Every time I write “Friday Faves” in that little white box at the top of the screen, I just think of it being said in my head in the same tone as, “Flava Flaaaaav!!!”
I just thought you should all know that. 😉
Well, it’s finally here: happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy, busy week in Booyahville, and I am glad we finally made it to the weekend! 🙂 Here are the things that I’ve been feeling this week:
1. This Women’s Running cover:
Omg, STAHP. There is a woman on the cover of a fitness magazine who has gorgeous curves and isn’t a 6 foot tall model with 12% body fat? So much YES! I love this. Running is for every body, at any time. The model featured, Erica Schenk, has been a runner for the past 10 years and seeing her run across the cover looking so strong, confident and fierce just gave me a warm booyah feeling. There is an unfortunate side to the fitness world which stresses that athletes have to look a certain way, but we as actual human beings come in all different shapes and sizes. And remarkably, all of us can run just fine. It’s nice that a fitness glossy has looked beyond that one-size-fits-all attitude and represented women of all shapes and sizes, especially given that women accounted for nearly two-thirds of the 18.8 million U.S. race finishers in 2014.
You guys all know that I’m a fair redhead, and seeing that this Saturday is going to be a BEACH DAYYY (yasss!), sunscreen is a MUST!! Wear sunscreen! ALWAYS! I have two favorite kinds, and according to Consumer Reports (because I’m a nerd and I must fact check all my important purchases, such as sunscreen that is supposed to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and your overall health) both of them are excellent buys:
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Sport, SPF 45 is good for use during sports activities for those with normal to dry skin; it is water-resistant and includes titanium dioxide for decent UVA protection, along with synthetic sunscreen ingredients. Since it’s Alba brand, it contains no parabens, phthalates or animal testing, and has 100% vegetarian ingredients. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for a cruelty-free product.
NO-AD Sport SPF 50 is a definite Booyah Go-To, and it received an excellent rating from Consumer Reports: “Excellent in overall performance. A recommended sunscreen that is excellent for UVA and UVB protection. Slight amount of plastic aroma (like a beach ball), which is sometimes associated with fragrance free products. Very slight residual.” Since I got the super-awesome life quality of fact-checking every important purchase I make from my parents, I’ve basically been using this sunscreen from the beginning of time. The best part is that it only costs about $10 for 16 ounces, so that big bottle will last me more than one weekend in the sun. 🙂 Slather up, friends!
PS: If you’d like to see some more of my beach essentials, check out my Spring Break Packing Must-Haves post.
3. Kan Jam
Guys, if you don’t know what Kan Jam is, you need to check yo’self. It’s basically the most fun lawn game EVER. And even though I’m kind of horrible at it, it’s really, really fun. Here is how you play:
Pretty straightforward, right? This info-graphic makes it 389% easier to understand than me explaining the rules in words (this is a Friday, after all). I scooped a set up on Amazon Prime Day, in an impulsive #treatyoself moment. I could not be more excited, this bad boy is coming to the beach with me this weekend! 😀
4. SoyBoy Tofu
Guys, I’ve found the best pre-baked tofu EVER. And it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s made in Rochester, NY and you can buy it at Wegmans. ❤ ❤ ❤
Norman Holland and Andrew Schecter at Northern Soy (the brains behind SoyBoy) started their small venture promoting a vegetarian lifestyle back in 1976. To this day, they remain independently owned and are still focused on making products that are environmentally friendly. Not only do they continue to promote organic agriculture, they still are vegetarians (hooray!) and all of their products contain no preservatives, nothing artificial, are made with LOCAL organic soybeans, contain no GMOs, and are vegan and kosher. And, on top of that, all of their baked tofu flavors that I have tried are UNREAL delicious (so far I’ve tried Tofu Lin, Caribbean Tofu and Italian Tofu) instead of crumbly and liquid-y, with an unappetizing texture and not enough flavor (I’m looking at you, Nasoya). When I get too busy to marinate and bake my own tofu every week, I’m pumped that there is a healthy and delicious alternative I can buy that is good for the environment and me. And that Caribbean Tofu though is…soooo noms.
I saw this movie last night and it was pretty funny! The first half was uproarious, and I couldn’t stop laughing, and the second half was more of the “romance” portion of this romantic comedy. Amy Schumer is pretty hilarious, with a no bullshit, honest humor, and I was concerned that she was getting overexposed and overplayed *tear :'(*, but the movie was very charming and fun to watch. I was pleasantly surprised – I’d definitely check it out if you haven’t seen it. Also, if you’d like to read a more intelligently written review than I’ve shared here, be sure to check out a fantastic review of Trainwreck on Assholes Watching Movies. 🙂 🙂 🙂
6. R3HAB & NERVO – Ready For The Weekend ft. Ayah Marar
Yup, I’m ready. Now you have a good song to add to your playlists for Sunday Runday 😀
What are you guys up to this weekend?? Anything fun? Tell me all about it in the comments. I’ll be heading to the beach, and have a long run in the books for Sunday. Stokeddddd 😀
Happy Friday, all! ❤