This special pre-race edition of now trending has me reading lots of running articles. (Not that I don’t do that in general.) Also, did you win my Purely Elizabeth Giveaway? Go check now and e-mail me if you did!
Below are my favorite links from the past week. Leave some of your favorite links in the comments!
It’s not a secret that I’m totally girl crushing on Samantha Gash, the first woman and youngest person to complete the Four Deserts Ultra-Marathon Series. When I’m having crappy runs (especially in the snow in the winter) I remember she ran 250KM in ANTARCTICA. If you need inspiration, check out her interview with GoRecess.
I’ve found that the last 3-5 miles of a long run are mostly mental. Also that whole “getting out the door” part. Francesca from Energy We Bring has a great list of 11 Tips to Stay Motivated on Your Long Run.
I don’t know why I’m craving chocolate and salt (uh, maybe because it’s DELICIOUS), but these Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies from Peace, Love and Food look to die for.
Why am I obsessed with lunch? Probably because sadly I eat it at my desk 5 out of 7 days a week. Sad Desk Lunch makes me feel better about my lunch but sadder about where I eat it.
Yeah… I’mma Eat That has the most amazing looking Dirt Cake with Chia Seed Pudding.
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie Cake from Lee of Fit Foodie Finds is not only super-creative but also delicious.
As I’m constantly on the go, I’m basically living out of a suitcase, even at home. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere has a great list of Travel Tip Pointers. I need to remember the one about shoes.
I totally understand what people say when they claim Orange is the New Black is too intense for them. It’s not for everyone. But I think the storyline is completely captivating and I love a good cliff-hanger so in case you missed it, here’s the season two trailer.
Chat with me:
Do you watch Orange is the New Black? What is the coolest thing you’ve read/seen/heard all week?