Thank GOODNESS it wasn’t raining today. I really don’t think my stress levels could have dealt with missing one more bloody run.
So that’s how this morning went. I slept in a bit, mainly because I’d forgotten to set an alarm – again, and I was woken by my flatmate moving around the flat just after 9am.
Feeling well-rested, yet illogically sluggish, I put on my Victoria Secret sports bra and channelled my best Candice Swanepoel for motivation and headed out. I picked a playlist that was surely a good one (how could you go wrong with ‘Just Run’?) and my mood was instantly improved as I felt the fresh 8° air on my face.
Glen called me while I was on my last kilometre or so and I was impressed to discover that with the new apple earphones that accompanied my phone, I could run, aaaaand talk on the phone? At the same time?? Handsfree??!! Mind blown.
I got back just in time for my The Protein Works order to arrive. They are the only brand I have ever bought my protein from so I can’t comment on others, but their service is always amazing. I wasn’t expecting a delivery today; I ordered from the yesterday afternoon and paid only standard delivery, yet, by half 10 this morning, I had all my items. I was just getting a top-up because using little-to-no powder at all over Christmas, I hadn’t quite realised how long my supply was.
I went for ‘Diet Whey Protein Smoothie’ because I find the aftertaste more pleasant and less metal-y (know that way?) than the standard whey shakes. I ordered the Wild Strawberry and Mango because that was the only flavour in stock, but I would recommend the Banana one. It is amazing.
Oh, and I ordered the new Juggernaut to add to my collection of water bottles. It’s half a gallon (or 2.2l) but oh my goodness is it massive. I couldn’t even manage a picture where I wasn’t laughing because it is actually bigger than my head (and half my body too). I’m a massive water drinker though so already I LOVE it!
After panicking last night about how I would spend my day off, I realised that I really needed a day to relax. I caught up on some TV and started reading a new book, After Me, by Jojo Moyes. It’s the sequel to Me Before You which I read about a year ago, and at only £3-something in Tesco, I thought it was worth a read. I’m only a few chapters in but it is really nice to read and I can see myself finishing the whole thing quite quickly.
I spent some more time doing general (essential) tidying and cleaning around the flat that I had abandoned over Christmas, and a little bit more uni work. And now it’s night time, where has the day gone?