The Friday Five

1.  I am loving my Kindness is Magic tank from Be Love Apparel.  ***P.S. They donate $5 from every order to their current service project.  Right now, it’s Alexandria House for homeless women and their children.
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2.  The Dalai Lama celebrated his 80th birthday!!   Click HERE to read 17 of his most famous quotes.  My favorite is “My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness.”  Just another reason to love the above tank!
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3.  I posted last weekend about my new Yeti Rambler.  It lives up to the hype!!  I’ve used it for smoothies and coffee and it really keeps them cold and hot.  Thanks to Sam for the recommendation!!!
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4.  I have been wearing my Ocean Turquoise Mala Beads almost every day since I bought them.  They’re made in Bali by Aum Rudraksha Designs.  Their jewelry is sustainably harvested, fairly traded, and ethically produced.  Click HERE to read more about Mala jewelry.
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5.  My friends and I all had a good time taking this How Fit Are You, Really? quiz.  I got ‘under 20’ which totally made my day!  If you take the quiz, share your fitness age in the comments!
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Happy Friday and Chose Joy!

The Friday Five

1.  I love Ellen DeGeneres, so I was super excited when she launched ED by Ellen.  Of course I “had” to order her Joy tee and tote!
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2.  Dry Brushing.  This is my favorite body brush and click HERE to learn more about the benefits of dry brushing.
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3.  I dry brush before I shower and then apply this Gardenia+Tea Antioxidant Body Serum post-shower.  It smells heavenly, isn’t greasy, and immediately soaks into your skin.  Use the code: TODAYSHOW15 to save 15% off any order at One Love through Sunday, July 5th!!!
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4.  I just finished reading 80/10/10.  As with any nutrition book, I don’t agree with everything, but this book is great reminder to eat more raw, vegan food!
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5.  I have loved tracking (aka stalking) Scott Jurek’s attempt to break the Appalachian Trail record!
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Here is a cool, mid-run interview!

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!!!

The Friday Five

1.  This pretty much sums it up for me!  I have been loving my scoop neck t-shirt from Truth Balance Virtue.
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2.  I have these Votivo Clean Crisp White candles and diffusers all over my house right now.  I love this scent!
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3.  I recently purchased this Strapless Stripe Maxi Dress from Nordstrom.  I love maxi dresses in the summer, the black and white stripes, and it’s only $88!!
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4.  The heat and humidity are back in full force in the South!  I don’t wear foundation, but I do use powder to keep the shine under control.  Too Faced Primed & Poreless powder has worked really well for my oily skin without causing breakouts.
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5.  Taco lovers rejoice!!  Read about the new emoji’s HERE!
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Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

The Friday Five

1.  Guess what?!  It’s June 12th and Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is on Netflix!!!
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2.  Bow down to this sassy dancer!

3.  I just bought a new pair of the Nike Terra Kiger 2.  They’ve been my favorite trail shoe for a couple of years now, and I love my new ones!
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4.  I finished reading The French Twist: Twelve Secrets to Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management.  It’s written by a nutritionalist about French culture.  The Francophile in me loved this book.  It’s an anti-diet book without rules…just relax, move regularly, and eat and enjoy real food!
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5.  Thanks to Sam for sharing this gem with me!!! Jennifer is a Party Pooper!

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

The Friday Five

1.  Happy National Donut Day!!  Both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are giving away free donuts.
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2.  Coola Sport spf30 Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray.  It’s organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and you get to smell like a cocktail!
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3.  I am loving the new Picky Bar flavor, Ah Fudge Nuts!
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4.  I enjoy following Annie Jaffrey’s beauty vlog.  She recommended Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia perfume and I’m so glad I ordered a bottle.  Gardenia is one of my favorite scents, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and affordable.
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5.  Every time I wear the Lacie shorts from Lilly Pulitzer, I get compliments.  Lilly just brought them back (they’ve been sold out for a while) and I made sure to order another back-up pair.  They’re also super comfortable with an elastic waist band.
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Happy Friday and Choose Joy!!!

The Friday Five

1.  I bought a New Balance Ice Graphic Tunic at the Boston Expo.  I have worn it so much that I went ahead and ordered it in another color.  (They run big.  I wear an XS and it’s still loose.)
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2.  Mantra Bands.  I LOVE these bracelets.  Obviously, I’m partial to the Choose Joy, but they have so many wonderful options!!
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3.  R8 Roll Recovery.  After numerous recommendations, I finally bought an R8 Roller.  It’s so nice not having to contort my body to try and foam roll areas like my inner thighs.  Plus, it’s actually small enough to pack in my suitcase when I travel for destination races!
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4.  Amphipod Hydraform Jett-Lite Thermal Running Water Bottle 20oz.  Amphipod has redesigned their handhelds and with some terrific updates.  I especially like that they replaced the pop top with a Jett Squeeze cap.  It’s easy to drink on the run and so much easier to clean.
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5.  Friday feel good…Senior Class Donates $8000 to Principal Battling Cancer

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

The Friday Five

1.  Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and this Boomchickapop is the perfect salty/sweet combo!  It’s also Non-GMO, Vegan, and Gluten-free.
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2.  Waze Traffic App– When we were in LA, the local news and the Uber drivers all used Waze to report and maneuver through traffic.  It’s a community based app that lets users report traffic, construction, police, etc…I’ve been using it in Nashville ever since.
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3.  I’ve never been great about drinking enough water.  This Infusion H2O fruit infused water bottle is making water a lot more fun.
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4.  I discovered San Clemente Cookie Dough on Instagram and couldn’t wait to try it.  The dough is vegan (dairy and egg-free) and gluten-free so you can eat it right out of the squeeze pouch OR you can bake it.  IMG_0715

One pouch bakes two cookies.
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5.  How to prevent running shoe blisters with the “Lace Lock.”

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!!