Friday Free-For-All – 01/30/15


Other than work, I’ve pretty much been living in exercise clothes lately. Three nights a week, I leave work, change into workout clothes, go to the gym for a class or a run, change into another set of workout clothes, and go to rehearsal. I also rehearse (and sometimes gym) on Sundays. I’m ripping through laundry at an insane rate. On the one hand, I should probably buy some more activewear so I don’t have to do laundry twice a week. But on the other hand, I’m poor, so laundry it is. I should look into getting a sponsorship from Athleta or something cause this is ridiculous. And no, wearing the same clothes from the gym to rehearsal is not an option.  I don’t sparkle, I sweat. Buckets.

I get to take part in my first Influenster campaign! I signed up for Influenster on a whim, not really expecting much to happen, and out of the blue this week got an email from them. I’ll be receiving a box of Pantene products to try out, which should be lots of fun. I don’t really have a lot of brand or product loyalty when it comes to beauty products, and I love trying new things. I’m sure I’ll do a post about the products after I get the box. Yay!

I signed up for my first race of the year. Well, I guess technically it’s the second, since I already signed up for the Spartan, but this is my first running race. A Valentine’s day 5k. And then Ben and I are going for crepes, and then we’re having a Star Wars marathon with friends. It’s gonna be a great day!

We’re going to Prague! Ben’s younger sister leaves on February 4 to go teach English in Prague for a year or so. Ben and I have never been, but Emily says it’s awesome, so we decided to book a trip to see her at the end of June. I’m VERY excited. Travel is one of the things we are super passionate about, and we haven’t taken a big trip together in years. I can’t wait!

What are your favorite budget workout clothes?

Have you ever been to Prague?

21 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 01/30/15

  1. dgobs says:

    Your Valentines Day sounds like it will be awesome! Race, crepes, and Star Wars? Yes.
    I’m so excited about your trip to Prague too! I’ve never been, but it’s high on my list of places to visit someday! A coworker went a few years back and is still talking about it. 🙂

  2. veryrach says:

    HOOORAY for Influenster! That’s awesome. I actually worked with them when they were just starting up and they were really fun people & the company has been super great to me ever since. As for cheap workout clothes, I’m a bargain-rack shopper. Target or Walmart sells that stuff at like $2.00 when it’s going out of season & $2.00 is good enough for me to sweat in!

  3. Brittany says:

    Oh Prague sounds amazing- I’ve never been, but I can’t wait to live vicariously through you!
    Also, your Valentine’s Day sounds aces :0)
    And my fave cost-effective workout gear is Champion- you can find it at Target, Sports Authority, Dicks- and Fila, at Kohls. I mean, Nike/Athleta/Lulu are nice… but sometimes you need MORE (I felt that hard during marathon training last year! lol)

    • DarlinRae says:

      I’m suffering particularly from a lack of bottoms at the moment. I should probably just suck it up and buy a few more. I wish we had a Target around here, cause I love the C9 stuff and it’s really reasonably priced.

  4. kebe51 says:

    My sister lived in Prague for a couple of months while she was getting certified to teach English and she loved every instant she was there! I’m so jealous! I’m also jealous of that influester stuff. I signed up for it, but I have no idea how to use it lol (same applies for my bibrave account. I really should get to updating that)

    • DarlinRae says:

      Basically you just review beauty products etc that you already use/have used, and the more stuff you review, the more likely they are to send you free products in exchange for more reviews. At least I think that’s how it works…

  5. charissarunning says:

    Your Valentine’s Day sounds absolutely perfect! Down to the race, crepes, and Star Wars! You hit it right on the dot 🙂

  6. runsaltrun says:

    And you were just talking about needing a vacation!! What a HUGE vacation! That’s so exciting! I’ve never been to Prague, but my brother has and he had only wonderful things to say about it. Congrats on Influenster!

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