I went for my first decent run (6km) on monday night after a 3 week lay-off. I wore my Vibrams outside for the first time and omg I LOVE THEM even more! Because you can only land on your mid foot/toes you just fly in them and want to stride faster and faster. The only problem was after about 3km my feet were getting ultra sweaty and my big toes were beginning to rub on the insole causing blisters to start forming which slowed me down big time. PLUS i ran after dinner so by 7pm it was pitch black and i couldnt see shit! Try running down hills on your toes, in the dark with blisters on your feet lol. So i am about to part with $23 for a PAIR of Injinji toe sock....make that 4 pairs. What crazy person spends nearly $100 on socks!?... But hey i will be blister free and they will prevent me from smelling out my Vibrams too. I throw them in the washing machine twice a week and they still hang onto my foot odour! EWWWW!
Onto food. So early on this week i was really struggling with sugar cravings. I think it was partly to do with having quite a bit of desserty food over the weekend. The more sugar you eat, the more you crave! Period. No i didn't succumb to the whisperings of the Chocolate Fairy BUT i did have my fair share of PB instead. I am teaching myself that when the sudden urge to eat junk arises and i just can't get over it I am far better off opting for something that doesn't contain monsterous quantities of nasty trans/saturated fats and processed sugar. So my options are watermelon and fresh dates for sugar cravings and macadamias and PB for when i want that creamy velvety mouthfeel. I could have also just whipped up some Homemade Protein Bars which would have taken care of my PB portion control... but i had run out of cocoa powder and i was too impatient to wait for them to set lol.
On that note, i'll admit that i was a little upset with myself for 'slipping up' with the food this week. Extras add up very fast and at the end of the day 'YOU ARE ONLY CHEATING ON YOURSELF". So i have just wrote that on a post-it and stuck it on my fridge and laptop...Hmmm maybe i should put one on my car dashboard too!.. But i am proud of myself that i didn't give into any junk food. I can only get mentally stronger from here right!?
Last of all, i found out yesterday that i've missed out on first round offers for uni as my (late) application didn't get processed in time due to the floods. You get the gist why i've had a shitty week! BUT I spoke with QTAC
Time to stay strong just like Miss cutiepie Jamie Eason!