Gosh, Friday already! Time flies when you are having fun!
Earlier in the week I made some ice lollies and they are delicious! I could not find my ice lolly mould so I bought a new one from Lakeland (in the sale, plus the mould can be used to bake with too).
I had to measure the capacity of the moulds first- I think these came to about 250ml. I used a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream, a little agave, and then raspberries (from our allotment- the novelty is not wearing off!)- puréed it in the food processor and then into the freezer they went.
They came out of the mould really easily (they are silicone) – I was very impressed. I am already thinking about my next batch- something with peaches I think.
On Thursday I started on a watermelon- this was so refreshing. I had a busy morning (doctors visit, seeing my Mum, then going in to work) so in the afternoon I just tried to stay cool at home.
Then I went to pump- my that was a sweat fest (and battling to put on my sports bra was not fun- such hard work in the heat)! They have air-conditioning in the studio so at first it felt so cool, but that didn’t last for long. I did manage a slightly heavier weight in the biceps track (I tacked them on the outside- last time I did this I gave up a few seconds before the end as I didn’t realise we were that close to the finish), and my arms have been paying the price today!
Earlier in the week I was sent some Cocofina coconut water, so I had some to cool down with as soon as I got home- delicious. I like most coconut water that I have tried, and I loved that this was 100% coconut water, nothing else, and the 200ml carton was a great size too.
While the sun has been shining I have been going out on walks during the day too. I could not believe how brown the grass had got on the fields, but after a couple of showers it has gone back green again.
This morning I went on a run- I went on the 6.8 mile loop and listened to Marathon Talk- they had a team do the Thunder run (which is a 24 hour race where you see how many loops of a 10K route you can do- they had a team of 8 but some people did it solo- so impressive)-I found the run tough yet again, but I am not worrying about it. My next half marathon is October, so I have time in September to start increasing the length of runs, hopefully when it is cooler again.
I had some fruit and yoghurt when I got home, and then as Andy was working from home we went to The Waffle House for lunch.
I went for a fresh mint tea with a hummus and avocado waffle- Andy had one of the specials which was pulled pork with coleslaw, plus a coffee milkshake (he wanted to try one as one of our friends always raves about the milkshakes)- the dessert waffles (as always) were so tempting but we were both very full after that.
I spent the afternoon relaxing and listening to the film show on radio 4- it was good listening to them talk about films I have actually seen (we went to see The Heat on Wednesday and I giggled quite a lot during it)- then we went out on a walk (and later we have to walk up to the allotment)- so lots of walking recently but that’s all good!
Tomorrow morning I am barcode scanning at Parkrun, and then after that I don’t know…
Plans for the weekend?