Post-workout snack - yoghurt-based smoothie with cashew nuts. Not featured in the pic because I was simply too hungry and greedy: a huge portion of scrambled eggs with goats’ cheese and field salad. We had a very exhausting training session on the water today and I craved all the protein and that asap when finally getting home.
There is a huge difference between our training from last year’s season and this year - I really enjoy it and I hope we will be rewarded for our hard work!
Final evening of my short holiday with my Mum - I’m on my way back home by now. Work and a run tomorrow!
I’m spending the first half of the Easter weekend with my Mum - she has a small flat up at the North Sea so we will go there for some relaxation, walks along the sea and lots of good food.
May 4th: Hamburg Marathon (relay)
May 30th: We Own The Night Berlin
June 29th: Hamburg Half-Marathon
October 3rd: Köhlbrandbrücken-Lauf Hamburg
October 26th: Great South Run Portsmouth
I would have registered for more, however there are some dragonboating races as well so everything else will be very spontaneous race wise.Fun fact: 10K is the shortest distance I have registered … Long gone are the times when I couldn’t imagine finishing a 5K.
I have fallen in love with smoothies - I have tried out various ready-to-drink-things on the market but have found nothing that really matched my taste. But I was finally able to identify what was missing from my point of view: dairy. So I have experimented a bit and the base of my home-made smoothies is a mixture of 100 ml orange juice, 100 ml milk and 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Add two handful of fresh or frozen fruit (in the pic: mango and strawberries), blend and enjoy! Plus it’s way cheaper this way, too (and healthier because I have exact control what goes into it).
I’ve got the bug. More races registered, and my legs still hurt from yesterday ;)
- Hamburg Half Marathon
- Great South Run
Registration for Hamburg done … registration for Portsmouth still pending due to some external factors aka work … Someone on here is pretty convincing when it comes down to race registrations though I have to admit that Hamburg was already planned for this year.
There are those days where you need a visual reminder of the journey you have been on the past 3 years. I have been thinking a lot the last few days where I have come from and what I have achieved in the meantime. Currently I’m feeling a bit stuck in my comfort zone and I think it’s right about time that I change that. So today I wore these two items as a reminder - the ring I got myself when joining Weight Watchers and losing the first 3 kg 3 years ago and the bracelet with my marathon debut time from Berlin in 2013. Here’s to seriously kicking some butt from now on again!
This is seriously the worst version of my name a Starbucks barista ever put on a cup! Usually, they are pretty good at it and the only thing that varies is whether they use a j, y or i before the a. I was mightily confused when someone shouted for Emson with the order I had placed … The only explanation I can come up with is that she took my clearing my throat before saying my name as the beginning of my name … Hilarious!
Yay! Saw this strolling through the city on Saturday - we will be getting an Asics flagship store here in Hamburg! Can’t wait for that because you have to hunt down quite a few stores here to find an item you have seen on the internet. I know that I could easily order such things online but when it comes down to clothes I prefer buying in-store where I can actually see and feel the materials in reality.
Opening shall be some time soon judging by the information I have found online. They will offer a running club as well - hopefully on a better day than our Nike store does ‘cause I’m already occupied with dragonboating training on that day.
My treat after today’s long run (12 km for starters - ramping up my long runs again from now on): Tarte Flambée with pesto, sour cream, red onions, tomatoes and goats’ cheese. So delicious!