Hello from Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge! I have the super cool opportunity to try out their new wellness package, so I’m spending the night across the river. I’ll share details on the blog next week, but for now you can follow me on Instagram and/or Snapchat (@nicoleperr)!
Ok, January favorites the night of February 4th–guys, I’m getting better! Dare I say this post is almost timely?? Go me. Go blog.
Ursa Major Face Wipes
These are my favorite face wipes I’ve ever used. Granted, I’ve probably only tried a handful of brands, but these rock. They don’t leave any sticky residue, they don’t dry out my skin–they actually leave my face feeling clean. They come individually wrapped, so I’ll throw one in my bag if I know I won’t be able to wash my face in between teaching/taking classes. Also perfect for traveling (I swear ten minutes into a flight my face is a sheet of grease!).
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First Long Run along the Marathon Route
I’ll write more on this when I post my next marathon training summary, but instead of the loop around the Charles River I’ve been doing for my long runs, I decided to start taking them to the actual course (a benefit of training for Boston in Boston). It got me so excited for April!!
I wrote about it in this post, but it was fun to try something new! I’ve been sticking to my go-to classes ever since putting my Classpass membership on hold so it was a real treat to switch things up.
Smoothies from The Juicery
I love that The Juicery is right around the corner from Btone’s North End studio! In between classes, I’ve loved trying out their menu of smoothies for a little mid-morning fuel. Pictured is their Blueberry Mint Smoothie (+hemp protein powder) and it’s DELICIOUS. I love that there are so many healthy options for eating and working out popping up in the North End! Back when I lived there, it was all pizza, bakeries and pasta.
Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry
This recipe from Pinch of Yum is SO GOOD. Easy, flavorful and a perfect vegetarian dinner option.
Favorite Things To Which I Listened
Marathon training = lots of listening going on. Podcasts and audiobooks are my jam right now.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
I listened to Bossypants on Audible during long runs and was laughing out loud like a crazy person. Tina Fey just casually drops these one-liners into her stories that are just too perfect. This book definitely lived up to the hype.
I Forgot To Die: Khalil Rafati’s Journey From Homeless Junkie To Wellness Entrepreneur via Rich Roll Podcast
I was so engrossed in this podcast. Khalil Rafati’s story is incredible and so inspiring! He went from the darkest depths of heroine addiction, homelessness and psychosis to owning a booming organic juice and smoothie company in California.
Ice Skating at Frog Pond
Joe is a trooper and humored me with a trip to Frog Pond in the Boston Common to go skating. It’s crowded, the rental skates are in desperate need of sharpening and the ice is pretty much snow, but that’s all part of the charm (I’m not being sarcastic!). The people watching is great (I think people watching is our favorite activity) and with the Christmas lights twinkling it was a wonderful way to spend a winter evening in Boston.
Long Weekend in Maine
My parents’ place in Maine is incredibly relaxing. The house is always cozy warm with a fire roaring in the living room, while outside the views are amazing. During the day we snowmobiled and did a little pond skating (well, Joe did … I attempted to use figure skates and after five minutes of flailing around and tripping on that damn toe pick I decided to just watch him haha). At night we humored my dad and his motocross buddies by eating elk and drinking whiskey (us soft city folk prefer salads and a glass of wine). 😉
Teaching a Charity Btone Class for My Friends
As part of my fundraising efforts for MABVI, I held a donation-based class at Btone for some of my friends–it was so fun!
I won’t be posting tomorrow so enjoy your weekend!