Now Trending – Best Links Week of 11.09

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Happy Fri-yay, ya’ll. I used to wonder what it would be like to have a Saturday that didn’t involve having a long run and now I unfortunately have a Saturday that doesn’t involve a long run and I’m not into it. Long story short, I decided to try and run 12 miles on my Achilles last week, overcompensated on my quad, strained that and now I’m out for the count. I’m 12 weeks out from the LA Marathon so I called the physical therapist in tears on Tuesday and now I’m in a relationship with ice packs and my foam roller. COOL. If anyone asks, we didn’t meet on Tinder and instead met at a running group. Aren’t. I. Hilarious? My body is basically falling apart and I’m 26.

I’m headed out to SoulCycle since it’s the only form of exercise I like that doesn’t currently kill my quad/Achilles so enjoy the best links I found this week.

24 Hours in Seattle, Washington. I’m having such issues committing to things, even weekend trips. I need to book a flight to Seattle and just do it.

Lots of us are traveling this season and staying with friends and family. Be a gracious overnight guest so you’re asked back!

Need. To. Go. Glamping. Especially at a place that looks like it’s straight out of a Wes Anderson film.

Have you started your Christmas/Hanukkah/whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year list yet? Add a few of the best cookbooks of 2015 of the year to your list.

By now, we all know social media is a curated look at the best of the best of someone’s life. What’s actually going on when those photos aren’t so cropped?

This post by Aziz Ansari on parents went pretty viral this week. Your parents were people just like us at one time, they’re just doing the best they can. They just want to spend time with us. And if I ever had someone who was 1/2 me, I’d probably want to hang out with them too.

What do your exes say about you? (Really though, what do say about my exes?) Notice how I said exes. Such a reformed serial dater over here.

Running and Fitness
Eight signs you’re addicted to SoulCycle. My fitness budget is out of control. #noononMonday

Uh, so I can’t run right now… hopefully working out like a Victoria’s Secret Angel will help keep me in shape?

What you should know about going gluten-free. Fun fact – most gluten-free foods are packed with preservatives. Just stick to real, whole foods. If you think that gluten-free bagel is any healthier you’re wrong.

Why have I never thought of stuffing baked apples as a dessert? Sign me up for any of these, please.

These tostadas made from pitas are going to be my dinner next week for sure.

Have you thought about the appetizers for Thanksgiving dinner yet?

Chat with me:
Tell me about how you overcame a running injury. I need validation I’m going to run again someday. What are you up to this weekend? Have you started watching Master of None yet? (SO GOOD GO WATCH RIGHT NOW!)

14 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 11.09

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Dietitian Jess on November 13, 2015 11:44 am

Ah so many running injuries in the blogosphere this days :( I have my first marathon next weekend and I’m sidelined right now because of hip bursitis- I’ll share my words of wisdom if I overcome it- fingers crossed!
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Cassie on November 13, 2015 11:36 pm

Fingers crossed for you, lady! So weird, I was just thinking the same thing re: running injuries.

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on November 13, 2015 12:15 pm

How am I not following Aziz on IG yet? First of all, my hubs and I watched his new show “Master of None” this week and while it was okay, reading his post about his parents being in the episode nearly made me want to cry. I LOVE that. Thank you for sharing. And I know you can’t run … but you can always strength train ahhahaha! :) Happy Friday, Cassie!
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Cassie on November 13, 2015 11:35 pm

I’ve actually been doing some at-home strength training this week! Now I FINALLY have no excuses to not do it :) I almost cried with his post, too!

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Natalie on November 13, 2015 4:24 pm

I’m looking forward to chekcing out those stuffed apples! Yummy!!
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Cassie on November 13, 2015 11:34 pm

I can’t wait to make one!

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Chris on November 13, 2015 5:28 pm

I’m not a runner. This is not news. My achilles flair up when I do run, usually at the 2-2.5 mile mark. It hurts. Now yes, my legs and hips are tight and that’s probably the cause, but also I found the shoes I was wearing were kind of stiff and switching to softer shoe like a Nike Free has helped. Dunno if that is applicable to a real runner, but there ya go. Netflix and chill has a new meaning with your ice packs huh?
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Cassie on November 13, 2015 11:34 pm

I literally LOL-ed as I read this because I’m currently watching Netflix with an ice pack. Nice one.

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Shann Eva on November 13, 2015 6:34 pm

Sorry to hear about your injury. That really sucks. Thanks for all the great links, though. I now have some great weekend reading. Hope you can enjoy yours :)
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Cassie on November 13, 2015 11:33 pm

Thank you! Hopefully I’ll heal soon :)

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Allison Jones on November 13, 2015 6:59 pm

I’ve been looking for some awesome Thanksgiving recipes and these appetizers look amazing! Thanks for sharing.


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Cassie on November 13, 2015 11:33 pm

So happy I could help out :)

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Amy @ UpearlywithAmy on November 14, 2015 9:13 am

I think my body began to fall apart like that at age 23 so don’t feel bad. I remember crying to my foot and ankle doctor and radiologist after my 4th stress fracture. The good news is at 26 I can run marathons again …so there’s hope :) If you haven’t already embraced yoga it was my saving grace :)
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Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) on November 17, 2015 8:52 am

I love link-ups! So many awesome reads here. Sorry about your achilles- my husband went through the same thing and did laser treatments. I don’t know what that involved but it helped him a ton! Wish I had a soul cycle in St. Louis- I’d be broke but happy! :)
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