Friday, May 29, 2015

Five Things for Friday

Since I haven't written in a hot minute, I'm going to get back into this slowly with an easy, random, unstructured Five Things on Friday! Here's five things on my mind this evening:

1. Pregnancy, Week 26 down!

I can't say it was quick, but I have to say it's true that the second trimester is the best! This week I started dragging a little bit again, and I miss all the energy I had! I am back on the grand Army schedule, and up around 5:45am for an hour of PT, then working 9-5, all without caffeine! I know I've been having problems with my nutrition, and focus on getting enough protein and vegetables but not enough on eating small, frequent meals, which makes my energy drop quite a bit during the day.

Also, being back in a unit brings out my competitive side, and now is not the time to try to keep up on the run! My feet have been hurting a little more, despite new inserts, but this week I still managed to get in a 4 mile run, a gym day, a day of ab work/slow sprints, and then a two mile walk. Not quite what I've been putting in over the last few months, but I'm still exhausted!

In the last few weeks, though, I've definitely been feeling this little sweet potato start moving, a lot! Maybe it's because I've been squeezing her into uncomfortable Army pants, but laying in bed and watching my belly jump around is definitely a little weird! It's also good motivation to keep moving, because she definitely starts kicking more when I stop to walk during a run or workout.

Some things I am loving right now: my Bao Bei belly sports bra, all of my water bottles (I usually have two with me and one in the car), and watermelon! So much watermelon!

2. New SOAS Herringbone tights

Today, SOAS announced a special run of Herringbone tights! How cute/adorable/awesome are these!

Of course I ordered a small right away, and now I'm seriously considering going back and adding a matching sports bra to my order. I haven't tried the SOAS tights yet, since I just couldn't decide which ones I wanted (I've almost ordered the Barcelona Nights and Team 2.0, but keep missing my size), so I'm pretty excited for these. I packed THREE pairs of the SOAS run shorts, and I pretty much live in them (right now I'm sitting on my bed in my ambassador shorts, tank top and hoodie), and I just missed delivery of the new razor tank top and Sunset Cliffs shorts, so those are waiting at home for me. The waistband on these shorts and tights is so perfect for my growing belly, and even when I wasn't pregnant, I loved them! (Don't forget you can use code HANNAHHE to get 10% off if you want to order some)

3. Nashville

I've been working on my list of things I want to see/do/eat in Nashville while I'm here. So far I've been there to go to the airport (to fly to SD to visit my dear husband for MDW) and to pick up groceries at Whole Foods. Of course I will have to find the best cupcakes in Nashville, probably find a cute little coffee shop for all this work I need to squeeze in on weekends, and maybe even hit up some antique shops. I'll probably also be looking for a nice spa for a prenatal massage/facial before I leave too, just to keep me amused on the weekends. And, of course, visit places like Belmont and the Hermitage. Any suggestions?

4. Races for 2016!

While I've been trying to make it through 4 mile runs (and looking forward to the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K in a few weeks!), I've also been obsessing about perfecting a training plan and race schedule for next year. So far, I'm already signed up for the RnR DC half in March, the RnR SD Full in May (eek!), I'm waiting patiently for the Glass Slipper Challenge registration, and would LOVE to do Superfrog 70.3 in September. It's also my last year in Baltimore, so I will hopefully be able to jump on all those local races that I love or haven't done yet, like the Zooma Annapolis Half (though I think it's the same weekend as SD), and the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. I definitely plan on building up from zero after recovering from this baby and crushing it next year!

5. Nursery planning

Of course, even though I'm out here in Kentucky, I have all kinds of plans for the nursery for when I get back. I've been trying to pick out the perfect pieces for a nice San Diego-themed gallery wall, and building up my online registry with pretty much everything covered in sea horses and mermaids. While I was out in SoCal last weekend, I picked up this adorable onesie:

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