Do I Really Need It?


This post idea came to me during Saturday’s long run as I was thinking about my favorite post run breakfast.

I asked myself, “Do I really need oats in a jar after every long run?”

oats in a jar

Yes, yes I do. While I adore oatmeal for breakfast any morning of the week, there’s just something about this combination after a long run that is quite exciting and extra satisfying. I always prepare my oats in a jar in advance (mixed with berries, Skoop and extra peanut butter) so when I get back from my run, it’s ready and waiting for me 🙂

So I started thinking about other Do I Really Need questions to ask myself this weekend and here’s what I came up with:

Do I really need this adorable Kate Spade cupcake phone case?

Kate Spade cupcake iphone case

No, but I love it! As cute as it is, there’s nothing wrong with the iPhone case I currently have so why spend the $45 for a new one at this point?

Do I really need this beautiful bedding from Pottery Barn (minus the throw pillows)?

Emily and Merritt bedding

I can’t stop thinking about it! It’s so shabby chic meets Ralph Lauren flowers which is EXACTLY my style. This Emily and Merritt Bedding collection is actually from Pottery Barn Teen but it’s like their first duvet and bedding set ever to come in King size so I think it’s a sign that I am supposed to have it.

Do I really need this much frozen broccoli?

frozen broccoli

Yes. I roast frozen broccoli almost every day and Trader Joe’s likes to be out of their frozen broccoli bags all of the time (because they are always out of something) so I stocked up at Shop Rite.

I can’t get over, by the way, how popular my how to roast frozen vegetables post has become. I never thought that post would go viral but hey, not complaining. It’s a great technique, super easy and crazy good.

Do I really need bananas involved in almost everything I eat lately?

english muffin with peanut butter and banana

The answer is yes. I have been craving bananas like wild these days so I needed to add some slices to my super toasted english muffin with peanut butter and jelly on Saturday. With a sprinkle of salt too because salt and bananas are my craving combo in the hours after a long run.

Do I really need to like the color of my running shoes?

Adidas Energy Boosts

Nope. What I need is my favorite pair of Adidas Energy Boosts on my feet even if they are the most boring blah shade of gray. My Energy Boost model is now on the endangered list (trying to stay calm over here) so I ordered two new pairs on sale, not caring that they aren’t pink. I go through running shoes so quickly so who cares what color they are so long as they fit?

Do I really need to wait until tomorrow to share my easy Cold S’mores recipe?

Cold Smores

Yes! While these Cold S’mores are really easy to make, they are not so easy to photograph because they get all melty within minutes. I am going to try to take a few more pictures today, that is assuming we have a stack of them left in the freezer. My son and I kind of really enjoyed them this weekend.

Have a great week!

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What color are your running shoes? Do you buy them based on color or fit?

What takes up the most space in your freezer?

Long run cravings?


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