Happy Friday you guys! Hope you’re all doing well on this fine December day.
I can’t believe that fall semester of my senior year in college is already over, and that I only have one semester left… but let’s not talk about that.
I’ll put the sentimental senior-in-college thoughts aside for another day, because right now, it’s time to just sit back, relax, and enjoy Christmas break!
- Finally being done with finals
As I mentioned, after many stress-filled weeks of paper writing, working on group projects, and studying, finals are behind me and I’m home for a month! It always amazes me how fun study days end up being (well parts of them, anyway) due to the cabin fever craziness and endless laughs with my 5 roommates, and I’ll definitely miss all my college friends when I’m home, but man, it feels good to be stress-free for a few weeks.
- Christmas cheer
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I went into Boston to see the lights, which was the perfect Saturday outing before finals began. There’s not much that makes me happier than my favorite holiday in my favorite city!
…And of course, we decorated our apartment (and I never want to take it all down)!
This was the moment I was waiting for since, oh, I don’t know, the day after Thanksgiving?
- Boots, sweaters, and vests (aka my winter uniform)
- Quest bars
These are my favorite protein bars lately, especially with a cup of Target’s Archer Farms coffee. My current fave is Cinnamon Roll, but I also love the Coconut Cashew and Banana Nut Muffin. I’ll eat them as is, or I’ll break them into pieces and microwave them for ~25 seconds. Paired with a banana or apple, they’re the perfect post-workout breakfast (or snack)!
- 30-minute running workouts
While I love a good long run (which is what I consider anything above 6 miles) once or twice a week, as well as comfortable steady-state runs (what I do most days, paired with a short core, arms, or full-body circuit), I like to mix it up every now and then and do some speed intervals.
- Oreo truffles
One of my roommates made these last week and, I swear, they’re seriously what helped us all survive finals (as did these Nutella stuffed blondies…). The best part? They’re super simple to make and taste incredible. You can follow Cait’s recipe, or you can just Google “Oreo truffles” and a million will come up that are all basically the same easy recipe. Plus, you can get creative by experimenting with different flavors of Oreos, different types of chocolate, different toppings, and more! I’m thinking I may try golden Oreos with melted caramel or butterscotch chips… Yum.
- Winter workout clothes
Not that it’s been very cold out yet (so weird…), but there have been a couple mornings in the mid-30’s, which meant it was time to break out the winter running apparel! Plus, let’s be real, I’m in workout clothes most days, so these are some items I’ve been wearing all the time lately.
I love this Gap top with thumb holes and these Target half-tights (plus, of course, my Brooks Ghost 7’s)!
These Under Armour leggings are so comfortable and warm – I have them in a couple colors!
I’m obsessed with my new Under Armour turtleneck shirt with thumb holes (and mittens) – it’s perfect for super cold, windy days!
When I got home on Wednesday, the Switch Back Tee II had arrived, and I’m in love! I don’t think I’ll wear it to workout, but I’ll definitely be wearing it all the time with a colorful sports bra or tank top!
- Coldplay’s new album
- Georgie’s E-Book
I’m a longtime reader of the fabulous Georgie‘s blog, and I absolutely love to see all her awesome shenanigans on Instagram, so when I saw she created an E-book, I bought it right away. It’s filled with the best tips for taking your Instagram photography to the next level, which is one of my (many) goals to work on over my holiday break.
Alright, that’s all for today!
I hope I didn’t bore you with all my current faves! I have tons of other links, foods, clothes, products, music, and more that I’ve been loving lately, but I’ll save those for another time.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend filled with relaxation, good company, yummy eats, lots of laughs, and tons of holiday cheer!
Catch ya later!