Thursday, October 30, 2014

Combining Two of My Favorite Things

I have followed Carly from Stairway to Healthy on Facebook for awhile (do you follow someone on Facebook? I am NOT hip with the times). She just had a gorgeous baby and I am super impressed by her drive to get right back into the healthy and active game.
It helps that she had a personal chef move in for a little while (he was family).
She is always posting great  ideas for eating healthy and stayin on the hydration train.

She holds these amazing book clubs (you had me at book) where she combines reading a wellness related book with a support group and a push to get active.
I was bummed when I missed her last one but then she had a call out to runner (and non-runners).
I STILL have a hard time calling myself a runner.
Yes I have run two half marathons but they were more of a yog. Or like a high knee walk.
I would def do another one, but not for like 6 years. (Just kidding I will probably do another one next summer).
Anyway the though of combining my love/hate for running AND my love of books has me so so excited.
I have been checking the mailbox every day for the book, and I don't think she has even sent them yet.
This month we will be reading Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley. She was a non runner who decided to run a marathon.

This is not me, I am NOT at the beach, nor do my nails look that nice.

Girl be cray. I can already tell that I am going to cry, and laugh and get sore right along side her.
Running is so emotional for me so I'm also excited to be part of a support group of people who get it.

I have a big tendancy to fall into old habits of sitting on the couch, watching too much tv and eating way too much crap food after I finish a big race. So this is coming at a perfect time for me. I love that we will have daily check ins and discussions about the book..
We haven't started yet so I'm not postive how the whole thing will work, but I already planned on starting back at the beginning.
I'm starting back on Day 1 of Couch 2 5k. I would love to increase my overall average but I just want to stay in the game during winter.

There may be more spots available for this book club but if not be sure you don't miss the next one.
Go follow (?) her on Facebook now, and while you're at it check out her Instagram (@carlymhussey) and drool over that cute baby. 


  1. Wow, I feel like a lazy lump reading that Carly is already back on the healthy bandwagon so soon after having a baby. Yikes. Definitely an inspiration. You got this girl! <3 <3

    1. You should join the book club with us!!

  2. Yes there are still spots left!! Thanks for the great post Candra!