Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions XII

Happy Friday! It’s going to be 79 degrees today – 79 degrees!! Of course the weather won’t stay this way for long but I’m not going to complain. Sunshine and warm weather is okay with me for a few days. Of course Sunday it’ll cool down (and there is now a 70% chance of rain…) but for a half marathon that I’ve been training for in the winter I’m not going to complain.

Before I try to make it through the work day so I can enjoy the weather, I want to check in and share a few things I’ve been obsessing over this week. Have a great day πŸ™‚

New Running Shoes

Brooke Ravenna 8

My old shoes have a lot of miles on them. A lot could be an understatement. I knew I needed new ones so I decided to order the exact same version of my current shoes. Brooks Ravenna running shoes are the shoes I’ve been running in since high school. Honestly I think I started with version 3 so it’s been while with them. Brooks has released version 9 of the shoe but I stuck with version 8 since it was so close to the half. I ordered a different color and have broken them in so we’re ready to roll now. I just wish they weren’t so clean still haha. Anyone else feel a little silly running hard with bright and clean shoes? It can’t just be me!

Missing Maura Murray Podcast


I stumbled across this podcast that started back in 2015 and downloaded the first few episodes to try out. Yes I know I’m very behind on this podcast πŸ˜‰ The podcast is narrated by two men who are making a documentary about Maura Murray who went missing in February 2004 after she had a car accident in New Hampshire. Since then there has been no confirmed sighting of her. It’s a really interesting podcast. I’ve flown through the episodes and am now on episode 20. I love listening to it while I’m working since I’m someone who needs a little noise to focus.

Simple Necklace


There’s certain jewelry I wear everyday and this Alex and Ani necklace is becoming a staple in my wardrobe. It was a gift from Alex’s parents for Christmas 2016 and I honestly didn’t wear it that much when I first got it aside from every now and then. In the past two weeks, I’ve worn it at least 5 times. It’s such a simple piece but it adds a little something to a basic sweater or shirt that I love. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like this exact style is made by Alex and Ani anymore but this one is similar. For a cheaper option I found this necklace that looks similar as well.

Nike Tempo Shorts


Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’ve broken the shorts back out for running. The Nike tempo shorts are hands down the best workout shorts I’ve ever run in. I’ve strictly been buying this type since high school. They last so well through what feels like a hundred washes. On me, the shorts don’t ride up during any type of workout. If built in underwear bothers you then you may not like these. Personally I don’t mind that part of them but just try them on if you aren’t a fan. These shorts may change your mind on them. One of the best parts to me is that they basically come in every color imaginable and in a ton of different patterns.

Question of the day: What’s one thing you’ve been obsessed with this week?

30 thoughts on “Weekly Obsessions XII”

  1. That’s a lot of Nike Tempos! Lol I need to get on your level.
    Good luck on your half marathon this weekend, I can’t wait to see how you do!
    I listened to the Missing Maura Murray podcast a few years ago and loved it! It’s crazy how no trace of her has ever been found after this much time…


    1. I’ve been accumulating them for years. Seriously I’m obsessed and can only see the collection growing haha.
      Thanks Erinn! I’m really excited for it πŸ™‚
      It’s still going apparently! So far some of the details don’t add up which is always so interesting to me. I can’t believe there’s no credible sightings at all. Not sure if there’s been any potential sightings but it’s just weird.


  2. Love your new kicks! I don’t run that fast so maybe that’s why the clean shoes don’t bother me- lol! πŸ™‚
    Love that necklace too- so versatile.


    1. Thanks Julie! I think it bothers me since we would always give each other hard times about it in high school cross country and track haha. Silly teammate bonding.
      It’s the most versatile necklace and I love it!


    1. They are my favorite shorts and I’m glad I was able to break them out for good (hopefully!) this week. If you “need” shorts, I highly recommend checking these ones out. Enjoy your bike ride πŸ™‚


  3. I have the same feeling when it comes to clean running shoes! Though I just got a pair of Brooks Levitates and the blue is so pretty and bright that I don’t want them to get dirty.

    That podcast sounds good! I have been looking for a new podcast to listen to on my run and I think this may be it. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Good luck at your half marathon this weekend!


    1. It feels weird to have clean shoes when I’m out lol. Brooks has the best color for running shoes. They’re always so pretty!

      Definitely check this one out. It’s really good! I’m actually listening to it now πŸ™‚

      Thanks girl! I appreciate that!


  4. that is a pretty necklace, I love simple pieces are that be a statement piece. hope your race goes off smoothly. we are also having warm weather today followed by lot of rain. we have 100% change of rain with predicted storms on Sunday. But, today I’ll enjoy having my window open.


    1. I used to enjoy statement necklaces and I still enjoy them but I’m really drawn to this simple piece right now. Thank you! I hope it goes smoothly as well haha. In spring, I take any warm weather that I can get haha. I can’t wait to open the windows tonight.

      Enjoy your day πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks Emily! I’m convinced Brooks has the best colors for running shoes. Or maybe I’ve just convinced myself of that since I only buy that brand haha. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who loves the shorts! They’re the best in my opinion.

      Enjoy your Friday πŸ™‚

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  5. I used to wear Nike tempo shorts all the time! now I prefer shorts with a thicker waistband if I can find them. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the nice weather!


    1. I’m sure at some point I’ll want a thicker waist band but these are just perfect for me right now. You just need to go with what works for you with running gear! Hope you have a great weekend Lisa πŸ™‚


  6. I bought new running shoes last Sunday and have been loving them all week. The first thing I do with new shoes is go for a trail run so they aren’t clean anymore!πŸ˜‚


      1. Yup my running teacher taught me that first thing:). I bought ASICS 1000- I don’t get any choice as not many companies make kids running shoes, so I moved to ASICS from new balance years ago and have just stuck with them. I was envious of how pretty your new shoes were!


      2. A fancy teacher how fancy!
        Once you find your shoe that works it’s hard to switch to something new! I spent about 30-45 minutes at a running specialty store in the fall and ended up with the exact same style shoe even though I tried on a tone of different branda haha.

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      3. Haha I always think it’s a good thing I have no choice as I’m horrible at making decisions. Now I literally walk in, and they just give me the new version of my shoe:)


  7. You’ve probably already finished by the time I’m posting but I hope your race went well!!!!

    I love your running shoes. I haven’t tried a pair of Brooks before and am long overdue for new running shoes. Nike tempo shorts are the BEST!!!!


    1. The race is tomorrow but thank you!!

      I highly recommend Brooks in general! Not sure exactly which style will fit you but I love the Ravennas so much. Nike tempos are my all time favorite shorts. It’s hard to control myself when I see them lol.


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