things i’m loving lately (+ a giveaway!)

How about a little what I’m loving lately for the last Friday of the summer?  Well, for me at least.  (Excuse me while I go cry in my pillow for a little while…)

La Croix Sparkling Water.  This has been my go-to drink all summer.  It’s hard to be off in the summer because I have a huge issue with snacking – or just wanting dessert after my lunch.  One of these after my lunch definitely helped with those cravings.  My favorites are the coconut and apricot, which, funny enough, we bough for Matt.

Compression Socks.  I’ve been dealing with a little bit of plantar fasciitis lately that thankfully my chiropractor is helping me out with.  But, I’m still having issues, especially when I wake up in the morning (or when I have to get out of bed to put Kenna back into hers).  So, I started researching some things that might help with that.  I bought a pair of Zensahs that also have foot support, but they were putting too much pressure on the side of my foot.  Then, I received some CEP socks as part of my ambassadorship with Rock ‘n’ Blog, and finally, sweet relief with running.  I’m no longer running in pain, like I had been for weeks, including the entire half marathon.  I am in love – even though I probably look crazy wearing long socks running in the summer…


Edy’s Frozen Custard.  I seriously wish my neighbor hadn’t turned me on to these, but I am seriously obsessed and have been CRAVING it in the evenings.  I even have to go to a different grocery store just to get it.  (Come on, Schnucks – get in the game!)  I’ve had the Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel Pretzel, and Peanut Butter Pie.  I can’t pick a favorite yet, but most didn’t last more than a few days.  I have a problem… This is why I run…

Sprecher Hard Apple Pie.  These were special.  And dangerous.  One of Matt’s co-workers bought these up in Wisconsin and brought them down for us.  Oh man, apple pie in a bottle.  So. Freaking. Good.


SPIbelt.  I was recently sent a SPIbelt to try out.  I always run with my phone, but just hold it in my hand while I run.  I’ve also tried belts in the past, only to have them bounce all over the place, spending most of my run messing around with the belt.  But, the SPIbelt is way different.  It doesn’t bounce – at all!  Plus, it’s small but is able to expand enough to hold my iPhone 6.  They also just launched the Performance Series that have a larger pocket size and belt loops for your gel.  I absolutely LOVED having this during #RnRCHI and it will definitely come in handy when I’m running at school again next week and need some place to put my keys!


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Disclaimer:  I received the SPIbelt to try out in exchange for a review on my blog.  All opinions are my own.

  • Lee

    Have you tried the cherry lime La Croix? That’s my favorite. I thought the coconut tasted like sunscreen. Lol.

  • I am always without a place for my keys! This would be perfect for my half in a few weeks!

    • Definitely try one! The Endurance Series also comes with toggles that will hold your race bib!

  • Laura Caulfield

    I love my SPIbelt! If I have to carry my phone while running (when my son is at gym daycare) that is where it goes. I would love to have one with gel loops!

    • So glad to hear you love your SPIbelt! 😀

  • Haley

    I am loving the cooler mornings…makes exercising so much better!

  • designerel

    Since it has been so hot out lately (too hot for me to run outside!) I have been loving bootcamp style workouts in the gym to keep up with my fitness! I am getting married in two months and am determined to be a fit-looking bride! Despite that, I cannot WAIT for the cooler fall temps so I can hit the pavement again soon.

  • Marisa

    I recently bought some vanilla cream soda from Goose Island, and it was pretty good. I wish I could find Sprecher around here!

  • Katie D

    I’m loving the cooler mornings – I like to open the windows and refresh the house!

  • Toni Fritz

    I’m loving the cooler weather and family time!

  • Erin O

    The Brooks Versitile Lite tank (currently on sale)! Great for hot, humid runs.

  • I am loving my little family 🙂 <3

  • Sara F

    I’m going to have to try Edy’s frozen custard!! Sounds wonderful!!

  • Alissa

    I am loving old navy fitness clothes! Just scored 3 tanks and capris, all under $6 each!

  • Amy

    My four month old daughter!

  • Sara Anderson

    I am loving summer running. It’s been the perfect weather here in OH lately.

  • Ali

    Gearing up to train for my 2nd half marathon!

  • natalie

    I’m loving cold brew coffee!

  • Jamie Glab

    I am loving running with my little one in our new/used jogging stroller!

  • Rachel Oetting

    Loving iced coffee 🙂

  • I’m loving pizza with arugula, the temperature in the morning and the fact that there’s a ton of birthdays in the family this month (lotsa cake)!

  • Kristy

    Loving the return of 1/2 marathon training after taking a much needed break last year when my daughter was born.

  • Ruth Christensen

    Loving my coffee this morning

  • Ken C

    Loving training with my girl

  • Amy M.

    Loving that I finally have a vacation from grad school for the rest of August!

  • I’m loving my Lululemon All Sport Shorts (Long)! They have great pockets on the side of each leg for storing my big phone and my gels.

  • Pamplemousse LaCroix has been my obsession this summer. I’m a long time LC drinker and usually get stuck on flavors for a while. Other than that I’m loving the new Hobby Lobby that just opened up by my home!

  • DJohnson

    I am enjoying gardening.

  • Brittany Koelmel

    Im loving the new bunny I just got!