Not Feeling Hot
|February 17, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
I’m not feeling so hot right now. I think all those runs in the pouring rain/torrential snow finally took their toll Buuuut even though I am going slightly crazy over the fact that I haven’t run in two days (and probably won’t be able to today either) when Nationals are next week, there are still upsides to being ill!
1. Eating endless comfort foods. Oatmeal, soup, cake, more oatmeal…
I hadn’t had proper oatmeal in a while! I used to have it every single day for breakfast, but I think I ODed a bit and went off it slightly…but now I’ve rediscovered the love!
2. Snuggling on the sofa all day with my dog and watching movies.
I realise that he is now so fluffy that he is pretty much unrecognisable as a dog, but he’s more cuddly that way:)
3. You can get other people to get your essentials for you.
That banana fruit loaf is the most amazing thing in the whole world. And in my opinion Running Fitness is so much better than Runner’s World, and ALMOST worth the crazy price!
4. Amazing friends who make you feel better! Yesterday we hung out together (they joined me on the couch haha!) and I probably gave them my cold/flu virus, but it was such a good time!
Well, judging by your expression, maybe not for you Heather
We had fajitas, and they made a vegan filling for me! It was the first time I’d ever had fajitas, and it will NOT be the last!! They were so good that I had seconds and thirds!
5. Baking time! I almost always bake when I’m ill, because I find it so therapeutic. I made whole wheat gingerbread scones (photo from source)
I’m slightly overdosing on cold+flu products right now. They do not taste good, but I want to be back to normal ASAP!
Cross Country Nationals are in EIGHT days(!), so I definitely want to be in good health so I can get in my last few quality workouts, which is why I am really prioritising recovery! And I’m supposed to be pacing a friend to run a 21 minute 5k tomorrow morning, but right now I doubt if I can easily hold a 6.45 pace…I’ll see how I’m feeling tonight! I’ve been looking forward to it though because she has been working so hard to get to this point, so I’d love to help her achieve her goal!
What are your favourite things to do when you’re ill? Having hour-long Skype dates with family! And planning+booking holidays, which I can’t wait to tell you about!
Do you buy magazines? Which is your favourite? I usually just read running magazines in-store because I am cheap like that, but now and again I splash out! I find RW to be a bit too beginner/weight focused for me. Obviously that’s perfect for some people, but I find Running Fitness to have more training articles, and that suits me:)
Have you ever paced someone, or been paced in a race yourself? I’d love to be an official race pacer someday! That is on my bucket list because it sounds so fun!
Have an amazing Friday friends! <3