Now Trending – Best Links Week of 4.6

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I’m currently having a mental internal struggle with whether or not to open a bottle of vin gris from Hawkes Wine that I bought in Sonoma last weekend. My best friend Carly was in town from NYC and since I was on my normal campaign of trying to make visitors fall in love with the West Coast, we had a super indulgent 5 days of bread, cheese, wine and ice cream. The last thing I need is to gain a couple pounds 3.5 weeks out from a marathon.

Long story short, I didn’t have a lot of time for blog reading the past week, but these are the best links I found. Warning: a lot involve toast.

Travel
Do you have a travel style? Mine is go-go-go-go. My dad, before his big weight loss journey where he is now basically skinnier than me, used to lose weight on vacations with me because I just have to do everything. But sometimes it’s good to build in some “relax” time, too!

I have no clue why this flight attendant is in Sao Tome and until I read her travel journal, I had no idea it existed, but now it’s on my travel bucket list.

Some towns make you lose track of time – you feel like you could just be there forever. I think that is what happened in San Francisco and that’s why I’m here now – and why I think it would be totally acceptable to live in Siem Reap.

Lifestyle
I have had a nasty habit of parking tickets since I was a freshman at WVU and didn’t think rules applied to me. I’ve gotten more paranoid better for the most part since moving to San Francisco but these tips for avoiding parking tickets are still great.

It honestly takes me FOREVER to watch a TV show (other than Season 4 of Girls, which I finished in less than a week). The first two seasons of House of Cards took me six months and I’m still not finished with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Here’s how long it takes you to binge watch popular TV shows.

I want to relive all of the travels that decorated this Brooklyn studio. Then decorate my place the same… if only I had the ascetic to not be basically minimalistic.

Running
A good reminder that I should probably run with gels this weekend during my last 20-miler to practice fueling for a marathon. I can’t deny any advice from elite runner Tina Muir!

As a runner, there is seriously nothing more anxiety-inducing than a running injury. Here’s common running injuries and how to avoid them.

Food
I don’t own a toaster so when I want to make toast, I just heat the oven up to 500 F and stick a piece of bread in until it begins to brown. Since I’ve thrown any semblance of being healthy out the window lately, I’m all about the idea of frying toast.

Davida is basically my Canadian, dark-haired, more together version. She, like myself, knows it isn’t safe to keep granola in the house… but how can I say no to her Honey Nut Steel-Cut Granola?

Why is toast so in right now? I want every single one of these 49 Genius Ways to Eat Toast Any Time of Day.

I wish I had the metabolism of a 12 year old boy so I could have this chocolate peanut butter sprinkle cake from My Name is Yeh.

Chat with me:
What is the last TV show you binge watched? What show do you want to start next? What is your favorite way to eat toast?

18 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 4.6

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on April 10, 2015 7:46 am

Favorite way to eat toast: crust first. ANd then I would say it depends: sometimes? I want it a la the french, sometimes stuffed, sometimes plain, sometimes jelly, or pb, or cinnamon. Usually with a little salt to bring out the flavor. Ooooo and pumpernickel toast with smoked salmon. Spot on.
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:11 pm

Totally agree… toast isn’t complete unless it has a little salt!

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Dietitian Jess on April 10, 2015 7:55 am

Mine is definitely active travel style- I want to see and eat as many things as possible while I’m there…. when people talk about going to an all inclusive beach for their honeymoon or summer trip I’m like “noooo how will you explore the local culture and good eats!?!”

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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:09 pm

Same! I wonder that too!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on April 10, 2015 12:44 pm

I wish I, too, had the metabolism of a 12 yr old so I could savor that chocolate peanut butter sprinkle cake from My Name is Yeh! YUM!

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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:09 pm

Every girl’s wish: to eat whatever you want and not gain weight haha.

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Goodenufmommy on April 10, 2015 2:47 pm

Lots of great things here! I love me some toast! I will have to try out some fruity varieties!

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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:08 pm

Me too!!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on April 10, 2015 2:57 pm

Mmm sprinkles! Enjoy the wine girl! Happy Friday!
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:08 pm

Thanks Erin! :)

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on April 10, 2015 4:41 pm

Life is short. Open the wine.
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:34 am

I definitely did!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on April 10, 2015 4:44 pm

That cake….rainbow sprinkles just bring so much joy to life!
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:33 am

Agreed! I need to buy some ASAP :)

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Farrah on April 10, 2015 8:03 pm

I still haven’t started watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. :[ I love that infographic though, even if it reminds me that I will likely never find the time to binge-watch/catch up on all my favorite shows/shows I’m curious about!

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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:32 am

I’ve started watching VEEP in the background… I’ll never have enough time/patience for all those shows haha.

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Ariana on April 11, 2015 1:02 am

Those fried toast recipes are killing me!! They all look delicious. I wish I could just eat loaves of bread and nothing else… ;)
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:25 am

You and me both, girlie!

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