What a long week it has been…although it was a short work week for me since I was off Monday, it really kind of dragged a bit! I am looking forward to teaching Danceaton class and running the White Rock Half Marathon this weekend! Not sure that I will set a PR for this race since I’m not really looking to, but I am looking forward to just being around some pretty awesome and motivating runners. It will be a good time!
So…here are some of my winter / holiday faves on this chilly Friday morning.
Asics Reflector Jacket – $90 from Athleta
I love this jacket and pretty much wear it everywhere now since it has been cold and windy lately down here in TX. I was lucky enough to receive it as a gift for volunteering as a coach at Luke’s Locker but it is totally worth the investment IMO. The women’s version is in a fabulous color and it even has a battery operated blinking light you can turn on in the shoulder if you are running in the dark. Or if you just like bling, like me.
Well, it wouldn’t be a HAPPY Friday without some delicious coffee…now would it?
The Starbucks Christmas Blend is my absolute fave…perfect bold roast for this time of year. It has a mellow taste to it, but it’s pretty strong. All I need is a grande Christmas bold and I’m rockin’ and rollin’! It is usually the bold on tap most days in December – I also think that they’re doing a special, buy a pound bag for $9.95 (reg price 14.95) but let’s just be real, I don’t have tons of time in the morning so I’d rather someone else make my coffee. Just keepin’ it real.
Peppermint chocolate bark
I made these last year as gifts to pass out to coworkers. They are so yummy and addictive. Here’s a very simple recipe. For a festive twist you can also buy these trays from the Dollar Tree and fill them with the chocolate, pop them in the freezer for a bit and woof! You have your bark.
Leggings & boots
There is nothing more comfy than rocking some leggings with your boots. Goes great with a sweaterdress and/or a dress w/ a blazer for work. Leggings are so great for fall and winter, they are inexpensive and you can buy them pretty much anywhere.
Nike Free TR Fit Winter Women’s Training Shoe
Via the Nike website: Built for cold weather, the Nike Free TR Fit Winter Women’s Training Shoe delivers great flexibility and support with an upper that’s designed to help keep your feet warm and dry.
I received these as an early Christmas gift from the BF’s mama (such a sweet lady she is, thanks mama). They are great for gym workouts, and very lightweight…I’m thinking they would also work great for shorter distance races like a 5 or 10k. I feel very springy and bouncy when I wear them.
What are some of your winter and/or holiday favorites?