Are you one of hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers who are fretting the loss of their beloved Google Reader? Indeed it is a shame and a decision I strongly question, but dry those tears fellow social-media addict, a solution exists. Enter: BlogLovin.
I haven’t explored too many other options because they all look like they are straight out of 1998 and need a screeching dial-up to go with it. BlogLovin is the antithesis of said monstrosity: clear, easy to use and it’s not too bad on the ol’ eyeballs. Even better: importing your Google Reader feed only takes two steps and I thought I’d show you how.
Step 1: After you’ve signed up for BlogLovin, simply hover about your name and click “settings.”
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom and click “Import Blogs.”
Wham, bam, presto! Your Google Reader blogs are now in BlogLovin. Want bonus points? You can follow Twenty-Six and Then Some on BlogLovin right here.
Phew — now that we’ve adverted that crisis. Here’s a look at the biggest week thus far, which also happened to be a recovery week, how did that happen?
Mon., 3/11: Swim
What’s that?! You swam again at Club Sport Pleasanton? In a pool? With water?! I’m as shocked as you are by this revelation. Let’s take a moment to let it all soak in.
Tues., 3/12: Ride/Run & Strength
A short little ride on the trainer followed by a transition run where my legs and bottom of my injured foot felt like death. This was one of those days that you just do it despite what your brain is telling you.
Wed., 3/13: Run
What was supposed to be a timed trial turned into “just finish the damn five miles.” My legs were in a state of shock after the prior week’s half marathon. After more than 3+ months of not running anything close to what I did at that race, but legs just needed some active TLC.
Thurs., 3/14: Ride & Swim
Getting’ sweaty on the trainer followed by a confidence boosting Club Sport swim (finally)!
Fri., 3/15: Yoga & Threshold Testing
This is Paul, my coach. Don’t let his endearing little smile fool you.
On Friday night he hooked me up and put me through the cycling ringer. In return, I left perma-sweat marks all over his garage floor. You’re welcome, Paul.
This testing was to determine my heart rate training zones and to analyze my fitness progressions (you can see round one from last year here). The zones are the same but the good news is that my fitness and associated heart rate has improved (even with the injury time off). I’ll take it.
Sat., 3/16: Double Brick
30 mile ride, 30 minute run, 20 mile ride, 20 minute run… all with my new favorite cycling partner by my side: Cate! We rode, we climbed, I cursed, we rejoiced in the wicked-fast downhills while gripping our brakes and fearing for our life. It was Saturday at its finest. So fine, in fact, that this was the best shot of the day…sexy.
Sun., 3/17: Long Run
Sunday was 10 miles through my neighborhood where the hills were green and the weather was simply perfect.
I closed out week 9 with:
11 hours and 29 minutes of training:
5,100 yards swimming
82 miles cycling
23 miles running
30 minutes strength
30 minutes yoga
Tell me, how do you read blogs and how will you read them now?