|April 22, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
The highlight of my weekend by a long way:
A full recap to come once the pics+results are up, but for a little bit of added suspense, I will leave my race talk with this panicked Tweet from yesterday…
p.s. sorry for being a tease!
My last session before the race was on Thursday evening. It was a race sharpening workout of 300’s and 200’s to prime us for Sunday! All my 300s and 200s were new PRs for me, so that was a good sign!
All of us Brits have been hearing non-stop recently about England’s drought, but after a rainy week and that hour’s session out in the pouring rain, I no longer believe it is true. Good thing I love a rainy run!
Totally drenched. And a very classy bathroom shot
I warmed up afterwards with a mug of hot chocolate, and some dark chocolate for dipping
On Friday, a teammate and I headed to the London Marathon expo!
I am quite the photographer
I absolutely love the expo. The atmosphere is so awesome! So many excited, happy runners! We wrote on the famous wall, and the other messages were so inspiring! I spent a good 10 minutes reading them before being dragged away!
But obviously, the best part of the expo was the samples and free stuff. Okay, the runner’s goody bag this year wasn’t as good as last year’s (can of lager and some rice anyone?), but the expo samples more than made up for it! The Clif/Luna bar table was my home. I successfully managed to consume about a bars worth of each flavour in tiny cut-up samples.
I am a pro at it. Yes, I am a shameless cheapskate
I hit up Whole Foods/Whole Paycheck for dinner (which literally cost me half of my food budget for a week!), but there was vegan cupcake sampling which made me the happiest person in the world!!
Surprisingly, banana walnut > chocolate ! I am usually a chocolate girl through and through!
They also had a delicious new range of cakes that I was so tempted by, but having already spent more money on dinner than I have on clothes in the past month, I passed up. I have dreamed about them ever since though, so I know it won’t be long until I cave.
My Saturday was spent with the fam celebrating my grandma’s 90th birthday! We went out to eat and I was carb-loading for my 5k (so important obviously ) so I had three courses, the best of which was obviously dessert!
mango, blackcurrant (my favourite!) and pear sorbet. all so delicious!!
race recap to come tomorrow!
What was the best part of YOUR weekend? Did anyone else race?
Have you ever been to a race expo before? How big was it? I’ve been to two, a small half mary one, and the London Marathon one, which is HUGE!
Hope you all had a great weekend! <3