bits of cheer: my running wishlist


Today, I'm linking up with Jessica over at The Newly  since Christmas is almost upon us! I decided to go ahead and share my ultimate running wishlist because, let's be honest, Christmas is about practical gifts lately. There was a time when gifts were about extravagance as a child, but now, it's about functionality (for the most part, of course!) 

Since I plan to run through this whole pregnancy, I really need to up my running apparel and gear game if I want to keep going though. I found that when I was pregnant with Spencer, my running tights didn't stay up, my shorts were too snug and I just didn't hydrate enough. I compiled a list of some gear I think will keep me comfortable, hydrated and going through the next 25 weeks.

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// An Aquazinger - This awesome gem is designed to help you drink more water while reducing food cravings. Plus, it will help you replenish your electrolytes by infusing fruit flavors into your water. You can add everything from cucumbers, to lemons and limes, to mint and basil. I think it will help convince me to keep drinking.

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// Yurbuds - I've seen these highly recommend by runners, and I'm intrigued! I usually rely on my trusty Apple earbuds that came with my iPhone, but Spencer thinks they're tasty now, and they tend to short out on runs. Plus, if it's raining or snowing outside (and I actually manage an outdoors run), they short out. I hear that Yurbuds don't, and I really need my music to keep going.

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// Maternity Support Belt - I didn't have one of these when I was pregnant with Spencer, and as my belly grew, the pressure on my bladder became too much to bear. A running blog I followed recommended this highly, with or without the top strap, to reduce that extra pressure, and I'm sold. I want to run consistently, and if these keeps the pressure on my back and bladder manageable, sign me up, please!

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// Long Tops & Compression Bottoms - I managed to squeeze into my old faithful Nike Pro capris last time in Arizona, but the waists never stayed up, and I felt super uncomfortable. My tops fit, but they felt weird on my growing belly, so I'd like to get some long tops and proper maternity active wear like these from Old Navy this time around to accommodate the changes. 

I'm sure my list will grow & change as I move along with this pregnancy, but it's important to me to stay as active as possible this time around. I lost 20 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight after having Spencer, and I don't want to squander that! So, here goes nothing :)

8 comments

  1. Those earphones might make it on my list this year, too! I am always misplacing/forgetting earphones and absolutely cannot run without them.

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  2. oooh i might have to check out those earphones. i hated the apple ones, they never stayed in my ears, so i have to use the skullcandy ones with the little earbud squishy thing that stays in your ears, but they break so easily, i'm buying a new pair every few months. one day when i am pregnant, i'd love to keep running, so i'll have to keep that support belt in mind!

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  3. I'm interested in those earbuds, I can never seem to find ones that stay in place well!

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  4. I totally commend you for running during your pregnancy! I hear working out throughout helps you snap back afterwards?

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  5. Thanks for linking up! You have some great choices!

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  6. You are a rock star for keeping up the running while pregnant with a baby also at home! I'm intrigued by those Yurbuds!

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  7. An aquazinger looks awesome, I want one! Good luck with continuing your running!

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