|January 16, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Hey friends! Had a good start to the week? Your comments on yesterday’s post blew me away. Seriously. Thank you all so much for your continual support!
Since I didn’t finish recapping my weekend in my last post, I’ll just pick up where I left off!
After the race, we headed into the famous city of Canterbury. I’d never been before!
That’s Canterbury Cathedral you can see in the distance
We walked around the town for a bit, admiring the cute cobbled streets and quaint shops.
I also found my heaven.
If it wasn’t so crazily expensive, I swear I would’ve bought half the store.
Sadly, we only had a short time to explore the beautiful city because I had to head back to London for a quartet job. Thankfully we managed to find the time to stop off on the journey home for a quick coffee. I was feeling the long day!
Soy latte with a side of Daniels’ Running Formula. Winning combo.
I just made it in the nick of time! That meant I only had a couple of minutes to get ready, so I was stuck with race hair and no shower. I don’t know why people pay me to do this stuff.
I even still had mud on my legs. Thick tights to the rescue!
On Sunday, my legs were not feeling up to a long run, so I had pancakes to make them feel better…
CCK’s Chocolate chip cookie dough pancakes and a side of peanut butter for dipping
…and ran my long run today instead! It was definitely a good decision to listen to my body and put it off until today!
One of the best long runs I’ve had in a while! A confidence booster for sure!
I took an ice bath because I want to make sure my legs are totally recovered for tomorrow’s workout. It was painful. I thought adding bubbles might help make it easier.
Sadly, it did not. I have learned that for me, getting in slowly does not work. I tried that, and then ran around my house squealing for ten minutes with cold wet feet. So once I had recovered my resolve and remaining dignity, I decided to don some fluffy socks and just jump in.
Much better I lie, it wasn’t any better really, but at least I was in! I took ice baths a couple of times in the summer, but I don’t remember them being this excruciating haha! I guess it’s the cold weather making it worse! But they are SO worth it, and I always notice the difference the next day!
Oh, and I spent the whole weekend glued to the Olympic Marathon Trials updates! What an amazing race!
I was literally refreshing my Twitter feed every few seconds to catch the last minutes of the race on my journey home on Saturday! It’s going to be an amazing Olympic marathon, that’s for sure!
What was the best part of your weekend?
Have you ever taken an ice bath? I read today in Running Fitness magazine that Jenny Meadows (GB’s #1 middle distance runner) takes one every day! She is my hero for that.
Did you catch the Olympic Trials? What do you think of the outcome? I am just gutted for Amy and Dathan!! But deserving winners all round.
Enjoy your week! <3
P.S. If you’ve emailed me recently, I might not have gotten it! A virus attacked my computer so it’s been out all week, and only just come back today, and my mail is all messed up….so apologies if I haven’t responded!