It’s been a strange month! A few weeks ago, the wind chill temps were below zero, this weekend the highs were low 60s. Chicago, make up your mind!
Since Disney Marathon weekend, I’ve been enjoying running on my terms, when, where, and as long as I want. I’ve been enjoying my training sessions, and loving my Precision Runningclasses at Equinox. With changing up my workouts, I’ve been enjoying some different gear. My new favorite pants for my training sessions are Lucy’s Endurance Tights. They’re perfect for no matter what Lauren throws at me (literally, medicine balls are always flying) and are cute enough to walk home and run errands in, too.
Coconut oil. This is not so much new, but I’ve started adding it to my coffee in the morning, and am obsessed. It adds a slight sweet flavor, and adds a little extra fat to keep me satiated longer each morning. Combined with my Nespresso, I’m the happiest girl in the world.
The ViPR. This bad boy is what my trainer uses to both torture me, and make me feel like a ninja. It’s one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment I’ve ever used, and it’s different weights and sizes make it accessible for anyone.
Over the holidays I stopped by LL Bean to step up my winter coat game. While Chicago has had a mild winter this year, I didn’t want to be caught with cold legs walking to work for another winter. So, I picked Ultralight 850 Down Coat. It’s outrageously light, and equally warm. It’s naturally waterproof, and keeps the crazy Chicago winds from chilling you to the bone. With a few below zero days this month, I’ve been extra happy to have it!
When I’m not at work or at the gym, I’m catching up on my favorite shows. Lately, I’m obsessed with FX Network’s American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. I distinctly remember the case unfolding when I was in high school, but seeing it all again, with some familiar faces, makes it even better.
What are you loving this month?
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