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WIAW: Exciting News!


Happy Wednesday! Yeah, it’s just Wednesday here, so this is totally legit Winking smile

Jenn is a hero for putting so much time and effort into this every week! I love reading everyone’s WIAWs!


For the first time today in a looong time I had overnight oats for breakfast! I know it doesn’t look pretty, but it tastes so good!


It’s Katie’s overnight oatmeal recipe and it’s always been my favourite! I love it unsweetened (weird for me I know!) with lots of almond butter Smile There was so much of it that it wouldn’t all fit in my bowl haha!


I had a huge bowl of strawberries mid morning. They’re one of my favourite fruits for sure!



Today was my best friend’s birthday, and so we had a mini party for her. I didn’t have time to make a proper contribution last night, so I took a shortcut:


Totally the healthiest thing ever, I know Winking smile I just used egg replacer instead of the egg, and it took less than five minutes to throw together. Win. Brownies are addictive, and the slight stomach ache was totally worth the sugar overload today!


Brownies make you faster. Don’t believe me? The proof is in the PR:


Now you have scientific evidence that brownies are the best pre-run fuel. Honestly this was such a great workout for me. I feel like a made such a mental breakthrough and built confidence!


I actually ran that workout with only one spike in one of my shoes, and only two in the other, which felt a bit weird! Clearly I didn’t screw them in tightly enough last time, and they must’ve fallen out without me noticing haha!


Recovery dinner was a white+sweet potato bake…thing. It was pretty random, but tasted good!


With all my favourite veggies: broccoli, baby carrots, and green beans.


And my exciting news?! Well here’s a clue for you…



Just in case my awesome photography here isn’t making it clear..


…a certain someone is currently a reserve to represent my club and GB in the European Club Championships which are probably going to be held in Italy this year! I am so thrilled! To be the actual representative, I would have to beat a girl who has been training with my team since she was ten…so y’know a slight head-start on my four months Winking smile  (I’m not excusing that by the way- she is definitely faster than me regardless of her experience!) Also I’ve never raced 3000m on the track before, or actually done any track races at all! So I’ve no idea where I’d be time-wise for that, and my selection was based on my XC results. I’m not expecting to get anywhere near this girl’s PB, but as a reserve I should still get to go to Italy, and possibly still race, which is exciting!! To wear the GB vest and represent my country is my ultimate dream Smile I’m trying not to get my hopes up, and chances are I won’t be racing unless I beat this speedy girl this season which is seriously unlikely, but I’m just delighted to have been selected, even as a reserve!


Also, it’s pretty exciting when you buy a magazine to pass the time on the treadmill with, and then see your name in it! Admittedly it was in small print, but I’ll take it!


Athletics Weekly usually feature the top ten race finishers in major races, but I didn’t realise that, and so I certainly didn’t expect to see my name! I got pretty excited, which is kinda lame I know! Smile with tongue out


And MORE excitement is that apparently I’m planning on making a round trip of Europe this summer, because today my friends and I booked our trip to Crete!


In less than 20 weeks, I will be there. We found an AMAZING deal, so we are staying in a 5* spa hotel for a week. All food is included, even snacks, and according to everyone on Trip Advisor (love that site), it is amazing! Needless to say, I can’t wait!


So I’m off to do a bit more foam rolling before bed. Buying a foam roller was without a doubt the best decision I’ve made all year. How I lived without it before, I have no idea.



Tell me some of YOUR exciting news! Or just something exciting that has happened to you recently? I’ve told you mine, now it’s your turn!


What was your last BEST workout/run?


Are you going anywhere on holiday/vacation this year? France (including Disneyland Paris yaay!), Crete, Italy possibly, and maybe somewhere else in the UK…we’ll see!


Have an AMAZING Wednesday friends! <3


P.S. My comment-reply system has been acting up recently, so excuse my lack of comment replies right now! I am sorting it out tonight so hopefully I should be able to respond to comments again!

40 Responses to WIAW: Exciting News!

  1. that’s so exciting that you get to go to the european club championships!! girl you are so inspiring :) and to have your name printed in a magazine?? i would be freaking out.

    not to mention that trip to crete sounds pretty sweet – i would be so pumped!
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  2. ahhhhh congrats congrats congrats!!!!!!!! you’re a rockstar! and a rocket scientist if you discovered yet another use for brownies! speed? i’ll take it!

    happy wiaw lovey!!!
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  3. OMG EMMA CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! That’s so amazing you get to represent GB! the opportunity to travel in and of itself is exciting,and honestly, even if getting to race is a long shot…beating the other girls time is a really excellent training motivation no? (even if it doesn’t happen, think how much faster you’ll get just trying to work towards that!!) GAHH so happy for you!! and of course all your food looks delish as usual, especially the overflowing oats hah! Hmm for me, exciting news AND travel plans…I get to go to Mexico this spring on an athletic mission trip – setting up track and field camps and bible school for kids in rural Yucatan woot!
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  4. congrats friend!! So exciting and well deserved. Must have been those Brownies.
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  5. Congratulations! That is wonderful news (on the Club Championships and on the trip to Crete). :)
    Beth (i run like a girl) recently posted..Places to run – Arizona

