Now Trending: Best Links – April 25th

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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!

In other news, I’m going to be taking over the I’m Fit Possible Instagram this Saturday and Sunday documenting the Nike Womens DC Half-Marathon. You should also follow me on Instagram too – @cpisone.

Below are my favorite links from the past week. Leave some of your favorite links in the comments!

Running
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.

Food
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.

Lifestyle
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.

Watch
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?

16 comments on “Now Trending: Best Links – April 25th

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Susie @ Suzlyfe on April 25, 2014 8:38 am

I caught up with OITNB, but I’m not sure if I will watch it when it returns. It got too frustrating for me, in a sense. Sad Desk Lunch cracks me up on principle, kind of like gym fails and such.
And Chocolate and Salt? mmmmmmmmmm yes please
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Alexis @ Hummusapien on April 25, 2014 10:20 am

Chocolate and salt is the bomb. Salted dark chocolate with almonds is actually my favorite food, like ever.

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on April 25, 2014 11:43 am

I hadn’t seen the new OITNB trailer yet, so thanks for posting that! I loved the show, so I’m 100% looking forward to it returning. And the sad desk lunch is hilarious in a sad way…
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:08 pm

The end was SUCH A CLIFF HANGER.

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Davida @The Healthy Maven on April 25, 2014 1:17 pm

LOVE orange is the new black. Cannot wait for the new season! Also I didn’t know you were going to DC. Are you ever not travelling???
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:07 pm

I’m here this weekend… come down and go to the Pirates-Toronto Blue Jays with me then watch me run with ANGGGG.

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on April 25, 2014 4:30 pm

I started OITNB and then I got distracted and never finished it. Whoops. I should do that :)
I had a salted caramel cake pop today. It was everything.
I also ate butter chicken at my desk. Sad desk lunch, indeed.
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:06 pm

THAT CAKE POP SOUNDS LIKE EVERYTHING. Today I ate a salad at my desk… just like every other day. womp womp.

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Cherri on April 26, 2014 2:44 am

Cassie,
Is OITNB based on the book? In the last few months I’ve been listening to books while running. I recently finished that one.

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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:05 pm

Yes, it is based on the book… but also very, very different. Her girlfriend is pretty prominent in the TV show!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on April 26, 2014 5:41 am

I need new TV recommendations…My current list is…embarrassing to say the least. OITNB. Worth it?
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:06 pm

WATCH HOUSE OF CARDS!!

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Tina Muir on April 26, 2014 7:54 am

Ahhh Cassie, I love your posts! I feel like we would get on so well in “real life”, as many of those thoughts have been through my head also! Side note, when I just typed in real life, all I can hear now is that David at the Denist video, have you seen that? Is this real life?!

Haha, anyway, I now have lots of new links to click on….and I am desperately trying to go on my run…..so now you have delayed me 10 minutes, damnit! Haha just kidding! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:05 pm

I agree, I think we would be… this comment made my day!! I love that video with David and the Dentist!

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Jessie on April 28, 2014 12:03 am

Ha ha ha favorite sad desk lunch would be the empty bourbon bottle. Looks like someone had a rough day :)
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:04 pm

YES AGREED!!

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