Friday, November 20, 2015

Things I'm Loving Right Now including Davis, Spotify Running, and My new Garmin 230!

Happy Friday! I can't believe it's November and almost the end of the month. The holidays are approaching especially with Thanksgiving coming up next week. I have lots of things to be thankful for, but we'll leave that for another blog post. Today, I want to talk about the things that I have been loving lately.

1. Running new routes in Davis - It is so fun running in a new area. I get to explore new routes and I have so many different options in Davis. For those of you that don't know, biking is very popular in Davis, CA and there are biking paths everywhere. It is pretty awesome because those same routes are also great for running.
2. The many parks and playgrounds nearby - Not only does Davis have great biking/running paths but along the paths are beautiful parks and playgrounds. The kiddos love that we can walk to the park and play soccer, basketball, and of course bike. They love that they have their bikes and can ride safely in the park. It is so cool to have paths to take that lead to more beautiful parks. I also love that my kids want to go to the park everyday. 
3. Spotify Running - I was contacted about trying the feature out and given a free year of Premium Spotify running and other goodies to review in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own and I think it is a great app. I really like that it matches the tempo to your running pace. Just make sure you choose the genre of music you like. The first time I picked one that I thought would be good for me, I ended up listening to music with lots of profanity and it didn't help with my run. :p Right now I like the top Hits Run genre. I love that it is introducing me to new music that I can add to my running playlist. My playlist was in need of major updating and it is great that this app is helping me expand my music horizons.
4. Garmin 230 - I went and finally bought a new running watch. I've had my Garmin 405CX for the longest time and needed something new. So when I found out that Garmin was coming out with new Forerunners, I knew this watch was for me. I pre-ordered it at REI and was not expecting it until till the end of the month but just got it this week and am loving it! I love that I get quick satellite, love the look, and love all the features it has (activity tracker, phone notifications, apps, etc). I will do a full review once I use it more but so far so good! 
5. The weather! - I am loving the weather here in Davis, CA! It has been mostly sunny so far minus 2 days of rain since we've been here. I love that the temps are perfect for running. I was telling Hubby that I could totally get used to this. I know it will be a lot hotter in the summer but I am enjoying that even in the fall/winter the weather will be a lot nicer than it will be in Jersey! Sorry friends on the East coast or those not in California! The weather here is amazing!
There you have it. The things I'm loving lately. Anything you are loving right now?

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