I went on a 4 mile walk/run at a shady trail yesterday, and there were some beautiful things I saw along the way that made me want to jump for sheer joy. I’m not kidding; I actually did this when no one was around:
I saw an elderly couple walking back and forth on the trail holding hands, a smiling lady praying a Rosary, a man pensively sitting on a bench while looking out into the lake, and a bunch of chipmunks (one of which scared the crap out of me when it popped out of the trees all of a sudden).
Not so beautiful was a bug flying into my nose. EW.
I was listening to “I Got Rhythm” at one point as well, which put some major pep in my step. I was doing leaps and turns in my sneakers until I saw a lady walking towards me. Guatever, “Let them praise Him with dancing!” Moving and grooving at its best.
I also played frisbee— the only hand-eye coordination activity that I’m actually good at—with Jordan and Michael for a couple hours and it was the best thing ever (they told me to say that). But seriously, it was really fun! Except when they each hit me with the frisbee accidentally— once in the collar bone and once in the shin, right where my burpee wound is. Abusive.
These cookies at Mike’s house made up for it though:
Anyway. Long time, no links! I took a break from Fascinating Friday Links while in Florida because there was just too much happening on the trip that I wanted to recap, so the links had to scoot over temporarily. I’m happy to be bringing them back this week!
Health and Fitness
[Ideas] What Do Registered Dietitians Feed Their Kids? via The Lean Green Bean
[Pick up those kettlebells!] Top 10 Benefits of Kettlebells via Cotter Crunch + Lifting Revolution
[Very good to know] Popular Fitness Myths Debunked via Your Trainer Paige
[Perfect for those taking it easy with exercise] 21 Low-Impact Workouts That Are More Effective Than You Think via Greatist
[Move and groove] Backyard Total Body Circuit via Run Pretty + Lower Body Blaster via Purely Twins + 8 Minute No-Crunch Ab Workout via Fit Foodie Finds + 45/15 Circuit Workout via Peanut Butter Runner
Food for Thought
[The secret is simple] I Know The Secret to Skinny via The Healthy Maven
[So relatable] Worry Less, Live More via The Lean Green Bean
[For any relationship] The Secret to Having a Marriage That Never Goes Stale via Goins Writer
[Dedicated to all my best buds] 40 Things We Forget to Thank Our Best Friends For via Marc and Angel Hack Life
Food for Belly
[I ♥ muffins] Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Brown Butter Banana Streusel via Edible Perspective
[Summer perfection] Summer Pesto Pasta via Chocolate and Carrots
[Yes, please] Apricot Pistachio Squares via Smitten Kitchen
[Fancy] Baked Figs with Bacon, Cheese, and Pecans on Grilled Bread via White On Rice Couple
[Anything smothered in cheese] Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos via How Sweet It Is
[Up my alley] Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bars via GI 365
[Beautiful] This Guy’s Girlfriend Drags Him Around The World in 21 Gorgeous Photographs via Distractify
[For us spice-lovers] Mouth on Fire? The Best and Worse Ways to Soothe the Burn via Greatist
[Applicable] 17 Things That Happen When You’re Perpetually Clu1msy via Thought Catalog
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
So tell me:
Do you ever get so happy that you want to dance and jump?
Do you like to play frisbee?
What are you doing this weekend?
I’m going to church, packing for Boston, and hanging out with friends most likely! Also, I’ll be buying books for college. Yikes.