I have never actually said this out loud before but… I am a runner. Even when I am not running, I’m still a runner. I love it. It clears my mind and relaxes me mentally and emotionally by making me physically tired.
I was asked once what I would do to relax. If I had all the time in the world, what would I do. I said: “A long run followed by a bath with a book and a cup of tea” 😀
Today I did another long run. 12.5 km including hills and the upper part of the infamous Coquitlam Crunch.
I am also trying to change my diet to help my race prep. Apart from the obvious limiting processed sugars, salt, and white bread, I avoid eating more than one “concentrated” food at a time. Let me explain. 😀 In my mind, a “concentrated” food is anything that is not a vegetable or a fruit (exception make potatoes and bananas). So for example, I don’t eat meat with potatoes, but rather with salad. I may eat the potatoes later again with salad or on their own. I don’t eat bread with deli meats, but rather with slices of tomato and some lettuce. I may have some deli meats later as a snack with some grape tomatoes. Another example is cheese. I love cheese. But I would have it with sliced red peppers, cauliflower, and tomatoes. I wouldn’t eat it with bread or pasta, etc. You get the idea. So I don’t know if I am right LOL but we’ll see what happens in a few weeks. I still have some baby weight to lose before the race.
After my run, I deserved a little treat 😉 So I went to the fabric store. And found yarn 😀 This yarn is very interesting and I will post about it once I have a finished product. I am really excited about it as I had never seen anything like this before. I also got some fabric to make a cover for the boys’ new stroller. I know how quickly it gets dirty AND I know what a pain it is to wash and clean it. So to save me some time, I’ll make these covers that I can just throw in the wash when they are dirty 🙂 I’ll post some pictures once I make them. I am looking for good patterns by the way if you know of any. Thanks in a advance 🙂