I hope you’re having a great week so far! I get the feeling this week’s going to fly by. Again. While running around in circles. With 2 trips to the dentist!
I kinda aced Monday’s visit. Despite having to have one gum/side tooth filling from over brushing (again) which is why I went, I have great oral hygiene! Only a few bits of plague during the clean and he’s fine with coconut oil pulling and my DIY toothpaste. I’ve also been using Eco Dent ExtraBrite to whiten them. You only need a little as the peppermint taste’s can be overpowering. It takes a little longer than whitening strips (sadly most test on animals so no whitening strips for me). I initially noticed an improvement in colour and though I’m still using it, I can’t now see any difference or improvement. Maybe I’m used to the colour, maybe I need to eat more crunchy things like more carrots and nuts. I don’t drink coffee or wine or much processed sugar, but I can’t get them white! So if anyone knows an effective natural whitening toothpaste please shout (dentist teeth whitening’s too expensive)! The second visit’s later in the week to pick up new retainers. My current ones I’ve had for ions, with new ones long overdue. My teeth have moved ever so slightly as I went through a phase this year not wearing them overnight. It’s not obviously noticeable but I can see it. I’m kinda okay with them no being perfectly aligned or the same height. Initially I was my teeth are moving! NOOO! But as long as they don’t go back to how they were back as a kid, I’m cool with a slight movement. And that’s how much I have going on at the moment, I share my dentist trips.
Anyways, I’ll leave ya with some photos of the weekend. It was a quiet one, but I didn’t want to do much anyway. It was one of the last, maybe the last hot weekend of the year, so I was happy just to enjoy the sunshine when I did finally get outside.
Friday afternoon I just just made the zoo gates in time and for the 1st time in months cycled back around 8.30pm with bike lights.
Saturday after laundry that never seemed to end, Beach Babe 4 workouts (a break from my own) and realising if I wanted to enjoy some warm sunshine at the beach I needed to leave earlier than usual as it gets dark so quickly now, the beach and a dusk bike ride through Parc de la Ciutadella.
Sunday I set out a little earlier than usual for my run. I initially said 18km. I wanted to get a 1/2 marathon done before Spartan Beast, however thanks to the heat I’ve been putting it off. Nearly 18km I decided that it’s only 1.5km more (well, no, 3km, but I wasn’t thinking like that) and ended up doing 21km. I walked some parts, but I wasn’t bothered. Everytime I walked was a Spartan obstacle where I had to get my run back afterwards.
As soon as I got back I had just enough to stretch, eat and get to the beach before the zoo. It was also a festivo, Catalonia Day. Every year 1000’s of protesters march through Barcelona on September 11th demanding independence from Spain. Most of the animals were okay, but some like the meerkats and birds didn’t like the helicopters so much following the march.Helicopters as looking like dragon flies from the zoo grounds
Monday I was expecting aches from Sundays run, but got energy zapped instead! I was fine in the morning until the gym later where I felt my energy not be as bouncy as normal. I still did my workout however I cheated a little with chin ups. I had zero strength so opted for resistance bands to pull me up!
Summer where did you go?
Favourite toothpaste, least favourite toothpaste? Have a great rest of the week!