Friday Favorites + A Call for Running Songs!

Happy Friday everyone!

I really can’t believe how fast the weeks go by when my workdays are busy. When getting through each day feels like a huge accomplishment, it kinda sneaks up on you when 5 are already under your belt!

I’m linking up with Katie this week to share my Friday Favorites! Enjoy!

Favorite Pup:


My love for pugs is well-documented on this blog. I died when I saw this. Died.

Favorite Splurge (but not really): Fabletics


So I’ve mentioned a few times on here that I am obsessed with workout clothes.

Somehow I came across Fabletics on Facebook last week and I realized they were having a special – all new VIP members could get any outfit for $25.99! After taking a quick lifestyle quiz, I got my suggested outfits — every single outfit was super cute, and some included up to 3 pieces! (top, bottoms, and a headband or sports bra!) I got the one above (except I chose a top that was white & green, grey/teal shorts, and yellow headband).

Unlike most subscription services, you aren’t automatically charged every month for signing up to be a VIP member- at the beginning of each month, they send you an e-mail with outfits that fit your needs/taste, and if you don’t see any you like, you can opt out. The normal price for VIP members is $49.99 per outfit, which is still a steal!

Click here to check it out and sign up – did I mention it’s free to join? #free.99 #myfavoriteprice

Favorite Text:

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You know you have a problem when you text your friend that you’re going to Grocery Outlet and she already knows what you’re going to get 😉 I’m so predictable.

Favorite Half Marathon Apparel:

needs a beer

I found these two shirts on Etsy and have been surveying Facebook and my friends all week about which I should wear to the Shamrock’n Half Marathon next weekend… Which one do you think I should pick?

Favorite Visit:


My uncle Bobby was in town from Florida for a quick work trip earlier this week and my dad and I got the opportunity to meet up with him! We were going to meet him at his hotel, but in Bobby’s words, “I see pictures on your blog every week of you drinking beers all around town…I want to get a beer with my niece!!!” Jeez, twist my arm would ya?!

We went to Tank House, a new-ish BBQ joint in Midtown. Sacramento Beer Week is still going strong and they were featuring beers from Anchor Brewing, a somewhat local San Francisco brewery. Thanks for treating us to a fun evening, Uncle Bobby!

Favorite Song to Run to:

Pharrell – Happy

Who doesn’t love this song right now? If you just raised your hand, you officially have no soul. This song never fails to put a smile on my face and a little pep in my step!

Speaking of music that puts pep in your step… I need your suggestions!

I used to have a running playlist, but it was only about 30 minutes long. This was it:

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You’ll notice it is EXTREMELY outdated, haha.

When I started running longer distances this summer, I gave up the running playlist in favor of just playing my iPhone’s library on shuffle, since that would never run out of music!

However, I have noticed that upbeat music seriously makes a difference in my pace and motivation when I run, so I am putting together a playlist for next weekend’s half marathon! (OMG- NEXT WEEKEND….)

Last night I asked my BFF for some of her favorite songs, and added a few that I’ve enjoyed running to during my long runs these past few weeks:

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Basically I will run to anything that is

  • A) motivational (Stronger, Born This Way, Survivor, anyone?),
  • B) Fast-paced (Mean and Toxic both fit into this category), OR
  • C) Happy go lucky enough to make me wanna sing or dance while I run (Happy, Marry You, and I Love It for sure!)

So, now I ask you:

What are your favorite songs to run to?

13 thoughts on “Friday Favorites + A Call for Running Songs!

  1. You already have most of the ones I would’ve said on your list, but I agree about Fall Out Boy – I’ve always had one of their songs on my playlists.

    P.S. I’m pretty sure “Happy” is the perfect song for just about any situation!

  2. GAH yes I need music for my long runs and for my half too! Thank you for giving me a couple of suggestions. Music can make a WORLD of difference. I’ve been guilty of enjoying some Party in the USA (Miley). But for a more acceptable song suggestion- try out I Lived by One Republic!

  3. Thanks for linking up!! And I love fabeletics – their stuff looks so cute. I’ll be interested to hear how the pieces you got fit and look in person too!! And that pup in the starbucks costume – OMG too cute!!

  4. Okay, I’m going to show my weird and random taste in music by giving you my current favorite running songs. Please don’t judge.

    In no particular order…

    1) Roar – Katy Perry
    2) It’s a beautiful day – Michael Buble (such a fun song)
    3) Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
    4) Proud – Heather Small (could I be any cheesier?)
    5) We are never ever ever ever getting back together – Taylor Swift
    6) Best Song Ever – One Direction
    7) Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

    This list wouldn’t look so bad if I were 16. haha – but it works for me and it makes my runs more run! 🙂

    Can’t wait to read all about your half!! You’re going to ROCK it! Love both the shirts – you won’t go wrong with either! Take lots and lots of pics!

    • Hahaha! Your running playlist looks SO MUCH like mine!! I also have Party in the USA and some Kelly Clarkson. It’s kinda funny bc everyone has been suggesting all these really great songs for my playlist and I’m just like “ehhh no, not guilty pleasure-ish enough!”

  5. There are SO many great ones out there!
    I love:
    1. International Love – Pitbull
    2. Now or Never – Outasight
    3. Hangover – Taio Cruz
    4. Starships – Nicki Minaj (Favorite!)
    5. All I Ever Wanted – Basshunters

  6. Hahaha I love that the first playlist is called Yogging, can we please be best friends?! I’m fine tuning my playlist right now for Saturday, but I can tell you “All I Do Is Win” will be on there because that song is my jam! Pumps me up, all day, erryday.

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