Happy Global Running Day!

Hello my friends – and happy Global Running Day! Who’s getting out there to celebrate?! :) (Wish I could run with this gorgeous view again to celebrate – this pic is from my New Mexico trip in March! Awesome trail running there.)


I’m celebrating Global Running Day today by sharing a running shoe giveaway on Instagram courtesy of my friends at Brooks, featuring their brand new Glycerin 15 shoes! Head on over to my Instagram post to enter – all you have to do is tag your fave running buddy(ies) and thank them for being awesome. :)

And now, sharing some of my recent eats and exercise! We (finally) got our new microwave set up and running yesterday (praise the 90 second brown rice gods!), so I celebrated this morning by making my beloved microwave banana oatmeal. Mmmm… just as good as I remembered! :) With cottage cheese and blueberries on top, of course.

microwave banana oatmeal

Last week, though, I was rocking the overnight oats! This one had oats, coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and mango as the base, plus some blueberries and almonds on top added just before eating. Delish!


overnight oats

If you love overnight oats, btw, check out my Easy Overnight Oatmeal Recipes post with 6 fun variations to try!

I’ve also still been loving my usual greens + savory waffle + fried eggs + avocado and/or cheese savory breakfast creation. So good! I added some hot sauce to the mix with this one too.

savory healthy breakfast

On the dinner front, keeping it simple seems to be what is working best in terms of pregnancy! One of my recent favorite dinners recently was a really simple salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette, plus a vegetarian pasta dish – pasta + beans + artichoke hearts + tomato sauce. Simple and yummy! I added some feta cheese to the mix after this photo, too.

pregnancy friendly dinner

I’m finding it’s key for me to stay on top of hunger levels to avoid getting nauseous – so snacks have been important, too! “Snack early and often” has always been my motto but even more so lately.  I whipped up some oatmeal nut and fruit balls over the weekend to help with the snack situation… basically a cross between my Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls and Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites – I used oats, raisins, dried cranberries, dates, peanut butter, and almonds.


Meanwhile, Ashe and Zara supervised. Zara has seized the high ground – smart!


In fitness news, I’ve been doing my usual mix of activities – Monday was a lunchtime yoga day (Edge Yoga via ClassPass), yesterday I went to Definitions boot camp via ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $30 off), and today is a rest day. I’m planning on another boot camp tomorrow and a run/walk date on Friday morning to belatedly celebrate Global Running Day! Here I am at the boot camp yesterday – the bump is getting more obvious… I’ll be 16 weeks tomorrow!

pregnancy boot camp 2nd trimester

I’m still rocking my normal fitness clothes for now (long, stretchy tops have been perfect) but might need to get some new tights soon because the tops are getting a little tight. I’m going to share a 16 week pregnancy update on Friday – stay tuned! And if you have any specific questions, let me know. :)

Check back in tomorrow for a summery chili recipe – and have a good one, my friends!

Are you celebrating Global Running Day today?


  1. 1

    So inspiring to see the workouts you can carry through in pregnancy! Making a note of this :-)

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    Be good to yourself and get some maternity workout leggings – you will not believe how great they feel. I always felt more comfortable in the ones with the panel that pulled up over my belly. I also invested in a support belt so that I could run comfortably late into pregnancy. You look great!

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      Any recommendations for maternity legging brands? :)

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        My last pregnancy was 7 years ago, and I can’t even remember where my workout clothes were from then. But, at the time Gap, Old Navy and Target (my go-tos for regular maternity wear) were not yet offering maternity activewear. Those would be my picks, if I were looking now.

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    Happy Global Running Day Anne!

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    You look great! I’m 35 weeks now and snack early and often was my mantra at the beginning too :)

    I’m not sure if you plan on swimming during this pregnancy (for me it’s been the only thing I’ve been able to maintain at the end), but if so…. size up (at least 2-3 sizes in a speedo) now, before you need it. That way the suit will be stretched out enough by your last trimester. I waited until the last tri to buy a larger speedo and the biggest struggle of the workout is getting the suit on!! Maternity suits are also an option I guess but I never felt comfortable training in them… I know this is totally unsolicited advice but I wish someone had given it to me!

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      Thank you so much for the advice, it’s appreciated! I’m definitely planning to start swimming again more often, especially as other activities get less comfortable! I was just talking the other day to a friend about how I need to look into larger speedos – good tip to do so now.

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    Oats with mango sounds delicious, I love mango!

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    I found my workout bottoms fit my whole pregnancy, but I needed new tops (for length not width). I liked the tanks from The Gap. But anything you have that’s long way last longer than you think. I was shocked.

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    new workout clothes was one of the first pregnancy purchases I had to make because my legging tops were all way too tight very early in my pregnancy!

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    Be careful with the soft cheese like feta during pregnancy due to listeria risk. Pasta and salad look yummy though!

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    Very impressive to see a pregnant woman working out, I hope it will be an example for many others! Congratulations for your blog!

    • 18

      Thanks Javi! Gotta do what makes us feel best individually… and keeping up the exercise is definitely a huge mood booster for me! :)

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    Roadrunner says:

    Good to see you keeping after it! And Ashe watching Zara – and vice-versa!

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