Have you ever tried parsley tea? It is pretty disgusting. So now you know and you don't need to try it, I did it for you.
It was not intentional of course. I was completely frozen after my run so I made myself tea. I have no idea where things are in this apartment (that must mean something since my parents have been living here for past 4+ year and I still can't anything here, I have spend here max 10 days in past 4 years) but I found some jars with herbs that my mom collected and dried over summer and I dumped it into boiling water. Then I tried to drink it and yack. I smelled those herbs and realized that it is not nettle as I thought but it is parsley.
But I am going to drink it. I have a huge tea-pot of it and since I have already used water and energy and lemon and sugar, I don't want to waste it. I am sure I will not die so whatever, it is to warm me up not to taste good.
Now let's talk about running. Being the extremist as I am I decided to jump in with 800s workout. I loved it and felt great running although of course it did not go as planned. I went to the main track in this town because it was ploughed (plought, no idea)- first 2 lanes and last two lanes. But first two lanes were probably meant for speed ice-skating because that's how it looked like.
I was supposed to do 4x breakdown 800, first 400 @ 5k pace and the second at sub-300. Because I was running in the last lane I have no idea what my splits were supposed to be. But that's probably a good thing because if I had known how slow I was running I would have freaked out. Now I know that it was slow but thankfully I do not know how slow.
It was pretty horrible. I was freezing. Warm up was ok, but then my limbs started to freeze. I was so cold that I ran the first one in my warm jacket but I could not move properly in that so had to take it off for next intervals. It is strange because in the 3rd 800 I actually started to feel warmed up but at the same time I wanted to cry because my hands were sooo cold. Of course I had gloves but it did not help. Also toes were cold but it was not that bad.
The only good thing about this workout (except the fact that I was running) is that it started to snow during my cool down and not during the intervals and that a guard did not catch me and I did not have to pay 1Euro fee for using the track.
Once I manage to open the door to our apartment (and I seriously considered knocking on the door of our neighbor and ask him/her, I do not even know who lives there, to open the door for me because my hands were so frozen.) I spend half an hour sitting by the heater and defrosting myself.
It is not perfect yet but after I am done with my warm parsley tea I should be able to move my fingers and function properly and I can go to the pool for swim workout. I am not looking forward to that, not at all.
Maybe they will kick me out because I am sure whether they will allow me using paddles and pull-buoy there and I will be able to go home and spend the afternoon by the heater (and calling the police departments in Michigan and try to find my supposedly lost suitcase).
5 days ago