Now Trending – Best Links Week of 9.8

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I have effectively dodged the end of Summer Fridays (aka Half-Day Fridays) by running Ragnar today! If you haven’t, you can head to that post and enter my Nuun giveaway and stay hydrated like the stars (aka me).

Note: I had a KIND bar as a snack that had way too much sugar so I am writing this in a completely goofy mood. Check out the best links I’ve found this week while I’m busy running/not sleeping/running some more.

I’m pretty sure the worst feeling in life is disappointment. I hate being disappointed and I hate disappointing people. It’s inevitable to live a life in which everything goes exactly as planned. Camille Styles had a great post on “How to Deal with Disappointment” this week.

It’s about time to maybeeee think about leaving the nest again. I’m going to be using these bohemian kitchens as inspiration.

This whole week I’ve been thinking about how weird relationships are, not just with a significant other, but even with friends and family. There are literally no relationships in which there isn’t a little work: some days my Dad drives me up the wall, I’m sure my friends want to strangle me on a daily, if not hourly, basis and I’m definitely not the easiest girl in the world to date (even though I try to be easy on J!). Absurd She Wrote had a wonderful post on “Relationship Like You Mean It“.

I’m publicly down with camping – but I am all for GLAMPING.

I’m currently reading What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir by Kristin Newman, a TV writer. More or less she’s going on all kinds of crazy adventures around the world and it’s giving me a serious sense of wanderlust. Thanks to my friend Catherine for the recommendation!

You gotta spend money to make money. Davida is spot-on with her list of Five Investments Worth Making for Your Blog.

As I mentioned the other day, marathon training is starting to get to me. I like this list of 26.2 side effects of marathon training from Hungry Runner Girl.

I was 20 kinds of inspired by Oiselle’s 2014 New York Fashion Week show.

Kind of obsessed with the ideal of the six most prestigious marathons, even though yesterday I said this may be my first – and last – full.

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I’m totally into how geography plays a role in eating patterns. This infographic of the most popular food by every state (well, what appears most on the menu) is great. Apparently the whole West Coast is just an anaphylactic danger zone for me (re: shrimp allergy).

Don’t be fooled the sugar-free label. Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean has a very important message about added and hidden sugar in foods!

How beautiful is this beet crust breakfast pizza from Running Sri Lankan?

Chat with me:
How do you deal with disappointment, both from yourself and others? What is the key to keeping balance in your relationships with others? On a less heavy note, what are you up to this weekend?

19 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 9.8

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on September 12, 2014 7:21 am

Three words. Beet. Crust. Pizza.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:59 pm

To think, I used to hate beets!

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Shashi @ runninsrilankan on September 12, 2014 8:16 am

Cassandra – thank you so so much for showing my beet crust pizza so much love!
Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend! xxs

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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:59 pm

Anytime!! :)

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Melissa @ Mango About Town on September 12, 2014 8:50 am

HA! What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding – best title for a book ever. Also the story of my life – everyone I went to high school with has a kid already…I’m 24?! On an unrelated side note I’m going to America this weekend! I only live an hour from the border so we’re headed down for a girls trip and to stock up on Justin’s Almond Butter!
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:59 pm

Ooh, fun! How was your US trip?

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Davida @The Healthy Maven on September 12, 2014 11:32 am

Let’s go glamping together! In other news I never want to strangle you. Which is a rarity for me considering I want to strangle 90% of the people I interact with. But that’s I’m kind of obsessed with you. What else is new?
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:49 pm

I never want to strangle you, which is interesting as well. You fall into that category with maybe two other people. Love youuu xoxo.

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Tina Muir on September 12, 2014 4:54 pm

Great links Cassie! Hope Ragnar goes well :) I definitely get what you are saying with disappointment, I HATE that feeling, and sometimes we stretch ourselves so thin trying to please everyone. But much like my post today, all you can do is do the best you can. Those who matter will love you no matter what, and will know you did all you could. Don’t be so tough on yourself! We love you :)
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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating on September 12, 2014 7:28 pm

I, too, have HUGE problems with disappointing anyone. It’s the worst feeling…worse than making someone angry or sad. As far as relationships, one thing I always remember is to not take things too seriously sometimes. Things can get blown out of proportion when it would be best just to both say “sorry” and move on. I’ve had to learn that one the hard way over time! Oh, and those bohemian kitchens?! I die….I’m such a hippie and boho-lover at heart. I want to have a boho wedding one day.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:45 pm

Definitely agree with that… say sorry and move on! Little things aren’t worth it.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on September 13, 2014 8:59 am

Cassie… you -totally- disappointed me. The “How to Deal With Disappointment” link doesn’t work. I’m going to deal by drowning my sorrows in chocolate :P Kidding, obvs — still love ya <3 Hope Ragnar went well for ya! And happy Saturday!
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:45 pm

I fixed it!! Thanks for letting me know girlie! I tried to DM you to tell you but it wouldn’t send! :(

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on September 13, 2014 6:52 pm

I deal with disappointment by sleeping which is ironic because most of my disappointment results from sleeping instead of doing whatever I should have been doing…it’s a vicious cycle :|
On a lighter note: I’m ringing in the insane Canada cold this weekend by staying at home and stalking other bloggers…heyyyyy :oops:
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:44 pm

I mean… I do that on sunny summer days, whoops…

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Jessica on September 14, 2014 5:18 pm

Thanks for the mention, girl!
I’m getting better at dealing with disappointment by putting myself on a 24 hour “Time Out.” If it’s still bugging me after a day, I can bring it up. It it’s less worrisome after sleeping on it, I drop it and move on.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:44 pm

Such a good idea! I’m going to have to try that :)

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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on September 15, 2014 1:44 pm

I was just thinking about your last question this past weekend! I’ve found out that if I go into a situation with no expectations or without trying to control what happens/when/where we go/how something is handled I am often blown away by how much fun I have. In the past, since I have so little free time, I’ve tried to control and plan the nights/days when I’m free so I can have as much fun as possible and see as many people as possible. It almost ALWAYS failed, and I was almost always let down. But lately I’ve been letting go of that and just going with the flow day-of, and it’s been working so well. Relationships take so much work, and there are so many individual relationships to worry about that it can be so overwhelming. But as long as you have good intentions and a true desire to maintain/foster them I think people see the effort and appreciate it
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Such great thoughts… If things were easy, they wouldn’t be worth it.

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