Sun protection, of course. 🙂 I pay lip service to this every year, but I’m not great about it. This year, though…well, I’ve started by purchasing expensive products, which is usually good motivation, right?
Procuring this was actually a little funny. And frustrating.
My desire was simple: I wanted a face moisturizer that had a decent SPF and was at least a little water/sweatproof, so I wouldn’t have to slather on a whole separate product before running. So I hit up Product Mecca: a store which shall go unnamed but might almost rhyme with Plethora.
Me: Hi, I am hoping you can recommend a moisturizer to me. I need it to have an SPF and hold up to sweat and activity.
Plethora employee: Well, do you want a sunscreen or a moisturizer?
Plethora employee: (sighing loudly and marching me over to a shelf of stuff) Well. If you want a moisturizer, they are here. If you want sunscreen, they’re over there (gesturing toward the other side of the store).
Me: Uh, okay. Are any of these moisturizers sweat resistant?
Plethora employee: No.
Me: None? Not water resistant at all?
Plethora employee: No.
Me: What about this one that says “Very Water Resistant” in big letters on the front?
Plethora employee: Oh, yeah, I guess that one is.
Stupidity and apathy. Never a good combination. I mean, really. I don’t expect you to know everything about every product on the shelves, given that there are twelve billion of them in that store, but still.
Anyway. I’m happy enough with my “Very Water Resistant” SPF 30 moisturizer. Here’s to using protection!
Today’s EAT: Yet another late dinner! I got home at 9 tonight and was famished with a capital F. Hubs and I ordered Thai food from our favorite neighborhood Thai place:
Pad Thai was inhaled. I’ve gotta get better about snacking in the afternoon. Or something.
Today’s DRINK: Another pink wine!
Well, it was pink. Now’s it’s empty!
I don’t know much about this Remy Pannier Rose – the hubs picked it up. It was decent – not great, but not bad.
Today’s RUN: Thursdays are actually tempo night, right? I feel like I haven’t done a Thursday speed workout in weeks.
And none tonight either. This afternoon I took a look at the next ten days:
– Thursday – hard-ass tempo run
– Sunday – 5K race
– Tuesday – track meet
– Saturday – 10K race
Something had to give, and I decided it was the tempo run. So I went pretty easy tonight: a couple of mellow loops around the Bridle Path with Elgin and Jacqui, followed by some quick 200M pickups. My legs definitely felt not-so-fresh after yesterday’s triple-down, and the heat/humidity were pretty brutal tonight, so I’m glad I went easy!
I’ve still got the three races in the space of a week coming up, which should be interesting! I think it will be okay: Sunday’s 5K and Tuesday’s track race (1500M or 3000M?) are both short, so recovery needs should be minimal.
Looking forward to an easy day tomorrow and then a day off on Saturday! I’m pooped from logging some decent miles the last three days.
Today’s QUESTION: Do you use protection when you run? If you have a favorite sunscreen – give it a shout out here!