FFF: Five NRR Things I’m Loving Lately

What I'm loving lately

Racing, of course

and Non-Running Related (NRR):

  1. Knitting

I started last month with this Ukraine-inspired hat… I have plans for some socks and mittens…

2. Succulents 

I started last year with many in the bay window of my living room

but now they are everywhere including my kitchen…

3. Live Flowers 

It’s great that the ones at Trader Joe’s are affordable and last a long time…


I just got back into buying them again. You can find them at Target.

Mango and Blackberry are my favorite flavors…

If you wondering about its nutritional value:  IZZE Sparkling Juices are made with 70% fruit juice and a dash of sparkling water, with no sugar or preservatives added. IZZE sparkling blackberry juice beverage has 90 calories per eight-ounce can. It contains no fat and 0.3 grams of protein, and it also contains 18 grams of sugar. It also has 0.3 g of dietary fiber and low sodium. It is sweetened with fructose, a naturally occurring sugar.

I just think they taste good.


If you’ve read my blog, you know that oatmeal is my go to pre-race meal.  Well, I actually eat oatmeal EVERYDAY!!

I’m sure that most of you make your own oatmeal.  I admit that I’m lazy.  I eat TWO packages (400 calories, yup!!) every morning.

I vary the flavors and sometimes add raisins but chocolate chip is my favorite.

They even travel well.

and one more for good measure:

6. Alexa

I know I’m late to the party (any my hubby HATES it). I have one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom.

Amazon Echo Dot review

I love being able to have a candle or lamp automatically go on and off a certain times….

Happy Running! What are you loving lately? Please share.






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18 thoughts on “FFF: Five NRR Things I’m Loving Lately

  1. Obviously we’ve had the dots for a very long time. And they get lots of use! I use the one in my bedroom to turn the lights out at night. That way I don’t have to get out of bed after I’m finished reading.


  2. You do have great race photos! I always look like it was my first time running lol. I buy the kodiak protein oats and make my own baked oatmeal each week. That way I can control the sugar content. The premade packets I take for race days and traveling.

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    • They are great for travel. I do have the oats. But as I said I am lazy.

      My race photos are not all great. You should see the ones that I don’t share. Lol


    • I love those flowers. I discovered that they are cheap at Trader Joe’s and last for a few weeks.

      I have the waffles too. Quick post run snack.


  3. The succulents are taking over your house!
    I love oatmeal but always make my own. If I did eat packaged oatmeal, I would eat two packages as well- they never make the serving sizes big enough!
    I’m impressed with your hat- I don’t know how to knit.

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    • I’m not a great knitter. I only do simple things.

      Yes. One package is nothing.

      I used to make my own. But this is faster obviously. And not as healthy of course.


  4. I don’t have Alexa, but I have a smart plug and it’s so nice to turn on the living room light before I walk in the door.
    Love oatmeal, but didn’t like kodiak pancakes so not sure I’d love that one. I also do not DIY, although I have before. Oaymeal is convenience food for me

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