Friday Five: Blogs to Read

24 Apr

Great news- it’s Friday again. I’m on my way to NY for BabyKef’s bridal shower, so I’m gonna give it to you quick and dirty this morning by linking up with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney to share five blogs (other than theirs) I love to read.

1- Minutes Per Mile– Mary comes first because she is the first blog I read every morning! Oh, and also because she was a volunteer coach for my first half marathon training group. Or, it could be because she’s the first person I know to cook through at least 1/4 of the gargantuan Cooks Illustrated.

2- DC Rainmaker– If you have ever purchased a fitness gadget  before consulting Ray’s remarkably expansive reviews and comparisons, you probably missed out. There is no one (and I do mean no one) who breaks it down like this guy- down to talking about how a particular electronic is boxed. In addition to reviews that couldn’t be more detailed, he gives great race recaps (running and triathlon), and tips on fuel and training plans. Still not sold? He’s based in Paris and linked to a really delicious-looking cupcakery, so you get some bonus food porn to go with your fitness fetish.

3- rUnladylike– I actually just started reading this blog a few weeks ago, and it has quickly shot up my list of favorites. Jessica promises an “uncensored” take on running and fitness, and I find myself laughing out loud once or twice a post when she real-deals the topic at hand. And y’all know I love a damn pun, so her irreverent blog title is icing on the cake.

4- Tastespotting– pages upon pages of the best recipes the internet has to offer. You can search by ingredient (my suggestion: FIGS) or food (I’ve spent hours ogling the clafouti pages). Trust me on this: just go.

5- Figs & Feta– two words should make my whole case with this one: Baklava Cheesecake. I shall say nada mas.

13 Responses to “Friday Five: Blogs to Read”

  1. lacey@fairytalesandfitness April 24, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    I have never heard of any of these. Thanks for the suggestiono.

    • cookingupkefi April 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

      I feel like I have so many more blogs to read after this week!

  2. Jennifer April 24, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Oh my…. baklava cheesecake..sounds amazing. Must go read! I enjoy reading Mary’s posts as well. Wish she was still in DC.

  3. wendyistakingthelongwayhome April 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

    More new blogs for me to check out! thanks!

  4. Mar on the Run! April 25, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    Baklava cheesecake – oh my!

  5. mary @ minutes per mile April 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    i’m honored!! 🙂 cook’s illustrated is a beast, but someone has to take it on right? i’m also a big fan of dc rainmaker. his reviews are like the cook’s illustrated of fitness gadgets.

    • cookingupkefi April 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      Haha–I hadn’t put those two together, but you are 100% correct! I guess that makes us people who really like wordy, detailed things!

  6. wendyistakingthelongwayhome April 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    I need to check out some of these blogs! So many good ones out there!

  7. Eat Pray Run, DC April 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    great list! i always enjoyed mary’s pics of furniture on the curbs of dc 🙂

    • cookingupkefi April 30, 2015 at 9:15 am #

      Who knew there were so many couches up for grabs?!

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