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Winter Wish List

I really, really, really am not a fan of getting to work before the sun is even up in the morning.  6:30 am feels early enough without it still being pitch black out, thank god daylight savings time is next weekend and we turn the clocks back and gain an hour of sunlight!  Also, how come it’s so late this year?  Isn’t it normally Halloween weekend?  Either way, I’m excited to actually see sunlight in the mornings again.

Last night my training plan called for 3 miles at an easy pace, but my calves and hamstrings were still really tight and sore so I opted to do my 3 miles on the elliptical.  I paged through a Rachel Ray magazine, bookmarking some fall recipes, while working out and my legs felt much better after shaking them out.  I did a lot of stretching, focusing a lot on my hips and IT bands, did some abs and push-ups and peaced out.  I still have some knots in my calves today, and my glutes are kind of sore, but definitely an improvement from Sunday and Monday.  Another easy 3 miles in on the plan for tonight, and I think I’ll be able to get that run in.  I’m just really nervous that my knee is going to start bothering me, so fingers crossed.

After the gym, I watched some of the Monday Night Football game while enjoying two glasses of red wine.  Two of my fantasy team players were up last night, and I was hoping for some big points from them so I could hold on to my first place ranking in my league.  Unfortunately, my QB was knocked out in the first half with a broken collar bone after only scoring five points for me.  Luckily my one WR picked up the slack scoring almost 30 points, and I still won my game keeping me in first place.  Whoop!

Let’s move on to more exciting things then Fantasy Football, huh?  Recently I’ve started to compile my “winter wish list” and I thought I would share some of the things on it.

A real, heavy-duty, winter jacket, because if there was one thing I learned after braving New York City winters last year, it was a jacket will keep you much warmer if it covers the tops of your thighs. (Click the pic to go to the website) Sadly my mom refuses to buy me a coat like this because she thinks I’ll look like a marshmallow, but at least I’d be a warm marshmallow.


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Obviously, anything and everything from lululemon, but specifically these running tights in this length and full length.



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I’ve mentioned these rain boots before, but two weeks ago I found them in a store and actually tried them on and am still in love with them.  Size 9 please :).


Those are really the three big ticket items I’m in need of this winter, well and new bedroom furniture, but I’m thinking I might delve into my savings and splurge on that for myself.  What are some things you all need for the upcoming cold months?

Have a great Tuesday!

31 Responses

  1. I cannot tell you how scary it was to open my email at work and the first thing I see be “My Winter Wish List”

  2. I’d love one of those long jackets too please! I will never get used to the winters here.

  3. Ha! Alex is funny. Those are all good selections. I STILL need winter-appropriate work shoes, but that is super boring, right? Maybe fun going-out boots. See, when you blow your footwear budget on running shoes, you’re kind of screwed.

    • I don’t have winter appropriate work shoes either. When it snows my feet always get wet. I need new running shoes right now also, so there goes $100.

  4. I love North Face jackets. They are so warm and comfy.

    I majorly need new winter clothes asap! I see all of these cute clothes everywhere. I must find sales! Haha! 🙂

  5. hahah this post was definitely just for Mom, Alex, and me…point taken, although you have expensive taste. Feel free to buy me a job and an apartment for Christmas!

  6. I have a coat like that in white, and YES it totally makes me look like a marshmallow, but I don’t care because it is SOOOOO comfortable! 🙂

  7. I’m not a fan of the looks of the marshmallow jacket (totally with your mom on that one), but I know how warm they are and am pretty willing to throw aside fashion in the depths of winter for that feeling… lol

  8. I need rain boots too. I don’t know why I don’t already have any. We’re supposed to have the worst winter in 55 years this year. So really, all I want is for that to not happen.

  9. I love marshmallow coats. I don’t have a long one but I have a shorter one as well as a couple of vests. I think they’re cute, but then again I grew up in the PNW where North Face is considered fashionable, so….yeah.

    I really need a new pair of rain boots. It doesn’t get all that cold down here, I don’t think, but it does get rather wet!

    • Um, I still rock an Abercrombie puffy vest from like high school. I love it, haha. I can’t believe I made it through 4 years of college in VA without a pair of rainboots, definitely time to invest. And I think North Face is fashionable haha.

  10. I have a couple pair of the lululemon tights and I love them! Splurge, its worth it!

  11. My brothers gf (who lives in NYC) has that coat, she begged for it last year and she loves it! you should totally buy it, regardless!!! And I LOVE SPERRY…I might have to purchase those boots as well

  12. what if you don’t need winter things, since you are going to be living in Florida? 🙂

  13. I really need to splurge on some good warm wear for running. The store I work at has some good stuff but I’m so broke right now.

    I hope your run goes well tonight, I’ll have my fingers crossed for ya!

  14. haha, i like your comment from alex on this one 🙂

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  15. Love the long jackets as they are so cozy to wear when you need to just run to take the dog out for a walk or head to the beach on a cold winter night…..love them!


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