How is it that we’re already in February? The weather has been absolutely crazy here in Chicago. We had snow a few times and then below FREEZING weather! That weather was like that for two days and then it warmed up. It got up to 46 on Saturday! Most of the snow has already melted and now it is so much easier to run outside.
I almost skipped my run on Thursday at the gym but decided to go since I had to buy my license plate sticker anyway. I wonder if there is a way to change my renewal month? I would pick April or May when it is much warmer and easier to replace the sticker.
Thanks again to everyone for linking up with us! Today we are talking about our favorite non-running products.
• Waterpik Cordless Plus Water Flosser – I went to the dentist at the beginning of January and the receptionist told me that I’ve been seeing him for 19 years! Wow! Almost every time I see him, he tells me that I need to floss more. I understand the importance of it but still hate to floss. I decided to get a Waterpik Cordless Plus Water Flosser at Kohl’s. I love it! It is very easy to use. It is cordless, comes with 6 flosser tips, and you can switch the water pressure from low to high. I got it mid December and when I saw him last month, he mentioned that my mouth was much cleaner and healthier.
• ChicoBag – In Chicago when we go shopping, we either take our own bags (and sometimes get a discount) or purchase them at checkout. I take my own. I have a few from Running Warehouse that they used to send with each purchase. They don’t do that anymore. I always have a ChicoBag with me in the car, my purse, or my school backpack. They’re compact and easy to carry. Once open they’re big enough to hold up to 40 pounds. I love that they come in many different pretty colors.
• Speedo Large Teamster Backpack – Another item I love is my Speedo Large Teamster Backpack. Mine is in purple and it comes in handy when going to the gym in the morning. I add my clothes that I plan to wear that day, my running shoes, and toiletries (in a separate bag). This backpack has so many pockets to hold my combination lock, keys, Apple airpods, and any other items.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your favorite non-running products? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I wonder if my 13 yo would floss more if I got her that?? It might be worth a try. i hate when I travel into the city and forget bags!
She might. I use it everyday and I like it more than actual flossing. 😁
Flossing is such a hard thing to remember to do! I don’t know what they’re called (flossing pics?), but they work for me, when I do remember LOL In Iowa, our car tags always renew the month of our birthdays…so that’s a March ritual for me 😉
I have used those as well but still I never do a good job with them.
Well, that is a great month for renewal.
Ooh I love those bags.
We don’t yet get discounts except for the national chains, but much easier to use them to carry things between errands
So far the only store I know that that gives you a discount. Well, it is a lot but still 5 cents off per bag is something. 🙂
I also have a waterpik and I love it! Since I’m currently wearing Invisalign I have to floss a lot so I use regular floss at work and my waterpik at home.
In March the supermarkets here will start charging to use plastic bags. I already have a good amount of reuseable bags but I’ll check out the ones you recommended!
How is it going with the Invisalign?
That Chico bag is so cool! I have never heard of them before. I will have to check them out. It is COLD in Chicago! Hope you can stay warm!!!
Thanks! I am over this cold weather. I am hoping that we have a mild summer.
I have that water pick but it has a cord. Cordless is way better!
I have a ton of bags in the back of my car but still forget to bring them in the store sometimes. Ugh!
I went back and forth between the cordless and the one with the cord. Glad I picked the cordless!
Those Speedo backpacks are great to hold all the swim gear. I use a similar one for tri races and sometimes traveling. Thanks for the link up
I agree! Haven’t used it for traveling but for sure would be useful for a quick weekend getaway.
I love a backpack with different compartments! It makes it so much easier to find things and even when packing I find that you automatically know what goes where and therefore you don’t accidentally leave stuff behind.
It must be a relief to finally have some warmer weather! I can’t imagine!!
That waterpik looks really cool. I feel like I’m not flossing as much as I used to…I need to get on it! And I love the Chicobag, it looks so versatile!
It has been warming now but then the temperate drops again. Cannot win with this weather.