Happy Friday! For some reason, this week flew by. We started with fabulous weather, got really chilly in the middle, and are just hanging on for the weekend now.
Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my recent favorites. Spring is in the air and it has me feeling all sorts of fabulous.
Pinkberry Meyer Lemon
If you live anywhere near a Pinkberry, run there now and try the new lemon flavor. I know the frozen yogurt craze has been done and most of it is just okay. But Pinkberry is the real deal. They only have a few flavors at a time, with their original tart being the standout, in my opinion. Real, fresh, tart yogurt without all of the sugary extras, it leaves you feeling far less guilty about this delicious splurge.
Lemon is the perfect spring-like flavor. I tried it once with fruit on top and fell in love. In fact, I skipped dinner the next night, ran six miles instead, and ended up at Pinkberry for a delicious serving of……well calcium. Right?!
I lost my Oakley running sunglasses during our move. Major bummer. I know they are around, but I couldn’t find them in time for our trip to Florida. I figured I would be fine without them, but the first time I tried running on the beach, I knew I had made a big mistake. The glare off of the sun and sand was not a good combo on my eyes. All of us runners should practice proper sun care and that includes wearing shades.
Rock loaned me his Knockaround’s and it was love at first run. Most of these glasses will cost you about $20 and are polarized. They are light, fit comfortably, and don’t bounce around when you run. One of my biggest pet peeves with shades is if they fall off when you lean over or place them on top of your head. These stay put but are light enough that you won’t even notice they are there. At $20 a pair, you can afford a pair, or maybe even two!
When the weather gets warm, I crave salad. During pregnancy I try to make sure that I eat a big bowl of veggies at least once each day. Just Salad is my daily go-to place in NYC. I love going down the line and picking different combos. I also really like that they use as many local ingredients as possible from organic kale to fresh made bread, and cheeses.
Decent Fitting (Non-Mom) Maternity Jeans
What is it with ugly maternity clothes? Just because we are pregnant doesn’t mean we need to wear a box or a bag over our growing bellies. I have been having serious jeans envy as I wander NYC. Can’t an expecting mom get a decent pair of denim without breaking the bank?
I happened to check out H&M’s maternity section and snagged a great pair of boyfriend jeans for under $40. And can we talk about how awesome the elastic panels are on maternity jeans?! I seriously think everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of a little elastic to hold them in!
It seems these days that everyone is in a rush and looking at their phones or worried about something else. It can really start to get you down!
The other day I was running a loop of Central Park when a cyclist cut me off, and without looking crossed over into the pedestrian/running lane to stop. I had to jump over their bike and just barely escaped an accident. I was really annoyed and almost shouted at the person. Instead, I hopped over the bike and tried to keep running.
A gentleman run up alongside me to check on me and we ended up having a really great conversation. I had been struggling the last mile or so and was dreading a big hill that was coming up. Instead, we chatted all the way up and I almost kept going with him. To the minimalist runner from San Diego who was in town on business, thanks for reminding me that runners are a really great bunch!
What are your recent favorite things? Does spring have you craving all sorts of new goodies?