|July 4, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY friends!! THANKS so much friends for all the love and encouragement on yesterday’s post! The race was SO much fun, and I had a ridiculously busy day, but tomorrow I plan on parking my butt on the couch all day and doing a whole lot of NOTHING
You know I said how I love my pre-race routine? Well on the advice of a sports nutritionist (who I met with a while back), I changed my pre-race breakfast today! Because I wasn’t going to be ‘racing’ it, it was ok to experiment a little. I used to be a PB+banana toasted sandwich girl, but after some GI issues in races he suggested this:
Banana oatmeal with honey and dried fruit. Basically he suggested I try eating pre-race without the fat (NO NUT BUTTER!! ) and see if that was possibly causing an issue (it takes longer to digest than carbs or protein) and I had zero problems today! Win!
Then I headed straight off for 3 hours of morning rehearsals in preparation for the later concert, and I went in my running gear, looking totally normal of course. They’re all used to it by now though I went to the race straight from there. I LOVE Cancer Research races because the atmosphere is so incredible! Look at all that PINK!
In the spirit of pinkness, I even went for pink socks. Um, can someone please teach me how to match colours/be fashionable?
Pink socks+red shoes is definitely a good look
And guess who bought her those shorts as a birthday present? My friends are seriously lucky people and I am clearly in the process of trying to make them clones of myself. Well I’ve got them running and wearing my favourite shorts, so just the nut butter obsession to go now!
That was the world’s dorkiest and wonkiest runner on the right if you hadn’t noticed. Definitely considering changing the blog name to Wonky Runner.
Anyway, she ran the WHOLE thing without stopping, even though she was finding it really tough (especially with the heat- a 2pm race in July?!). We crossed the finish line together in 1.10, and I am so so proud of her!! A few of my other friends ran it too, and it was all of their first races and they did brilliantly
I then ran 2 chill miles on my own later at my own pace (7.30 min/mile). The winning woman won in 40mins I think, and I KNOW that I can come back next year and beat that. How cool would it be to win a race with 3000 competitors?! Bring it onnnn 2012!!
Oh, and there was ZERO shin pain today!! Literally none at all!! Probably mostly due to the fact that 90% of those 8.2 miles were run on grass at a slow (for me) pace, but I’m so happy about that!
I then needed all the speed I could get. By the time I got home all sweaty and hungry and tired from the muggy heat, I only had 30 mins before I left for my concert. But I did it, even though it mean wearing a hair turban in the car and stopping off to grab dinner to eat en-route:
The only way to recover from a day like this is to eat Single Lady Cupcakes until you explode:
Protein Peanut Butter Single Lady Cupcake topped with almond butter.
An original SLC, topped with DCD peanut butter and stars
This Sunday was DEFINITELY different to my normal one. I mean, where were the pancakes?!
I missed Pancake Sunday!! Maybe I’ll have to have Pancake Monday instead
Oh, and I am SO excited because I literally have the BEST GIVEAWAY EVER EVER EVER coming up for you guys!! It’s one to raise money for charity, and basically if I could win this giveaway myself I would be the happiest girl alive!! I can’t WAIT to post it, and I will be on Thursday when I travel away for my competition! Hint: one of the giveaway items can be seen in a photo on this post! That’ll keep ya guessing!
How was your Sunday? Got any plans for the July 4th holiday American friends?
How was the last race you ran? So much FUN!! It was weird running a race and finishing feeling like I could run it all again! Usually I finish pretty exhausted!
What are your pre-race/run foods? Oatmeal with honey (just like Paula Radcliffe!! The obsession continues…)
Have a GREAT week friends!! Love and hugs!! <3