I’m combining the Friday Feature from last week into Friday Favorites. Sound good?
That lasted long. I just have too much to share…
I made it my goal to hit up all of my favorite places while I’m in Tampa and I successfully knocked a few more off my list this week. It’s fun having this little staycation, even though it’s too hot to be outside by the pool. Don’t get me started with the heat. I choose to go to a school even farther south so I’m in for more brutal weather next week. I digress…
FAVORITES. A little bit of food, fitness and life (the usual), starting with my go-to Spinning studio in town, Soho Cycle.
My mom, sister and I have been going to Soho Cycle for a few years now but it’s been a hot-minute (actually, a hot year) since I’ve been last. There are a few things I love and a few things I don’t about this studio. Love: the environment, that they play music videos (of typically good, diverse songs) and the new bikes. Don’t love: the inconsistency of good instructors, meaning teachers don’t teach regularly (ex: the same person isn’t every Wed. at 7 a.m., at least that’s what seems to be the case) AND instructor quality is a hit or miss.
Unfortunately I didn’t love my class this week (so I guess this shouldn’t be a “Friday Favorite,” just humor me). The music was very average and the class was just boring overall. I don’t think my experience is indicative of all Soho Cycle classes (I’ve been to great ones), but I’m just being honest about the class this week.
My new favorite app. Download it now. The basis of the app is to choose an audio recording from a list and then record a video of yourself dubbing the quote. There is a library full of songs, movie clips, famous quotes and more. It’s so fun to play around with and reason #100 why I should probably go back to school soon. Here’s a clip of my mom and I dubbing a quote from Mean Girls and me living up my Friends obsession.
Tampa Food Favorites: Rollin’ Oats & Village Health Market
As much as I love going to Whole Foods, I tend to go to smaller natural food markets to buy certain items (pre-packaged foods, nut butters, smoothies, snacks, etc.). Rollin’ Oats and Village Health are my two favorites markets in Tampa and I went to both this week to stock up on some staples. These stores have more gluten-free offerings than my Whole Foods, plus I’m pretty sure they are cheaper too.
Also, I got a 16 oz green juice smoothie (green juice over a banana) for $6 with tax. That’s more than $3 cheaper than NYC prices. Win.
Any other Today Show fans? I’m mildly obsessed with the Today Show (yes, I know it’s not “real news” blah, blah, blah). My mom and I watched this movie earlier this week and I loved it. Rachel McAdams is the lead and it’s a cute, lighthearted story of her role as a producer on a morning news show.
Pro Compression Sale
I’m not an ambassador, just a lover of their products. There is a huge end of summer sale and I bought this pair of compression leggings for $20 including shipping! I live in their knee socks so at least these tights will be a little more acceptable to wear out in public.
On tap for my last weekend at home (tear): 14 miles (hopefully), a block party and maybe some pool time. Enjoy your weekend!