So here is me thinking I have not bought anything in the sales. Well, it turns out I have bought more than I thought! Online shopping means it is easy to order things quickly, without a 3 hour battle for a car parking space, or a long queue at the checkout. Today the door went twice- first of all were my new trainers from Sweatshop;

They are too pretty and clean to wear outside in the grey slush and mud!

Then it was my parcel from Wiggle;

My waist pack for water and some clif bars.

Also I took a picture of the bargains I picked up yesterday;

A silver sparkly scarf and a trio of measuring cups from Waitrose (I saw them in M&S but didn’t get them)- there is a 1cup, 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup that all fit inside each other.

I have also ordered a dress from Animal which has yet to come, so in fact I have bought quite a lot of things!

This morning after breakfast I was off on a long run. I decided to try out my new waist pack, and was pleased that my old bottle (which even though I wash it in the dishwasher still smells slightly of squash due to me having Nuun in it) fitted in the bottle holder.Β  I could not decide where to wear it- I started off with the bottle in the small of my back, and kept on needing to tighten the straps as I ran as I had made it too loose at home. This was not really uncomfortable, but it was great either, so I ended up sliding it around so the bottle rested on the back of my left hip- that seemed to make it bounce less and also meant it was easier to get the bottle in and out. Andy told me before I set off (in a sarcastic tone) “you look cool- how far are you going?”- I feel I would like a sign that says “I am running 8 miles” so people do not think I am out for a 20 minute jog with all the gear! Anyway, it was much better than getting an aching shoulder after carrying a bottle in my hand the whole way. My run was a steadyΒ 8.5 miles, in 93 minutes (with a few stops to cross the roads)- around the park and back while listening to the marathon talk podcast review of the year- I was again laughing out loud at points. If you have not listened to one yet then I really recommend it- it’s informative, funny, light-hearted, interesting, inspiring, and helps the miles fly by.

I did not try the new shoes as they were too pretty to get covered in goose poo (I ran to the park if you didn’t guess). I logged into Nike+ the other day and it was so funny- I have the sound off on the laptop and suddenly a video of Paula Radcliffe popped up. I put on the sound and played it again and it was because I had run 500 miles! I had not even noticed. But those 500 miles have been in the same pair of shoes, so no wonder I needed some new ones!

This afternoon I am mainly relaxing- watching Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, and maybe making some spiced nuts. By the way, I had the easiest meal the other day- (for 2 of us) we cooked 2 sweet potatoes (in microwave and then finished in the oven), heated a pot of Sainsburys fresh 3 bean soup (it is tomato soup with beans and veggies but it is thick, like chilli)- had this on the sweet potato with some salad. Amazing, so lazy but much nicer than a ready meal!

Later, dudes πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Bargains!”

  1. Great sales purchases. I’ve often thought about getting one of those bottle holders – I’m definitely going to need something when I start training again, last year I got sick of holding my bottle and having to refill at a shop on my long runs. I think a camel pak may be in order!

  2. I have label envy. I’m a sucker for North Face!

    Great tip on dinner — I didn’t know what to have this evening, as I’m working through random leftovers, but I have sweet potatoes and ingredients for some kind of bean soup. Great idea!

  3. I’m glad you got on okay with the bottle, I had a brief try with a Karrimor one but it didn’t go too well! I found it bounced all over the shop!

    New shoes look very very pretty and definitely too pristine to be subjected to Goose Poo quite yet!!!


  4. Laura- I was a bit dubious about the waist pack but once it was in a comfy place it was fine and so much better than carrying a water bottle.
    Alison- it was fairly cheap on wiggle- they have bargains all the time! πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the dinner idea too- it was tasty πŸ™‚
    Emma- its Nike+ that keeps track of mileage which is pretty useful, otherwise I would have no idea and would guess at about 200 miles! I will edit a link to the shoes in the post πŸ™‚
    Rose-it did bounce when it was in my back but once I had tightened it and turned it around a bit it was fine.:)

  5. Those are good bargain buys! I’v not really had many this year, I’v bought quite a few things that are too small with the hopes of fitting into them soon. I always scoff at people who do this, thinking that its ridiculous to buy things you will probably never fit into, but I’m a woman on a mission, hopefully in a months time I’ll be a size down, so buying stuff I could only wear a month is silly, right? That is the theory anyway!

    1. I have done that before, but then they dont always fit my shape once I fit them anyway, so I try not to! Nothing wrong with it though πŸ™‚

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