Thursday, November 2, 2017

What's New With You? Linkup #22

Happy November everyone!  It's finally starting to cool down here and it pretty much came out of nowhere!  Last week it was in the 70s and now all of a sudden it's in the 30s.  Next year, can we please gradually change temperatures (I'm told that this is called "fall")?  That would be great.

October was kind of a weird month.  Dan had to travel for work, and I was busy working on getting a new app released at my work (which finally went out- yay!), while working as a relationship manager on a new campaign, translating our current app to Spanish, and doing my daily responsibilities.  I feel like I was really busy and the month passed by quickly, but when I think back it seems like I didn't do much of anything.  Anyone else have those kinds of months?

It's time again to recap the month and see what's new!  I would love to hear what you got up to in October as well, so make sure you join the monthly linkup with Kristen and me by linking up below!

Now let's see what's new with me!



Goals and Resolutions


Do Something Crafty. I (almost) finished my cross stitch project- just a few finishing touches to add!  This was my first time doing a big project without a kit, and it was a lot of fun.  Dan was traveling for work a lot this month, so I passed by the time by working on this.  I'm not sure what I'll do with it since I was just using some scrap cloth that I had left over and you can already see the fraying edges, but now I want to work on another project.  I have something in mind but have to buy more cloth!  (ps- I got the pattern from this Etsy shop!  There are so many cool patterns you can buy!)


Stay Active.  The highlight of my month was running the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon with Jessie, and both of us getting big PR's!  The race was absolutely perfect and I'm really proud of us, especially since we trained so hard for the past 10 weeks.  I have another race coming up this weekend- my first relay at the Pittsburgh 10 Miler- then I'm getting ready to train for a spring race.  More to come on that!


In other news- Pittsburgh recently got Class Pass.  If you haven't heard of it- you pay one monthly fee, but can go to any studio or gym in the Class Pass system.  That means that instead of having to pay individual memberships or going to the same place all the time, you can mix it up and pay one flat rate!  I decided to try out their medium plan (which is 5 classes in the month for $30) and went to my first class last night at The Dailey Method.  It was my first barre class and I am SO SORE!  I'll share more about my overall thoughts at the end of the month, but so far I'm loving it! (ps- you can use my referral link to save $30!  I'm not being paid or sponsored by Class Pass...I wish...and I bought my membership myself!)


Drink Beer!  This was definitely a good beer drinking month. I tried out Full Pint in Lawrenceville, East End in the Strip, and also took trips back to some of my favorites (Shu Brew and Grist House).  At Grist House, I stayed to watch the Penn State/Michigan game since the owners are huge PSU fans, and it was so much fun!  I'm planning on going back for the game this weekend and I can't wait!


I got a new pair of running shoes!  A few weeks ago, Fleet Feet Pittsburgh contacted me and asked if I was interested in trying out their new shoe fitting program in exchange for a new pair of shoes.  I could not say yes fast enough!  This was also my first time at the store, and it was SO nice and packed full of all of the runner essentials.  The process was so quick and easy- Emily from Fleet Feet watched me walk without socks or shoes to see if I over or under-pronated, asked about my mileage and injury history, then scanned my feet using their new Fit ID 3D Scanner.  It just took a few seconds, and got measurements and a 3D model of my feet, so that Emily could find shoes that were perfect for my feet.  I also got an email of my scan so I can use it in the future!


I tried on about 6 different shoes and ended up with the Asics DynaFlyte 2.  I love how lightweight and comfortable they are, and can't wait to keep trying them out!


On my way out, Emily gave me a few New Balance items as well that are perfect for winter running.  They came just in time because it's been FREEZING lately!  The tights have such a cool pattern on them and are really comfortable (which you can see above), the hoodie is really warm but breathable at the same time and has fold-over cuff/mitten (below, with my pony tail through the convenient hole in the hood!), and the t-shirt is the perfect top to throw on and head out on a run!  I haven't tried New Balance clothes in the past, but these were all such great quality and fit well so I know I'll change that in the future.


That's all I've got for today- let me know what's new by linking up below!



30 comments:

  1. You made it to East End!!! That's my favorite brewery in the city, I hope you liked it! Let me know next time you're over that way so we can meet up for a beer :)

    Sarah
    www.thesurznickcommonroom.com

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  2. Now on a mission to try as many breweries as possible.

    What's new with me? Apparently I'm blogging again! Weeee!

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  3. Ooh your cross stitch is coming along really nice. Great job! And that class pass is such a cool idea!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. I love that "drink beer" was part of your monthly goals. They do a signature drink challenge at a local chain here and I've always wanted to do it, but I'm leery of trying new drinks when I know what I like, now I just might! Yay for new shoes and that fitting sounds like it really helps you get the perfect fit.

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    1. Oh man, that sounds like such a cool concept. Wish we had a place with that here!

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  5. How cute are those shoes. Love them! Love that Drink Beer is on the list hehe

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  6. lol yes i would like the gradually changing temps too please! it was 70 then 30s and now it's back up to 70 today. my allergies are going nuts.
    your cross stitch project is looking amazing!! you make me want to pick it up again. it's literally been like 20 years since i did one lol
    um, that hoodie is AMAZING. i want it. but ouch that price is not my friend. love your pretty new shoes!

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    1. Yeah seriously, I wish running clothes were cheaper. Stops me from buying a ton thought!

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  7. Your cross stitch turned out so good! I started one back in the spring, and haven't picked it up in months, but it's on my list of things to finish before the end of the year! Congratulations on your half PR! Your new shoes look awesome, so cool to get the imaging of your feet.

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    1. Cross stitch is so relaxing and fun..I love it :)

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  8. Sounds like October was a busy month! Your new running shoes look awesome :)

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  9. Congrats on the PR! That is awesome.
    Your cross-stitch project turned out really great - Frame it!

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  10. I LOVE Classpass. I've been using it since January and I'm sold. I recently did join the YMCA but kept the lowest Classpass plan because I found some studios I really liked!

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    1. I'm pretty sure that's what I'm going to do as well! Happy to hear I'm not the only one ;)

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  11. That hoodie looks so awesome!! Great job on your PR too! Love your cross-stitch - it is looking SO good! Sounds like a great month. I totally wish we had Classpass here - what a great way to get variety in your workouts :)

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    1. It's seriously amazing! We just recently got it in Pittsburgh so it might be coming to a town near you soon :)

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  12. I definitely have those kind of months too haha. And I love love that one of your goals was to drink beer - fall really is the best season for beer drinking (… if I had to limit one season).

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  13. Love your sneakers! So fresh and so clean. :)

    Nicole @ www.bentomomentos.wordpress.com

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  14. The ponytail hole in the hood is genius! You'd never get me out of that hoodie and I don't even run. I'm impressed at the foot scanning thing, that must give you a lot of peace of mind to know you're doing the best for your feet.

    Your class pass sounds so reasonable! I've been looking for something similar where I live but everything is so expensive. There's only a Fitness First near us and it's $70 a fortnight (um, what) so safe to say I'm still looking!

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    1. Wow...thats seriously crazy. I'm definitely lucky to live in a city with a low cost of living. Class Pass in other cities can go up to $150 a month..what!

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