I am struggling to understand that today is August 1st. When did this happen?
September is already next month. The Halloween decorations are already in stores.
Hopefully this means Trader Joe’s canned pumpkin is on its way to the store shelves soon, too? Libby’s just isn’t as good.
It suddenly occurred to me that Fall race season is kind of approaching.
I haven’t signed up for any of the fall races I had in mind months ago when Fall seemed far away.
The Hershey Park Half, the Diva Half, the Entenmann’s Half (which falls on Yom Kippur so that was out of the question anyway), The Great Cow Harbor 10K or even the five-mile race I ran on Labor Day last year.
I figured I would be running at least one of the races but something occurred to me yesterday when I was happily stretching at the end of another Pure Barre class.
If Pure Barre offers another special, which the girl at the front desk thought they would, for the price of one half marathon entry fee, I could sign up for a month’s worth of barre classes.
Something to consider, don’t you think?
I mean, I do love a race but they can be pretty pricey and I can challenge myself to run 13.1 for free anytime I want.
Although the race perks and goodie bags are appealing; I still use my Hershey Half cooler bag to tote my snacks to the beach.
I don’t know what I am going to do just yet and have decided I won’t think about it today.
Today is still a summer Friday with another summer weekend on tap which is now reminding me that I must go purchase a new bottle of SkinCeuticals sunscreen.
If you recall from my post all about Sunscreens, I swear by SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense for my face and BabyGanics for the rest of my body.
I have been trying to ignore the fact that I LOST MY BOTTLE OF SKINCEUTICALS ON THE BEACH LAST WEEKEND.
I never lose anything and it is just not okay to lose a bottle of $34 sunscreen.
I thought about buying one of the cheaper-but-still-acceptable sunscreens for the face just to get me through the rest of the summer but reconsidered.
I love to save money but I don’t skimp on things I truly value, especially when it comes to my face, so to save ten or fifteen dollars, it just isn’t worth it.
Another thing I decided isn’t worth skimping on?
In my Warm Weather Workout Essentials guide for this season, I mentioned supplementing my running wardrobe with some tank tops of the GapFit.
I like it. I do. But. It isn’t my favorite or first choice.
I can’t even tell you exactly why. All I know is that I have three Lulu tanks that I go to first.
I do so much laundry that I can really keep rotating the same few tops, pants and skirts that I love rather than have a giant running wardrobe filling my drawers and emptying my wallet.
My son likes to make sure my wallet is emptied. Last night it was a new must-have-to-bring-to-camp beverage that all the kids are drinking.
Has anyone ever heard of this Sparkle Ice? Have you tried it? Do you like it?
I don’t like sparkling beverages. Never have and never will. Like, I won’t even try a sip that’s how much I hate the sparkle.
The stats for these bottles are much better than those Vitamin Waters he had me buying a few weeks ago.
I still wasn’t thrilled to see food colorings on the ingredients list but I don’t like to ruin all of his fun and they were on sale for a dollar each so I was a real sport and bought three bottles.
I am signed up for another Pure Barre class this morning so it’s time for me to get this day moving. In case you are curious, this will be seventh class already.
I have seen major progress in my ability to keep up with the core work warm up and have noticed that it takes longer to get my muscles to shake rather than looking in the mirror and seeing my legs quiver at the start of each routine.
Isn’t it great to be able to recognize your own progress?
Have a great weekend!
Have you registered for your fall races yet?
Do you rotate the same few workout clothes even if you have a drawer full of options?
Three things on your weekend agenda?