It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!  While you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are participating in the linkup, too.  This week the DC Trifecta chose Blogs To Love as the theme…..


“Blogging is the best way to share your ideas
and communicate with like-minded people online.”
~ Michael Fleischner, Blogging Made Simple


Not that many years ago I didn’t even know what a blog was…..  Even though I read some blogs here or there, I thought they were just online articles written by professional writers that I’d stumbled upon via a link from a friend on Facebook.  I had no idea that the average Deb could have her own little corner of the web, and I had no idea that once I had a blog of my very own that I’d make real-life friends.  Friends that I’d try to meet at races, or even better, spend a weekend with while running a 200-mile relay from Cumberland, MD to DC!

By the way, in no way does the image above of Blogging For Dummies and Blogging Made Simple depict my opinion of the bloggers behind my selections!  But since the books are in my house, and if the shoe fits….   😉

So without further ado, here are my five blogs to love, each in it’s very own category!


1.  New Blog To Love – Erin Runs Happy
If you haven’t figured out by now, Erin is one of my newer running besties.  We met about a year ago when she found me via my blog and once I learned that she lived near by, I invited her to join our local MRTT chapter.  Erin and I hit it off immediately, and I distinctly remember telling her while on a run one day that she should start a blog.  She has so many great ideas, and is so fun to follow on social media.  A couple of months ago Erin casually told me that she had just started a blog.  It’s great, and if you don’t already follow her shenanigans, start!

2.  Food Blog To Love – Buttercream Bakehouse
I think I first discovered Dina when I found her on Facebook.  Soon after, she either started her blog, or did a major make-over.  I don’t comment often, but I drool a lot at her delicious looking desserts and pin some of her decadent recipes to my private Pinterest dessert board.

3.  My Kind of Humor Blog To Love – Mom And Dad Track Stars
I first met Anne when we were chasing each other through the woods at a local trail race. We finished together with a hug and thanks for pulling/pushing each other along.  While hanging out after the race eating egg burritos, we discovered that we each blogged.  Anne has a very dry sense of humor that I love, and I always look forward to seeing her newest blog post in my inbox. Anne and I were on the same Ragnar DC team last fall, and it’s always a treat when I bump into her at local races.

4.  Running/Hokie/Farming Blog To Love – Turkey Runner
Meagan was the first blogger that I met as a result of a planned meet-up.  She found my blog first, and not only did we have the running connection, but we were both Hokies, and soon realized that we both had a love for farming.  Even though Meagan is the same age as my oldest son (heck, even her dad is a year or two younger than me), Meagan and I hit it off.  We try to get together when I’m down her way visiting my mom or visiting Virginia Tech for the weekend.  We’ve gone on several training runs together, run several races together including Ragnar DC, and in June we will try our hand at running our first Ragnar Trail in WV.

5.  LinkUp Blogs To Love –  Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar on the Run
Let’s face it, I wouldn’t keep coming back to link up every Friday if I didn’t enjoy Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar and their fabulous blogs! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Courtney and Cynthia in person at races, and I’m still holding out hope on meeting Mar sometime soon!


Be sure to check out some of these blogs and others in the linkup.  There are some good reads, written by incredibly nice people!


  • Questions:
  • What blogs do you love?
  • Bloggers:  How long have you had your blog?
  • Who has a race scheduled for this weekend? ~ On Sunday, I’m running in the George Washington Parkway Classic Ten Miler that runs from Mount Vernon to Old Town Alexandria