Packing my suitcase, and emptying my fridge that is!
Well the last few days I have been trying to use up everything (no photos again because for some reason I can’t get it to upload). Yesterdays breakfast was lovely- Alpro plain yoghurt, doughnut peach, and some pumpkin tea bread with pb. (I made the pumpkin teabread with 1 cup dried chopped figs, 1 cup raisins, soaked in 300ml tea, plus one cup of pumpkin puree, 2 cups flour, 2 eggs..)- delicious.
Last night was a Sweatshop run- we did a route that was about 3.2miles, and I kept the front of the group in sight- made it back in 31.35! Pretty fast, especially as it was hot!
Finishing that I had a lovely dinner of balsamic tofu (I pressed the tofu and then soaked it in balsamic and dried basil before baking) with a salad of beetroot and avocado- things that needed using up!
I have been sorting out things at the allotment a bit- some weeding, planting a few more plants, picking mountains of raspberries (and now eating them as they needed using up!).
Today I was packing (and waiting in for a parcel) and went out for a slow 4 mile run (in the baking heat this afternoon)- soon I shall be running along the beaches, or something like that.
I am taking my running shoes on holiday with me- I have never done this before, and usually take the opportunity to have a rest from running on holiday, as I think a rest makes you come back with more enthusiasm. Plus we always walk a lot on holiday- we are not ones for lounging about- we do a lot of sightseeing, so I never want to be tired from a run during a long walk or something. But this year I had a rather long enforced rest, and I am concious that when I get back I have 2 weeks before the GNR- not long to get up to that distance (13.1 miles- eek). Andy is taking his too, so we are hoping to have a couple of runs together each week- not much, and not extending anything, but hopefully it will minimise the fitness loss. That is the plan anyway.
Our holiday is a rather special one- at Christmas we were meant to be going to New York, Washington and Philadephia for Christmas (and then to the beach in Florida) but as I was in hospital we had to cancel. Andy promised me that if we had to cancel it, we would go to Hawaii, and that is where we are headed! We have a stop in Vancouver, so are off to Whistler tomorrow, and then after that to a few of the Hawaiian islands- I cannot wait- might even get to visit the Dole pineapple plantation and see a volcano! Eek! Better finish my packing 🙂
Do you have any trips planned this summer?
Anywhere you can recommend?
15 thoughts on “Packing and emptying”
Have an amazing time! We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and it was just fantastic.
AGH I am SO jealous I don’t think I can even talk to you nicely 😉
… oh all right have fun then if you must xx
Amazing! My boyfriend was born in Hawaii, but he has never been back, so we were thinking of going later in the year. I’m totally jealous that you are going, have an awesome time. I can’t wait to hear all about it.
Vancouver and Whistler are wonderful – I spent my 26th birthday there! I’m very jealous but it is a well deserved holiday for you indeed. Vancouver is full of runners so you’ll feel right at home. My favourite spot was running along Kitsilano Beach. And you must, you MUST go to The Naam. Ask no questions, just go, you’ll thank me for it 🙂
Have fun!! xxx
Thanks- where is that, Vancouver?
Just looked it up- it looks wonderful- will have to see if we are near it on our last day- thanks 🙂
Seriously, you will love it. I’d walk back to Vancouver for that miso gravy.
My mum went to Hawaii last year and loved it, I’m sure you’ll have a really great time!
Have an amazing holiday! I went to Hawaii when I was 2, but of course can’t remember it, and would love to go back again some day so looking forward to hearing about your holiday when you get back 🙂
I hope you have an amazing time on your trip!
Wow sounds like an amazing holiday! Have a great time! I’m a big fan of holidays where you do more than lie on a beach. Lots of sight-seeing sounds fun. Looking forward to photos 🙂
have an awesome trip!! and glad ur running shoes make it into the suitcase this time…hehe. 🙂 i’m a bit of a running addict so i always get my miles on even when i’m on vacation. plus, it just means i get to triple my cupcake allotment, right?! 😉
Wow, you’re going to have a fantastic time, you really deserve it as you missed your Christmas holiday and the snow last year… hope it’s brilliant 🙂
Enjoy Hawaii! I went a few years ago with my family and can’t wait to return. It is absolutely gorgeous!
Have a fabulous time!!! Looking forward to hearing all about your trip x