Fun Things To Read On A Friday

Happy Friday

I’ve sat down to write this post three times now and each time productivity has been foiled by a dog who wants to play. Buster is most happy these days in two states: outside running around and chasing his toy with us, or asleep on the couch on top of one of us. No in betweens. He is vocal about his disinterest in us typing away at the computer or cooking dinner. Oh look, four times now. :) Good thing he is cute! Garrett is hanging out with some family this weekend and I sort of feel like he is leaving me home alone with a newborn. HA! Especially since my weekend is going to include a lot of working in front of a computer. Should be interesting. In the meantime I read some fun stuff this week, and if you’d like to make your experience more accurate as you read each link pretend there is a fluffy white dog dropping a stuffed squeaking Spiderman doll at your feet.

*I do a lot of talking about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things so I really appreciated this perspective on When to Stay In Your Comfort Zone.

*A ton of you emailed me about picking up your Incredible Year Workbook that I linked to last week. Reader Carrie also clued me in that Ask Moxie has coordinated a Facebook group for those working through it if that interests you. I joined!

*In a reading mood this weekend? Check out The Best Books of 2012 – according to my friend Elizabeth. She reads a ridiculous amount of books and 100% endorse her taste in reading material!

*Or if you are feeling like moving towards some non-fiction I added a few of the books off HPB’s list of 5 Books About Running to my library queue the other day. A book about running totally changed my life once, so I’m always game to flip through more.

*I had some GREAT workouts this week at the gym and I am feeling really energized in the gym despite the fact that I’m feeling those extra lbs. If any of you are thinking about trying CrossFit this year, I loved this post about 10 Tips For Success For The CrossFit Newbie

*If you’re not quite into taking the CrossFit plunge and just thinking about starting a new fitness routine check out Your Mind Is Playing Tricks On You.

*We’re rounding out our second(ish) week of the Whole 30. Not quite to the summit, but getting closer to that downhill slope. Keep up the good work guys, and here is some updated inspiration. If you’re sick of drinking water here are some ways to shake up your daily beverages.

*Caitlin made some tasty looking Coconut Cashew Butter that seems like it would be quite delicious mixed up with some fruit for a weekend treat.

*Getting tired of cooking the same old things? Check out this round up of multiple visual diaries of a Whole 30 complete with recipes from Whole Food, Half Ass.

*I’m debating whether to get put lobster tails on my menu this week. Pain Free Kitchen breaks down a super simple tutorial/recipe that makes me feel like taking the plunge! What are you all making next week?

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Hope you have a great weekend, friends!

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9 comments to Fun Things To Read On A Friday

  • Larry
    January 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Thanks for sharing the link to my article. I really appreciate it. Love your blog. I share a lot of your recipes with my clients. Thanks again!

    • Holly
      January 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

      Thanks, Larry and no problem! I had so much fun perusing it the other day. Good good stuff! Have a good weekend.

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    January 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Great round-up of articles – The one about stepping out of your comfort zone really hit home!

  • Carol
    January 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    To distract Buster – put a treat inside a kong, add some peanut butter. Freeze.
    Should buy you at least 30 minutes depending on how adept he is at getting treats out of a kong.

  • Roberts
    January 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Born to run, born to run, born to run, born to run. Awesome book, changed my life forever as well. At a bare minimum (get it) minimalist shoes are great training aids for inexperienced runners to gain proper form. All 4 months of Relay training I did in barefoot shoes and still ended up running 13 miles of it in super conventional Nike Pegasus without issue. I sprained my knee the first year of running in 2011 with just conventional shoes, switched, learned my running style was awful, and I haven’t had knee issues in the hundreds of miles run in my VFFs since.

  • Lisa K.
    January 12, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Great info! Since you’ve mentioned it twice I think I might check out that Incredible Year Workbook.

  • Carina
    January 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your blog!! I look forward to it so much and get so giddy when I get an email from you… YAY!

    I so appreciate all the great info you share with your readers especially concerning the Whole 30.. I am doing my very first one and I stepped it up a notch and am going without fruit as well. I am doing my best to be patient waiting for my plantains to ripen so I can make that plantain casserole you posted a few weeks ago. I am baking a savory breakfast casserole right now so I can be prepared for after workout meals. I’m making some pulled pork in the crock pot as well and slicing and dicing veggies so I am good to go and fruit won’t feel like the only thing I can grab.
    Anyway, thank you again and again for this Whole 30 support!

  • Caitlin
    January 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Holly! I keept meaning to comment and totally forgot. I’m loving your Whole30 posts and am so glad you’re intrigued by the coconut cashew butter! Thanks for linking to it. I did indeed eat it with fruit this weekend and it was delightful. It felt indulgent – recommend with coconut flakes sprinkled on top for a nice textural addition.

  • Sarah M
    January 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hey there, Holly!

    Thanks so much for linking to my blog! I’m actually about to embark on another round of Whole 30, starting today, so wish me luck!

    Sarah M @ Whole Food Half Ass

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