Thursday, 15 May 2008

Red Wine & Chocolate Covered Cherries

Race nerves or hormone release, not sure what is going on.

I NEVER eat chocolates, yet yesterday was a serious cravings day and no, I'm not pregger's.....too old for that sport's fans....

After a particularly stressful day at work, I headed off to my chiropractor's appointment. My doctor has been working on an old ankle injury that has just flared up again unexpectedly. It is not really my ankle but in-between the ankle bone and foot on both sides. Originally caused a million years ago from an equestrian fall, it has been pretty "stable", sorry for the pun, the last twenty years or so.

I know you're thinking that all this pounding from running all these miles must have something to do with it, I'm not ruling that out by any stretch of the imagination, but I truly don't think that has been the reason.

After all the manipulation and magic a chiropractor does, I headed home to make a really healthy dinner and do laundry (the excitement of my life is overwhelming these days). That's when it hit!!! I NEED chocolate!!

I hardly ever have junk food in my house, but I rummaged around and found a box of chocolate covered cherries that had been given to me by a client at Christmas. They were still sealed and stuffed in a cupboard.....yummy.....and no, I didn't eat them all....but I did have three and a couple of glasses of red decadent is that???

Trust me, after my crazy misspent youth, I know I've hit middle age when I think I'm a wild thing when I've eaten three chocolates and had a couple of glasses of wine....I don't think that I'll be needing the Betty Ford Clinic anytime soon, but I do know that the pre-race jitters are starting to set in!!!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



Rudy said...

Clearly, the chiropractor stimulated your chocolate nerve while he had your foot in his hands. (those go together right? foot rub and eating choco-cherries?)

Heh, I have some meds that will help with the jitters. I even have some that will make you say "race?!? there was a race?" LMAO

Marcy said...
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Marcy said...

Sorry chica last one was me. But wrong account :P

I'm amazed at anyone who can manage to not keep junk food in the house LOL Chocolates and wine. Hmmmmm sound good :-)

Kim said...

Sounds like a great evening...chiropractor, chocolate and wine. Can it get any better then that?! I'm jealous!

I loovveee my chocolate and as a matter of fact-have a hidden stash of chocolate peanut butter ice cream in the downstairs freezer!

jahowie said...

I guess you didn't read Vickie's blog about eating chocolate before a race. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey next time you have one of those cravings - call me! I'll help.
Though I do like Rudy's "race" what race?" idea too.

You'll be fine!
really, you will!

Nat said...

You have taper madness!!! LOL...
I'm happy to take any and all chocolate off your hands. :)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Ohhh all this pre-race nerves stuff is funny because odds are all the things you think about, dream about and worry about won't happen.
All that nervous energy helps on race day too. As long as you don't hypreventilate or antyhing.
Looking forward to your race success!

Chris said...

I get chocolate cravings all the time. I think it is wierd for a dude, but who cares. Chocolate rules!

I hope you get the ankle thing figured out soon. Injuries and nagging pains are no fun.

Nitmos said...

I can't rememebr if this is you first marathon? Well, best of luck either way. Seems like a bunch of folks are running a marathon next weekend.

Bob Gentile said...

Life's fun if you don't weaken,
love those words...

Good job on having some chocolate's...a little treat.

Last week I had an Ice Cream Bar, I felt guilty about it for a moment then got back to trainings-lol

Enjoy ur taper time and visualize a Fun, awesome Marathon ...ur going to do great & ur ready!!

Groover said...

Isn't it a bit early for pre-race nerves? :-) Seven days to go ... enjoy your taper and nothing wrong with having a little treat now and then. Those chocolate coated cherries look very yummy.