Welcome to the first link love post on Friday, friends!
As mentioned on Tuesday, I’m playing around with moving these to Fridays and possibly alternating with Friday Favourites, and From the Archives. I’m hoping this will keep things fresh for you, and will also free up some of my weekend time to, well, not blog.
Fair warning, this guy has been bouncing around in my drafts for a few weeks, so some of the posts are older, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth the read.
Caster Semenya has stirring words for her critics after winning women’s 800m <– For some, Caster Semenya was a controversial figure in Rio. I’m sad to say I saw some comments from runners, and companies (moreso those affiliated with certain companies) that were really ignorant and inappropriate. I think her words following the 800m were quite appropriate.
The ignorance aimed at Caster Semenya flies in the face of the Olympic spirit <– related to the article above.
21 Thoughts About Life That Hit You While Watching The Olympics <– does anyone else miss the Olympics?
28 Of The Most Heartwarming Photos Of Canada At The Rio Olympics <– guys, I’m so freaking proud of how well the athletes of my country did in the games!
20 Answers To All The Most Pressing Questions You Had During The Olympics <– #sorrynotsorry I just miss the Olympics, like, a lot.
They didn’t win a medal, but these Canadian marathoners inspire nonetheless <– heck yes they do!!
Olympic runners Abbey D’agostino and Nikki Hamblin were given a special medal for their awesome sportsmanship <– this was one of my favourite stories of the Games.
The Rio Games Were An Unjustifiable Human Disaster, And So Are The Olympics <– I absolutely struggle with the waste and excess of the Games. While I think it’s amazing to see the best in the world compete, seeing unused facilities years down the line, and billions of dollars spend for 2 weeks of entertainment just doesn’t sit right with me. (Yes, I watched the Games, so yes, I realize I am perpetuating the problem.).
Depression: A revolution in treatment? <– I’m really interested to follow the clinical trials and see what comes of this.
On ‘Bachelor In Paradise,’ Ashley Is All Of Us, But So Are Jared And Caila <– I really don’t pay as much attention to BIP as I do to The Bachelor/ette but that doesn’t mean I won’t read/listen to the podcast.
It’s OK to Have an Angry Day <– so much yes!! Some days I’m just a crank. It happens. What’s important is that I recognize that I’m feeling cranky and approach the day accordingly.
Wondering How To Talk To A Woman Who’s Wearing Headphones? Don’t. <– It’s super unfortunate this even has to be a thing.
Why Quitting & Failure Were The Most Positive Experiences Of My 20s <– this post by Cassie is perfection.
Karlie Kloss’s trainer: you should sleep in instead of working out if you’re tired <– holy shit, yes you should! (but, ignore the weird blood type stuff she says, that’s……not a thing).
Tap Water for the Win <– because unless you’re in a place without potable water, bottled water is the biggest waste of money ever. Not to mention, horrible for the environment.
New beginners running group caters to women battling depression <– a friend of mine is in the pilot program and I can’t wait to hear about her experience, this sounds like such a great program.
27 Of The Funniest Reactions To Apple’s New Stuff <– and now I’m trying to figure out if I want a new phone bad enough. My current 6 works juuuuust fine, but omg two cameras.
38 Perfectly Snarky Tweets About The ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Finale <– Vinny’s tweet wins.
Enjoy your weekend!
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