I love spring. It makes me so happy to see green growing on the ground and trees again. The warmer weather brightens my mood. Even my allergies can’t get me down….too much.
Lately there are several things that I have been absolutely loving. So instead of running advice today I am just going to share with you a few of the things I am digging as of late:
Flipbelt: Surprisingly most of this list is not running related but this is a recent find for me. After using the SPIbelt for as long as I can remember I decided to make a switch. Over the winter I was at the gym for quite awhile and didn’t need a place to stash my phone. While we were in Florida I put my phone in my SPIbelt and couldn’t figure out what the random bruises were on my waist. I’m not sure if it was because of my growing belly or because I hadn’t used one in awhile but it lead me to take a look at the Flipbelt.
I am a new convert. This sits perfect under my growing belly and holds a lot of crapola. I can easily fit my phone, keys and cash/credit cards (all essentials for longer runs). These days safety is an even bigger concern for me so I love having all of this safely right up against me. The belt doesn’t bounce around at all and would be perfect for anyone needing to carry plenty of fuel.
Polar Seltzer Water: Whenever I come to NYC I get so excited about drinking Polar Water. I love sparkling water and during my pregnancy I have been addicted to it. LaCroix is my usual go to, but on the East Coast you can find Polar just about anywhere. What I love about this brand is their vast array of flavors with zero calories, sweeteners, or anything else. My all time favorite is Orange Vanilla because it tastes like a creamsicle. But they also carry fun seasonal flavors like cucumber watermelon and chocolate mint. And yes, chocolate mint is awesome and not weird at all!
Last spring when we were here I would go for super long runs every Saturday morning and time my runs out to end in front of the grocery store that carried the biggest selection of water. I would even run back and forth on the block to get my mile in because I craved this water so badly. I would leave carrying at least 6 one liter bottles at a time.
The Snoogle: I am now at the point in my pregnancy where I am not supposed to sleep on my back any more. Talk about making a lady go crazy! But I discovered this amazing body pillow and life has gotten much better. This pillow has a unique shape that allows you to fit your head and neck in one end and wrap your legs around the bottom. Tired of sleeping on one side? Roll over and the pillow basically holds you like a set of warm arms. You can also bend and fold it into all sorts of shapes for comfy lounging. I read a review online that recommended you not share this with your partner because they might end up stealing it from you!
Cadbury Mini Eggs: These things make wish we had Easter all year long. My husband knows how much I love these and kept buying bags for the car (remember our car snacks?). I read on another blog that someone referred to these as M&M’s on drugs and I cannot think of a better description for them. They have a nice crisp outer shell and then a ton of smooth delicious chocolate inside. I’m not sure what I am going to do for the next 11 months when we run out of our stash.
What are you recent faves that you can’t get enough of?