Peanut Butter & Pizza

I just got in from my run, which I found a little harder than last time but I think that may have been because I had to run up a hill.  It’s not a massive hill but it is a hill nonetheless…my poor legs are not used to anything but flat and even surfaces.  I did manage it but that particular interval was a little tough.  In the end, I did 2.2 miles in 29.35 (minutes not hours) 🙂  It is a slight improvement on my last run but hey, I will take what I can get!

When I got back in, all I could think of was Peanut Butter…is that normal?  I had to eat some straight from the jar.  Is this my body craving what it needs to replenish?

Peanut Butter in all its nutty & buttery glory!

Then, I had Pizza for dinner…you don’t get hips like this from eating lettuce you know!  I have to add that I don’t actually eat Pizza very often but it was free, as it was bought by my brother-in-law and well…it would have been rude not to!

I have now noticed that my left calf feels a little tight since I cooled down.  I am not sure why…maybe it was that damn hill.  I did stretch at the end of my run so I don’t know but I will keep an eye on it.  I think it’s just as well I am not running until Sunday.

Since I started running, I have developed a new-found interest in the 2012 Olympics and today was the grand unveiling of the Great Britain 2012 Olympic kit. It was designed by Stella McCartney .  Here it is…

Team GB

While I think the new kit is nice, I do think there should be red in the Union Jack…but on the whole I like it.  Stella on the other hand appears to have arrived at the photo shoot in her pajama’s 🙂

There is only 3 days to go until The Sport Relief Mile…I am looking forward to it so much.  I am just going to go out there and run it the way I would any normal run…I am not trying to prove anything here, I just have to cross the line.

I doubt I will be looking as chipper as happy silhouette lady when I cross the finish line...

I don’t normally end my posts with a question but just for a change today I am going to.

Runners: Do you crave certain foods when you get in from a run?

Jules 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Pizza

  1. I crave certain foods and I love peanut butter and pizza and might even like them together but I do my best not to run anywhere too often. It hurts my shins 🙂

    Go get ’em Jogger Jules!

  2. Nutella or peanut butter from the jar completely normal. I do lots of exercise and crunchy peanut butter is a regular go to!! Nice to hear someone else has the same experience 😛

  3. Wow, Stella looks rough in that photo! And her jumpsuit or whatever it is totally looks like jammies.

    I’m usually not hungry for a little while after I run. Then I’m ravenous all day. I mostly want salty things, since I sweat so much!

    I’m excited for your race!

  4. For myself, I never felt like eating after a run, it would totally kill my apatite. I would drink about a pint of squash and then after perhaps an hour I would feel like eating but nothing in particular.

    • Thank you! I am really looking forward to it…I am sorry I won’t get to meet you but there’s always next year! Have a great time volunteering though 🙂

  5. Despite Jillian’s incessant *sighs* and frowns, peanut butter on a spoon is an institution in my world – I heartily believe it was why the spoon was created (that and for digging tunnels out of prisons). And, I don’t run (well not unless it happens to be away from something/someone) but I think it’s grand that you do. This is actually a very good deal for me – you do all the hard work and training and I can live vicariously through your glory and success. Enjoy your pb cravings – as you’re the one running, it’s only my thighs we need to worry about :-)…L

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