Now Trending – Best Links Week of 9.15


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Whoops, I originally didn’t write an intro for this, thought about it last night, then immediately forgot and continued to not write an intro. My brain is everywhere (once again) this week. Isn’t it crazy that September is over halfway over? Is it time for next summer yet… or for me to live somewhere warm year-round yet?

I could probably use a spa vacation/social media detox/life detox right about now. So tempted to just disappear for a weekend at one of the best spas in the US.

It’s getting a little cold for Scandinavia, but I’m not opposed to visiting this “gamla stan“, or old town, in Stockholm.

Okay, can I just go back to Hong Kong right now? I miss it so much. Anyone want to find me a job there?

I don’t know if Oktoberfest has me craving soft pretzels (or I’m constantly craving soft pretzels) but I’m going to have to whip up these gluten free soft pretzels this weekend… if I find the time, that is.

I really want to make my own chocolate bars so then I can add all the pink Himalayan sea salt I want.

I never eat quinoa for breakfast (unless it’s in my 2-minute pumpkin quinoa breakfast muffin in a mug) but this chocolate peanut butter quinoa parfait makes me want to start.

Davida has the best taste in everything (that’s why she chose me, duh), so check out her favorite things for fall 2014.

Shalane Flanagan’s career highlights. That’s all.

A week later and I’m wishing I was back at Ragnar. I’ve drank the kool-aid. Loving these photos from Ragnar DC, including one of my teammates squirting water guns at the hand-offs!

Since I’m currently obsessed with relays, the idea of the Mt. Fuji Ekiden, or the “toughest relay on Earth”, both intrigues and terrifies me.

CFGF, the blog. If you love beer, food, traveling, running, crossfit or me, you’ll love one of my besties, Emily’s, blog. Remember when she guest posted about her Whole Foods Copycat Green Trekker?

The Breakfast Runner. My friend Lesley who is a former collegiate cross country runner, Boston Marathoner and breakfast aficionado has started her own blog. Check it out!

Chat with me:
What bloggers are you currently following and loving?

17 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 9.15

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Alyssa on September 19, 2014 9:26 am

Thanks for linking to my parfait. It’s a fabulous breakfast – I hope you get to try it :)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on September 19, 2014 9:31 am

Oh heck YES to pairing chocolate with sea salt! I don’t know what it is, but my salt cravings have been a little higher than normal lately and I’ve been adding it to ALL the things. Especially love how it brings out the extra sweetness in… err… sweet things :lol:

Happy Friday!
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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on September 19, 2014 10:02 am

Best choice I ever made:) Sorry I’ve been MIA. Life is insane right now aka I wrote my post for today last night at 1:00 AM ugh. Messaging you NOW!
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Susie @ SuzLyfe on September 19, 2014 10:23 am

I say we go and test out these so called “best spas.” I mean, really, how cant we take their word for it?
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Kimberly on September 19, 2014 10:46 am

That chocolate peanut butter quinoa parfait? Yes, please!

Thanks so much for introducing me to it and that blog!
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Jessica on September 19, 2014 11:58 am

I’ve been following Wendy at and Katie at because they are both fantastic writers and balance lighter posts with some deep stuff.
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Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy on September 19, 2014 12:06 pm

Well, I’m a new follower to your blog! :)
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Em Todd @ CFGF on September 19, 2014 12:20 pm

You’re too kind. Thanks, lover.

I started following Advice from a Twenty Something recently and like her a lot. Check it out if you haven’t already. A nice break from health and fitness blogs. ;)

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Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) on September 19, 2014 1:05 pm

I’m with you – can we live somewhere warm all year round – I’m totally a summer gal :) Never have been to Hong Kong but on travel bucket list :) Off to check out and follow a few of the blogs you mentioned here :)
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Ang @ Nutty for Life on September 19, 2014 2:24 pm

I’m about ready to disappear for a weekend, haha. Both of us are right on the edge it seems. I guess a day trip to Morgantown will have to do for now :)
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Amy on September 19, 2014 2:57 pm

Love the Travel link!!!

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Lesley @ the Breakfast Runner on September 19, 2014 3:37 pm

Shalane Flanagan = total girl crush. She’s my fav.

Thanks for the shout out! The Breakfast Runner wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for your encouragement to just do it. And then your late night texts when I started sharing it and freaked out.

I want you to guest post for me :)
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Cassie on September 28, 2014 10:02 am

You tell me when and my words are all for the Breakfast Runner :)

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GiGi Eats on September 19, 2014 5:10 pm

These recap posts KILL ME because they distract me from the work I am supposed to be doing… However, I do LOVE THEM ;)
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Cassie on September 28, 2014 10:02 am

Yay, so happy you said that!!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on September 20, 2014 11:39 pm

Getting a job in Hong Kong is really doable- I’ve got a group of mates who just left and a couple who’ve just returned. Let me know if it’s something you want to do haha.
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Cassie on September 28, 2014 10:01 am

If something in the works doesn’t pan out… I might be taking you up on that offer.

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