. link love 8/3 .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on August 3, 2014

Happy Sunday, friendly faces! 😀

I’m going to keep this brief because I’m currently sitting out in the middle of the woods ninjaing wifi off my cell phone and the reception is kind of sketchy so I have no idea when it’s going to boot me off. I didn’t want to miss out on sharing some Link Love with you guys, though, so here’s a pretty great collection of links that I’ve been loving over the past week… just for your Sunday morning/afternoon/evening reading pleasure 😀

As for me, I’m off to do some more galavanting in the woods, so I’ll see you guys in a few days!


In my head…

. fitness .

How to Headstand via The Almond Eater.
A great step-by-step picture tutorial for how to pull off a headstand.

Rise and Shine Workout via Neila Rey.
A quick workout to get your heart pumping in the morning.

4 Treadmill Workouts That Are Actually Fun via Hello Healthy.
Some great ways to take the ‘dread’ out of the dreadmill.

. health .

10 Tips for Shopping at Farmers Markets via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen.
Helpful tips on how to make the most of your visit to the farmers’ market.

The Best iPhone and Android Apps for Healthy Living via Bagels to Broccoli.
A great list of healthy living apps for your phone!

36 Foods That Heal Common Health Problems via Bembu.
Nature gives us so many amazing medicines. A great list of foods and their healing properties.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Overeating and Weight Gain via Well Intentioned.
Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up over an indulgent weekend.

The Mind-Water Connection via Hello Healthy.
Why it’s extremely important to keep yourself properly hydrated.

. happiness .

Food Shaming via Live Fit.
No food is going to kill you and it’s time to stop labelling certain foods as the devil. Health is just as much mental as it is physical, and restriction/deprivation isn’t good for anyone.

I Know the Secret to Skinny via The Healthy Maven.
An incredibly honest and inspirational post about accepting your body the way it is rather than sacrificing happiness just to fit into a smaller pair of jeans.

Numbers via Beyond Bananas.
How much do you let numbers control your life and happiness?

18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
Life is simple… we just shoot ourselves in the foot by making it more complicated than it has to be.

Chuck Out Envy, Comparison  and Judgment via Fit Swiss Chick.
The only person you should compare yourself to is yourself.

Advice for People in Their Twenties via Daily Zen List.
Some great things to keep in mind while you’re living out your 20’s.

Best Places to Get Free E-Books via Fried Beef.
A great list of places where you can download free e-books of some great classics.

25 Unbelievable Places to Visit in America Before You Die via Dashburst.
Don’t have to travel too far to see some pretty amazing things…

25 Touching Photos That Will Grab You by the Heart via WeBlaster
It’s so refreshing to focus on all the good that’s out there…

. beauty .

18 Hair Hacks, Tips, and Tricks via Gurl.com.
Some pretty great hacks to get a little bit more oomph out of your hair.

. blogging .

10 Tips for Growing Your Food Blog via Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Great tips on how to grow any sort of blog from a pretty amazing blogger!

Living YOUR Life via FueledByLOLZ.
Would you still blog if you had no readers? A great, thought-provoking post!

How to Use Google Analytics via The SITS Girls.
Knowing your numbers is super important if you’re planning on working with companies and advertisers!

For my belly…

Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal Pudding via The Big Man’s World.
A doughy oatmeal bowl that tastes just like a cinnamon bun? Uhm…. YES.

Healthy Chocolate Almond Spread via Fit Swiss Chick.
Chocolate.almond.butter… how much more convincing do you need?!?

Breakfast Chocolate Frozen Yogurt via Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
As if I needed any more reason to eat chocolate for breakfast. Not only does this look delicious, but it’s also healthy!

The Ultimate Salad in a Jar via Hungry Healthy Girl.
A great tutorial on how to make a portable salad in a jar so that you an take it with you when you need to pack a healthy lunch!

15 Ways to Use Ice Cube Trays via The Lean Green Bean.
Some creative ideas to use ice cube trays for more than just making ice!

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars via Food Faith Fitness.
Holy mother of chocolatey goodness. These are un.REAL.

Coconut Vanilla Latte Protein Bites via Cotter Crunch.
An amazing flavour combo from the Healthy Bite Queen herself!

Easy Spicy Ginger Salmon via The Big Man’s World.
I may not be a fish lover, but I know a good recipe when I see one. And this? This is a good one.

29 Genius Ways to Eat Greek Yogurt via Buzzfeed.
You guys know I’m obsessed with this stuff… and I can’t help but throw in a little shameless plug 😀

Your links…


Three things you did yesterday; three things you’re going to do today. Go!
Yesterday: drove to Jasper, set up camp, [went hiking], and sat around by the campfire.
Today: probably more hiking and hanging around Jasper. All I know for sure is that white water rafting is on the agenda 😀

More places to find me!
E-mail — runwithspoons@hotmail.com
Twitter — runwithspoons
Facebook — runningwithspoons
Pinterest — runwithspoons
Instagram — runwithspoons
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1 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl August 3, 2014 at 6:15 am

Thanks so much for featuring my salad in a jar tutorial! Have fun in the woods and way to go on your Buzzfeed feature. They totally should have included your Greek yogurt pancakes too… you know how much I love those! :)
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2 Khushboo August 3, 2014 at 6:29 am

Hope you are having a blast in the woods, girlie…and congrats on the Buzzfeed feature- exciting stuff! I have been feeling under the weather this weekend so it’s involved a lot of reading, watching TV and indulging in massages!
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3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Awwr! Hope you’re feeling better, love <3


4 Kim @ FITsique August 3, 2014 at 6:33 am

Another great list of links. Time to go read!
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5 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 3, 2014 at 6:40 am

Jealous that you’re going white water rafting! I’ve always wanted to try it even though I’m pretty sure I would actually die.
Yesterday: groceries, went out to dinner with my mom, saw Wish I Was Here.
Today: cleaning, going to the gym, taking the pug for a long walk.
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6 Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli August 3, 2014 at 7:12 am

Ahh, thanks so much for the link love, girl!

