Tags: Epic Green Monster, Epic Monster, Marathon, Squash
Ok, so I have to do a super quick post today – I’m about to take Hannah to the station, so she can catch a train to the airport, where she’ll catch a plane to La La Land! More commonly known as Los Angeles Home of the famous! LA is the first stop of her 3month long gap ‘year’ – though she’ll be back home in about a week for 2 or 3 days, before leaving for Africa..or New Zealand..or Australia…I have no idea :p ANYWAY – if you see a girl who looks about 17months older than me with shorter hair and responds to the scream ‘HANNAH’, assume it’s my sister!
So without further adieu – My Day
Weds, 11pm – finish watching Rude Tube (best. show. ever.), and consume about 1 pint of water in a short space of time (bad idea!)
1am – get up.
4am – get up.
7.15am – alarm
7.30am – eat 2 tsps wheat germ, 1/2 a rice cake and a Power Bar (I know they’re sports food, but I would seriously eat one just for kicks, they are SO good)
8am+ – leave for run!
Run 5miles – my brain threatened to throw a wobbly for 3 strides, but I pushed any feelings of stress down and continued with a smile (Is the maca powder kicking in already!?)
Mile 7.5 – I had my first ever taste of a GEL!
I’ve been scared of gels for a long time, cos they look….well, weird. And I thought they’d taste like Bonjela or something gross and weird – but not so! It was DELICIOUS!! I’m not even joking, it was just, so so sosososo tasty. Maybe I’ll become a gel addict now?
9.40ish – finished TEN miles (9.28min/mile pace, 1hr 34) Then I went for a 15minute stretch down walk – I sure needed it! Jillian yesterday left my legs super stiff today :s
9.55am+ – Hug Chika, give Chika a handful of treats, give Chika an ear-scratch (her favourite thing in the world). kiss Chika, leave Chika.
10am+ – BREAKFAST! I was craving cold green things today – so I did almost the exact same thing I did after my 14miles on Sunday – a Green Monster, and a no-milk Epic Green Monster
Green Monster =
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1/3 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp cacao powder
Milkless EGM =
- 1 c. cereal
- 1/2 c. yogurt
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 scoop Vega vanilla-almond smoothie shake
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 and a bit bananas (frozen)
- more spinach
- dates and almonds as toppings
yes, that is a sherry glass
Well. An incredible meal! The EGM was super duper thick, the GM was all fluffy and light and wonderful
11 – 12am – helped Hannah with Tig
12am/pm – 12.30pm – packed up some lunch – gran-grown butternut squash fries, with celeriac fries and a tiny mini gran-grown courgette, all roasted in rosemary and garlic:
On the side, I had a Clif bar and some Bear Granola nibbles (portable cos I knew I wouldn’t have time to stop for a proper lunch) -
Straight after the picture, I swapped the small Clif bar for the big man version (the mini version has nowhere near as much carb – and I’m trying to eat carbily this week, for my impending TWENTY MILE run on Sunday! [which I WILL ace and WILL kick butt at!]
12.30pm – 1pm – freak out and search the house manically for Erica’s certificate of insurance – I needed to register her with uni (which starts on Monday), so I can park there without getting £50 in fines each day :/ Eventually, I found said certificate beneath a pile of papers by the printer. As you do.
1 – 1.20pm – throw on some slap, public-appropriate clothes, and gather up my belongings
1.20-2.20pm – drive the hour to uni
2.20 – 2.24pm – realise my car park card has vanished from my purse. I felt sad
2.25 – 2.45pm – register Erica (£20 down the drain….), buy a new car park card (£8 also down the drain :’()
2.45-3.05pm – decide that I probably should eat something for lunch, despite a sincere lack of hunger! I also bought myself my trashy paper
3.05 – 3.15pm – I went in search of a soya cappuccino – apparently, they do NOT exist on campus, despite me going to 4 different places! Gah. *sadface*
3.25 – 4.25pm – I hate to sit through the most boring, dull, pointless welcome back talk/meeting EVER. Such a waste of an afternoon!!
4.30 – 5.25pm – drive home like a maniac to a)avoid rush hour traffic and b) to take mon sister to the station for her train!
5.28pm – drop a mushroom down my sleeve.
5.46pm – leave for the station, and say goodbye to Hannah! She even said ‘love you’ as she left, which is extreeeeemly rare, and even more extremely lovely
6.03pm – get home, and pump out some more of this blog post
Question: What do your days normally look like? Do you like to keep busy?
Ps – Once again – I am so so sorry for being so slow at email replies at the moment! I am reading them, fear not – I’m just slow and have a disorganised inbox