One of the things I love most about blogging is sharing things I love & use all the time. Gear, products, resources, etc. Here are some favorites that I keep going back to time & time again.
Improve Your Blog
Hands down the best resource for making your blog better. I didn’t read this e-book until I’d Googled my little heart out and learned everything the hard way. As much as I wished I’d had it right from the get go, it still helped me out immensely as a somewhat-veteran blogger. I still go back to it from time to time when I feel things start to get a little boring around these digs.
But my favorite, all-the-time go-to, is the Blogging Scorecard:
The Scorecard for Bloggers is literally a checklist I keep by my computer to give my posts a final run-down. If I’m slacking on anything, I turn to the guide to figure out how to make it right. Again, I wish I had a loooong time ago, but at least I have it now.
“Scorecard” is selling the resource short- it’s 59 pages chock-full of helpful stuff like building fresh content, SEO, grammar, etc.
You can get your own copies here: (25% off til 11/30: code november25)
I used to be a tried-and-true Asics girl, but now I’m all about some Mizunos. I wear the Mizuno Inspire 6’s right now. (And sshhhh don’t tell my secret, but I always buy two pairs of the previous years model at the end of the year online wear I can find them dirt cheap. Usually Road Runner Sports, but sometimes Running Warehouse.)
My foam roller and I got super tight when I injured my IT band, but slowly my love for the stick took over. I still have both, but grab the stick a lot more. (Plus I have a smaller version that makes for easy traveling.) Read my comparison of the foam roller vs the stick here.
Switching to clipless bike pedals was one of the best things I did to improve my riding experience. I love Pearl Izumi’s tri-specific shoes, the Tri Fly IIIs, because, well, they’re great for tri’s. (The one strap closure and pull on heel tap help make for speedy transitions.) I also really like the same company’s Elite II road shoe, but I didn’t buy those myself and would never fork over the money for them on my own. (But they are fantastic.)