Friday Faves!

boston snow

A pic my friend took in Charlestown after one of the storms that I totally stole off his Facebook to illustrate the madness. Thanks, C! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

Happy Friday all! It’s been an interesting week. I feel like I can comfortably speak for most New Englanders that we are completely and utterly sick of the snow (especially the associated travel issues – the T is broken, side streets are still a mess, and there are zero parking spots anywhere in Boston Metro) and so B & B will be taking applications for its first annual Boston Snow Relocation Project in order to spread the wealth of snow across the country to those who want a piece of this winter wonderland. πŸ˜‰ I’m basically just still mad that my race was cancelled (with no refunds – lame). So, I’m focusing on the positives (as one must do in these circumstances): embrace the snow, and have fun because spring will come!

T map

I LOL’ed when I saw this sad/highly accurate MBTA map on Twitter, made by @SaraMorrison. Hilarious, yet dead on. Womp.

Here is what I’ve been feeling this week:

1. Justin’s Cookie Dough Almond Butter.

cookie butterI WANT THIS. NOW. Apparently, the King of the Morons John Mayer (sorry not sorry, I think he’s kind of a D) tweeted at Justin’s requesting a Cookie Dough Almond Butter – a request which was fulfilled by the Almond Butter Gods at Justin’s. The Cookie Dough Almond Butter is chocolate almond butter with chocolate chips and real chunks of cookie dough (and it’s vegan!). I don’t know why they wasted this pleasure on him, but if they don’t make this available nationwide, I will personally stand outside and picket Justin’s headquarters. Also, if you are a huge Justin’s fan like moi, you’d know that the founder, Justin Gold, always includes a message on each jar. Here it is for the jar above:

I know this guy named John. You see, John’s awesome because he doesn’t just sit around waiting on the world to change, he makes things happen with the power of his thumbs, a little keyboard and this thing called Twitter. If it weren’t for my buddy, we would still be living in a sad, sad world without Cookie Dough Almond Butter. Talk about using your powers for good. If only everything I tweeted came true . . . John, enjoy this creation. Finely crafted just for you. β€”Justin

Dude, seriously – the world needs this, Justin. Make it happen. PLEASE!!!!

2. Nike Legendary Lava Tight


My amazing sister got me some Nike Legend training tights for Christmas, and I’m obsessed. They are (I can’t believe I’m about to say this) better than Lulu! The fabric is thick and opaque (no free shows!) but wicks sweat really well, and the pattern she got me is really cute. I’ve been wearing my pair at least once a week – they are perfect for the days, like today, that the temperature is only 8Β°F / – 13Β°C when I wake up and head to the gym at 5 am – so I’m not freezing my ass off in crops, but the full length tights still wick sweat like a boss and I don’t get overheated (and that’s coming from a furnace – I run so hot when I workout). I am OBSESSED with that Lava pattern in the pair above – it’s SO FUN and SPRING-Y! I’m really feeling the fun pants recently, even though I really only have two pairs in a sea of solid dark neutrals. Also, the Lifting Girls at the gym always wear fun pants and they look so friggin’ cute. I want some.

fashion week

Victoria Justice at Mara Hoffman F/W 15 show

New York Fashion Week just came to a close yesterday, but I’ve spent every free minute in the past week reading recaps, using WhoWhatWear as my Fashion Bible. And, I want that outfit (above). Oh. Em. Gee. Obsessedddd!! One of my favorite parts of NYFW is perusing the Street Snaps by The Styleograph. I get such sweet outfit ideas by scoping out how other people put pieces together in a creative way. Loving it…

street style

Photo via The Styleograph. Also, who looks that chic when it’s 10 degrees outside?! I love how she put her winter outerwear together! ❀ That hat = YES.

