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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?