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I’m always on the lookout for inspiration—in my reading, in my music, in the shows I watch and podcasts I listen to.  I’d love to hear your favorites and your recommendations as well. Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail at lizzie (at) mother runner (dot) com.

 

Blogs I read:

Mile Markers by Kristin Armstrong

Becoming Minimalist by Joshua Becker

A Design So Vast by Lindsay Mead

Amanda Magee by Amanda Magee

Girls Gone Child by Rebecca Woolf

Zen Habits by Leo Babauta

Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

Joy the Baker by Joy Wilson

 

Books I love:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I read this book for the first time when I was in 5th grade, and read it every year after that for many years. Even 10 years later I found more and more to learn and love about it.

 

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Franklin and Eleanor! What a team. What an amazing couple. Their relationship, the way they lived and lead together—it was endlessly fascinating to me.

 

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

I cried. I knew how it ended when I began, but I cried anyway. For days even, I could bring on the tears just thinking about Lincoln. I grew to love and respect and admire and revere him so much over the course of the book that I couldn’t help but feel—deeply and intensely—how much our country lost when it lost him.

 

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Obviously. I mean, how can you not be inspired and changed by Louis Zamperini? I feel stronger and more capable just knowing that people like him lived.

 

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

So many people come and go in our lives that I often wonder who will be the ones who stay? Who will be the friends who remember what we were like when we were a young family, 40 or 50 or 60 years years from now when we are old and dying?

 

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

It’s not the critic that counts, but the man in the arena. I try to remember that every time I feel judging eyes or hear critical words. And I also try to see all those people who are fighting alongside me.

 

Podcasts I listen to:

This American Life

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Planet Money

99% Invisible

The Moth

RadioLab

Freakonomics

Judge John Hodgman

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Ask Me Another

Snap Judgment

The Running Lifestyle

 

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