Lord knows, I could make a list a mile long of things I love. This week, these have been a few of my 'go to' things. I almost was tempted to throw my bike on the list as the love hate relationship has turned into nothing but love. I'll have to tell you about my latest ride and awesome bike route find in the next post! For now, here are a few of my favorite things.
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that melt into... oh wait. Wrong list.
Coppertone Spray Sport Sunscreen. This one has actually been a favorite for a while now. Spray it on, no rubbing. Can’t be beat. It can be a little glue like but it works like nothing else I have tried and I am a fair skinned individual so have tried everything. There is a version now by Neutrogena that can be applied to wet skin that has my interest since I sweat so much. I tried it once and got tiny water blisters from it after being in the sun. I might try it again to be sure that wasn’t something weird with me and not the sunscreen.
Bigelow Mentha Body Wash (available at Bath & Body Works). That Pink Girl pointed me in the direction of this one. It works great on those days that you are sweating even coming out of the shower. The mint is instantly cooling on your skin and definitely helps in the heat.
The Triathlete's Training Bible by Joe Friel. It seems a lot of you are reading this these days. I love the section on the principles of training, sort of the science behind it all. Anyone that recommends you fit a 30 minute nap in over your lunch break is tops in my book! Besides the nap recommendation, there is a lot of useful and interesting information in this book.
Protein Balls. Oh My. Have you ever had those peanut butter balls at Christmas that are dipped in chocolate? Some people call them buckeyes. I would not steer you wrong on this one. Imagine those without the chocolate outside and you have Fitnessista’s Protein Balls. I pretty much follow her recipe but use 1 T vanilla protein powder and 1 T chocolate protein powder. At about 100 calories per ball, they are great for a pre or post workout snack. They also would be a great way to stave off a dessert craving. Sort of an “eat this not that” thing.
Fig Newtons. We are going old school. Until the past week or so I was not really a fan. Not sweet enough I suppose. Who wants a Fig Newton when you could have a Nutter Butter or a Double Stuf Oreo? Well, things have changed. I love carrying Fig Newtons on my long bike rides. They seem to give me just enough energy and they are easy to eat while riding. So much better than trying to suck down a GU. I have a little bit of trouble getting the Ziploc baggie open and closed while rolling but that may just take practice or perhaps another kind of bag.
What are you loving right now?