Monday, June 15, 2015

5 Things of Interest Lately: Beach Edition

Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” - Charlotte Brontë

Beaches. Sunshine. Food. Running. Sweat. Books. Sleep.

These are just a few of my favorite things when summer rolls around and since I know you’ll be hearing a bit more kvetching about the humidity, I thought I’d take today to share with you some things that I’m loving right now.

I call this a beach essentials a little extra fun.Beach EssentialsBlue Diamond Almonds | Oakley Swimsuit | Coola Sunscreen | Run or Die

You know I’m a nut fiend, but these are a staple for any beach day. Did you know new research shows that you are likely to eat less with a spicy food?? Plus that spice speeds up your metabolism, so it’s a double punch with the Siracha Blue Diamond Almonds. Keeps me from just downing them by the handful because I do love ‘em.

Reason to include almonds in your beach snacks:

  • 6g protein
  • 4g fiber
  • Vitamin E (35% DV) – important antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage & promote healthy skin and hair
  • Riboflavin (20% DV) – important for red blood cell production
  • Magnesium (20% DV) – helps regulate muscle & nerve function, blood sugar levels and blood pressure
  • Phosphorus (15% DV) – helps build strong bones & teeth
  • Plus calcium, potassium, niacin and iron

I know a lot of runners have started to master taking photos on the run {yup guilty as well}. But sometimes you just can’t get a great photo with your phone and when I’m running in great places like the beach or brand new trails, I really want to fully capture the moment…uh but no one runs with a BIG DSLR camera… enter the Samsung's 16.3 Megapixel Smart Camera. samsungI have a little case with a handle which you can put the small camera in and then easily pull out to capture the trail, the mountains, the water, the beach – well wherever you are running because of the 21X zoom!! And yes indeed it has a built in WiFi so that you can actually share that photo {or you can use the AutoShare feature to send every photo to your phone, boom!}.

If a photo is taken and not shared was it ever really taken? Social media strategist humor.Summer

Coola was my first introduction to spray sunscreen and now is my go to because let’s be honest I kind of hate the feeling of being greasy and used to use that as an excuse to skip sunscreen. OR it would make my face breakout, so again I’d skip. But the organic seems to work for me!

I could happily leave the TV off and spend my summer reading. Recently I had the chance to dig in to Kilian Jornet’s book Run Or Die. I’ve got a full write up coming for you, so I won’t spoil it..but lets be honest there is rarely a running book I’ve met and not loved.

As a kid summer meant pool toys…as a runner, it basically means time for more fun running gear. HHGregg reached out to tell me about this new watch from Samsung and have I mentioned that my birthday is in August…just sayin’!

Samsung Gear™ Fit Watch has my needed HR function, it’s cute and um I could wear it all the time because it is indeed waterproof, so no issues with the quick ocean dip and I could finally prove to David that I totally take more steps than him during the day. {Hopefully I can test it out and give you lots more details}.HHG_Samsung_GearFitWatch

In other exciting news, after many many years I’m finally making a couple big updates on the site like switching to Wordpress…yeah long overdue. So have some patience with me in the coming weeks as I get things sorted out and hopefully get a new exciting design in place too. Updates

What’s on your BEACH must have list?

Any summer TOYS on your list?

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