Category: The Crazy
|September 11, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under The Crazy|
HEY friends!! Hope you’ve had a good weekend!
I just want to take a moment to recognise September 11th. I remember this day so vividly, and the panic that came with the fact that we had family living right near Ground Zero, and we couldn’t get hold of them. Thank God, they were safe, but what happened that day was something that irrevocably changed the world and the lives of so many. Those lost heroes and their loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers <3
Sorry for the lack of postage yesterday friends! I had a concert to play in and then a party afterwards. After getting home at 2am, I didn’t really feel like posting haha! Since I am still tired and running on sugar (as usual!), this post will be completely random and pretty much just whatever comes into my head…
Also my head looks HUGE here! I think my body must look small in comparison to my giant head!
I have a Pancake Dance. Basically, when I’m making my pancakes on Pancake Sunday, there’s a song and a dance that I do whilst they’re cooking. My brother stole my camera and got this flattering shot of me before I knew what he was doing:
I never realised how awesome my dance skills were until I saw this photo. Definitely a future career right there.
I have been TOTALLY addicted to my peanut roasted chickpeas recently.
With tomato+cucumber quinoa
What I am even MORE addicted to right now is PB&J rice cake sandwiches. Well, AB&J here:
So. Freakin. Good.
There is currently no water in the house, so I’ve been going down to the gym every day to use theirs.
If you ever need motivation to go to the gym, just break your hot water system. Trust me on this one.
I have spent the last 20 minutes scouring the Internet for a Cuddle Jumper after seeing it here:
Sadly I haven’t had any luck…yet. But I don’t give up that easily
And excitingly for YOU I have a big giveaway coming up!!
Get excited people!!
Tell me something about YOUR weekend!
What is your current fave snack? Definitely PB&J rice cake sandwiches! Followed by a muffin-yoghurt mess mmmm…
Have a GREAT week friends!! <3
|August 29, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under The Crazy|
Hi friends!! Hope you’ve all had a good start to the week! I had a relaxed rest day, but with my (second) favourite form of cardio thrown in- shopping!!
1. I am a hair styling talent. I can make my hair into a ‘hair turban’.
Other people try to copy my style, but they just can’t pull it off hehe
2. I have a totally MONSTER appetite, especially within the last month or so! 1 or 2 snacks a day? Um, no, about 1 or 2 an HOUR more like!
Banana with cake batter cashew butter! So. Freakin. Good!!
3. I look exactly the same as when I was a kid. I found a photo of my nine-year-old self yesterday hanging in my grandparent’s house, and apparently I have the exact same hairstyle as I did back then.
Long hair, full fringe…WHY?! I did totally change it (bob!) inbetween those years, but somehow accidentally reverted back…
4. I am a very VERY fast eater. I know you’re ‘supposed’ to eat slowly or whatever, but I’ve always been one for wolfing down my food!
PB choc chip oatmeal muffin yoghurt mess. Chowed down in less than a minute.
5. I force others to partake in my weird impulses. Like making my friends join me for some yoga in the airport. They didn’t appreciate it.
Apparently she found upward-facing dog painful!
6. I am really bad with security people. I make stupid jokes, and they take it seriously.
I saw that sign only AFTER my joke about my viola case doubling as a machine gun, which led to what was pretty much a strip search. I’ve learned my lesson.
7. I can’t cuss. I mean, can YOU imagine this dork effing and blinding?!
Nope, I can’t either!
Share a random fact about you! I’ve given you 21 in three posts, so now it’s your turn haha!
Do you eat slowly or not? I definitely don’t, but I guess I’m used to wolfing down my food and dashing off somewhere or eating quickly on the go, so even when I have the time, it’s just a habit!
Do you swear a lot? My best friend swears every other word haha!
