Friday Fitness Favorites #1

Hello! So glad you joined me today! I don’t have anything too exciting to report, ohhhh except for the winner of the SLS3 compression sock/sleeve giveaway! Congrats Liz! I will be emailing you today, so be on the lookout for that! And for those that didn’t win but are interested in the product, use code “Allie40” at checkout for 40% your purchase!

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Since I have a race on Sunday, I decided to get my long run in today! This is “long” for me as I build up my mileage. 4 miles this morning while watching CSI on my treadmill at the gym. All I wanted was a shower after this. I thought the shower would feel amazing, that was until I realized I chaffed on my lower back, and then that shower wasn’t as pleasurable as I had hoped it to be. Ya win some and ya lose some!

I’m pretty sure you are on this blog because you love working out and peanut butter, so I thought I would show you some of my favorite workout products or clothing. These are staples in my life!

Nike Filament Dri-Fit Running Capris

LOVE these running capris! For Christmas, my brother and SIL bought me a pair of Nike running capris, but I am so short that they were basically high water pants on me. I ended up returning them at Dick’s Sporting Goods and found these Nike running capris instead. Even better that they were $48, which I think is pretty cheap for a quality pair of running capris! I loved these so much that I asked for another pair for my birthday, and what do you know, my parents delivered! So now I own 2 black pairs of these, but when you find a pair that fits perfectly for your requirements, I think it’s best to stick with it. Maybe next I’ll get a little bit crazy and buy a navy blue pair!


Bombas Socks

I’ve talked about these socks before, but I really do love Bombas socks. Again, I asked for 3 pairs for my birthday, and I actually had to tell my Mom that IĀ really wanted these, because we all know that socks for a gift aren’t that exciting. Hey, now I have 5 pairs, so I don’t have to let a pair air dry after a run so I can wear them again before I do a load of wash. #TMI?


Under Armour Fly Fast Cap

Under Armour running hats are where it’s at. I own 3 of these now, and yes, I do wear a hat twice before washing it. I just let the sweat dry and throw it on the next day. Gross but practical. Anyways, these hats are awesome because they fit my ginormous head (thanks Dad!). I’ve tried Nike and Brooks hats, and those are just too small for this big head of mine. I once bought a Brooks running hat at my local running store, Runner’s Alley, and I had to return it because when I put it on at home, I looked like the biggest dweeb that stepped foot in my house.


… I certainly fly when I wear this. šŸ™‚ I have this in 3 colors. All black is my fav!


Blender Bottle ProStak

Oh this little guy is a slice of heaven! I received this from a special person for my birthday and I am absolutely obsessed with it. Best shaker bottle I’ve ever owned! It has add ons, which you can store vitamins, pre-workout, protein powder, anything! You can choose to twist 1, 2 or none of the add-ons to the main bottle, depending on your workout and day. I have the ProStak in a blue top and clear bottle. Recommend it!



Do you have a favorite brand of workout pants or tops?

Do you wear a hat while working out?


Things I’m Loving Friday #1

It’s almost the weekend, and what better way to start a few days off then kicking it off with a few things that I have been loving lately. I have read so many of these “Things I’m Loving Friday” posts, and I decided that I wanted to finally jump into this. I enjoy reading about what other bloggers are obsessing over, so maybe one of these items will be of interest to you! Oh, and before I forget and you’re not informed, it’s National Frozen Yogurt day, so go get a big bowl. I’m celebrating tonight! šŸ™‚

Things I’m Loving Friday

The Body Shop – Strawberry Body Butter

Amazing. That is all. Okay, fine. This body butter is awesome. It’s thick, leaves my hands feeling hydrated, and smells SO delicious! I haven’t used their body butter in years, but Santa put this in my stocking this Christmas, and once I run out, I am definitely grabbing another!


Quest Nutrition – S’mores Protein Bar

Read my full review here. Even though these aren’t my favorite Quest Bar {hello Cookies & Cream}, this one makes me hopeful that summer will fast approach. I mean,Ā we areĀ halfway through winter. Come on bonfires andĀ realĀ s’mores!

Quest Smores Protein Bar

Bombas Running Socks

I’ve seen these socks popping up on blogs left and right, and I was instantly curious. I love, love LOVE fun socks, so these were right up my alley. I also really wanted to get quality running socks since I’ll be increasing my runs in the near future, soĀ into the shopping cart they went. Bombas is such a cool company. Not only do they make fun socks, but for every sock you buy, they donate a pair to someone in need. #BeeBetter. Also, I buy kids sizes because I like ankle socks to be “no show,” andĀ adultĀ socks with the ankle blister tab always hit my ankle at such an awkward spot that it makes me feel like a total dweeb.



I heard their song “Geronimo” on the radio driving home from work last week, and instantly fell in love with their sound. They remind me a lot of the type of music I listened to growing up {Indie Pop}, so they were a quick addiction.


Millet Sports

Think outside of the box when it comes to making purchases. Millet Sports is an England based athletic store that ships all over.Ā I worked with their awesome customer service team and they gifted me a pair of Nike Free’s in a color that I hadn’t seen on any US sites or in any US stores. Just think: different countries might have different colors!



What are you loving this week?

FROYO tonight!!!


**I received a pair of Nike Free’s from Millet Sports in exchange for post placement.