Happy Monday, all!

How were your weekends?? Mine FLEW by. Like it started with a ‘yay it’s finally friday!’ then POOF! Sunday night. On Saturday Eric and I went to dinner at a restaurant called Oleana, and it was tremendous. We had quail, pig belly and a few other things because the portions are small, and it made my belly very happy. I also did something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time- I fiiinally bought new sneakers! Yay!

They are called the Saucony Kinvara 4. They are coral colored and I am obsessed. They are SO lightweight and so pretty and they make my feet so happy.

They look like this:

kinvara 4

And this what they look like on my feet:


And this is what they look like on the sidewalk:


And this is what they look like in Starbucks:


And this is how happy and snazzy I feel in them:


I literally feel like I’m running on clouds. It’s amazing. Did I mentioned I’m obsessed? Because I am ob-sessed. They’re my air force ones. They’re my pumped up kicks. Every night is sneakernight with these.

Are you noticing a theme?

Yes, I think in songs when I’m happy, and this week’s mixtape theme is: Cool Kicks!

Spotify: Cool Kicks Mixtape

  1. you belong with me- taylor swift
  2. air force ones- nelly
  3. thrift shop – macklemore
  4. my adidas- run dmc
  5. its still rock and roll to me- billy joel
  6. low- flo rida / t pain
  7. pumped up kicks- foster the people
  8. vans- the pack
  9. sneakernight- vanessa hudgens
  10. cooler than me- mike posner


What kind of running shoes do you have? What color are they?

How was your weekend?

What was the best workout you did this weekend?

44 Thoughts on “Mixtape Monday: Cool Kicks!

  1. Looooove the new kicks – they’re adorable! And, um, the shoe-themed mixtape rocks my world. :) Have an awesome day!
    Lillian @ Seize the Latte recently posted…MIMM: A Lovely WeekendMy Profile

  2. Glad to hear you’ve found such fabulous shoes! I am in desperate need of new ones but am waiting to purchase them until I’m back in Canada and they are cheaper!
    Emma @ Culturecopia recently posted…The phone call every college student makes [weekend recap]My Profile

  3. Love the new kicks…and photos of new kicks! I love that walking in clouds new shoe feeling! My latest running shoes are Asics & they’re black & pink with pink laces. I need to get Bean some new kicks. Shopping for her shoes is so much fun! Kid-sized Nikes are just adorable!
    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama recently posted…Merida Makeover & The Princess ProblemMy Profile

    • I love pink laces!! Oh my gosh kid shoe shopping is the cutest thing ever. I dont even have kids and sometimes I see kid shoes that I want to buy because they are just that adorable.

  4. I’m currently walking in my Nike Frees, smurf blue:) LOVE how they look…everywhere. Hilarious:)

    I ran this weekend to the whole Foster album. Your mix is amazefest! Great mesh of old and new!
    Nichole recently posted…Monday Motivation – All You Need Is Seven MinutesMy Profile

    • Thanks! Yeah I need at least a few old songs to listen to when I run, it’s like a different jolt of energy when an oldie comes on versus a new song. I’m not sure why that is.

  5. Love this mixtape! Some of my fav songs are on here. :)

    I laughed out loud (like, actually out loud) at your multiple pictures of your shoes. They’re such a pretty color! I remember trying on the Brooks Ghost 5 and just feeling like I could do anything when they were on. It’s a great feeling! :)
    Beth @ Mangoes and Miles recently posted…Thoughts of a First-Time Half-Marathon RunnerMy Profile

    • Haha thanks :) I don’t normally get THIS excited about new shoes, but in this case, I couldn’t help it. I wore them all weekend, to brunch, around boston, to dinner, etc. I know, I’m like a 5 year old.

  6. I just posted about my new sneakers! : ) It is crazy how much a new pair of shoes can motivate us? I loved all my workouts this weekend, it makes such a difference on a Monday morning! Loved your post.
    Morgan recently posted…Group Fitness= LOVE!My Profile

  7. Haha you really love those shoes! Getting new workout shoes is always fun. You do look quite happy in them!
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  8. LOVE the new shoes lady! Coral is such the trendy color right now, I’m so jealous! Now you just need some mint running accessories and you’ll have the top two trendy colors (disclaimer: according to my best friend, not proven fashion facts). I love the pictures. New shoes make the world go around, really. Cooler than me is on of the best songs to ham out to, for real. So peppy! I have Adidas Boost and they are ALL BLACK so naturally I had to buy some pink laces to add some color. All black errrytthannnggg isn’t my style, yet. :) Happy Monday to you!
    megbek recently posted…Not a PR, Not Even CloseMy Profile

    • Love the pink laces!! I had black sneakers for a while and frequently rocked the all black, it’s so bad ass. and LOL- i have been only buying coral and mint green things lately because I too got that memo. totally fashion facts. i read it on the internet, and you cant put anything on the internet that isnt true. everybody knows that. happy monday lovelies!

