I am very excited about this evening because I’m meeting up with Meghann and Melissa at a hippie vegan restaurant called Ethos for dinner. It’s been a week, so I’m obviously going through intense Meghann withdrawals, and I’ve never met Melissa in real life! YAY!
Meghann, Melissa, Gina, and myself are all running the Seasons 52 5.2K tomorrow morning! Yes… a 5.2K, not a 5K . I’m also looking forward to this race, and judging from the e-mail banter between the ladies, its going to be a fun and competitive race!
Lunch was really yummy — even though I burnt the toast!
I spread about 3 oz. of baked salmon (leftover from last night) on two pieces of broiled toast and cheddar cheese.
Carrots for munching/sharing with Maggie:
Roar of the Tiger
My right ankle is giving me some trouble. Luckily, I had this cute travel-size jar of Tiger Balm in my bag.
Did you know that Tiger Balm is one of the most widely-used medications in the entire world, and it was invented more than 110 years ago? Pretty cool!
Here’s some information on Tiger Balm. The ingredients are as following:
- Menthol 10%
- Camphor 11%
- Dementholised mint oil 6%
- Cajuput oil 7%
- Clove bud oil 5%
- Cassia oil 5%
Menthol’s ability to chemically trigger the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin is responsible for the well known cooling sensation that it provokes when inhaled, eaten, or applied to the skin
Camphor is readily absorbed through the skin and produces a feeling of cooling similar to that of menthol and acts as slight local anesthetic and antimicrobial substance.
Tiger balm can rubbed directly on the skin and used in the following cases:
- Myalgia muscular pains.
- Migraines and headaches of light intensity to moderate.
- Mosquito bites: to relieve the itch.
- Cough: to release the respiratory voices, in application on the chest and the back.
Competitive Or Not?
Are you a competitive person? If so, are you super serious about it, or is it all in good fun? I love egging Meghann on during our races because she is so friggin’ fast that it makes me faster, too!! It’s all in jest though, and she knows it. :) And don’t worry — she eggs me right back!
That’s so cool that the four of you are running a race together – what a good idea (and inspiring) to run with others like that @ a race.