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5 Things I Love This Week…

This week flew by in a frenzy of work, hanging out with friends, workweek hustle challenges and running.  So here’s the five things I’m loving this week…

5 things I’m loving this week:

Saucony Ride 8

Saucony used to be my brand before I switched to Brooks and the Ride was my shoe.  My local Fleet Feet has a demo night coming up for this shoe and I’m thinking about going out just to be able to try this shoe.  I never had any injuries when I was running in this shoe.  I can’t decide if I love the coral or the deepwater color best.


I’m obsessed with this tank top.  It’s so cute, along with the rest of the Nike Photosynthesis line.


I don’t know what it is with me and teal this year but I’m obsessed with it.  I want everything to be teal all the time.  The teal starburst (3rd from the right) is my favorite!

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Running Obsession

Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffles

These are so tasty and never upset my stomach on a run.  I love them about 15 minutes before a run if I’m feeling a little low on fuel.

What are you loving this week?

Is it just me or did this week both fly by and drag hellishly slow?  It’s been a weird week at work with Monday off for Memorial Day and taking yesterday off to take Hubby to a doctor’s appointment.  I woke this morning not really sure if I had to work today or if I need to get up to do my long run.  Thankfully cool heads prevailed and I managed to both shower and get appropriately dressed for work.

5 Things I Love this week:

Lock Laces

Lock Laces.  I bought my older sister a pair of these a while back and have been jealous ever since.  My sister has MS and it affects her fine motor skills and makes it hard for her to do things like tie her shoes.  Ever since she got hers I’ve wanted some too for my running shoes.  I’m always tying them and they stuffing the laces underneath so the bow and ends don’t flop around.  I swear if I don’t tuck them I spent 95% of my run thinking my shoes are coming untied.  So annoying.  I ordered myself several pairs of these yesterday so I can stop struggling with regular laces.

pace bands

Pace Bands I was thinking about picking up one of these to help me reach my goal of 2:15 at my next half in October, so yesterday I dropped the hammer on them.  At only $8.99 each, I think it’s a pretty good deal.  I picked up 2:15 and 2:12:30 just in case.  I really want to PR this year and I’m hoping not spending time trying to calculate my finish time and focusing on running to that PR will help since I’ll have the splits at a glance.


FitBit I love my Fitbit.  On days that I don’t run, I tend to be a little lazy.  *cough understatement cough*   This little beauty helps me stay active on those days and helps me keep moving during my work days too.  Plus the challenges are fun too.  There’s nothing more satisfying then crushing your friends and coworkers!  And nothing more agonizing than being crushed by your friends and coworkers.

Annies Bunny Grahams

Annie’s Bunny Grahams.  Picked these little yummys up on a whim at Wal-Mart this week and oh my goodness are they good!  So sweet and yummy.  Perfect snack while I’m being lazy and watching endless hours of true crime TV.  These might become regulars on my shopping list.

California Cherries

California Cherries.  I’m addicted right now!  They’re in season here and they are amazing.  We’re leaving a bowl of them on the counter and we just grab a handful as we go by.  I love them but only when they’re in season locally.  At this point I’ve eaten so many of them that I’m pretty sure that I’m about 65% cherry.  Hubby is waiting for the Bing Cherries to come into season but we haven’t seen them yet.  I suspect that when we hit the farmers market this weekend we might find some.

What 5 things are you loving this week?