Top 10 “Safe” Sunscreens

I was happy to see that Mexitan, the brand of sunscreen that graces our shelves, is on the list of “broad spectrum protection with fewer hazardous ingredients”.  Who needs the extra stress of discovering that the cream you slather all over your kids every day is in fact harmful.  Yikes! 

Most of the sunscreens on the ‘recommended list’ are physical sunscreens.  This means that the ingredients that provide sun protection do so by creating a physical barrier between you and the sun.  Most sunscreens contain smaller particles and are absorbed into the skin and provide protection at a chemical level.  The trouble with the physical sunscreens is that the barrier is a barrier, not as cumbersome as trying to get my kids to walk around with parasols, but they do look like little albino kids running around.

Check out the list and see where your sunscreen falls!

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  1. Hello Runners! Hope you had a good weekend!I have wrteitn out a rough schedule for you all up to the marathon. Obviously you are all at slightly different points of your training so the long run may need to be tweaked a bit.Usually we run our long runs on a Sunday all of the following dates are a Sunday. Each week I will post a schedule.DateJanMileageNotes98-91610-112311-123013first half marathonFeb614-151315-162013Half marathon race2715-16March616-171318-192020-22longest run2716-17April313final half marathon1071726.2marathon12 weeks to go!Monday- Rest / short runTuesday- Intervals 6 x 800m fast (or 2 min), 2 min restWednesday Middle Distance (10k)Thursday CrosstrainingFriday 7-8 milesSaturday Short run / RestSunday Long Run 13 milesI’m sure there will be questions don’t worry just ask away!Rita

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