5 Things I’m Loving Feb 22

It’s nice to share, isn’t it? Especially when it’s things you love!


I’m linking up with My First 5K and MoreRunning With Attitude, Runs with PugsZenaida and Run Laugh Eat Pie for Fit Five Friday. I’ve got 5 things I’m loving lately to share today.

1: Mahanarayan Oil
I’d been using some oils from Banyan Botanicals for a while, then one day read about Mahanarayan Oil, which they make. I don’t find it really does much for joints, although I use it to massage my feet in the morning — but boy, any time I have a muscle ache this is da bomb!

You can buy it here (Amazon Affiliate link). I bought the smallest bottle, by the way, but I couldn’t generate a link for it; the link is to a larger bottle. I’ve been using it for 2 months, so a little goes a long way.

Your feet will thank you! | Photo by KoolShooters on Pexels.com

2: Self massage
I have taken to doing some self massage before showering these days (see one of my new favorite oils above). That’s part of my solution for no longer getting massages (someday I will!). It really is so relaxing (and good for your health!). Mr. Judy also gives me the occasional back rub, and never asks for one in return. I massage my feet each morning.

3: The gift that keeps on giving
That would be my husband’s 60th birthday gift — remember that infrared outdoor patio heater? Well, it never really got used outside; too awkward to take in and out, not to mention the amazing amount of rain we had last Summer. Not to fear, I sit with it warming me almost every day of the Winter. I didn’t buy it for myself — except in the end, apparently I did. 

Warm clothes & towels waiting to warm me up after a recent rainy run

4: The other gift that keeps on giving
Several years ago my husband gave me a towel warmer. I love that thing so much! I use it to warm the towels, sure. I also use it to warm my clothes so I can change into nice warm clothes.  Or to finish drying something that didn’t completely dry in the dryer.


Amethyst, my birthstone

5: An early birthday present
I only buy from Etsy once in a blue moon (my last purchase was at least a year ago) but I bought myself a couple of crystals that I totally love, and they threw in an extra small geode.

Carnelian Flame

Final Thoughts
I admit I have a love/hate relationship with February. It tends to be the worst month of the Winter, but it’s my birthday, and I embrace birthdays. Why not celebrate? It feels better to celebrate than to feel depressed. Sometimes it’s just the little things, like a nice foot massage.

Anything you’re loving lately to share?

Do you think you’d enjoy doing a foot massage (or at least your feet would enjoy it)?

20 thoughts on “5 Things I’m Loving Feb 22

    1. I don’t really notice a scent with the oil, and it absorbs pretty quickly. I’m sure it does have some sort of scent, there are herbs in the oil.

      Yes, I actually do like it better than deep blue! It worked on muscle strains SO quickly — for me anyway. And it absorbs quicker, too.

      I’ve been massaging my feet with this oil for a while now when I first get up, and that seems to make my feet happy, too. But where it really shines, for me, is muscle soreness.

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  1. Funny you mentioned foot massage. My hubby got me a gift certificate a few years ago for a foot massage. Never used it.

    But different things work for different people.

    I hate being cold so my hot tub and fireplace were two essentials I needed when we bought our house.

    My latest love is today running in a tank and skirt and being sweaty.

    Happy early birthday in case I forget to post on Monday.

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  2. Yes, February is a tough month up north. Sounds like you’re doing everything you can to make it better though- massage, lots of warmth, crystals… you just need some chocolate and you’ll be all set! Happy Birthday Month!

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    1. Thank you! We are most definitely not in Spring yet, and even though tomorrow and Monday are going to be frigid again, this Winter hasn’t been too bad. Yet. It ain’t over yet though.

      The towel warmer is very nice! Today I came home from my run, changed into my nice toasty clothes, and then went back out to shovel some more.


  3. It’s also my birthday month (24th)! I’ve often thought about getting a towel warmer. There’s nothing better than wrapping a warm towel around you when it’s cold. Maybe I should buy myself an early birthday present!

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