It’s finally Friday! Which means nothing to me because I work in the service industry, but for you it’s probably a good thing.
I’ve decided to start joining Heather from Life in Leggings for the weekly Friday Favorites link up! Since I do a Thinking Out Loud post on Thursdays, I don’t want to get repetitive, so I’m gonna reserve Friday Favorites for actual “stuff” I’ve bought/am using at the time.
1: Compression Socks
How did I ever live without these?! I have to say, while I’m not a huge fan of wearing them while I run (I think they make my legs hurt, but I don’t know. It may just be a coincidence that the two times I’ve tried to run in them my calves hurt.) but they make my legs feel AMAZING when they’re achy and sore after a run. My only issue is how expensive they are, so I’m cherishing the one pair I have currently 😉 You can see the pair I have in this family pic from our race this Saturday. You can find them here. (None of the links in this post are affiliate links).
2: Buff USA:
The weather in Columbia has been insanely inconsistent, and it’s made dressing for my runs really, really difficult. I purchased a Buff USA a few weeks back and I cannot get over how much of a good decision this was. When it’s chilly, I wear it over my ears until I get too hot then I make it into a regular headband, and this past Saturday at the 10K I wore it balaclava style and it kept my face from hurting. As an asthmatic, this is especially helpful. You can find them here.
3: Brooks Glycerins
A few years back, I bought my first pair of Glycerins. I had never had a running shoe that worked so well for me, so when I had to retire them, I was pretty devastated. I LOVE Brooks shoes, and I’m partial to the Ghost and Ravenna models, but honestly, nothing has ever quite worked for me as well as the Glycerins. I was in desperate need of new running shoes recently, and I bought a cheaper pair of Asics (which is a great brand, but these were definitely a lower end model) that were getting me through alright, but I was having pretty bad ankle pain, so I knew I needed something better.
I mentioned this in passing to my dad and he asked me what kind of shoes I normally wear. I told him Glycerins, and he offered to buy me a pair! I was absolutely elated and definitely took him up on his offer 😉 I’ve been running in them for the past two weeks and they’re like butter. I don’t know how I ever left them in the first place<3
4: Burts Bees Candles
I am a Burts Bees addict. I buy all of their seasonal flavors and savor them for the approximately 3 days I have them before I lose them. I knew they made other beauty products, but I was at Wal-Mart the other day and saw that they also make candles! I bought the lavender scent and have burned it daily. I love burning it before bed, because it’s such a calming scent.
5: Herbal Essences Cleansing Conditioner:
This stuff is seriously amazing. I mentioned it a while back in a blog post I did for the no-poo method, but I kind of forgot about it for a while. I bought a bottle recently and fell back in love. I’ve been straightening my hair most of the time lately, and it makes it feel and look really healthy even with the heat damage. (I used to only be able to get it at Target, but lately I’ve seen it popping up in other places!)
Those are my Friday Favorites for this week Have a great weekend!