|November 18, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Thanks so much friends for all the comments on my exciting news! And sorry about the lack of a post yesterday! I typed up my next Journey to Health post on binge eating…but I wasn’t quite happy with it. It’s a tough topic, and I want to do it justice! So it’ll be up next Wednesday!
Anyway, a quick post in the meantime! I’m trying to get an earlier night…which I can tell is going to fail already haha! So some random Thursday Thoughts for you!
1. I got a package today! The biggest parcel ever.
It was my aqua jogging belt! Because I still can’t run at full volume yet, I will be supplementing my running with pool running:
I can’t wait to get moving! I haven’t been near a pool really since I was a kid!
Strange that I was quite the water baby then, but I can’t actually swim!
2. Peanut butter makes you run faster. This is a new scientific fact, based on the rock solid evidence that I had a breakfast that was 90% PB, and had made a new 200m PR in my training! Can’t fault that logic
OIAJ! It just looks like a jar of PB I know, but there is oatmeal in there too!
And I am still obsessed with yesterday’s chocolate-pretzel-PB oatmeal. It is seriously the best combo ever and will BLOW YOUR MIND!
3. Today I had a major sugar overload. A Tweet from earlier:
One of the girls brought a vegan-friendly cake she made, and we all had SO MUCH cake! Sugar goes straight to my head, as shown by this photo my friend took on her iPhone…
4. Today’s workout was so DRAMATIC! It was 8x200m, done relay style with 1 mile warm-up and cooldown. Split into two sets, with rest inbetween.
The drama? Well there’s this girl on my team who is AMAZING at sprinting and is seriously fast, but she can’t pace herself at all (even worse than me haha!) and ends up burning out. She gives EVERYTHING 110%, and usually by halfway through the workout, her performance really drops because of that. At the end of the first set, we were both on the last leg, and I was ahead of her, but I could feel her gaining. She was catching up with me by the second, and we were both all-out sprinting for the line (my competitiveness gets the better of me sometimes!). I have seriously never run so fast in my life. I beat her by a millisecond (although had it been another 5 meters to go, the story would’ve been different!) and she promptly burst into tears! On the next set, she collapsed on the track (I could hear her behind me and her breathing was sounding really bad) whilst running and just lay there sobbing and gasping for air! She was taken away, and I hope she’s ok!
4. I had some more exciting news to add to my last post, but I couldn’t contain it so I kinda leaked it on Facebook…
I am trying not to get my hopes up in case I don’t get it, but I still can’t stop thinking about it!
This lady in the red will be ME! Only hopefully I won’t age that much in the next 9 months…!
So quick late night snack now, and then off to bed!
You know, because peanut butter makes you run faster
Have you ever tried pool running? Or do you swim? I wish I could swim! I’ve actually nearly drowned once because of my inability to swim and tread water, so I need to learn!
Have you got any exciting news to share with me? Or just anything you are excited about generally? I’m excited about…aaah everything! I blame the sugar overdose!
If you could hang around with any athlete or other person for a day, who would it be? Any of the athletes I listed above, plus a thousand more, like Mo Farah!
Have a great day friends! <3