Do you know what today is?
IT IS LAST DAY OF CAMP! No more teachers, no more books…. wait, that’s not right…. It’s the last day of camp drop offs and I couldn’t be happier. The camps have been wonderful for the kids. The Girl is SO DIRTY and tired at night. The Boy is meeting really neat kids and having fun all day. I won’t complain about the camps, but maybe next summer I’ll get them a taxi.
It’s time for the Friday Five! Today’s theme is “Favorite Summer Drinks” and, as usual, I am linking up with Courtney of Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia of You Signed Up for What?!? and Mar from Mar on the Run, for their Friday Five adventure.
Water – Seriously. Water. The colder the better. I’m so lucky at work we have a filtration system and our water is amazing. I’ve set my fitbit to buzz once an hour, reminding me to get up and move. I walk downstairs, fill up my water bottle, make a pitstop, and back to work. The stairs in the historic home where my office is located are brutal steep – but it’s a nice little walk once an hour.
Infused Water – The only thing better than plain old iced cold water is infused water. I don’t have a fancy water bottle, just a nice glass water bottle that I fill each night with whatever I have left over from dinner, veggies, fruit, herbs. Slices of lemons with some tops to strawberries,basil and peeled cucumbers, lemon and cucumbers, peaches, watermelon and mint, apple slices and a cinnamon stick, green tea with mint and lime. I know there are a million pins on pinterest about “detox water” and “fat flush” water. I swear to you,none of these infused waters make me feel any different than just drinking plain water or even water with lemon, but they are fun to drink and somehow get me to drink more.
Bold Rock – All hard ciders really, but Bold Rock, made in Nelson County Virginia is really the best. Again, nice and cold, these are a total day changer. They make me instantly happy.
WINE – You can’t live in Central Virginia and not like a cold white wine on a hot summer day. Actually, I can’t imagine you can live anywhere and not enjoy a cold white wine on a hot summer day.
Coconut water – This is such a change for me. I used to grab tea, lemonade, or soda at the store, however, when I quit soda, I still wanted to not just grab bottled water. Buying bottled water makes me crazy – what a mark-up! So many people talk about how much they love coconut water and I didn’t like it at first but now it’s the first thing I grab at a convenience store. (Seriously, Sheetz, get it together and got some! We are hardcore Sheetz lovers, but you guys only sell the caffeine coconut water – I just want coconut water!) I wish I could find Zola in the local stores. I think I love them all now but what’s your favorite brand or flavor?
So, tell me, how are you hydrating this summer? Is there something you like drinking now that you didn’t before? I think coconut water, quinoa, greek yogurt, kale … they’re all acquired tastes. If you didn’t like coconut water at first, give it a try.
Make it a great weekend! Hopefully next week I’ll be back on a regular schedule and I’ll get to write more. I want to tell you about how my Women’s 4 Miler Training is going, how I took on Zulily for their ridiculous back to school shirts for girls, and about some low carb swaps I’ve been making (but that you’ve probably seen if you follow me on Instagram.)