  9. Oooo, I like the shoes! My shoes are gray and neon yellow; it sounds ugly cuz they kinda are ugly. haha
    Tiff recently posted…16-Week UpdateMy Profile

  10. I am going to “run” out and get those sneakers today! You look so fabulous, beautiful, happy and fit….I want a piece of that!!!
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  11. So, your mixtapes are always gold. Always. But this week’s wins the gold hand down, because I am ABSOLUTELY obsessed with Macklemore and every single thing he does musically/rap-ically.

    I’m diggin’ the new kicks! I love that coral color, and it’s hard to go wrong with any shoe that wins an award from Runner’s World. I also love that little tour of places that your feet normally end up. It’s an interesting view of the world, hands down 😉 the best workout I did this weekend was BY FAR the Rave Run 5K me and the family did on Friday night. Best night of the weekend!
    Chelsea recently posted…Rave Run 5K: Race RecapMy Profile

  12. Obsessed? I never would have guessed 😉 Definitely don’t blame you, though, because those are some hot shoes. I have a pair of Nike Free 3.0’s right now that are light gray with hot pink accents and I loooove them. The walking on clouds feeling? Definitely know what you’re talking about. Hope your week is off to a great start :)
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted…. you won’t find happiness in a smaller pair of jeans .My Profile

    • Thanks girlie! I’d be lying if I said the color was just by chance, when I started sneaker shopping I wanted a pair that felt great that were pink or coral. I was so psyched to find a pair that fit both criteria. hope your monday is going well!

  13. My weekend flew by as well! My cousin’s wedding was this weekend so my best excercise was dancing the night away! Great weekend but so so so fast! I want those shoes! I could really use some “clouds” for my feet about now! :)
    Rustic Honey recently posted…Sweet & Salty Caramel Brownie Pretzel Ice Cream CakeMy Profile

    • Haha they are so cloud-like I highly recommend trying them out if you’re looking for sneakers. And dancing the night away is the best kind of exercise :) glad you had fun at the wedding!

  14. Wow, love those sneakers! Especially the laces – what a great color!! My running shoes are Brooke Ravennas and I’m obsessed with them too… totally understand! 😉 Mines don’t have nearly as cool colors though – just blue and yellow. Lol @ the back-to-back sneaker pics!! Great idea! :)
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    • Haha thanks Koryn :) I was leaning toward getting Brookes because I’ve heard they are simply the best. These are my first sauconys, and so far so good.

  15. Super cute!

    My Mizuno running shoes are white-ish with blue and silver accents. I should get something brighter to distract from my ridiculous running form 😛

    I totally get what you mean about running on clouds! It’s so wonderful. Minimalist shoes…pfftt….
    Alex @ Brain, Body, Because recently posted…Trying to Judge Less, Not Trying to be a JerkMy Profile

    • I know right- my old shoes feel like bricks attached to my feet now. I really like the minimalist feeling. LOL, yeah I’m hoping if people are looking at my shoes, they wont notice that my face is also a neon shade when i run by :)

  16. I LOVE the color of your new sneaks! The coral-y pink is verrrry pretty! I wear Asics Gel Kayuno 19s and I adore them. I recently switched from minimalist shows (Vibrams) to these babies and my arches are very happy! Thanks for sharing a playlist, I’m always on the lookout for some songs to add to my running list!
    Her Happy Balance recently posted…Weekend Recap (5/17-5/19)My Profile

    • Yeah as much as I’m so excited about these minimalist shoes, I’m curious to see how my arches are going to respond. hopefully they stay happy, time will tell!

  17. I’m currently running with NikeID Free IIs (or something like that) that my boyfriend bought me for Christmas last year! They’re pink and purple and sooo comfy. I really like your shoes too!

  18. You are stinking adorable, this post made me smile. My shoes are Brooks and they are boring blue. They have a neon green version and I’m tempted to order them… lol!
    Ari @ The Pace of it All recently posted…Weekend rambles: running woes, a realization and other randomness.My Profile

    • Hahaha go for the neon! I love the neon choral. I’ve heard awesome things about Brooks shoes, if I didnt get Saucony I was going to look into Brooks, perhaps I will for my next pair :)

  19. I totally judge a book by its cover and a shoe by their colour! Love your new ones!
    I’m going to have to download some of these songs- thanks for another great playlist!
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  20. Awesome post! I wear asics equations currently. They are lime, purple and silver. Love them. Love your playlist this week too!
    Britt @ BrittsRunningStyle recently posted…Ten Miler and Ragged Mt. HikeMy Profile

  21. Love the new shoes!

  22. Love those sneaks, Charlotte! I’m thinking orange is becoming the new pink, it’s everywhere! I am loving it : -) I have my Nike Free’s on at the moment, and they’re gray and pink. My best work-out this weekend was a hill-run on the water! Have a great start to the week hun!
    Meredith recently posted…A work and play weekendMy Profile

    • Thanks Meredith! Lol orange is the new pink, so true, i still love pink though :) A hill run on the water sounds great, i love running on the charles because the breeze along the water can’t be beat when its warm out! Hope your week is going well!

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