I am FREE!
|May 26, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Finally, after exams every weekday for a fortnight, and after a month of living in the library…
“THIS IS SO CONFUSING”
…I am finally FREE! All my exams are done, and it feels good to be out in the sunshine relaxing, and to finally have clean hair again
The weather here has been so hot and sunny recently, but it sure made my decision to run late morning a very bad idea!! I headed to the trails for my easy run to try and avoid the heat. but I was still boiling! Six hot miles later I called it quits and jumped straight into a cold shower.
This is actually my first summer of proper running! This time last year I was injured with bad shin splints, so spent most of the summer not running, or making my comeback. This is my excuse as to why I am not so great with running in the heat
I also had a TOUGH workout in the muggy heat on Thursday evening. I hadn’t done a workout in a couple of weeks because of the exams, so this tough session on slow legs was interesting It was 400’s at 800m pace (2.24 pace = 72 sec 400s) and then 30s rest before a 200m at the same pace. And then that repeated a lot of times. My legs sure met the lactic yesterday!! As usual recently I was doing the workout with the middle-distance girls to “challenge me”. I feel SO slow when I train with them haha! It was tough, and I had to keep reminding myself of the quote that’s written above our track door:
Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today? ~ Peter Maher
Love that quote. And I chose STRONG.
Apart from my run, I spent most of my day today lying on the couch watching TV doing absolutely nothing, and it was BLISS I caught up on everything I’ve recorded in the last four weeks, including the coverage of the Great Manchester Run. Can we just talk about how AMAZING and inspirational Haile Gebrselassie is for a sec?
I LOVEthat man. He has the sweetest personality too!!
I am writing this post whilst demolishing my third bowl of (non-dairy) ice cream. I am obsessed. As soon as the sun comes out, I go crazy with the ice cream.
ALSO I am dropping down in distance to race my first 1500m on Monday night! My coach thinks it will be a good test of my (non-existent) speed, so it will be interesting for sure
What is the shortest distance you’ve ever raced? As of Monday, it will be 1500m! I love 5ks and 10ks the most I think
Running in the heat or in the cold? Cold I think, because I run faster! In the eat I run slower usually haha!
Are you an ice cream fan? What’s your favourite flavour? Chocolate, obviously! I hope someone starts selling cookie dough vegan ice cream…that would make me the happiest girl ever!!
Have an amazing weekend friends!! <3