I’m not ashamed to admit…

Hello friends! Open-mouthed smile

Firstly, a huge congratulations to one of my blogging inspirations Tina @ Faith, Fitness, Fun who gave birth to baby Braedon last night, AND blogged about it! Love this girl, and her baby is beautiful! I want him!!

This morning’s sweat fest was truly awesome. Seriously. I had a great spin class, (although the music wasn’t as good today) with an amazing instructor, who had already taught BodyPump and Aerobics by that point! And still fresh as a daisy…sickening really! Smile with tongue out I followed this up with 35 mins on the elliptical whilst reading Runner’s World to pass the time.

Sadly, a big feature (see here for the discussion on this topic) in Runner’s World today…


49 greatest weight-loss tips.

Other than that though, it has some very useful stuff, including the Ultimate Race Guide 2011!DSC05643                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

It featured quite a few of the races I’m looking at doing this year. However, I’ve decided to limit the number that I would otherwise do, because entry fees aren’t cheap! This is my definite race though (other than the trial in March):royalparkslogo

The Royal Parks half! It’s supposed to be a good one, is close to me, and is a mostly flat course so a speedy time potential! Open-mouthed smile It’s very popular though, so I’ll have to sign up fast when it opens!!

Today at lunchtime my head+stomach were telling me “Green Monster, Green Monster, GREEN MONSTER!!”. So of course, I gladly obliged.DSC05623

It had been way too long. Today’s GM: 3 handfuls spinach, 1 big banana, 1 cup milk, cereal, ice, protein powder, xanthan gum and soya yoghurt, topped with some Wild Berry granola that made up yesterday’s haul. DSC05618

This stuff is so so good! Granola is my love…

I am not ashamed to admit that later I dove straight back into that packet and munched away happily until I was satisfied.DSC05624

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a cookie dough monster, and that this is my refuel food of choice.DSC05630

I am not ashamed to admit that I do have baking failures, especially with my tendency for blindness that lead to adding a ton more agave nectar than the recipe called for, and ending up with chocolate chip scuffins rather than cookies.


Tasted darn good anyway!

I am not ashamed to admit that I now keep a spoon by this jar for emergencies:DSC05572

Make me feel better by telling me one thing you’re not ashamed of. And are you signing up for any races this year? If so, do you have any specific ones/distances in mind? I’m definitely doing that half, as well as the 5k trial in March, and there are tons of other possibles on my list! Exciting times! Open-mouthed smile

Hope you are having great week! Smile


21 Responses

  1. I’m planning on doing a good dose of 5k’s, a couple 10k’s and maybe MAYBE a half marathon??! I’ll see how my training goes. I’d love to do one though 🙂

  2. I’ve never run a race before, apart from the egg and spoon!! I’d love to do a 5K and maybe by later in the year I will be able to go further. But right now I need to work on being able to run a 5K before anything else!

  3. You should NOT be ashamed!

    Love the PB co.–dark chocolate? I must try it…now!!

  4. I’ve signed up for my first race which is a 10k and was hoping to do a 5k as practise before but the price is getting in the way. There is a ParkRun about half an hour from me so I am probably going to try that out as they are free and look like fun from the stalking of ParkRun groups I’ve seen on Facebook!

    • My first race was a 10k too! Good luck with yours 🙂

      I’ve yet to try a ParkRun, as they aren’t at a great time for me, but since there is one really near me, I’m going to make the effort soon! You’re right- they look really good!

  5. Loll, I love eating cereal straight out of the box 🙂 And as far as races, I want to do a few this summer but have no particular ones in mind. They’ll just end up being local charity run type of things

  6. i am not ashamed that i could eat an entire jar of nut butter (BIG JAR) and not be bothered.. haahah

  7. That cookie dough looks immense! I’m signed up for the Great North Run again, not sure if I’ll sign up for any others as you say the entry fees are a bit steep. I’m not ashamed that I ate 6 apples off the trot the other night, I love me some apples!

  8. That green smoothie looks fab! I’m hoping to sign up to a marathon this summer. I need to start looking though. It will be my first so I’m thinking of just 5k to start me off!!!

  9. I could totally eat that entire jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams in one go. Seriously, I am not safe around the stuff. Enjoy it!

    And your cookies look gorgeous, as does your Epic GM. I used to have them almost every day and I think I burnt myself out on them a little, but your pic has inspired me to make another one as soon as I can lay my hands on some spinach.

    I thought of you when I had breakfast this morning as it was very chocolatey 🙂 Oats made with cocoa powder and rice milk, covered in crumbled Cocoa Mint Nakd Bar and chocolate PB. It was like eating fudge cake for breakfast 😉

    I’m signed up for a half and a 16.5 trail/fell race, in March and May I think? I wish there were more though, but the race season in the NE dies down a lot in Jan/Feb, mostly due to weather.


  10. I am totally not ashamed of scooping PB out of the jar with my fingers. It’s totally normal, right!?

  11. I, too, am a huge fan of cookie dough!
    I also need to purchase some Dark Chocolate Dreams and see what all the fuss is about 🙂

  12. Yum to those cookies 🙂
    And to the choc pb, and the granola…..
    I want to sign up for a half marathon sometime in my training, to do as a steady run (so not to beat my time) but I cant find one near enough that is in the right few weeks. So we shall see. 🙂

  13. I am so not ashamed to admit that I watch an obscene amount of jersey shore while I’m kicking tush on the tread.

    Slash I plan on running a 10K and hopefully a half sometime soon:)

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  15. Great race plans, girl!
    Loved this “I’m not ashamed to admit” list.
    DCD must really ROCK! At all that cookie dough… holy amazeballs 😉
    Let’s see… I’m not ashamed to admit I sometimes get an extra small spoon of PB… just because I want to make YMIAJ/CMIAJ (respectively yogurt mess and cereal mess in a jar) as soon as I can 😉
    Have a great week, love!

  16. That wild berry granola looks AMAZING

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