What I’m loving right now

whatloving1 300x300 What Im loving right nowI haven’t done one of these in ages. I aspire to do them every season or so, but if I look back, it’s been since February. So maybe a winter/summer edition? Anyhow, let’s get caught up on what’s trending over here in my neck of the woods.

First up–these Brooks running shorts. I saw them advertised in an REI flyer and had to go grab a pair. So cute, love the fit, and got them on sale (the REI sale lasts until Sept. 2, btw). Lots of things I’m eyeing up there!

Second–coffee blended with coconut oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. Am I the last one to hear about this? I read about it the other day on Marcia’s site and had to try. You put all the ingredients in the blender and then you have this amazing cup of coffee, better than Starbucks any day of the week. Now I’m hooked.

Third–Farmer’s markets. You’ll find me at my favorite one every Wednesday afternoon. I have absolutely loved hitting it up this year. I’m buying all of my meat and eggs there, plus all the just-picked produce. Lately I’ve been making ratatouille with all the summer squash, eggplant and tomatoes that are available. I will really miss the market when it closes in the fall.

Finally–Clean Eating magazine. Just picked up my first copy and I’m loving the great recipes in here. They are all so simple and use real, whole food ingredients. What’s not to like?

What’s on your list of current favorites? 


Related Posts:


  1. Those shorts are really cute. But I’m sure they’d look even better if they’d been modeled,

    I’ve been doing our farmers markets for years now and can’t go back to supermarket fruit and veg (except when I run out or forget something). The quality and price is always better.
    Char recently posted..Pass and FailMy Profile

  2. You already know mine (HAHA). I have to check out the Clean Eating Magazine – thank you =)
    Michele @ Nycrunningmama recently posted..Things I’m LovingMy Profile

  3. I’ve never heard of Clean Eating Magazine – sounds like a good one! I’m loving cherry tomatoes straight off my plants right now. Can’t. get. enough. Like candy!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Sweaty in 30 Minutes or LessMy Profile

  4. OMG those shorts are adorable!…& one can never have too many!! I also love that coffee idea. I guess I’m the last one to hear:-)
    These days I’m loving my Handful sports bra! Comfort, style & can be worn to run or lounge around afterward.
    Allie recently posted..WHAT I WOULD DO WITH A MILLION DOLLARS…and other random thingsMy Profile

  5. I’m loving our fall temps but sad that summer is over, kids go back to school on Monday…
    Kovas – Midwest Multisport Life recently posted..The Art of ButcheringMy Profile

  6. Coconut OIL or milk? I’m a little wary of tossing oil in my coffee. But I can get on board with some coconut milk!
    Funny – many years ago, at my first job in a health food store, we tried to get the coconut oil thing going. We proclaimed benefits, put it on sale, featured recipes – no takers. We eventually stocked it in the cosmetics section. Now, 15 years later, it’s all the rage!
    Gracie (Complicated Day) recently posted..This is why I have a blogMy Profile

  7. hehe i love coconut oil in / on everything! i used it on my hair the other day and i felt like i was the last one on that trend!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..itz a tech worldMy Profile

  8. I’m loving my feetures plantar fasciits compression socks! I wear them all the time when I’m barefoot, and my feet have never been happier!

    I’m also loving Burts Bees tinted lip balm–my new color is Red Dahlia. Keeps me from looking pale and washed out.

    I’m loving the cooler summer weather we’ve had this year…it has made my half marathon training actually enjoyable!

    Finally, I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and I need to mention it as one of the things I’m loving lately!!!

  9. I keep hearing about the coconut oil in coffee- I don’t know why I haven’t tried it yet… although I rarely drink coffee. LOVE farmer’s markets, too!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Progression Run + Things I’m LovingMy Profile

  10. I tried the coconut oil thing when I was doing the Whole 30 way back when and you’re right– it is surprisingly tasty!
    Colorado Gal recently posted..Gates of the Arctic, Alaska: The ItineraryMy Profile

  11. I saw those Brooks shorts in a local running store here earlier this week and loved them, but they were a little too short for me (if I remember) but I love the design.

    I’ve seen the Clean Eating magazine and thought about picking it up but didn’t, so glad to know it’s great.
    Michael recently posted..A Video Blog Dedicated to My Soon to be Ironman Friend (Coy)My Profile

    • MissZippy says:

      And…I just learned on Twitter that the publisher went bankrupt and will no longer be publishing it! Such a shame.

      • oh no! Clean Eating my favorite magazine… hope the web-site somehow stays up, tons of old recipes are available on it, pretty much the only food/recipe site I use.

