Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday Favorites

I'm back! Well, not really, because technically I am flying out on a jet plane tomorrow morning for another race weekend, but at least I am back on my regularly scheduled program {of blog posts}. Let's just say April has been a whirlwind of a month (and it's not over yet), but all amazingly wonderful things... I just may need a month or two to recover from all the fun (and lack of sleep). With that said, let's jump right into some of my current favorite finds before I finish packing ;)

Bite Toothpaste Bits

Okay, so I haven't tried these yet, but was served an ad for them on Facebook earlier in the week and LOVE the idea of it! Toothpaste is something we put into our bodies by brushing it into our gums and mouths twice a day, every single day of our lives... but flip the label on your typical toothpaste tube and it’s full of chemicals, fillers and unnecessary ingredients - all packaged in plastic that will inevitably end up in a landfill. Lindsay McCormick created Bite with the idea that effective oral care didn’t need to come at the expense of our health and the environment. For Lindsay, the solution was simple: Replace messy, chemical-laden commercial toothpaste by using dry and sustainably-sourced ingredients, pressed into tablets made to clean and protect teeth - and sold in refillable glass bottles. Bite was created to keep plastic out of our landfills and harsh chemicals out of our bodies. One billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out every year filled with ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan and artificial dyes and preservatives that are harmful to our health. Bite's mission is to end this with a healthier toothpaste - sent to you in a refillable, fully recyclable glass bottle.


Brooks x November Project

The official announcement was made last week, but I guess I had a few things going on and didn't have time to share about it until now ;) Brooks is now the official footwear and apparel sponsor of November Project - WHOO HOO! You know I love me some Brooks and NP (the only reason I don't go more regularly is because it is a 50 minute drive each way to get to the workouts), so I am pumped the two are joining forces! {Brooks' Press Release / NP's Press Release}


Zion 50-Mile Run

If you've been around my corner of the InterWebs for a while, you probably know the hubby and I ran the Grand Canyon last year (Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim). Well, a few days ago, in one of my emails, I heard about another challenge I may try and talk the hubby into doing with me - the Zion Traverse! Yep, you can run approximately 50 miles (point to point) and span the entire Zion National Park. It would take some coordinating because you're not beginning and ending at the same spot, but I think we could make it happen. And, thankfully for us, this article shares some of the DOs and DON'Ts for the journey.


QALO Rings

Major thanks to QALO for the surprise delivery. Not sure if you're aware or not, but I've been wearing QALO silicone bands exclusively for YEARS (my engagement ring and wedding band have been in our lockbox for many a moons - although I love the stones {and, of course, the meaning behind the rings}, the band is not necessarily my jam and it's too big for my tiny fingers). They were sweet enough to send me some rings from their new Natural Stone Collection. They sent me all six of the rings {Tangerine Quartz, Pastel Agate, Pastel Blue Eternity, Pastel Pink Eternity, Mauve Eternity and True White Eternity} and I'm STOKED! I wouldn't say these would be colors I would normally gravitate towards (you know I love my bright and bangin' colors), but they are gorgeous and I am so excited to add them to my ever growing collection {yes, in case you were wondering, I now have 22 QALO rings and may have more in my shopping cart at the moment...}. PS There is currently a Mother's Day Sale going on right now [20% off Silicone Rings, 30% off Teething Necklaces and Blankets and 40% off Gift Sets until 05/12/19 at 11:59pm PST] so if you're interested in placing an order, do it now!

Mesa-PHX Marathon Ambassador

For the past few years I have been honored to be a part of the Phoenix-Mesa Marathon Ambassador team. (I ran the marathon in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and obviously will be returning in 2020 to complete my Arizona Copper Star.) Anyway, I wanted to give you the heads up that the ambassador applications are now OPEN if you are interested in joining the team for the race on February 8, 2020. If this is something that is up your alley, you can apply HERE.


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1 comment:

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

My friend Russ (who I hiked with in Zion last year) did a ton of planning for The Traverse but was unable to do it b/c of construction and b/c his friend was unable to come with. He can probably share a lot of info if you'd like. I think less people do this than R2R2R so you need a bit more pre-planning.