Have a GREAT week friends! <3
|August 27, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Running Talk, Story time, The Crazy|
I learned an important lesson today:
Only I went out and ate as much Indian food as I could instead. And boy did I pay for it today! Getting up in the morning was pretty tough. My legs would not move. The only thing that got me down the stairs (1 step=10 mins) was the lure of breakfast…
Banana oatmeal, caramel pudding, dark choc pudding, peanut butter, and fresh strawbs
It meant that my run was less than stellar. Almost as painful as the journey TO the gym!
I had a good upper body lifting sesh afterwards though. My legs didn’t mind that at all!
So this evening, I paid my penance. And yes, there are some bathroom shots coming up. The word “boundaries” isn’t in my vocabulary apparently.
Momma: “YOU are always the one who says everything is better if you smile”
“Clearly I wasn’t in an ice bath when I said that…”
More grimace than smile, but it’ll do! And you don’t have to tell me, I know I am a huge wimp, and that I look lovely when taking ice baths at midnight…!
Anyway, it was nothing snuggling up in my dressing gown with a bag of choc chips couldn’t make better
After all that, if I have to roll out of bed again with legs as stiff as tree trunks, I will need more than one bag of chocolate chips for sure!
Have you ever taken an ice bath? Or do you take them often? How do you find them? For the firs few minutes, BAD! Then not so bad after that!
Are you an emotional eater? Yes! But chocolate cures all
Random Q: Chocolate bar, chocolate chips, or chocolate cake? Right now, CHOC CHIPS!!
Have a GREAT weekend friends!! <3
|June 5, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under The Crazy|
HOWDY guys!! Having a good weekend I hope, and looking forward to Pancake Sunday, right?!
I started my weekend off with basically the same as yesterday, but with chocolate soy milk instead to make DOUBLE chocolate version!
Topped with the last of my PB&Co Crunch Time…sad, but that just means I *have* to go back to WF to get more! What a shame…
Then I headed off to a rehearsal. 4.5 hours of fun on a Saturday morning. I know you’re jealous of my crazy musician’s life. Actually, you should be really because in about 40 days, I am leaving to go on tour again!
This time to FINLAND for 9 days!! And for those who asked last time, I’ve been to Paris, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary and Germany before on tour, and loved all of those places! Well actually performing in 100F+ temps in Spain, Croatia and Hungary was not much fun!
First up, I did a 15 minute shoulder workout. Now anyone that says that weight stuff is boring/isn’t challenging/doesn’t get your heart rate up, is WRONG I tell you! Try this workout and you will be dripping sweat and want to collapse and it will be awesome.
Sweaty Shoulder Workout
You will need dumbbells and a towel to mop up that sweat. The trick is to NOT rest in-between each move- go straight from one to the next!
- Squat- Lateral Raises- 1 minute
- Reverse Fly- 1 minute
- Up-Down Plank- 1 minute
- Rotational Lunge And Shoulder Press- 1 minute
- Push-ups- 30 seconds
- Recover- 30 seconds
REPEAT as many times as you can!
I repeated twice more for a 15 minute workout. I’m smiling below because I hadn’t started yet. Trust me, I wasn’t after the 3rd time through!
I am a moron apparently. Hey I knew that anyway. Especially since I’d forgotten something to clip back my bangs at the gym. So my fringe went from this:
Hello sweaty mess. What a moron. All I can say is thank goodness I had my trusty dry shampoo!
What can I say, I get hungry after workouts!
And then I did what all cool young people do on Saturday nights. I cooked myself a nice dinner…
…whilst watching Friends…
…and reading about running.
I know, I am SUCH a party animal!
Actually, just for the record, I am a total party animal. I am the girl who went to a pizza-making party (best party EVER btw!) all sweaty from doing a tempo run, and with her own vegan cheese…
I know she’s enjoying the hug just as much as I am
Are you a party animal? Yes and no! I love parties filled with people I love, but not big impersonal ones, if that makes sense!
How did you/are you spending your Saturday night? In a wild manner like I did I hope!
Random Q: What was your favourite TV program as a kid? I was addicted to Scooby-Doo!! I still have all the episodes on video somewhere…
Have a GREAT rest of the weekend friends!! HUGS for you all!!