Yesterday my husband and I got the oil changed in our car – loads of fun – and went out four Mexican food with our friends and finished it off with a cannoli ;).
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7 Pip {Cherries & Chisme} August 3, 2014 at 7:33 am

Sounds like you’re having a great weekend :)
Yesterday – blogging, worked at a wedding, collapsed in a heap on the sofa
Today – caught up with an old friend, food shopping and made your amazing banana mug cake! Yum!
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8 Sarah August 3, 2014 at 7:53 am

Another resource for free ebooks I found is on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/freeEBOOKS

3 things I did yesterday: worked out, shopped, saw a bike race downtown
3 things today: worked out, grocery shopped, going to see the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”!


9 Cassie August 3, 2014 at 7:55 am

Loved that link from Sally… made me feel better about my little blog. I’ve had it almost a year and just want it to grow… but then again, lots of time and effort has to go into that! I’m getting there slowly, I think.

Yesterday: long run, wasted my entire day in bed basically (whoops), errands
Today: made pancakes, yoga later, signed up for a fall marathon (!!!)
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10 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Time, effort, and patience for sure. I once heard something about it taking around 3 years to really set up a good blogging foundation for yourself. And you’ve just gotta stick it out even if you feel like you’re not getting anything in return at the beginning!


11 Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness August 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

White Water Rafting!!! I want to go too!!! Hahaha.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Yesterday was a good day for me..I had my longest run ever (8.15 miles) considering a barely run 2 times a week, I also had a wonderful lunch with my best friend who just came to visit and finally cleaned up my closet…:)

Today is simple. I plan to eat, rest and get a little tan…
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12 Hollie August 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

Thank you for sharing my post Amanda. I really appreciate it! Anyways I always love your weekly links because I find new blogs, bloggers and interesting articles. Have a great day rafting!
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13 Elizabeth August 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

So many great posts today! Thanks and have a great weekend!
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14 Davida @ The Healthy Maven August 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

Thanks for the link love babes!!! Hope you’re having fun in the woods. I’m always in the woods…but inside…with wifi LOL. I’m a great “glam”per 😉
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15 Ginette @ Half To Be Happy August 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

Your weekend sounds amazing! I would love love love to go to Jasper one day. Although I’ve been many places in the western US, I’ve never been west of Niagra up in Canada. I’m almost a shame I haven’t seen much of my own country yet have visited many states and other countries.
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16 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Jasper and Banff are gorgeous! There’s nothing quite like the Canadian Rockies :)


17 Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious August 3, 2014 at 11:55 am

White water rafting is in my bucket list! I always wanted to do it but a little scared. Be safe and I want to hear about your experience!
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18 Brooke@SWEETNSWEATY August 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I love these post. I always learn something. I loved the 24 touching photos and the how to hand stand!

Thanks Amanda!
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19 Mary Frances August 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I could spend my whole weekend clicking through all your links! That post on numbers was fantastic and every.single.one of those recipes has my mouthwatering. Happy weekend Amanda!
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20 lindsay August 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm

i’m still trying to tackle erin’s handstand. I loved that post! and i love all these, duh.

miss you
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21 Erin @ The Almond Eater August 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Thanks for the link love, love and have so much fun!
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22 Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness August 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Thanks so much for sharing my cheesecake bars girl!


23 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables August 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I LOVE white water rafting… and I LOVE your link loves!
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24 Lucie August 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Thank you so much Hunn!!

And gosh….PLEASE come back safely!! I don’t like this while camping idea with the bears!
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25 Arman @ thebigmansworld August 4, 2014 at 2:53 am

Thanks for the shout up buddy- I think because you highlighted salmon, you need to eat it. It’s just standard.

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26 Bridget August 4, 2014 at 6:04 am

Love that rise and shine workout!!!! I’m very ADD so I love quick and fun workouts!
Who knew ice cube trays could be so useful! I need to jump on that bandwagon.
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27 Lauren @ ihadabiglunch August 4, 2014 at 9:14 am

Great idea, sharing The Healthy Maven’s post about the secret to skinny. It was one of the best posts I’ve read in awhile :)
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28 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I think you should throw yourself a shameless plus. You certainly deserve it, and those muffins did look pretty fabulous.

I LOVED the link about foods that heal common health problems. In fact, I have an entire book dedicated to this very subject. It’s a topic near and dear to my heart.


29 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Mine too <3 It’s how my momma raised me.


30 Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron August 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Thanks so much for the link love Amanda! You are the best! And I always love reading through all the rest of the links you find – especially the health ones – you always find the best articles! Hope you had a great weekend XO!
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