Dumbo soap bath

Mini Haul From Basin: Like Buying Shampoo In A Barrel

Are we done talking about my May WDW trip? Certainly not! For example, I promised you a detailed look at Basin in Disney Springs. I know. It’s been weighing on your mind. I get it. To make it up to you, I’ve included a photo of myself in the shower in this post. You’re welcome! WHAT’S BASIN, ANYWAY? You know the store Lush, that has handmade soaps and cosmetics? It’s kinda like that, only cheaper and minus the cosmetics. (I think. I know they do lip balms but I believe that’s it?) They have hand-cut bath soaps in fun...

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Rock 'n Roll Marathon

In Which Jenn Recaps The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC

Hey, remember that time I told you how to have the best shower of your life? Well, I lied. The actual¬†way to have the best shower ever is to run the 2017 Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, then turn your shower on as hot as it can go and stay there for the rest of your life. You’re welcome. The Rock ‘n Roll DC Marathon was cold. (“How cold was it?”) It was so cold I shivered starting 5 minutes after I stopped running and didn’t stop shivering until I got into that aforementioned shower. But I digress. Let’s...

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Dr. Horrible status quo

In Which Jenn Rebels Against The Status Quo

There is a thing. There is a thing highly recommend to runners, especially after a race or hard workout. It’s a thing you could even say is considered practically mandatory. Well, I WILL NOT DO IT. NOT NOW, NOT EVER. What is this thing that I cannot accept? It is the cold shower. CAN’T. WON’T. HOT SHOWERS OR DEATH. MUSCLES, SUCK IT UP AND TAKE IT. Thank you, that is all. P.S. Ice bath? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no. Can you stomach a cold shower? How about a tepid-to-warmish one? How does it not make you want to cry? I’m asking. Don’t...

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Dinglehopper

The Fairest Giveaway Of All: Soapbox Soaps Shower Products

Whew! It’s been quite a weekend here at FRoA headquarters. My interns* and I have been snowed in since Friday. Today I am finally free of my cold wet confines, which is a cause for celebration, yes? I give you: giveaway week, so named because I have TWO giveaways for you. * Cats. They’re my cats. We’ll start with the one I teased way back when: Soapbox Soaps. I received their coconut conditioner in an Influenster Vox Box last month I fell completely in love with the product. I have tricky hair – it’s VERY long, but it’s fine,...

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Mulan bath

In Which Jenn Tells You How To Have The Best Shower Ever

You want to have the finest shower of your ENTIRE LIFE? It’s really very easy. Just follow these simple steps: Go for a 10 mile run outside in the early morning when it’s theoretically cooler but actually¬†it’s 77 degrees out and the air is heavy with the humidity of the rain that will occur later in the day. If any part of your outfit isn’t soaked by the halfway point, you’re doing it wrong. Take a normal shower. You, inside. (Okay, fine. You want a real shower treat, ladies? Mix some turbinado sugar with coconut oil, scrub your legs...

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Mulan bath

In Which Jenn & Moon Hit the Post-Workout Showers

JENN: A few weeks ago I was nearing the end of a run and was motivating myself by promising I could use my expensive facial cleansers when I showered afterward. And then I realized, hey, that could be a post! So, Moon, do you have any Shower Rewards? MOON: I have a great facial mask I like to use. It’s the Clear Improvement mask by Origins. I do that right before I shower and it feels very refreshing to my skin. JENN: Moon is the one who turned me on to Origins products, which are delightful to use. They...

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