Puppies and Olympic Excitement!
|July 28, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, I apologise for spamming your news feeds with pictures of puppies. But now I am going to put them all over this post.
On Wednesday, I visited my friend and her new puppy! Say hello to Roxie, the West Highland White Terrier puppy!
And then Thursday and Friday I’ve been living at my aunt’s house because she has just gotten a puppy too! But this cutie isn’t just any old puppy…
…this is Questa, and she is going to be a guide dog when she is older! My aunt and uncle are fostering her for a year and training her, and she will hopefully go on to help a blind or partially-sighted person
How on earth they are going to be able to give up this little cutie is beyond me. I couldn’t even put her down for a second!
She is SO playful, and I spent a good half hour playing with her on the slide. She is adorable!!
That completely exhausted her, and she had to be carried indoor and then fell asleep on me. This is TRUE LOVE and I am currently formulating a plan to steal her.
Okay, puppy time OVER now, I promise
It has been seriously hot here in London recently, and after a horribly hot run on Thursday…
…I took yesterday’s run to the gym! It’s the new gym that I mentioned before, and this is why it is my new favourite place on Earth:
- I was the only one in the gym for almost the whole time! No waiting for machines or equipment = win!
- The treadmill HAS IT’S OWN FAN. Best thing ever.
- Has a cool “random hill” button on the tread which was fun when I got bored;)
- It is a nice 10 minute walk from my house, and has good opening hours so I can get in early morning or late night sessions! Oh, and their showers are actually nice!
- Young athlete discount means it is CHEAP:)
Just over 7 miles done!
I refuelled with an ice lolly on my walk home, which I’m sure all the elite athletes do too…
I always read running magazines whilst on the treadmill (being able to read and run is one of my many skills;) and I was SO excited to find Running Times in WHSmiths!! You know your life is thrilling when you get excited over a magazine…! It is my favourite running magazine and I stalk the website on a daily basis, but it was only available in America until now!
In the evening, my whole family (including my aunt and uncle who are over from New York) came together and sat down to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremony. What did you guys think? I thought it was great, and SO British! But my aunt and uncle didn’t understand a lot of the connotations, and parts that left me and my family in fits of laughter just left them confused! But we all loved the James Bond bit:
The whole thing left me feeling very proud to be British!
What did you think of the Opening Ceremony? I thought parts of it were great (the young athletes lighting the cauldron, Rowan Atkinson+the LSO, David Beckham and Sir Steve Redgrave, etc.), but was it too domestic, to the extent that parts “baffled foreign viewers”? Certainly did in my uncle Anthony’s case anyway
What Olympic events are you most looking forward to watching? ALL Olympic running events (track and marathon), gymnastics, swimming, rowing, cycling…so pretty much everything! I will be glued to the TV for the next couple of weeks. And next Friday and Sunday I will be seeing the action live!
Random: Tell me about what run/workout you are doing today! A 9-miler with my BROTHER (I take full credit for his transformation from a couch potato into a runner;) as soon as I can tear myself away from the Olympic coverage!
Have a great day friends!! <3