A New Best Friend
|January 29, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Wow what a weekend this has been! Things have been so crazy lately that I’ve been slightly AWOL on the posting front! I was supposed to be joining my team to race at the South of England Championships this weekend, but sadly ended up not being able to go at the last minute. I was frustrated at first, and sad to let down my teammates, but next week’s race is more important, so I’m excited for that!!
Friday’s are my busiest days. I’m typically out of the house from 8am-10.30pm. I basically subsist on a TON of packed food, and this is where my bar addiction comes in!
I ordered more Luna bars a few days ago…soooo good!
I also took Oats in a Jar with me. Best portable meal ever!! P.S. I know the below photo just looks like a full jar of PB, but I promise you that there are some oats in it. I just like the ratio 1:10 of oats to nut butter.
I so almost forgot to take the lid…that would have been messy!
Friday evenings are made up of music rehearsals, and then I help at my church’s outreach youth group. I love the kids! One of them bought me a candy bracelet! She clearly knows that sugar is the way to my heart
I needed that after a long day! Dealing with 100+ hyperactive kids is seriously crazy!
I got a blissful 8 hours of sleep (and 9 hours last night…who am I?!) and started my Saturday with toasted cinnamon raisin bread, Justin’s Maple Almond Butter, and a Pink Lady apple:
I spent the rest of the day camped out in the library for a marathon study session. Which obviously, was fuelled with the good stuff…
These sweets are my favourite! Definitely a study necessity.
I may have spent a little too much time not actually studying, but eating sweets and making signs to cheer on some of my friends who were competing in a music competition in the evening. She liked this one the best:
My friend is Welsh, in case you didn’t get that
It was so great to be watching instead of performing for once! My friends were absolutely amazing, and one of them WON despite the crazily high standard of competition! Doesn’t she look beautiful too?!
I think my heart stopped when they read the results! I think it’s just as nerve-wracking watching as it is performing!
I was sitting next to a blind man, and his guide dog is my new best friend. Meet John:
I had a nice chat with the man during the interval, and apparently John is named after John Cleese, because he is a huge Fawlty Towers fan haha!
I woke up this morning CRAVING pancakes. Gotta love Pancake Sundays! I had my current favourite: gingerbread pancakes!
Gingerbread pancakes+ lots of maple syrup + watching athletics before church = perfect Sunday morning
I taped the UK Indoor Championships which were shown live on Saturday, and watched it today! AAAH Mo Farah’s race was so exciting, and he’s just plain unbelievable! I can’t wait to see what he can do at the Olympics!
My long run today was so awesome. I think I was spurred on after watching my inspirations kill it on the track, and I was feeling great after getting so much more sleep recently! Sundays are my favourite day because you really can’t beat the combo of pancakes, church, and long runs.
Definitely one of my favourite long runs ever! I LOVED it! It was so cold though; the wind chill was the worst!
As soon as I walked through the door, I threw on a few more layers and took Buddy out to join me on my cool-down walk.
That is my best I-am-high-on-endorphins-and-have-gone-numb-with-the-cold face
I am really looking forward to this week of running, because I have an important race on Saturday where I’m representing my county (note county, which is like a state, not country haha!) for the first time, and also because it will be the first week in my injury comeback where I’ll be running 6 days a week again! Obviously that depends on how I’m feeling, but fingers crossed! Everything’s feeling great right now, so I’m positive that this will be a great running week!
What was the best part of your weekend?
What is your favourite snack or meal to take on the go? Energy bars my go-to option!
Runners: How many days a week do you run normally? Six now. Weird to think that this time last year I was only running two or three days a week, and had never usually ran more than 5 miles!
Have a great week friends! <3