Brekkie today was a divine bowl of porridge which was the absolute perfect consistency. Something weird about me and my porridge- I don’t like it to be too hot so I always put it in the freezer for about five minutes before I eat it.
Followed by finishing an essay (FINALLY) due to actually putting myself on a reinforcement schedule with lollies. Every edited paragraph = one lolly, hey if it works on pigeons etc I have no doubt it will work on me. Similar brain capacity 😉
Ps. How ghetto is my computer? Every time I bring it into the Apple store I am simultaneously ashamed and proud of how gangster it is.
A mid-Sunday afternoon run. It was perfect autumn weather, cool and fresh and lots of autumn leaves blowing about. AND I found the below headband that I thought I had lost, totally made my day as I have been procrastinating from buying more.
Despite the autumn leaves and the rediscovered headband etc etc etc, I know my face looks like pure evil in this photo. Why, you might ask? That is what I like to call my stitch face my friends. I cut half of it out because I didn’t want to scare you guys too much, but it definitely captures quite nicely how running 4 miles with an intense stitch did not feel very great.
What is the deal with stitches?? As per my extensive research (okay, I googled it and read the first article I saw), apparently people don’t actually know the definite reason that these abominations to running exist. They can be correlated with food for some people but I am pretty sure that this is something that we as runners already know, who hasn’t eaten something silly (ummm….abnormal amount of lollies while studying probably did not help my situation at all) and then paid the price.
And finally, this article made me feel better because it says there is something you can do to prevent stitches, but a little worse when I realised what that thing is:
Core work, here I come. I am the worst at assuming I do enough core work during yoga, but if it is a session with only a few or no planks or core poses (yin, I am looking at you) then I have actually done no core work and it is no wonder that I am getting crazy stitches that make me want to die a little bit.
I am thinking some of this in my life is probably a good idea:
What do you do when you get a stitch during a run? How often do you get stitches?
What did you have for brekkie today?
What sort of computer do you use? – Ancient Mac that I am praying will last me through my MA degree.