|September 10, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
It has been a long, crazy week, but one of the best ones of my life. I don’t think I’ve gotten more than 5 hours sleep at any time this week, and I’ve probably eaten twice my bodyweight in cake
vegan chocolate fudge cake from Whole Foods…so so good!!
My 18th birthday began as most people’s do…with an 18km run It was the perfect way to start the day. I joked last year about running 18 miles on my birthday, but I decided that if I wanted to live to see the end of the day, running 18km might be safer haha!
I spent the day with my beautiful friend Gabby. We’ve been best friends for fourteen years, so spending this day was her was extra special:)
Judging from our text conversation the day before my birthday, she agrees that my mental age hasn’t quite caught up with me yet…
The rest of the week was spent celebrating! P.S. please excuse all the creepy flash eyes in all the coming photos…
On Monday I had a birthday dinner out with two of my closest friends. We drove to our favourite Indian restaurant where we have weekly dinner dates and the manager (who we know pretty well) came out and presented us with a bottle of champagne on the house as his “present”!
I had a last concert with my musical friends, all of whom are going off to music college this week! I will miss them so much, but thankfully both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music aren’t far from where I live so they can’t get rid of me that easily
Also I HAVE to share with you this present from my friend Rachel, which my fellow Big Bang Theory fans will appreciate…
I am never taking this off. Maybe I’ll remove the manic expression though…
And in running-related news, I had my first session back with my team on Thursday! My running club train all year round, so we don’t take summer/Christmas off as a lot of teams do. But I’ve been on holiday or had back problems for the best part of two months so I haven’t trained with them since the beginning of July! It was so great to see everyone again and MAN ALIVE was that a painful track session! Having not done any speedwork since I left, running a couple of sets of 600m-500m-400m-300m with short recoveries was a definite shock to my system! I was running the 600s in around 1.55, which is a lot slower than I normally do! The speed will come back quickly though I know Boy was I sore the next day!! I’d missed that soreness, and I’d missed my post-session chocolate milk!
I also was FINALLY given my medal from the LYG cross country race back in November! After the race, there was a big mix up with the medals so no-one was given any! We still had a presentation and were given our certificates on the podium, and were promised that our medals would be sent to us. This was my best race and my favourite one from last year, so it was nice to finally get my medal, even if it is ten months late…
I was also handed my sheet of cross country fixtures for the upcoming season…which has no less than 21 races!! It’s going to be a fun year for sure!
A big THANK YOU to all of you for the birthday wishes and love and support in general! I hope you’ve all had a great week! <3