. link love 8/31 .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on August 31, 2014

Hello, hello friendly faces!

How’s your weekend going? I’m having a blasty blast here in Whistler, and I honestly can’t believe this is our last day here :cry: Time.is.flying — so much so that I almost forgot to post because I didn’t even realize today was Sunday. Oops. But Sunday it is and it’s time to share some link love! Today’s batch is a little smaller than normal since I didn’t get a chance to do as much reading this week, but there’s still plenty of good links so hopefully you find some good stuff!

As for me, I’m off for another day of hiking and adventuring. Woop, woop! Then I’ll be driving home for the majority of tomorrow, so I’ll [hopefully] see your faces again on Tuesday. Miss you. Love you. Bye!


In my head…

. fitness .

3 Tips to Get More Out of Walking via Hello Healthy.
You guys know I’m a huge fan of walking, and it can be a great workout with a few tricks and tweaks!

12 Tips to Make Running a Fun Hobby Even if You Hate It via Mind Body Green.
Let’s face it… running is tough. But these are some great tips to make it less painful!

. health .

How to Eat More Calories via Khushboo’s Blog.
You’d be surprised how many calories your body needs to function properly. Don’t do yourself an injustice by forcing it to survive on less. 

Do You Really Need to Cut Out Certain Foods via Brittany Lesser Fitness.
Talk of food intolerances seems to be all the rage these days, but don’t be too quick to misdiagnose yourself…

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight via The Real Life RD.
Weight loss is a lot more complicated than calories in vs. calories out…

. life .

10 Toxic Habits That Drain Your Energy via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
We can really be our own worst enemies. A list of things to remove from our lives if we really want to shine.

How to Stop Putting Your Life on Hold via Wholeheartedly Healthy.
Are you guilty of constantly saying “I’ll do this when…”? Some great tips on how to start living now.

Reader Request — Bookshelves via Desire to Inspire.
Be still my fluttering heart. I need these in my home, stat.

Makeup Artist Transforms Her Lips Into Cartoon Characters via Distractify.
Now this is some amazing talent and creativity…

Little Worlds With Absolutely Huge Meaning via Dumb Little Man.

Body Language Tricks to Make People Like You via Business Insider.
Because what we say with our bodies often matters more than what we say with our words.

. blogging .

Why You Need an Editorial Calendar via Tales of Beauty for Ashes.
I never thought I needed one, but now I couldn’t imagine not having one.

5 Ways to Stick to Your Blogging Goals via The SITS Girls.
Great tips for anyone who wants to keep taking their blog to the next level.

How to Use StumbleUpon via The SITS Girls.
SU is easily one of my favourite ways to browse the web! And it’s a great way to drive more traffic to your blog as well!

For my belly…

Hidden Veggies Two-Bite Brownies via The Healthy Maven.
I would gladly choose to get all my servings of veggies in this way!

{Secret Ingredient} Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies via Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Not only do these cookies look amazing, but Chelsea gives some great tips on how to bake the perfect CCC!

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cheerio Bars via Ambitious Kitchen.
Chocolate, almond butter, and cereal combined? Can we say perfection?!?

Strawberry Quinoa Oatmeal Bars via The Hummusapien.
Crumble bars are one of the only fruit desserts I’ll eat, and these just look faceplant worthy…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola via Hungry Healthy Girl.
This could be very dangerous for my cookie loving, granola obsessed self…

Single Serving Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie via The Big Man’s World.
Cookies for breakfast? Duh! And just a single serving so you don’t have to worry about eating a whole batch!

Your links…


Three things you did yesterday; three things you’re going to do today. Go!
Yesterday: rode the Peak 2 Peak gondola, hiked Whistler mountain, and spent the evening strolling around Whistler.
Today: more hiking, going ziplining, and packing :(

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