|May 3, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
These past few days have possibly been the most stressful of my life so far. Money worries and exam stress (they start in just 11 days!) has been taking over this past week! In-between endless studying, I have been working every free hour I have, and much as I love my “job”, I need to stop taking every one I can get and take a bit of a step back!
don’t worry, I’m not pimping out my quartet, I’ve fuzzed out our details! and the grammar error on there is killing me.
BUT in less than a month’s time all my stress will be over and I will be in CRETE with my friends! We are going there for a week and I am more excited for a week of fun with my favourite people than I can say
this isn’t Crete FYI (I think this was in Spain…?) but I’m guessing it looks something like this!
And then a month after that I am off on a music tour to France (it was previously Russia, but there was a problem flying back with the Olympics on here), which includes a trip on the way home to Disneyland Paris (aka, my home), and then I am spending most of August in the mountains in the Lake District! Running and trekking all day every day will be bliss, and hopefully give me a great base for the cross country season! Needless to say, I am SO excited for this summer!
Running obviously makes me super happy and unstressed, even though I’ve actually had to miss a few runs for the first time in ages! I’ve done a couple of difficult workouts this week, including a 12 lap measured fartlek on Monday, and then the Kosmin Test and some 400s on Tuesday. The Kosmin Test predicts your 800m time, and this is how it’s done (from here):
I did it more for a measure of fitness and speed than anything else, as I’m not an 800m runner! My coach is having me do this a few times a year just to see how I’m improving, and I can’t wait to find out what my predicted time is when I see my coach next week! I’m not very fast compared to most of the people in my team, but I felt pretty good that day, so I hope the result is good!
My comfort food of choice right now are Fig Rolls (or fig newtons), which are my latest addiction. You don’t want to know how many of these I am consuming daily at the moment…it’s not pretty
30% fruit=healthy, right?
amen to that!
So here’s to a more stress-free and worry-free weekend filled with running endorphins!
Tell me: what’s your #1 stress reliever? A run, followed by couch time with hot chocolate and a good book or The Big Bang Theory
Have a great week friends!! <3