Hi hi! TGIF! I wanted to start off today’s post with some Friday Favorites, of course. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week:
1. THE WEATHER! I know I keep talking about this (and so does everyone) but what is better than crisp fall weather?! And this week it finally arrived in Boston. Yesterday was actually almost too cold! But I am so excited that it’s finally feeling like fall.
2. “The Given Day” by Dennis Lehane. This was my pick for our new book club book and I’m really enjoying it so far (although our book club books have a 500 page limit and this one’s 720… oops). I love that it takes place in Boston at the end of WWI – so cool to learn some history about my city!
3. Bath and Body Works fall candles! I picked up two this week – “Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin ” and “Sweater Weather”. They smell so strong and amazing and make my apartment feel so fall-ish! I love burning a candle as soon as I get home from work, as a little comforting treat 🙂 .
4. Vegan pumpkin cookies. I mentioned making these in this blog post, and I ended up bringing them to book club and they were a hit! They’re super healthy and have the perfect amount of pumpkin taste. Plus the texture was awesome. Definitely will be making these a lot this fall/winter!
Sooo pretty much all fall-based Friday Favorites from me this week 😉 .
I woke up yesterday and went on a nice five mile run, averaging about 8:30/mile. Finally getting some of my speed back since breaking my foot! It also felt so refreshing to run when it was in the low 50’s and breezy.
When I got into the office I enjoyed a Dunks pumpkin coffee and a bowl of flax oatmeal and strawberries!
For lunch I had a salad with spring mix, carrots, tomato, avo, and a light balsamic, with a Greek yogurt on the side. I’ve been having a variation of this lunch every day this week and it’s been really satisfying!
I got out for a walk after lunch and met Frankie for coffee (well, I got a green tea)! He had a meeting near my office 🙂 I love seeing him in the middle of the day!
I spent the rest of the afternoon working, and took a break to snack on a little too much Halloween candy from the office 😦 .
I went home around 5:00 and just read and chilled. Frankie picked up sweetgreen salads for us – I got their new fall bowl, “Curry Cauliflower”, with arugula, quinoa, roasted curry cauliflower, herb falafel, cilantro, cabbage, raisins, hot sauce, and cucumber tahini yogurt dressing! It was SO good and it felt good to nourish my body with that healthy salad after a little too much candy earlier in the afternoon…
Hope you have a fantastic Friday and start to your weekend!! I’ll be dog-sitting 🙂 .
What is your #1 favorite Halloween candy? How do you stop yourself from eating ALL of it?!
Tell me one or two of your Friday Favorites 🙂 .