Good evening friends! It has been a busy week of work and classes since I last posted, but it has been fun…Well everyday has been fun, but earlier today. Long lines and public transit were not my friends today. I got home three hours later than I thought I would. Oh well, I will not let those things ruin the rest of my day. I made it back home so that’s all that matters! 😛
Anyway, today I thought I’d write about something different from my usual posts. I wanted to started a new post called “Things I like Thursday” in order to share things that I am enjoying each week and to help my readers learn a little bit more about me. In return, I’d love to hear some of the things you guys have been enjoying this week, just comment below. Maybe this will become a new regular post on this blog!
As a disclaimer, the products below were products I reviewed because I wanted to and personally enjoy them- no one has paid me or influenced my reviews!
1. My new running hat.
I have a child sized head and have a hard time finding hats that fit me so imagine my surprise when I finally found one! When I run, I typically just wear sunglasses, but then when I sweat it still gets in my eyes. Not anymore with this new hat, though! Furthermore, now my scalp is protected from the sun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten scalp sunburn before and it really hurts :(. I really like this hat and I highly recommend this it (Asics Women’s Dawn2Dusk cap in Heather Iron).
2. AM by The Arctic Monkeys.
(image from http://arcticmonkeys.com/releases.php)
I saw the Arctic Monkeys live at Lollapalooza earlier this month and since then I have been listening to them a lot. This week, especially, I have been listening to their newest CD called AM and I really like it! My favorite songs on this CD are Snap Out of It, Arabella, and Knee Socks. I am going to give their older CDs a listen too! Any other Artic Monkeys fans out there?
3. Stonyfield organic Greek vanilla yogurt.
Lately, this yogurt has been my favorite snack/dessert. It has real vanilla speaks in it and tastes kind of like ice cream to me, especially if you pop it in the freezer for a few hours! For an extra delicious dessert I sometimes mix in a few dark chocolate chips and/or homemade granola. I normally consume Oikos plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, but this one tastes even better! Unfortunately, it is a little pricey so this will only be an occasional treat for me.
4. Morning runs.
I started classes on Monday and since I work a few nights during the week I have been getting my runs and workouts in during the morning. I have really enjoyed running around 7 am while the sun is still rising. The view of the rising sun over Lake Michigan is incredible. :). It’s too bad I did not take any pictures because the view this morning was especially beautiful. I am very lucky to live near the lake and to be able to run on the Lakeshore path whenever I want. I love the feeling of starting my day with a run so I hope to continue waking up early and running before my classes in the coming weeks! Furthermore, now that my IT band injury is fully healed I look forward to getting back into racing shape and finding a race to train for.
5. Morning Oat Crunch cereal.
Another snack I have been enjoying a lot this week is Morning Oat Crunch cereal. It kind of reminds me of Quaker Oat Squares, but is less sweet and a little crunchier. It is the perfect cereal to grab a handful of when you need a quick snack, but it also tastes wonderful topped with almond milk. I could probably eat an entire box of this in one day, but I don’t let myself. Everything one eats in life should be enjoyed in moderation except vegetables- we could all stand to consume more of those! ;).
6. The monkey mug.
The last thing I have really been enjoying this week is my monkey mug. My boyfriend got it for me for Christmas last year and I cannot help, but smile whenever I drink out of it. I love that its arm is the handle of the mug! I needed an evening pick-me-up so I am currently enjoying a cup of chai tea from the monkey mug as I write this post. 🙂 I think my boyfriend bought it at World Market if anyone is interested in looking for it!
What things have you been enjoying this week and why? Also, have a fantastic evening everyone! 🙂