- Learn to make fresh pesto and fresh tomato pasta sauce. Another grand step to leaving processed food behind.
- Journal for 10 minutes each night. This used to be a huge part of my life and it has fallen by the wayside.
- Tell Jake something I love about him everyday. Speak now.
- Even when life gets a bit crazy, remember to run a minimum of three times a week. This means that I’ll keep in a routine which is where I find my running happy place.
- Do a bible study with Jake once a week.
- Take more pictures.
Better late than never!
I have found it so hard to put pen to paper these past few weeks… or more aptly, fingertips to keyboard! My life has been, well, difficult. There’s no way I can go into all of the detail and I don’t want my blog to become some moaning soundboard. However, you will have to trust that there have been some personal things going on that have thrown me out of sync.
But I’m done with that now.
I want to try and lift my self out of the clouds and try to get back to the real me, and I feel like this blog can help me do that. I know that eating well and running help keep my head above the water. So I’m going to use this blog to hold me more accountable to those things. I’m also going to use this blog to encourage me to take risks and enjoy the little things in life, just so I can tell you guys all about them!
For those that have stuck with me, thank you. Let’s be real, we’re all just going through this crazy ride of our adolescence and early twenties where we’re trying to figure out what the hell we’re doing. So let’s make it worthwhile!
January 22nd, 2013: I seriously do not know what goes through my mind sometimes
So last night I did a really clever thing and dropped my iphone in my hot chocolate… like, seriously?! Who even does thatttttttt.
Luckily though, the phone has largely survived and only the loud speaker is bugging out so I took it into the phone store today and they’re going to give it a little touch up and hopefully that should do the trick.
So no piccies from me for a few days. Lucky you ;)
January 21st, 2013
4.25 // 00:37mins // 08:42 pace
Today’s run was probably one of my most favourite runs of all time. I ran through a nearby town and the area just looked so beautiful, completely covered in snow. My calves were burning because they had to work so hard to stabilise my stride, especially because I’m a rookie/foolish and therefore didn’t wear spikes. This run really opened my eyes to the possibility of trail running and a future there. If it’s anything like today then it’s something I would really love to do!
The views from my run today. My calves are burning because I don’t yet have spikes so had zero grip!
Ok so this has been my view for the last three days and it is driving me insane. All the paths are covered in black ice and after one of our XC girls fell and cracked open her knee we’ve been barred from running unless it’s on the track. Wellllll it’s snowing again today which means there may now be some grip on the paths so I’m going to forego all the advice and go for a 4 mile run before I lose my mind!
Saturday 1st December, 2012
After taking a couple of days off, full of stretching and strength exercises, I decided to give running another go. As you can see from below, my plan was to do nothing too strenuous!
At a chilly 3 degrees, I honestly thought I might get frostbite out there. So I layered on the ear warmers, three long sleeve tops and cold-weather leggings.
Once I was out there, however, the views totally made up for it. The air was chilled and crisp, and the sun was just beginning to set. It made for beautiful running conditions! My knee held up pretty well with little-zero pain, and just a little tension in my hip. I managed to run 2.6 miles, and even kept a pace of 7.45 min/miles in one of my 10 minute intervals, so I was pretty happy.
I came home to this delactable piece of heaven and that is where you find me now. Curled up on the sofa with Saturday night TV and cake.
I have to admit that I am definitely ready to head home. My poor housemates are driving me mad by simply breathing. I’m craving my own space and my hometown, and I am definitely feeling burnt out! My plan for the next few days is just to finish these essays, keep myself busy and then head home on Wednesday. Roll on Christmas at home!