  6. Congratulations! That is exciting news!
    Nothing too exciting happening here. Although I am excited to go to my first state music education conference on Thursday! Three days of music teachers learning and making music together, yes please!
    This comment has far too many exclamations points but I am okay with that :D
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  7. Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!
    Everything in this post is so exciting! You definitely deserve to be a representative at the championships. You’re going to kick some major butt!
    And I’m sooo jealous of your vacation. That is going to be amazing.
    I’m going to Las Vegas in a few weeks to film a series that I’m currently working on. Not nearly as exciting as your trip, but it should be fun!
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  8. Wow, you are on a roll this year! Congrats, so excited for you! And that holiday to Crete is definitely well-deserved! I’m planning a holiday in April to Singapore to visit my best friend and then China to visit my bro-in-law and sister….as soon as I book my ticket, let the excitement begin!
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  9. you are such a stud!!! can’t believe you are on such a high level team :):):):) and WOW that oat bowl is huge!! that must have been fun to eat :)
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  10. wow congratulations!!!! I have been looking at getting a foa roller, do you know of any websites that show you how to use it?

  11. Emma, that is INCREDIBLE news!!!! :D :D I couldn’t be more happy for you! You have worked so so hard over the past year, and you deserve every good thing that comes your way!

    Katie xx

  12. Very exciting stuff! You must be so over the moon about representing GB! I wish I was off on a holiday, I might just have to book a last minute deal!
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  13. Congratulations on getting the chance to represent your country, and being in the magazine, and having a vacation planned! :)
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  14. That is not lame at all. I would have screamed and made sure every person in the gym knew I was in that magazine yo. Awesome job girl and I’m so excited for you!
    Hollie@lolzthatswim recently posted..741 Miles Of Date

  15. You have so much excitement going on right now! I am so happy for you! That is awesome you were featured in a magazine! And that trip to Crete sounds like it is going to be amazing! I cannot wait to hear all about it when you go!
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  16. Congratulations! That is so exciting!! Plus extra motivation for your speedy workouts! I can’t believe you only started running a short while ago- great stuff!

    I am craving brownies now… ;)
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  17. Aren’t you quite the all-Star?! Congrats all-around. I’m a tad bit envious of your travels, I don’t get to go anywhere. I am going down to Nashville, TN for my first marathon in April if that counts?

    Some exciting news…. I just started my last semester of college and I’m kinda sorta dating someone :)
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    • Aaah so much exciting stuff for you! Your first marathon = very exciting, plus your last semester of college and your new boyfriend is so exciting too!! Wow I’m seriously getting worked up for you!!

  18. Oh,Emma,that’s SO excting and I am SO happy for you!
    I smiled so much during this post,honestly! :)
    I am also jealous of you for having the chance to see so many different countries AND Disneyland this year! I’ll have to stay in stupid Germany all the time because I have to watch budget… Hate it! :(
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  19. Wow that is so amazing about you going to Italy- you are working so hard for your dream and it is amazing to see your progress. :)
    We have just got our insurance money back from our cancelled Christmas trip, and Andy did promise me in hospital that we could go to hawaii in the summer (I have always wanted to go there) so watch this space! :) And I LOVE trip advisor- totally addicted!

  20. Sounds like 2012′s going great so far! :D I think it’s so exciting that you’re getting a chance to represent your country, even if you ARE going up against a brilliant runner with more experience, it doesn’t hurt to give the race a try. And it’s so cool that you see your name in a magazine. Serious props to you. ;) That trip to Crete sounds amazing – I’d love to go there one day.
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  21. A huge congratulations on your news! That is so awesome and well deserved! I love Crete and have been a few times. I’m sure you will love it.
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  22. Ahh congrats girl!!! You are soo amazing!! :D

  23. Congratulations, Emma!!
    And that vacation looks amazing. I just went to an all inclusive resort in Mexico and had such a good time. It’s so nice to have everything already paid!
    I’m going to Disney World with my parents in March, which I know is a little strange since me & my brother are older.. but it’s what the parents wanted and they invited my bf/my brother’s gf so it should be a fun family time :)
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  24. hi beautiful girl!! can I have your autograph?! :) I am soooooo excited for you! your hard work is paying off!
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  25. Congrats on your news mate! and YAY for the holiday as well :) I am booked for 2 x Paris trips, 1 german trip and cape town all in the next few months. Mental! :)
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  26. Oh my goodness congrats Emma! You deserve it so much. It’s really inspiring to know you started off not liking running and ended up here!
    You’re amazing Emma!

    Oh and after your tweet about brownies I was craving them!
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  27. That bowl of oats looks so tasty! Congrats on being featured in that magazine!
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  28. Congrats! You’ve come such a long way :) Also, the island trip sounds AMAZING. Lucky girl!
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  29. Girl! I am so excited that you get to go to Crete with your friends! That will be so great! :)

    And hey, I think brownies are a great pre-workout fuel! :)
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  30. [...] Thank you all SO MUCH for your kind comments on my previous post about my news! <3 [...]

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