  12. When we lived closer to it we would go to the Farmers Market once or twice a week… we try to get there at least once a week now and every time we do get to go I am in heaven!
    Cori @ olivetorun recently posted..What Do You Mean You Don’t Know HOW?!My Profile

  13. I LOVE those Brooks shorts too! I have them in the lighter pink version. I also have the thermal top and spandex capris in that darker color. I get so many compliments on the print.
    Tasha @ Healthy Diva recently posted..I am ULTRAMy Profile

  14. Heading over to check out those shorts right now! I only have 4 pairs that I keep rotating through. At this rate, they’ll be threadbare soon LOL

  15. Mmmm…we hit up our local farmer’s market every Saturday. Even on the days I run long, Hubs take the little ladies without me so I still get to reap the benefits. :)
    Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. recently posted..Friday FavesMy Profile

  16. I LOVE My Brooks Infiniti II shorts! They’re my long run go-to shorts! Never ride up and super comfy – water proof pocket to boot!
    Kat recently posted..Days 23 & 24 – #AugustCoreFocus + #FFTech thoughtsMy Profile

  17. That coffee is a new one on me. I’m not sure I dare to mess with my coffee. I like it plain and simple. BUT… don’t knock it ’til you try it, right :)
    LOVE Brooks clothing for running. I know those shorts would be great.
    Joanne recently posted..Our Day at The NYS FairMy Profile

  18. I think I need to spring for some new running shorts. I haven’t bought a pair in ages (though I think my Nike sprint shorts will stay in style for a while, right?).

    I’ll have to try that coffee. I’ve heard a little about using coconut oil in coffee, but I wasn’t sure about trying it.
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Power Packed Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette. VeganMy Profile

  19. How have I not known about this coffee bliss? Sounds like I’m going to have to retrain my oldest in his latte making ways!
    Sheila recently posted..True Confession Thursday: All The Lazy ThingsMy Profile

  20. I’ve been loving the Farmer’s Market too!

    Also, my Nike Lunarlon’s. They have been amazing to my feet and my running :)
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..#RECIPEFRIDAY: A Juicing Connection!My Profile

  21. I love Brooks’ clothes but for the life of me their shoes don’t work for me.
    Yay on the bulletproof coffee–I agree: so good!
    I hate to admit it but I’m digging having the kids back in school. It was time!
    Marcia recently posted..A Techy Day in the LifeMy Profile

  22. I can’t get the coffee out of my head after reading about it earlier. Do you really mean coconut oil or do you mean coconut milk? :) How much to you put in of each? It really sounds amazing! (I tried to go to Marcia’s site but it didn’t link up directly to the coffee part.) Thanks!!
    Angie @ A Mother’s Pace recently posted..Running without a WatchMy Profile

  23. Right now I’m loving
    1. Trying new restaurants in town (I know that’s not an actual thing)
    2. School supplies!

    This summer I haven’t made enough time for the Farmer’s Market. Fail.
    Stephanie@nowirun.com recently posted..Food and Great APPS!My Profile

  24. Don’t know how I missed that coffee combo – I’ll have to try it!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted..Semi-unpluggedMy Profile

  25. I love love Brooks infinity shorts!! They have 2 versions and I don’t care for the 2 in 1 style (I think that’s it) there is a band that wraps around the thigh that’s just too…um sticky I think is the discription I’m looking for. I also just ordered the Brooks jacket in that print and its adorable but too tight in the shoulders (a lot of their jackets that way) As much as I love it, it had to back :( Saucony makes a great light jacket!
    Fueled by Spite recently posted..Race ReportMy Profile

  26. Catherine says:

    Can you share the coffee recipe. The link didnt take me to it. I love using coconut oil as a moisturizer, too, so i have some in my bathroom and some in my kitchen….im odd!

    • MissZippy says:

      Sure–I just make coffee like normal, then throw it in the blender with 1 teaspoon or so of coconut oil (extra virgin/organic), one dash of vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. I blend it for a few seconds and then it’s all set!

  27. Beets – I’m on a beet kick! But for the first couple of days (when I 1st started) I thought I was dying every time I used the bathroom! :D
    Half-Crazed Runner recently posted..Park City Half Marathon, UtahMy Profile

  28. Brooks finally got the memo to make women’s plaid clothing! And there was much rejoicing:)
    Adrienne recently posted..A Not-So-Random ObservationMy Profile

  29. I haven’t been hitting our fabulous MD farmers’ markets much this year, but I have been doing a fabulous CSA. 21lbs of produce that will all be consumed by my family this week… only cost me $35!
    Alyssa K recently posted..More than a half marathonMy Profile

  30. I’m late to this party, but why not. Things RWH is lovin’ lately:

    1. Perth, Western Australia.
    2. Moving Comfort capris
    3. Local Singaporean Coffee
    Holly @ Run With Holly recently posted..Perth Marathon: The “Evening-Of” Abbreviated VersionMy Profile

  31. That coffee sounds weird! I will have to try it though, as it’s probably great. I think the oil portion of it is throwing me off. What I am loving lately: America’s cup, dried mangos, taper weeks, good books and garden veggies!
    Travel Spot recently posted..Currently: SeptemberMy Profile

Speak Your Mind


Current ye@r *

CommentLuv badge