This week’s Friday Five theme with the DC Trifecta is “Five Things I Love.” I’ve shared numerous posts about things that I love, including what I love about running, what I love about running with my husband, and five brands that I love. So I thought this week that I’d share five things that I’m currently loving, at 31 weeks pregnant.
1. My new Mizuno Wave Inspire 12s
I’m loving the updated Wave Inspire model from Mizuno. They are supportive, yet lightweight, and have the perfect amount of support that my pregnant feet need while I’m out running.
2. My body pillow
After a number of restless nights, I started sleeping with a body pillow about two weeks ago. What a difference the pillow has made in terms of helping me to get comfortable in bed, and to be able to sleep for longer stretches. I’m now questioning why I didn’t start using the pillow sooner, especially since I’m borrowing it from a friend and it sat in our basement unused for a couple of months.
Somehow wearing tights makes me feel less pregnant, or at least not as big. I only started wearing tights to work last week, and the few days that I have worn them I’ve felt like an entirely new person.
4. The summer like weather
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) October 22, 2015
The last two days the highs have soared into the 70s. The high yesterday afternoon was a whopping 78 degrees! While my feet haven’t liked the weather (they’ve been swollen and I’ve had to come home from work, put compression socks on, and put my feet up instead of going for a run), I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the summer-like weather. I am the type of person who would much rather be hot than cold.
5. Healthy snacks
Now that I’m well into the third trimester, I’m constantly hungry, and have found that having healthy snacks readily available helps to curb my hunger. Did you catch my Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe here on the blog yesterday? I’ve loved snacking on this delicious treat mid-afternoon over the past several days. Oh, and while you’re checking out the recipe, be sure to enter my Mighty Nut giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter. (Giveaway ends next Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. EST.)
QOTD: What are you currently loving?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!