Here’s a few questions from you, answers from me.
Jill asked if my phone still works after the big crack…
Yes! I just got a new one in the mail; thankfully, I had insurance on it or I’d have to go back to the Verizon Turd.
I, and 90 billion other people, have the Samsung Galaxy S3. I really like it and it’s easy to use and figure out, but it’s the only smartphone I’ve ever had so I have nothing to compare it to.
The SIM card was able to transfer over most of my contact info, but I’m missing a few… like Monica, Bri and Kristin. I think my phone hates bloggers. That or I hadn’t done a backup in a long time. my bad.
Sarah asked if I wash my workout clothes differently than my normal clothes, especially spandex items…
No, I don’t wash them any differently, but I don’t machine dry any of my spandex workout gear (capri pants, tights, compression socks, sports bras). I let those things air dry.
Other workout gear like shorts and tank tops, I toss those suckers in the dryer… “I” meaning my husband. He pretty much does all the laundry and I fold it and put it away. Captain Teamwork.
Sarah also asked if I wear sunscreen when I run outside and if so, what brand…
YES, YES, YES, I do. at least on my face. My dermatologist railed on me about it until I started being a sunscreen vigilante, although I’m still trying to get better about putting it everywhere else.
Mission Skincare was created by and for athletes and it’s less than $5 right now, super cheap. I keep the Neutrogena in the glove box of my car so if I forget to put it on at home, I can give myself a quick spray. And I really like the “cooling mist” part.
If I’m racing and putting makeup on (professional race pictures!), I like to use a lotion instead of a spray because it’s less greasy and I’m greasy enough as it is. I have this Mission Skincare 30 SPF lotion; it doesn’t sweat off and it’s $4.
Annette asked if my Garmin distance is longer than the race certified distances and why…
Races are measured by the shortest distance with perfect tangents, and most of us don’t run the tangents as well. Think of every corner or turn you take that isn’t as tight as possible or every time you weave around someone – that all adds distance to your Garmin.
Courses with a lot of turns or switchbacks make it harder to run the tangents, but just remind yourself to run the corners tight and keeping move forward, not side to side. No Three 6 Mafia while racing.
Diann asked why I don’t do yoga…
It just seems boring to me. I mean, I wanna sweat not stretch! I know I should try it again (I tried it once in high school and walked out), even my husband has started taking classes at a local studio! So even though it seems a little out there, I might try it with him…. one day. maybe.
Kris asked what brand and color of blush I use…
I use Clinique berry delight; it retails for $21 and the only reason I chose it is the Clinique salesperson picked it out for me. And I do what she says. Funny now that I think about it since she also told me to go “a little more Christina”…
Not really. But when she asked what I was looking for, I said I wanted to look younger and showed her an inspiration photo:
I’ve never tried it, but Nars Orgasm is supposed to be the one universally flattering color that works on most anyone.
Lisa asked what’s one of my healthier habits…
Well, I’m not into cannibalism so there’s that.
I also drink a lot of water; I almost always have a bottle of
Prosecco something with me. I drink mostly plain water, but I’ll mix it up with Nuun, Lipton Diet Green Tea, or sparkling water from my SodaStream.
My good friend R surprised me with it and I love it. Lately I’ve been mixing the water with a little strawberry watermelon
Crystal Lite Walmart brand because I’m po’ and it’s delicious.
An unhealthier habit is that I think one bag of candy is a serving REGARDLESS of the size of the bag. Family size 5 pound bag from Costco? one serving, doi.