Friday Faves!

Hello all and happy Friday! It has been a crazy busy week, and I don’t know about you, but mine FLEW by! Sorry for the dearth of recipes recently – I made my Spanish-syle lentils earlier in the week and have been really loving the leftovers with crusty bread on the side. Tonight I have a vegan Daiya frozen pizza with my name on it, and I am gearing up to full carbo-loading mode before my last half marathon of the season. I have a few new recipe ideas up my sleeve, so next week we should be back to business on B&B. You know how it is – life gets in the way. πŸ˜‰

Since I haven’t done a FF in awhile, get ready – this is going to be a good one! πŸ˜€

  1. Nike Epic Lux Flash Tight


These are what night running dreams are made of! They are super reflective and cute looking running tights, that will make you very visible in low light conditions. Since the sun now sets in Boston at around 4:30 pm (!!!), they would be a great addition to any post-work run, and they are cute to boot! I love them in the purple color, which has completely sold out from the Nike website. They are still available in black and navy at other running stores, though.

2. Wild Friends Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

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Um, hi. This is the best peanut butter EVER! I previously purchased Wild Friends nut butters – I like them because they are made from simple ingredients, are low in sugar and don’t contain palm fruit oil. I really like the wide variety of flavors and nut butter they use, as they jazz up my overnight oats and PB&J sandwiches. I found this jar of their fall seasonal flavor at TJ Maxx for $4.99 (thanks to my friend Lauren for the tip!). You can order jars online from Amazon for $6.99, and I’ve seen them cheaper, priced around $6 in my local grocery store. It is totally worth picking up a jar – I am excited to start carbo-loading with peanut butter toast later. πŸ˜€

3. BitchStix Lip Balm

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Who doesn’t want a lip balm with a badass name? The best thing about this product is that 100% of net proceeds from all BitchStix products are given to domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs. And, the tackiness of the formula is just want the doctor order to stay on throughout your entire long run. The eucalyptus mint scent is wonderful, as well.

You can find them here: Eucalyptus Mint Lip Balm

4. theSkimm

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I just signed up for this email newsletter that summarizes all of the day’s important headlines into one email. It’s easy and quick to read – the perfect way to figure out what’s going on during your commute, over your bowl of cereal, or the first email you read at your desk. I really like the way it is written, making it fun to read and not boring. You can sign up at theSkimm website.

5. Oiselle KG Tights

kg-tights-lightning-life - CopyApparently the internet is having a rough day, because I cannot navigate to the Oiselle website and give you the details of these running tights, but they were inspired/maybe designed (?) by Kara Goucher, the OG of women’s running. They are super cute, very functional (zippers to easily get into/out of the tights), and I love the yellow stripes! So cute. Definitely want to add these to my fall/winter running wardrobe.

Well, that’s all for this week! I hope you have a great weekend, everyone. I’ll be running the Seacoast Half Marathon in Portsmouth, NH – wish me luck! πŸ˜€

With warmth,


21 thoughts on “Friday Faves!

  1. I think sometimes you read my mind!! I JUST splurged on new Nike gear, but missed those tights…might need to go back for them! And I started reading the skimm a few weeks ago! I almost feel like I can participate in current event conversations confidently now πŸ˜‰

    Good luck in the upcoming (and final 2015) half!!! πŸ‘πŸΌ


    • Hahaha! We are on the same wavelength, Alyssa! I love it when the new Nike gear comes out. Those tights are amaze balls! I really love the Skimm too! I have been telling everyone and their mom (and literally my mom, too) about it.

      Thanks for your good luck wishes. I’m glad to say Fall race season 2015 is over, minus a few short holiday races (that are just for fun!).

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      • Hahaha love it!! I think I’m going to sign up for a holiday run too! Although I ran the turkey trot in Webster two years ago and it was 18 degrees and I was a tad miserable sooo…. We’ll see about that lol! We’re headed back to the ROC for Thanksgiving as well! Now you reminded me I need to get some delicious road trip snacks ready…….


  2. A. for the first time in weeks, my work computer didn’t block your blog as pornography, so that was an exciting surprise this morning in my blog reading. B. I just signed up for The Skimm a week or so ago, and it’s an awesome quick read on the way in to work.


    • I am loving it too! It seems like all of us gals on here are into it. I love the recaps, and the way they write the email each day to make it a quick read and super informative without being dry and boring. Their writers are killing it. πŸ™‚


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