Thursday, July 28, 2016

Current Faves & Obsessions

Lately I've been all about trying new things. New workouts, new shoes, new gear, new shops, new treats - it's fun to mix it up a bit!

Here are a few of my most recent favorites. I have a feeling these items will soon find their way to my tried-and-true favorites list :)

Saucony Run Pops
It was love at first sight when I noticed these shoes during a recent trip to Performance Running Outfitters. I was immediately drawn to all the bright-colored shoes on the wall - red, turquoise, orange, yellow, lime and purple! I really wanted the orange shoes but it turned out that the colors correspond with particular shoe models. I tried on Saucony Rides several years ago and remembered them fitting well so I was able to get the lime shoes. They are so cute and will be perfect for all the glue miles Coach Matt has me run every week.


Portillo's Chocolate Cake Shakes
Portillo's recently opened its first Wisconsin location and it's just a short 20-25 minute drive from where I live. The restaurant is known for its hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. But the thing I was most excited to try was a Chocolate Cake Shake. Not too long ago I read an article about these shakes and how they are made by blending an entire piece of chocolate cake with ice cream. I couldn't wait to see if the shake would live up to the hype - and it turns out it did! It was super rich and the perfect consistency. I can't stop dreaming about another one of these shakes!


Momentum Jewelry Motivate Wraps
I've seen Momentum's Motivate Wraps on Instagram but wasn't really interested til I saw a display of bracelets during a recent trip to PRO. I instantly liked the sayings on the bracelets and was impressed with how comfortable they are - a perfect fit for any wrist! I also like that they can be worn during workouts and races since a lot of jewelry isn't made to withstand lots of sweating and/or isn't too comfortable while moving around. The bracelet I chose is a mantra I'll use during the rest of my summer races and into the fall season: "Earned Not Given". A great reminder to put in the work every day during training and during every second of a race!


Yes to Grapefruit Facial Wipes
People often ask me how I can workout in the middle of the workday without returning to my desk a sweaty mess. These wipes are part of the solution! I go through about a pack a week and give myself a thorough wipe down after every runch. I love the grapefruit scent and they leave my skin feeling so refreshed!


Sarah Marie Design Studio Tanks & Ts
I would like one of every single tank and t-shirt in this online shop. I recently purchased the Track Queen tank and I absolutely love it. I sized up so it fits extra loose, which is perfect for gym workouts. I'm also a fan of the Elite Women Marathoners t-shirt and the Run All The Miles Eat All The Tacos tank. 


Tell me: What are your current faves & obsessions?

- ST

12 comments:

  1. LOVE the Saucony shoes! I'm an Asics girl, but those bright colors are almost enough to change me! ;)

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    1. Bright colors are always the thing that gets me, too :) After all, the brighter the shoes, the faster you run - or so I chose to believe ;)

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  2. Orange Mud hydration packs! Love them!

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    1. I've seen Orange Mud products all over Insta but have yet to try one out - I'll have to get on that :)

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  3. I heart my Momentum Wrap bracelet too! I also have a shoe one and I wear it on my everyday running shoes--speaking of which are now Sketchers Forza. Love them.

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    1. I haven't tried Sketchers shoes yet but am curious about them especially since Meb and Kara race in them!

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  4. I just got a momentum wrap for my bday this year and mine is pink too. That cake shake sounds fabulous. Glad it lived up to the hype!

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    1. The shake was amazing - if you ever get to Portillo's I definitely recommend getting one!

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  5. Nice trainers! Delicious cake! Glad to your sharing! ^^

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  6. I'd like one of those shakes and bracelets! During today's 13 miler, I was reminded of how much I like the salted caramel GU gels on a hot day.

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    1. Those are really good! I like them in the fall but I'm sure they are great any time of the year :)

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