I am looking forward to a long weekend this weekend. I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Day! We are looking forward to a few days in New Hampshire, which will include a nice long hike in the White Mountains.
In the spirit of summer, training, racing and the outdoors… here some of my favorite things!
My new Speedfill hydration system
About a month ago, I got my bike serviced for it’s annual ‘check-up,’ While I was at the shop, I was asking the shop owner about getting a new hydration system. I previously had a Torhans and I did not like how it was difficult to clean and was always spilling out of the top (even with the cover on). He recommended a newer hydration system called ‘Speedfill.’ They installed the Speedfill system and I absolutely love it! The straw is great and what’s amazing is, you can use ANY cycling water bottle as an attachment. Oh and it’s super easy to clean AND has a mount for my garmin computer.
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray
I always make sure I have sunscreen on during a training session or race. When I am by myself and I have no one to put sunscreen on my back (for example), I rely on this sunscreen spray. It sprays on dry and cool and is perfect for summer workouts! It’s also easy to apply on your back when you are in a pinch! I am a huge advocate for sun protection and I really recommend this stuff!
My parent’s house & yard in New Hampshire
Todd and I like to spend out weekends at my parent’s place in NH. We just love it up there because we can enjoy mother nature and forget about the ‘real world.’ Their house is about an hour from some of the bigger hikes in the White Mountains. We typically will drive up from MA on a Friday night (1.5 hours) and will wake up early on Saturday and drive to the mountains. It’s also the place where we had our wedding reception (so it’s extra special to us now!). It’s also Oliver’s favorite spot in the whole wide world:)
Bandanas for hikes
I love wearing bandanas when I hike. Maybe I like them because I feel more ‘hard core’ and earthy crunchy, ha ha, but I just love wearing them. Also, they are great for keeping the sweat off my face. Oh and how can I forget that Todd wears them too. You have to coordinate, right?
Almond Butter, honey and Banana Sandwiches
I have hiking on the brain, and this is one of my favorite hiking lunches. I love eating this sandwich combo on Ezikel Sprouted Grain Bread. It’s a healthy lunch for a mid hike energy boost. I spread the almond butter, slice bananas and then drizzle honey over the banana… sometimes I add a little salt for some extra electrolytes!
How are you spending your weekend?