Tunes Thursday

I was inspired by Alexa’s post last week, featuring some of her favorite tunes and decided to do a TUNES-day Tuesday this week … but forgot to actually do it on Tuesday! Woops! So here it is on Thursday, instead. Here are a few of the songs I’ve been listening to this week – enjoy!

To get me pumped up for St. Patrick’s Day, a little Dropkick Murphys:

Something from my new favorite CD, Fun: (yes, I have concert tickets for when they come in June!)

Nicki Minaj, Starships: (sorry, don’t think the official video is out yet)

Some Mumford & Sons … not new, but in my head this week:


  Another St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Pick, Flogging Molly:

AND for all those dying for The Hunger Games movie to come out, Taylor Swift:

ellasport Long Sleeved Tee Review

This week a fun surprise came in the mail – my new ellasport shirt, kudos of Poise in Parma’s recent blog giveaway! I was excited to try it out – it seemed like the perfect thickness to wear alone on any run in 45+ degree temps, or under a jacket or vest in cooler temps. Plus, the company seems super cool – not only is their mission perfect for running ladies like myself, “to provide women with technical athletic apparel that is designed for a woman’s body and makes you feel good,” but they are also super active and attentive on social media and they even tweeted when my tee was shipped!

SO I was super pumped to try out the Chloe Long Sleeved Tee, which has a mesh design in the lower back, as many of their products contain, “mesh panels in particularly sweaty spots to help your skin breathe.”  I lucked out – Wednesday this week called for a 5 miler and B and I decided to do it outside, downtown. The weather was 40 at 6 p.m. when we started running, so I put on the new shirt, a running vest and some pants and tested out the shirt. It was great! It was cute, the perfect fit (I got a medium because I do not like my running clothes too tight), the perfect length for my short-torsoed 5’4”ish self and perfect at keeping me warm, but not too hot.

I washed it with my other running clothes on Thursday and decided to try it out again, this time under a jacket, for our long 10 miler on Saturday. Again, the shirt held up. The sleeves are slightly long, something I like, so I was able to pull the sleeves over my hands while running to keep them warm during the more breezy parts.

I LOVE the shirt! I hope I get to try out some other ellasport workout clothes – I have such a hard time finding workout capris that I like, but the Power Capris look PERFECT for running and spinning.

Thanks again to ellasport for the shirt!

Disclaimer: ellasport provided me this shirt, free of charge, thanks to Poise In Parma’s blog giveaway. I was not required to blog about the product, but I couldn’t help myself.