My back hurts.
|July 3, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Right at this second I am CRANKY because I haven’t run today. On Friday, I was lifting some heavy boxes and I hurt my back. I took a day or two off because of it (moving hurt a lot!), but it felt better so I went back to a track session yesterday. NOT A GOOD MOVE. It was such a great run, because it was a good session (just me and my friend Sonia, who is a 400m/800m distance star, so her speediness really challenges me!!) and it rained, which I love! I got soaked:
why is this photo so yellow?! totally unedited!! must just my awesome photography skills then…
Workout: 1.5 miles warmup, two sets of 600m, 500m, 400m, 300m at target paces (1.58, 1.30, 70, 50), then 2 miles cooldown in the park. This kinda stuff (short distances with a fast middle-distance running partner!) is wayyy out of my comfort zone, but I’m making good progress, so I’m happy! This is my last full week of track work and racing before base-building totally takes over, so I’m making the most of it!
As much as I loved the run, my back certainly didn’t and it feels even worse today! I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that another day of rest, getting lots of sleep and eating lots of (vegan) ice-cream straight from the tub will heal it. Fool-proof plan
I’ve been keeping VERY busy on the music front. Since Saturday, I have had three concerts, four quartet jobs, one recording session, and countless hours of rehearsals.
getting ready for a quartet job is a serious business
Today’s job was a Summer Ball, and the venue was so beautiful…
…and as always, freeeeee drinks at the bar for us musicians! I don’t drink alcohol, but Appletiser is the new love of my life:)
All my rehearsals are fuelled by cookies. For anyone who doesn’t know, bourbon biscuits are vegan(!!), and we always have those and other cookies at every rehearsal to get us through the long hours. I usually demolish about half the packet. It’s a talent of mine.
It’s also time for me to buy some new running shoes, as mine have waaaay too many miles on them! I love my current training shoe, the Saucony Kinvara, but which one to get?! What do you think?
The purple is the Kinvara 2, which I am more tempted by because it is cheaper, and the bottom is the Kinvara 3 (i.e. the latest version) but I think I like the colour more…this is obviously an important life-changing decision which I am taking very seriously, because I LOVE running shoes…
my current rotation of spikes, racing flats, and training shoes
Tomorrow I am travelling up north for a music competition, which means a SUPER EARLY run. Not my thing. So I’d better hit the sack now if there’s any chance of that happening!
Tell me about your last run/workout! I genuinely love reading about other people’s runs/workouts, so please tell me about yours!
What is are your favourite running conditions? Rainy and about 10C with a slight breeze. I put a lot of thought into that;)
Are you loyal to a certain shoe or brand? Does shoe colour matter to you? This will be my third pair of Saucony Kinvaras, and all my other current shoes are Saucony! p.s. I am not associated with Saucony in any way, so I’m not biased! And yes, trivial as it is, colour of running shoes matters quite a lot to me! I love bright colours, and shoes that stand out!
Have an amazing day!! <3
P.S. My email got hacked today, so apologies to anyone who got a weird email from me!