This week was a tough week. I had another topic in mind, but I didn’t have the time to write that post and do it justice, so I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy and sharing five things I loved this summer. Because yes, technically, it’s still summer.
Killer B Sale
I’ve written before about how much I love Pahla B’s workouts (read it here) and I own several of her workout guides. They are very simple: a few tips, suggestions on how to use the guide, and then a schedule with links that will take you to the suggested workout on Youtube.
Pahla ran an awesome sale over the Labor Day weekend and I picked up a couple of more guides: right now I am working my way through The Killer B Guide to Your Killer Body. Don’t let the length of these workouts or the fact that many are bodyweight only. You’re not going to change and Pahla is a genius at getting you sweaty in a short amount of time.
When I checked yesterday the sale (50% off) was still going on.
All the Nuun
I cramped up after we walked back to our hotel after the 1812 Challenge. Why? Because I totally forgot to drink my Nuun when we got back there! D’oh! Drinking Nuun before and after most of my runs this summer have meant almost no cramping at all, and as soon as I drank it (and ate a little Pirate Booty), I was perfectly fine.
I’ve also been “enjoying” the Nuun Immunity (Amazon Affiliate link). Do I like the taste? It’s just okay, I’ll admit. But I drink it before, during, and after a trip. Does it make a difference? I don’t really know. But I haven’t gotten sick.
Skirt Sports Cool It Skirt
You knew it was coming, right? So why do I love this skirt so damn much?
- It got me through both my half and the 1812 Challenge with no chafing — from the skirt, anyway.
- It has four pockets.
- The shorties stay in place.
- It has a vent for ease of movement.
- It’s so damn comfortable.
- Does the skirt really keep me cooler? I don’t know, but I’ve done quite well in quite a number of hot races in it this summer, and it’s definitely nice and light weight.
- It’s a solid — I love my skirts in prints, but it’s really nice to have a solid to go with some of the tops in prints!
Use code 522CRJ for 15% off — and yes, that code now works on sale prices, and yes, the Cool It Skirt is still on sale here.
Good Day Chocolate Melatonin
I’ve written about this supplement before, but it bears repeating. It won’t just knock you out. You won’t wake up groggy. It tastes like the blue M&Ms (seriously!).
It’s been a tough summer for sleep, between travel, altitude, a dying AC in one of our hottest summers here, and at the moment, Lola has bronchitis and has the cough from hell.
Good Day Chocolate Melatonin (Amazon Affiliate link) has helped me get more sleep in the midst of chaos this summer.
Olly Protein + Slim Boost Bar in Salted Caramel Chocolate
Why is it when I talk about favorites it’s almost always about food? I picked these up at Target once on a whim. Also the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar which sadly didn’t do it for me but boy this one did!
I love the taste of the Olly Protein + Slim Boost Bar (Amazon Affiliate link), but it’s cheaper at Target). I also love the fact that they’re only 180 calories, just 3 gms of sugar, and 12 gms of protein. They’re chocolate coated so you can’t leave them in a hot car unless you really enjoy having that melted chocolate get all over everything. It’s still a treat, though — while a lot better than many so-called protein bars, it’s still pretty processed. But as an occasional indulgence to boost the protein — yum!
Everything in moderation, right?
What did you love this summer?
What can’t you wait for this Fall?
Do the darker mornings make you change your running schedule?