Counting down

So, last night was my last body pump before the big day itself! It was good fun- I kept weights lower for squats, lunges and back, and all was fine.

I do at the moment keep imagining injuries- my knee was sore for a bit and it has not been sore for years, at one point at work yesterday I convinced myself that my back was sore (I think I was just sat badly and then got up quickly and it felt weird for a minute which normally I would not even notice)- possibly this is the paranoia about making it to the start line in one piece. I am starting to feel a little out of control, so I have started to make myself think about the things I can control (e.g. taking my training easy, food in the final week, packing, thinking about all those good runs that I had) to calm my nerves. It suddenly seems so close, and the last week of a half term is always so busy so I think next week will fly by! We fly out Friday night, and Andy is going to pick me up from work so I only have at home until next Thursday. Eeek!

Anyway, when I got home I had half a bag of spinach that needed using up, so I went for a green smoothie. In the blender went the spinach, a small frozen banana, some frozen cherries, 2 tsp cocoa powder, xanthan gum and some rice dream milk.

It turned out so thick it was more like melty ice cream, so I had it in a bowl instead!

I put some pb on there, but I think I should have made a sauce instead as of course, the smoothie being freezing cold, the pb did not melt! Duh. Anyway, this was delicious.

Right, catch you guys later 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Counting down”

  1. I always imagine injuries when I have an event coming up. Always. Like yesterday I totally freaked out that I pulled or strained my trap during shrugs and now it feels almost back to normal — honestly I think it just got a little too pumped up and swelled against my sports bra strap so much that it started hurting a little bit, but of course I tweeked out about it because…that’s what I do. haha.

  2. Very proud of you with reducing weights for body pump, sometimes its easier to increase than to decrease – but all for a good cause 🙂
    Scrummy looking smoothie btw!

  3. I am one of “those” paranoid people that can start to imagine things, too! “Oh, I think my knee hurts!” “Uh oh, is that a toothache?” “I think my throat might be scratchy! I must be coming down with something!” Talk about a joykill :X Glad it’s not just me, though! Good luck tomorrow! (tomorrow? today? sometime soon?)

  4. SO EXCITING!! The last one before the big day wooo!! Good for keeping the leg weights lighter! I (stupidly!) did mine heavier than normal after 2 weeks off with a long run the next day…yeah my quads are KILLING now! 😛

    And that smoothie looks YUM!! 😀

  5. Thanks Carrie- yeah it was soooooooo good!
    Emma- I had sort of thought about lowering the weights, but not really, and then Lara commented that I should, so I thought I had better really!

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