As you probably know, this past Sunday 47,000 people ran through all 5 boroughs of New York City and crossed the finish line of the iconic 26.2 mile race in Central Park. However, you probably do not know how insanely jealous I am of those 47,000 people. For the past two years I have been accepted and, due to circumstances, had to defer from the New York City marathon. What I would give to make that turn onto 5th avenue and hear the deafening crowd! Ah, next year. In the meantime, I gave myself a little consolation prize in the form of the Miami Beach Marathon. Those 47,000 people get 40 degree weather and Central park; I get sunshine in February and South Beach. Works for me! However, I am well aware from past experiences, that training runs are long, grueling and leave me looking not so cute. Below are my go-to products for relaxation and beautification during and after a draining run- or any work out for that matter!
Elta MD UV Sport Waterproof SPF 50 and B. Kamins Lip Balm with SPF 20 are my favorite sun protection products. The Elta MD is a fantastic waterproof formula (i.e. sweat proof sunscreen) that manages to stay put, even on me- and during workouts, I sweat like a you-know-what in church! So you know it’s a great product. The B. Kamins is ultra moisturizing and helps to prevent wind burn on my lips.
Post run, I love love love to use Dr. Haushka’s Sage bath as a foot bath product. It is extremely soothing and relaxing, as is their Birth Arnica Body oil.
My all time favorite beauty indulgence post grueling workout? A pedicure! It may not be the nail salon employees favorite thing, but it sure is mine! If you can’t make it to the salon, check out Barielle’s 60 Second Manicure/Pedicure scrub. The yummy smelling concoction of oils, seeds, avocado, almond, jojoba and sea salts scrub away all the dry skin and calluses runner’s are known for. As for color, right now, I absolutely adore Butter London’s Royal Navy. Not only is the deep blue a gorgeous color, but it dries so quickly and does not contain any formaldehyde or parabens.
Do you have any favorite pre or post workout beauty secrets?