November Faves

November has come and gone so I have a new batch of favorites to share with you! I’ve been able to spend some more time relaxing this month so most of my favorites have to do with that. But I also have one running related favorite. No, it’s not the weather. No snow has stayed on the ground yet but it’s been chilly and windy so full-on winter is just around the corner.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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I loved the original tv series of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (with Melissa Joan Hart) and watched every single episode multiple times. I’d never read the comic books but when I first heard about the Netflix series, I knew I had to watch it. And I loved it! It took me a couple of weeks to get through it since I don’t watch too much TV solo but it was such a good show to have on to relax and knit. I’m so excited for the mid-winter special!

Vacation time

I get the max amount of vacation time at work (because I’ve been there for over seven years) and it was this month that I realized that I needed to take six days off before Christmas break begins on December 21 or else they wouldn’t roll over. Cue me taking off off a bunch of days, including the entire week of Thanksgiving. And it’s been so nice to not feel as rushed, be able to sleep in and have a much more relaxed day. I’m still keeping a somewhat structured day between workouts and blocking off time to work on this blog.

Hercule Poirot novels

I’ve been slowly dipping my toes into the Hercule Poirot novels over the summer and now I’m determined to make it through all of them! I started out with the audiobook version of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, then read Murder on the Orient Express and now I’m reading The Murder on the Links. If my library had audiobook copies of all the books, I’d go through them much faster (the narrator is amazing) but for now, it looks like I’ll be working through on hard copies.

Running the University of Minnesota

Lately, my long runs have been taken me through the main University of Minnesota campus. It’s a great way to get in extra hills and there’s not as much car traffic either. It’s just quiet and gives me a challenge during my workout. The only downside is there’s a flock of turkeys that are still hanging out there but so far they are keeping to themselves.

What have been some of your favorite things in November? Share them in the comments!

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October Favorites

I know, I say it every month but it just seems like I was sharing my September faves. And now we are finishing up another a month and getting closer to Christmas and the end of 2018. So let’s get cozy with my favorite things from October!

Cables and Colorwork

I’ve been working on some Christmas knitting projects and am finding myself falling in love again with cable and colorwork patterns. There’s just something so comforting about these and they definitely make me feel like it’s fall. I’m already planning on asking for a sweater quantity of yarn for a colorwork sweater for Christmas!


Smoothie Bowls

Even though it’s been chilly, I’m back on the smoothie bowl train! I still love my protein cakes and they are my favorite dessert but I’ve been defaulting to smoothie bowls after my cross training workouts. And our new NutriBullet blender makes them super fast to mix up! My favorite toppings for these have still been peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.


Fall Colors

By now, a lot of the trees have dropped their leaves but we had some gorgeous fall colors this fall. I was so glad that I was able to get out to Afton State Park for a run before most of the leaves dropped because it was magical. So many shades and yellow, red and orange and it occasionally looked like it was raining leaves as I ran..


Don’t forget to share your favorite things from this month in the comments!

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