So the end of the week is here and that means date night for me and the man! We are being a bit adventurous tonight and heading to Southbank for a change of pace- yes that will make it atleast two weeks since my beloved Marble Slab. But don’t despair, we will reunite soon I am sure. For tonight I’m pretty sure we have sushi in mind, followed by a new dessert place (well new for us) called San Churro. I’m really excited for both and I will try my hardest to remember to document it with pictures and come back with a lovely review for yall.
I started Saturday off with a Body Step & Pump combination then rushed home to get ready for work and prep my food for work (big thankyou to the bf who basically did it all!). Work’s been dragging a bit even though I have all this uni work here to keep me busy. I have been fairly productive though and managed to get my week 2 readings done, work on some lesson plans and make some good ground on my essay. I’ve also started organising the weekly dinners and grocery list, and I even managed to sneak some blog reading in there! Strangely enough, I am pretty knackered actually (who would of thought). I also think my freaky nightmare I had for the last 90 minutes of sleep this morning could be an underlying factor also. It was one of those times when you wake up only like 60-90 mins before your alarm and end up having a half-sleep up until your alarm goes off. Usually at those times my dreams are pretty vivid and I can remember them quite well.
Anyways, tomorrow is also going to be a busy day with The Brisbane Running Festival 5km race on and a trip to Sexpo. I’m sure you’re all aware now of my secret hatred for running and my uncanny inability to run. But I am determined to do it because I love fitness, I need to keep adding things to my empty-looking Races page (haha) and mainly, because I love the challenge. It challenges me physically (oh boy does it) and mentally. It doesn’t matter how short, long, easy or difficult- it’s all a struggle for me. And maybe that’s why I love it? Is it possible to despise something so much that the hatred can morph into love? hmm.
So what has my race prep included? Nuttah. Maybe this is why I am such a pro-runner?Physically, I don’t think I would have been able to fit any more exercise into my week and there sure as hell wasn’t any way that I was going to run instead of doing a class- you all know how much I love my Group Fitness! However, I didn’t train for the 10km run when I did the Bridge to Brisbane and I was quite surprised with how I went so let’s hope some of that happens tomorrow morning shall we. I am aiming for 30 minutes and to keep up with or beat the bf. I don’t think I’d live it down if he won haha! Oh but maybe I should do some carb-loading tonight for my huge race tomorrow? Haha any excuse
We are also going to Sexpo for the first time ever (no popping the cherry pun necessary). We were suppose to go last year but I got quite sick that morning, so we had to cancel. I think it will be cool to check it out and we really only want to go to have a look around and for a bit of fun. (I am sorry if this offends anyone- it was not my intent. I am merely just documenting my life and experiences). So for those whom want to read about it, I’ll probably have a follow up post for that also!
Oh and in exciting news! I won something! You know I love winning things (who doesn’t) as seen when receiving my One Lovely Blog Award, but this time I actually won an item! I entered a competition run by Michelle from Health Food Lover and was one of the six very lucky winners. I am absolutely ecstatic with the prize because after buying liquid stevia and realising I wasted $10 on a tiny bottle that usually isn’t used in baking (facepalm), I will finally get to use some stevia in baking, because I will be receiving:
- 1 x Natvia 200g Canisters.
- 1 x Vitarium Sugar-free Kids Drinking Chocolate.
Woohoo! Make sure you check out her page for more upcoming competitions and have a look at some of her delicious healthy recipes! Healthy Tim Tams? Come at me! I cannot wait to add some more recipes to the Recipe page- so keep an eye out for some no-sugar recipes coming your way! Oh and I think I’ll test the drinking chocolate on the bf when he least suspects it- to get an honest review
Enjoy your Saturday night and I’ll blog to you soon Please pray for me (literally, I need it) or atleast think of me tomorrow with the race. Ima need it!
Have you ever used Natvia before? Any tips, recipes or suggestions for me? Do you have a routine before you run/bike/swim/whatever a race?