Hey hey hey 😀 Hope you’ve had a wonderful Saturday!
We were lazy bums for the first half of it, and super productive for the second half. It’s funny how that works out 😀
We ended up staying up wayyyyy late (especially for old lady over here) so we slept in and I had a lovely mango sludge for bfast:
1 mango, 1/2 frozen nanner, 1 cup hemp milk, 1 tbs vanilla brown rice protein, 1 scoop Vegalicious, Stevia and cinnamon. It was lip-smacking good 😀
A little while later, while I was reading The Time Traveler’s Wife (I’m officially hooked), I was feeling munchy so I had the other half of yesterday’s cantaloupe.
After doing some stuff around the casa, I casually asked the pilot if he would go for a run with me. I was pleasantly surprised when he said yes 😀
Before we left to run, I had two figgies for carb energy:
So we had a beautiful 5.13 mile run date (with a shirtless hottie haha) and finished in 48 minutes. Not too shabby, considering I haven’t ran outside in a looong time. We’re going to have weekly run dates so I can get ready for that half marathon- I’d love to beat my previous time of 1:56:42.
Speaking of the half, I went into Excel (I’m super nerdy about Excel.. I have expert certification and make spreadsheets for everything) and made a half marathon training plan based on Hal Higdon’s intermediate plan. Sexy running buddy + new sneaks + training plan = one motivated Gina 😀
So I bought this little gem in Tucson:
It’s a DRY BRUSH! I’ve been wanting to get one ever since I read about the benefits of dry brushing in Natalia Rose’s books.
In a nutshell, dry brushing is best done in the mornings before a shower and is used to detoxify the skin, which is our largest and most important organ.
Here are some of the benefits (from this website):
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing Explained:
1. Removes cellulite
2. Cleanses the lymphatic system
3. Removes dead skin layers
4. Strengthens the immune system
5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
7. Tones the muscles
8. Stimulates circulation
9. Improves the function of the nervous system
10. Helps digestion
11. AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating!
Sounds good to me!
I actually haven’t used the thing yet, but I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I randomly started scrubbing my body. This website thoroughly explains proper dry brushing technique- I’ll be starting tomorrow and will do it every morning when I wake up.
Well I’m off to Best Buy with the pilot –my beautiful laptop has had issues since we bought it last winter, and we’re off to see what the Geek Squad is going to do about it. I might come back with a new computer, but if they don’t have the same pink one, I will wait 😀
Hope you all have a great night!
Something to do: Make sure to enter the Dick’s Sporting Goods $100 giftcard giveaway if you haven’t done so already! The winner will be announced at noon EST tomorrow!