It’s FRIDAY, y’all! I complained today on Instagram about having to go to a training session for work today, but it ended up being very interesting and engaging. Don’t you love little surprises like that? I’m still glad to be out of it now, though, because it’s time to do nothing. I wish that were actually true, but it was fun to say anyway. Before I get my weekend started, I wanted to share some things I’m currently loving. The first one is really and tried-and-true favorite, but I will never get tired of purchasing them each and every year.
New School Supplies
Nothing, and I mean nothing, screams back to school more than brand new Sharpies. Ultra Fine is where it’s at. I have a feeling I will wear the pink one out first. When I snagged the permanent ink, I also saw these highlighters. I must have been living under a rock because I swear I’ve never seen retractable ones. Kids have everything these days. I’ll probably go buy them and never use them, just like every other highlighter I’ve ever owned. I’ll force myself to move on, because I promise you I could talk about school supplies all day. #WhiteOutAllDayEveryDay
Altra Running Shoes
I’ve had these shoes since January, and I’ve just started to regularly wear them. I feel really stupid, because I freaking love them. I do better with lower drop/more minimalist shoes, but I forget that occasionally. I’m glad I hopped back on board, because my feet, shins, and knees are very happy right now. I’m about to start training for an upcoming half, so I’m ready to break these bad boys in more.
I truly thought I hated smoothies. I mean, I would go on rants about how dumb they were and how I’d rather eat real food. I was actually just using a crappy blender. FitBloggin’ attendees were given the chance to try out a Nutri Ninja. I can honestly say it’s made all the difference. Smoothies can be smooth. Who would have thunk it? I highly recommend getting one if you aren’t happy with your current blender.
Aurorae Yoga Mat
Aurorae recently contacted me and asked if I would like to try out one of their products. I was ecstatic. I hate walking into a yoga, Pilates, or other class without a decent mat. It’s embarrassing. Now I can show off this beauty. In addition to being gorgeously green, it’s also easily the best mat I’ve used. It doesn’t slide around, I don’t slide around on it, and it makes every pose or move that much easier to get into and out of without looking like an idiot.
I went with the Classic Mat in Seamist. It’s really hard to convey just how pretty the color is in photos, but just trust me on this. Apparently the color should represent my inner self (“Soothing, Renewal, Intellect, Nature, Self-Control, Gentle, and Harmonious”), but I have a lot of areas to work on. 😉
Here are a few stats about the mats:
- Specially Designed 1/4″ (6mm) Ultra Thick Memory Foam. 72″ Long with our Rising Moon Focal Icon. Free from Phthalates, Silicone and Latex.Toxin Free. 100% guaranteed
- Durable and Long Lasting material/ SGS approved Free from Phthalates/Latex
- Colors that Define your Inner Self/ Focal Point Icon to help concentration
I’ll quit bragging about my new mat now and give YOU a chance to win one! The giveaway is open to US residents and will end on 8/21 at Midnight. A winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!
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