Running vest dilemma

Well, I was supposed to be doing down to the south coast for the day, and then I was going to do a long run tomorrow. But in the end I didn’t go down, and tomorrow it is supposed to tip with rain, so went out today. I had some bircher museli for breakfast, and pottered about as per usual. I loaded up my mp3 player with the newest marathon talk podcast, and got ready. For some reason I had no running tops left (all in the wash whoops) so had to make do with an old “workout” vest that is actually made of cotton. Not good. (It was that or wear one out the dirty wash basket which I could not face- what would you do?).

Anyway my run was ok, it was very muggy again today, and after 40 minutes the sun came out and it was baking- I had to stop and walk in the shade for a minute to cool down. I ran around the lakes and then a double loop through the park (had to stop again and sort my sock out which was rubbing on my toe). In the end I did 8 miles which is my longest run since before holiday (and possibly since my half marathon, not sure). I think I was pretty consistent, although the Nike+ shows some slower miles (due to me stopping I think)- my fastest was 8.48, and my slowest was 11.28 (which was when I stopped for a bit), and altogether was bang on 80 minutes.

When I got home I had some chocolate nesquick (yum, had forgotten how good that is) and after my shower I realised it was lunch time! I had a slice of sunflower seed rye bread with goats cheese, and then cooked up some spinach and cherry tomatoes, and added some basil pesto. Delish. I was still hungry so went for blueberries, yoghurt, blob of plum compote and a sprinkle of fru-grains. Yum.

I sat here and did some work, and realised I was getting stiff, so decided to have a walk. I went about 2 miles, plus a little wander around the shops (I treated myself to some new tea- teabags and loose leaf tea “Imperial Spice” which is black tea with orange and spices). When I got home I had a cup of spice tea (verdict- delish as always well done Whitards), plus some banana bread with choc PB.

Since then I have done a little more work, plus updated the “about me” page, and added a list of the blogs I follow.


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