4. This article by Hungry Runner Girl: Ten Changes To Improve Your Running Form

hungry runner girl

I feel like my form could use some work (I mean, it can’t hurt) and maybe I’ll be faster (yeah, yeah – I know you only get faster by running sprint intervals/run hills but good form helps too, right?). On some of my longer runs, I have to consciously think to stand up straight, keep my shoulders back, and not bounce or slam my feet on the pavement for the first mile or so until I get into my groove. I found these tips to be really helpful, and they are definitely worth checking out. πŸ™‚
5. This little motivational quote I stumbled across.
Even though I’m pissed my race was cancelled and I don’t get to compete, I am trying my best to not get too bummed out. I’ve worked really hard, and there will be another race that I can do. Regardless of racing/not racing, I’ve come so far in my training and I’ve been kicking ass. Thus, I’m basically unstoppable (at least that’s what I’m telling myself to keep my momentum going). Any fun half marathon race suggestions are welcome. πŸ™‚
6. Stretching.
photo (3)
I’m still SO SORE. Wah.
I hope that you guys all are having a great Friday today! Later this evening, I’ll be driving to CT for the weekend to see my favorite person in the universe: my 11-month old nephew, E! I am so excited to see that little nugget and give him Auntie hugs and kisses! So pumped (if you see the Marshmallow Mobile on I-84 give me a honk on Waze). Also, L’s Rock Climbing Adventure Part Deux will be occurring on Sunday afternoon – pretty stoked on that, too! What are you guys up to this weekend?? Tell me all the deets in the comments. ❀
With warmth,
PS: The Boston Yeti is a vegan. Just sayin’. And the fact that he retweeted my tweet made my day this week! πŸ˜‰

29 thoughts on “Friday Faves!

    • Thanks Debbie, I look forward to writing these posts all week long! πŸ˜€ The snow is ridic…I wanted to share that photo with everyone so they could see what it’s like. The roads are better now, but that’s the average level of plowing that’s happening on the side streets in Boston and surrounding towns. There’s just no where to put the dang snow!

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    • Dude, I know – I feel like I’m basically famous. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› Hahaha. When I saw that T map I was like “YES. This is exactly what the world needs to see!” I am looking forward to full T service again…maybe in July? πŸ˜›


    • Yeah, the streets are better now, but that was the level of plowing Boston and the surrounding towns were seeing post storm. Crazyyyy! I have to give some of the towns credit – they’ve been working around the clock to do snow removal on some of the main roads to widen them, but still – there’s just so much snow!! And yeah – those tights are great, although super expensive. I’m hoping people will be turned off by the loud colors/pattern so I can snag them when they go on sale. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

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  1. Okay, so I just noticed in the stretching pic, but what kind of shoes do you wear? Those look so cute and comfy.
    Also, best of luck with the snow madness because I know you can only run so long on treadmills. Things are quite as bad in Wisconsin, but it is super cold so all of my runs are inside too.


    • Those are Saucony Kinvara 5s. This pair is a little on the small side, so I use them for gym/cross training only – sadly though, they are close to retirement because the soles are really slippery for sprinting on the basketball court/on the studio floor. I’m looking for new cross trainers with better grip to replace them. They ARE running sneakers though (they are just too small for me, I have three other pairs of sneaks I rotate through for running outside). They aren’t super cushioned and they have a low differential, so they are more of a racing sneaker than a good training shoe for long distances (that’s all relative too, based on what you like). I like them (I mean dude! I wear them almost every day!), they are just the wrong size and not cushioned enough for what they are supposed to be used for – running. People that love them though, LOVE them. Sneakers are so tricky because they are totally different for each person’s foot. They are cute though!!

      I bet it’s freezing! You guys totally understand the arctic tundra situation that is happening here, too. Good luck with shoe shopping/treadmill running and happy Friday, my dear! πŸ˜€

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    • Yeah, that Justin’s almond butter needs to exist in real life. So far, they don’t have plans to make it for nationwide release, but that’s just cruel and unusual to waste something that good on John Mayer! And yeah – NYFW never lets me down on the cute street style! πŸ˜€

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    • I’m def going to check that out!! Man, I can’t wait until we are all sweatin’ our balls off in July. The first person that complains about the heat, I’m clocking them in the face. So over the mountains of snow! πŸ™‚


  2. So, about nΓΊmero uno…I think John Mayer is a super douche….and yet, I need to try the (ridiculously overpriced) Justin’s cookie almond butter now because we all know it’s going to be out of this world.


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