I LOVE THE SMELL OF RUNNING SELFIES IN THE MORNING! It’s an incredibly sunny 53 degrees here in New York City (headed to a high of 60!!! AS IN 60 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT!) All our prayers, bone shaking and sunshine dances have paid off. SPRING HAS SPRUNG! I MAY HAVE TO CALL IN SICK BECAUSE I HAVE CAUGHT SPRING FEVER BABY! Oh you guys. I am a SoCal beach bum who spends her winters wearing a bikini buried in the sand. This winter, not so much. I spent it in layers and layers of fleece, wool and awful parkas. So join me as we burn our tights and winter clothes in a giant bonfire by the Hudson. (Just kidding we need those for next year. Winter clothes are expensive and I am poor.) BUT no more winter! Which means the suns out and we are running in short sleeves, tanks, shorts or capris! But wait a second, are you using your SPF?!?
I wanted to take a second to remind you all the importance of protecting your skin from the sun ESPECIALLY on your long runs! When purchasing, look for sunscreens that offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays (sunscreens with Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide are best), have an SPF of at least 30 or greater and are water resistant IF NOT waterproof. Here are two of my favorite sunscreens that come highly recommended by dermatologists. (I worked in an amazing dermatology office for a year after college. I got your sunscreen needs covered! [Hey, live in San Diego and need a derm? Click Here! They are the best best best.]
Solbar Shield Sunscreens-with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, Solbar Shield sunscreen offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Solbar Shield Sunscreen is hypoallergenic, very water resistant, unscented, and contains no synthetic sunscreen. This stuff is amazing. It’s thick, reliable, waterproof and it will PROTECT YOUR SKIN!!!! (Available online or at most sporting goods stores.)
LaRoche Pose- My personal favorite is the tinted face lotion because it is so light and covers up my beautiful face imperfections. For my chiseled body (lol jk) I like their waterproof body lotion. They have both UVA/UVB protection and are available at most local drug stores. This stuff is tops & they normally have coupons galore (they aren’t super cheap).
Don’t forget hats and sunglasses! Protect your face and protect your retinas!!!!
Now that we’ve taken necessary steps to protect our money makers (your faces), LETS TALK ABOUT RUNNING SELFIES!!!! You hashtagged and here they are. Man oh man do I love my Run, Selfie, Repeat family. What a bunch of rockstars and cool cats. (pause for hair flip) Keep them coming! Remember to include #runselfierepeat and share, share, share!!!! GO GET OUT IN THE SUNSHINE!!!!!