feel supported and can draw motivation from other people. We need it to get through winter running. 9 hours/day of work and a 3 hour commute – you sure are busy!

  2. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I love reading your blog as well. It’s nice being a part of a community where we feel supported and can draw motivation from other people. We need it to get through winter running. 9 hours/day of work and a 3 hour commute – you sure are busy!

  3. Thank you, too, Laurel! I really like reading about running. I feel like in this community we are kind of soulmates – or maybe I’m reading too much of it 🙂 Haven’t tried your Black Bean Brownies but I can’t wait to do so. Take care!

  4. Thank you, too, Laurel! I really like reading about running. I feel like in this community we are kind of soulmates – or maybe I’m reading too much of it 🙂 Haven’t tried your Black Bean Brownies but I can’t wait to do so. Take care!

  5. Hi Jochen,

    Thank you so much for linking back to my little blog! Much appreciate it.

    You compiled a wonderful list and it is amazing to be part of it. I will give the other sides a read as well.

  6. Hi Jochen,

    Thank you so much for linking back to my little blog! Much appreciate it.

    You compiled a wonderful list and it is amazing to be part of it. I will give the other sides a read as well.

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