Monday, October 6, 2014

6 Things I'm Loving Right Now, Vol. 9

I usually post these roundups more toward the end of the month, but the end of September really snuck up on me so I'm breaking tradition. Going with the flow. Doing what I want to do. There's nothing wrong with that, right? Are you loving a lot of things right now? Maybe you'll love this stuff, too:

1) Garmin Forerunner 15

I bit the bullet and ordered a GPS tracker a couple of weeks ago. I had been using my iPhone and MapMyRun, but I was getting sick of pulling it out of my FlipBelt whenever I wanted to check my stats. It's not something I could do easily without stopping. And I'm definitely loving having all of that information on my wrist now. I debated between the Forerunner 15 and the Forerunner 220—if you're contemplating a new GPS tracker, check out DC Rainmaker for extremely detailed reviews. He ultimately convinced me that I should save some cash and go with the FR15. It does, after all, do everything I need it to (and then some): It tracks runs indoors and out, and functions as a heart rate monitor during Spinning and/or other traditional workouts. Plus, I mean, it's that Tiffany blue color. (Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see shots of it in action.)

2) Schwinn Indoor Cycling Class Tamer Music Player
If you teach Spinning/cycling classes, check out this free app. It allows you to upload your playlist and add both notes and sound effects to each song. I used to upload music to an iPod, write out my profiles on a note card, and strap a stopwatch to my bike handle. Now, I have all of that in one place right in front of me. As you can imagine, it all syncs up a lot better. And I find myself spending a lot less time putting together my classes.

3) Menage a Trois Midnight Dark Red Blend

I'm still drinking iced coffee, but I definitely made the switch to dark reds (as I'm prone to do when it gets colder). Lately, I've been going for dark red blends. And this particular blend is fantastic. Very rich and not at all sweet. Try it, if you can find it.

4) The Secret Place, by Tana French

My damn phone keeps me from reading, evidenced by the large stack of magazines next to my bed. Seriously, they go back to July. Totally not my style. But when I heard that my favorite mystery writer came out with a new book, I put my name on the waiting list at the library. If you like mysteries, check out Tana French. She's written a series of books centered around a single murder squad, but each story stands alone so you don't have to read them in order of publication—but wouldn't hurt, as she's prone to pulling a small bit character from one novel and making them the star of her next. I'm not very far into this particular book, but I'm loving it...and, oops, it's already overdue (crap).

5) Thumb holes.

Because seriously, there is no better detail in a long-sleeved shirt when it's chilly out. I swear. 

6) Scandal
Are you watching the new season? I binged on Netflix, and now I'm watching it live. I'm not sure what's more fantastic: The show itself or Olivia Pope's black and white wardrobe. I mean, it makes me want to choose a color scheme for my closet. Hello, chic.

Question: What is one thing you're absolutely loving right now? Tell me so I can check it out.


Annmarie L said...

I LOVE Tana French and had no idea she came out with a new book and I have been searching for a new one to read! Definitely heading to the bookstore to buy it today! Thanks for the heads up :)

Katie Cummings said...

I just bought the midnight blend and can't wait to try it!

adailydoseoffit said...

Be sure to let me know what you think!

adailydoseoffit said...

You're welcome! It's so good! I can never figure out how her stories will end...

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