Have a Lovely Friday!

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Sigourney Weaver is undeniably awesome, especially when she holds puppies and makes crazy faces to support ASPCA.

OMG, love this running comic at The Oatmeal. I will never think of crunches or tanning beds the same way. Thanks to Runblogger for steering us all in the right direction.

PBS takes a shot at reality TV, and they do it so well. “If you sass me in this house, you get sent to the shade.” Lols.

I’ve been on a cereal kick lately, and Serious Eats must be reading my mind. Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream, I’m coming for you!

13 new ways to consume a Bloody Mary? Don’t mind if I do.

The single pigeon is one yoga stretches I enjoy the most, here’s a great how-to video for it and two other hip-opening moves. Wondering why tight hip flexors are a problem? Check this out.

I am really digging this portrait of Charles Darwin by Joanna Barnum.

 

May you’re weekend be full of fun and relaxation!

Always, Sierra

Have a Lovely Friday!

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Excuse the minimal posts this week. Between the holiday and work events and hanging out with lots of amazing people, I haven’t had as much time for writing as I would like!

1. Need inspiration for a blank wall? My faves are #2 and #10.

2. Immortality by Stephen Cave has been added to my reading list, this quote’s got me hooked.

“The American novelist Susan Ertz says, “Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” I think there’s a lot of truth in that: Actually, it’s the fear of death rather than the love of life, often, that’s motivating us. If people complain that they don’t have enough time, why do they watch so much TV? It doesn’t seem, actually, when we look at the way people behave, that lack of time is their problem. On the contrary … when you look at how much time we waste, [it seems] that life is already too long — so long that we become complacent and we waste great swathes, so many hours. And, in fact, being conscious of the fact that our time is limited is what makes us really value and appreciate the time that we have.”

3. Can’t workup the motivation to get going? Two 90-year old men run a 100 meter dash. I hope I’ve still got it when I’m in my 90s.

4. Never be bored again! 100 DIY ideas.

5. The Oakland Museum’s Gallery of Natural History is having a grand reopening this weekend. They’ve spent the past year+ re-imagining it, and it’s going to be awesome. Even better, this Sunday is free admission!

6. Try something new! Starting June 5th at Jack London Square, Les Mills will be hosting “Workout Wednesdays“, hour-long complimentary classes in anything from martial arts to strength.

7. I would take these wedges in all of the color combinations, but the coconut tan is my fave.

8. OMG. This music video is ridiculous, I couldn’t take my eyes away. NSFW.

9. Treadmill running vs. Outdoors running

10. The new season of Extreme Weight Loss has started, and the first episode features twins. I think this show is a bit too scripted/cookies and milk/unrealistic/try hard, but I find it inspiring to see what the human body is able to accomplish. Anyone who takes determined, focused actions to change their lives for the better in any way deserves major props.

Our friends are getting married this weekend, and I’m so excited that we’ll be there to help them celebrate their love and committment. Have a great weekend!

Always, Sierra

What do you have going on this weekend?

Do you prefer treadmill running or running outdoors? Does weather change your choice?

Do you watch Extreme Weight Loss?

Have a Lovely Saturday!

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I was so busy sharing my incredible life wisdom going on and on about myself yesterday, I missed our regularly scheduled programming!

1. Sometimes, we come across an article or a blog post at the exact moment we need it.

“I’ve come to a realization over the years: I am not the only person who has made this choice. I discovered these common, self imposed restrictions are rather insidious, though they start out simple enough. We begin by worrying we aren’t good enough, smart enough or talented enough to get what we want, then we voluntarily live in this paralyzing mental framework, rather than confront our own role in this paralysis. Just the possibility of failing turns into a dutiful self-fulfilling prophecy. We begin to be believe that these personal restrictions are in fact, the fixed limitations of the world. We go on to live our lives, all the while wondering what we can change and how we change it, and we calculate and re-calculate when we will be ready to do the things we want to do. And we dram. If only. If only. One day. Some day.” Debbie Millman

2. One of my besties gifted me a three-month subscription to Whimseybox. I. Am. So. Excited.

3. I made these chocolate chip cookies last week…so rich but so delicious. Be grateful the recipe only makes 20 cookies.

4. Love to write? Love to read? Love to spin a yarn or two? Check this event out.

5. I’m 5’2″ and it’s difficult for me to find a maxi dress that doesn’t drag on the floor, but I’m so envious of the easy breezy cuteness of them. I impulse bought this one, but am trying to decide how I feel about the sheer skirt.

6. I loved Spirit of the Marathon (not gonna lie, tears were shed), and I’m so excited they’re coming out with a sequel. I will be attending!

7. Turning colorful interviews into catchy tunes is so trendy, but it gets me everytime!

8. Here are some tips to quickly satisfy the hunger monster after a tough evening workout.

9. REI’s having their anniversary sale if you’re looking to score some new outdoor gear.

10. Tis the season for wedges, and I’m digging the two-tone neutral look. Love these and these.

I’m out exploring a new to me location, can’t wait to share next week! Enjoy your weekend!

Always, Sierra

TGIF

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  1. Not Rated really knows what they’re doing with those woven flats. I already have these, and I’m so tempted to buy these ones too.
  2. Usain Bolt gives the low down on his technique.
  3. Are you a knowledge seeker?
  4. Thanks to this blog post, I want to buy every racer tank in this etsy shop.
  5. I tried these tasty treats last weekend, and I’m about to perfect my carb loading.
  6. Got weak hips? I do, and I’ll be working on it.
  7. I cannot wait for the eye candy this film is going to be full of.
  8. I’ve always wanted to be a super sleuth.
  9. “For many years I was a writer who didn’t write that regularly. It was always on the back of my mind to write, but I didn’t find the time.” Inspiration to get started!
  10. This Dad is pretty awesome for sewing his daughter a custom prom dress.
 Enjoy your weekend!
 
Always, Sierra