Hooray, it’s here! Happy Friday! This week it has been hot as sin across the country, and I’m so glad the weekend is finally here!! Now we can all go to the beach/lake/river/pool/sprinkler/kiddie pool in your driveway to cool off!!! WOOOHOOOO!!
Here’s what I’ve been feeling this week:
1. Dr. Jen Welter
This week, the Arizona Cardinals made history by hiring, as an inside linebackers coach through training camp and the preseason, Dr. Jen Welter. She’s the first known female coach in the NFL. And, she’s a total badass: she was a rugby player at Boston College (hollaaa!), a women’s pro player for 14 seasons and a two-time Team USA gold medalist. She’s previously made history as the first woman in a non-kicking position (running back) in a men’s professional football league. She then went on to become the first woman to coach men’s professional football, for the Texas Revolution. And between all of that, she earned a master’s degree in sports psychology and a Ph.D in psychology.
Last year, Welter told Today, “I want little girls everywhere to grow up knowing they can do anything, even play football.”
GET IT, JEN. You are an inspiration! Even though my childhood dream to play football like Becky O’Shea in Little Giants did not pan out, I am glad there is an inspiring, strong, smart female out there to show girls growing up today they can do anything. So proud.
2. Khloe Kardashian’s Fitness Closet
Um, drool. I would die. I think this is the pretty much the best thing I’ve ever seen, when it comes to closets. Check out the rest of the images here: Look Inside Khloé Kardashian’s Amazing Fitness Closet.
3. Speaking of fitness gear…
Last night I showed up for my kickboxing class an hour early because I had one of Those Days and I was totally mixed up about the time class started. I had to battle the urge to just go home and sink into my couch, so (thanks to the recommendation from my gym buddy P!) I went to a nearby shopping area to mosey around until it was time to head to class and kickbox Thursday in the face. I wandered into a Nike Outlet and found these new trainers (um, my pinkie toes are about to bust through my current training sneakers any minute now, I’m past due for a new pair) and I found these bad boys on sale. I got them for $34.96 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!). I just about fell over when I was at the cash register. I know that I’m basically an unofficial spokeswoman for Lululemon, which is ridiculously priced (but so, so gooood!) but DUDE! You can totally find good workout stuff for not that expensive, you just have to look around.
Semi-related: I need this tank top in my life. 😉
Psssst – Everything is 20% off on lookhuman.com, so you can buy the above tank top here on sale.
4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I saw this on The Dancing Runner‘s own list of favorites months back, and my sister told me it was pretty funny a few months back as well, so I mentally noted it. I didn’t take the leap to watch it until recently (I’m always way behind on these things). OH. EM. GEE. This show is HILARIOUS! It’s so cute, and you all definitely need to watch this. It’s about a woman starting life anew in New York City, after spending the last 15 years in an underground bunker where she was held by a Doomsday cult leader (that sentence makes this show sound unreasonably dark, but it is the exact opposite). The show itself is overflowing with originality and with a spot-on performance from Ellie Kemper, it is as odd as it is hysterical. It’s a must-see, and so fun to watch – you can find it on Netflix. I’m also now a huge Ellie Kemper fan – girlfriend is hilar.
5. Tonight’s Blue Moon
Tonight will mark the second full moon in July! Usually there are 12 full moons in a calendar year but this year we will have 13, woot woot! We won’t have another blue moon until January 2018, so get out there and soak in it tonight. To get the most out of it, check out this video on observing the moon by Astrology.com here.
6. U.S. Department of the Interior’s Instagram Account
Do yourself a favor and go follow @usinterior. SO. BEAUTIFUL. New obsession.
7. Your comments on Work/Booyah Balance.
I loved, loved, LOVED reading your comments on the Work/Booyah Balance post! I was delighted that some of my tips and ideas for staying active while working full time resonated with you guys, and I truly enjoyed learning your own tips and ideas to stay active and healthy. I feel that Bubbles and Booyah is the most fun when its interactive, which leads me to a new idea completely inspired by YOU. I’d love it if you would share your own work/booyah balance photos or ideas on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (or send them to me directly!). These snapshots can be anything: meal prep, working out, making a B&B recipe, being active – get creative!! These are just a few ideas, but I would love to see what you guys come up with. Use the hashtag #TeamBooyah and tag me, and I will re-post a few each day either on social media, or as a round up in next week’s Friday Faves. I’m planning on doing a big post/round-up during the last week in August, so keep ’em coming til then! I’m really stoked about this, and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! To tag me:
I hope you guys have a stellar weekend! Mom and Dad Booyah are coming to visit me, and I’m really looking forward to exploring the city and showing off my favorite spots! What are you guys up to this weekend?? Tell me in the comments!!