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The Weekender: Current Sales & New Running Shoes + Last Week’s Workouts

A round up of current sales and last week’s workouts with three new pairs of running shoes, including the Brooks Levitate, and some new CrossFit shoes.

Happy Sunday! This weekend has been so lovely. I started Saturday with a super sweaty CrossFit workout and then spent the afternoon with Tommy unpacking and putting together our office. I did a little work on Saturday afternoon while he went to the golf course and then we snuggled up on the couch to watch the Handmaiden’s Tale on Hulu. Holy moly, it’s intense. I’ve read (well, listened) to the book so I know what happens and it’s still so hard to watch.

Today we went to church, ate brunch at Krankies and now I’m catching up on work while watching the NYC Marathon, which I recorded. I’m at the part where Shalane just broke away and I AM SO EXCITED! I’ve had to stay off social media all day until I can finish watching. 🙂 Maizey is also enthralled.

Sweater (wearing an XS) | pants (wearing 2P) – both items are on sale!

Alright, onto the weekender with favorite links, current sales and last week’s workouts! I have so many things lately I want to blog about so see the topics at the bottom and let me know what you want to see first!

Current Favorite Links:

1,500 People Give all the Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need

I made this Paleo Carrot Cake for cookbook book club this week and it was AMAZING.


Current Sales:

Ann Taylor: sweaters under $50 w/ code WARMUP

Anthropologie: 20% off dresses

Banana republic: 40% regular priced items w/ code BRFAMILY + free 2-3 day shipping w/ code BRSHIP

Beautycounter: I’m running a giveaway on myBeautycounter Facebook group that ends Monday night. Also, if you’re planning to buy things from the holiday collection, things are starting to sell out so don’t wait. The hand lotion set is gone and the Ultimate Nudes eyeshadow palette (which I’m OBSESSED WITH) has low inventory.

Baublebar: extra 20% off (no code necessary)

J.Crew: 30% off your entire purchase

J.Crew Factory: extra 35% off online purchase w/ code JUSTINTIME. I just bought these items last week and they’re all on sale now. Dangit! But hey, at least I can vouch for their comfiness!

Loft: 40% off Layer UP Sale

Lord & Taylor: 60% off outerwear (no code necessary)

Lou & Gray: extra 30% off select (no code necessary)

Macy’s: extra 20% off w/ code SAVEBIG

Minted: 15% off holiday cards w/ code JOY17

Nike: new items added to sale, including my new favorite crossfit/bootcamp shoes (more details below)

Nordstrom: save up to 40% during Fall Sale. SO many good things! Some of my favorites & a few picks for the guys below:

Saks: up to 40% off select (no code necessary)

Urban Outfitters: up to 50% off select (no code necessary)


Current Home Furnishing Sales:

Crate and Barrel: 20% off wine and dine sale

One King’s Lane: current sale –so many amazing pieces!

Pottery Barn: up to 70% off select (no code necessary). I’m DYING over this sectional.

Wayfair: up to 70% holiday sale

West Elm: 20-40% off sofas, sectionals, chairs, benches, & more!

William Sonoma: up to 50% off select (no code necessary)

Last Week’s Workouts:

M- 5.3 miles, 8:19 pace, long overdue run with Kim. First run in my new kicks – Brooks Launch 4. I loved the way they felt, but they gave me blisters so I’ll be sending them back.

Tu – Bootcamp; finished in 21:45.  


W- 7.7 miles, 7:46 pace. I ran in my very old Adidas Boston Boosts and they felt amazing, even with over 400 miles on them. I’ve been feeling so awful on my runs lately, and it was nice to remember how good running can feel. So I came home and bought another pair of Adidas after this run. 😉

Th – 5.2 miles, 8:26 pace. First run in my new, new kicks – Brooks Levitate – that I got at Fleet Feet on Wednesday night. They were…okay. (More on that below.)

F – 5.1 miles, 8:15 pace. Glorious lunchtime run – the weather was perfect and the fall colors in my neighborhood are amazing right now.

Sa – Crossfit. This was supposed to be a partner WOD, but I really wanted to do it alone so I just paced myself throughout and got a great workout. Tommy also did it solo. We <3 deadlifts.

I wore my new Nike Metcons DSX Flyknit for the first time to Saturday’s WOD and I’m obsessed. If my Nike Metcons (review here) and Nike Zoom trainers (review here) had a love child, these are the perfect result. 

Su – 11 miles, 8:28 pace. I ran the first 5 miles with my friend Kim and then kept going after she left. I’m SO grateful I had her to get me out the door early so I could finish my run before church. She’d already done her long run for the weekend (and is tapering), but having her for a good chunk of the run was so nice!

Total Miles: 34.3 miles

How I’m Feeling: You’ll notice lots of shoe purchases this week. ALL of my running and Crossfit shoes are extremely worn out. I’d been postponing buying them since I wasn’t running a ton leading up to our wedding, but now that I’m hoping to ramp up my miles leading up to the Boston Marathon, I’ve got to deal with the situation. I like a fast pair for speed work and tempos (which is what I love my Adidas for), but I’m still looking for a shoe I love for longer distance.

Which should I blog about first? 

  • Brooks Launch 4 review (what I loved about them despite the blisters)
  • Brooks Levitate review
  • Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Review
  • Dealing with the different seasons of life (good & bad) – all of my life changes lately have this on my mind!
  • Something else! Leave a comment if you have a post request! 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  • Katrina

    What size sweater are you wearing in the pick of you and Maizey on the couch? Thanks!

  • Mina

    I ran the NYC Marathon this past Sunday. It was my first full. I felt everything from pain and fatigue to pride and sheer joy. Thanksfully, I mostly felt the latter 🙂 And I BQ’d with a 13 min cushion!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Mina, that is AMAZING!!!! Congrats to you, and YES to all the feelings in a full. It’s such a rollercoaster, but a great one. And that’s incredible about a 13 minute BQ cushion!!!

  • Tracy

    I’d love a review of your eyelash extensions!

  • Kara

    Curious- is there a way to get samples of Beautycounter products? I’ve been tempted to place an order for awhile now, but I’d really like to try them out before I commit.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Hi Kara – I’ll shoot you an email about this! There are samples of some things, but not everything. But, Beautycounter does have a 60 day return policy so you can always return something if you don’t like it!

  • Eva

    Seasons of life!!! And why you’re not a fan of ppl snapping wedding photos during the ceremony 😉

  • Mike

    Please blog about the Nike Metcons! I’m amazed at how incredible these shoes are! They were created for “crossfit”, but gosh, they are soooo good for other activities too!