Date day

Date day.

Before you get all excited, it’s not Emma-went-on-a-date…

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A BIG virtual hug to everyone that recognises this movie!!

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…although I’m totally up for one if you’re reading this Cute BodyPump Boy! Smile with tongue out

What I’m talking about are dates of the fruity kind:

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Obviously these are just as good...at least that's what I tell myself anyway! 😛

You do not want to know how many of these bad boys I ate today.

Actually, I know you do really.

45.

After eating a ton of them yesterday, I wondered just how many I got through throughout the day. And that was today’s total. Pretty impressive huh?

I had date-banana oatmeal this morning….DSC05931

…during snackage time…DSC06015

…and in my dessert bowlDSC06020

I surpassed even my own predictions. In fact, I am oddly proud. Quite an accomplishment I reckon. Anyone fancy making me a certificate or something? Smile with tongue out

I went on my ‘longer slow run’ of the week today. And despite crossing my fingers for no rain, it rained. I got wet. I got honked twice. I also managed to lose a running glove…DSC06013

…but apart from that it was a great 5 miles! Okay, that sounds sarcastic, but I did really enjoy it! Averaged an 8.25 min/mile pace, and it was great to relax and not have to worry about pushing my speed! Open-mouthed smile

Saying that, I do love my speed training at the moment! It makes me look like this:DSC05971

A complete dork? Yes. But a happy dork. Open-mouthed smile

So stay tuned tomorrow for the giveaway winner! It will be randomly selected using a Random Number Generator (like this), so it’s all fair SmileIt’s not too late to enter fellow Brits (sorry overseas friends!!)- you have until tomorrow night to get all entries in!!

So I’m off to eat more dates. They’re calling to me…DSC06029

What’s one food you can eat endless amounts of? I totally go mad on dried fruit and granola. Seriously, someone needs to stop me when I get my hands on them…

And for you runners, do you prefer long, slower runs, or short fast ones? I find that I tend to get more of a ‘runner’s high’ on slow fast ones, but I love the happy relaxingness of long runs…so I’m undecided!

Have a great date-filled week friends! Open-mouthed smile

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17 Responses

  1. I can eat dates all day… and I have 🙂 It’s impossible to just have a serving! I can eat a ton of any dried fruit!

  2. I love munching on carrots & almonds cause they’re both crunchy types of foods. I like both types of runs – long runs are great for relaxing and enjoying running, but fast runs give me such a quick endorphin rush that’s awesome. Have fun with your dates 🙂

  3. hee hee! you’re so funny! I can eat dried fruit and nut mix till it comes out ma ears! 🙂 x x x

  4. Oh, dates and granola are most definitely moreish. I have been known to eat half a bag of granola and an entire packet of dates. Not in the same day though, but I’m sure I would given the opportunity. My number-one multiple-serving food is peanut butter though. Gets me every time, particularly the ‘junky’ smooth kinds such as Skippy.

    Can I be a pain and say that I like long, fast runs hehe.

    Hmph to the cars hooting at you. I get honked at all the time, but sometimes I get really annoyed with the way cars hog the road and just run across junctions without really looking, so I suppose I ask for it 😛

    xxxx

  5. I’m not sure I’ve had a date recently…hehe, both kinds! I could eat greek yogurt and/or peanut butter all day long, for sure.

    I love long, slow runs. they are good for the soul 🙂

  6. I love the long slow runs the best, but I think partly that is because I do them at the weekend so have time, whereas in the week I am in a rush after work and before dinner so I am not so relaxed 🙂

  7. I’m also a complete sucker for dried fruit. My current favourite is dried apricots with peanut butter. I ate way too much of that before the gym yesterday and felt really ill for my rowing intervals! 😦

    I used to love long, slow runs. I’d get really excited for a 16 miler. Crazy, I know! But since I’ve been injured and working on rowing, I’ve learnt to enjoy short, intense efforts instead. So I think when I get back to running I might try and get into speed work more, and see if I can improve there.

  8. ahah i cannot blame you.. dates are ADDICTIVE!!! great run– yuck for all this RAIN.. i think its back today too 😦
    i cannot get enough nut butter.. for real

  9. Haha, I love that you’re a bit of a dried fruit fiend like me! I could seriously eat it all day long… apricots, dates, raisins, prunes… pretty much any kind of dried fruit actually. Holland and Barrat do this dried fruit and seed mix which I LOVE but had to stop buying because I’d eat the whole bag in 1 or 2 days 😦

    I’m definitely a fan of the long slow run over short fast interval runs. I much prefer just being outside in the fresh air and zoning out for an hour or two whilst I plod along 🙂

  10. I adore dates with oats, salads, for snacking. They are so delicious. I’m awfully addicted to nut butters, but I’m not ashamed. There are worse things to be addicted to!! 🙂

  11. I love dates, they were my running fuel of choice when I was training for the great north run, I used to use them like an energy gel, they worked really well for me, they are my rocket fuel!

  12. 45 dates – I’m impressed! I just bought some today, so looking forward to having some banana & date oats sometime soon.
    I’ve got a real thing for clementines – I much my way through quite a few in a day!

  13. Hee hee, I know exactly what you mean about the oddly-proud feeling – it conjures up a Joey from Friends type face (if you know what I mean!)
    As far as addictive food goes, it’s got to be Mullerlight dark-chocolate sprinkled vanilla and chocolate raisins. I could eat both till the cows had come home – and gone back out again in the morning 🙂

  14. I know this sounds weird but I can eat endless amount of steamed+stir fried veggies! They turn sweet, it’s addictive 😛 And to answer your other question, I prefer long slow runs (I’m not much of a speed lover…)

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