I hope you have all had a lovely week- the time has flown by!
At the moment this cherry, marzipan and almond tray bake is cooking in the oven- smells wonderful.
So after a busy day at work (takes a while to adjust!) I was off to the Sweatshop run on Wednesday. It ended up being really tough- I was right at the back but our first mile was 8.44 which was a bit fast bearing in mind it was hot, I was tired and had to save some energy to run home after. I eased off a bit but I found it hard, especially the final mile and a bit. I had such jelly legs jogging home.
After a quick shower and dinner we were off to the cinema to see The Lone Ranger (I enjoyed it more than I thought I would)- I was so concious of keeping my legs moving as I didn’t want to stiffen up so ended up being a right old fidget bottom.
I went to pump on Thursday and it was better than last week, although now it is not on for the next 2 weeks as the instructor is away. No chance of getting into a routine just yet! Before I went I had seen on Laura’s blog frozen dates with nut butter so I made some up to have after- they were so delicious. But not very photogenic!
Yesterday I had a rest day, and then this morning I was off to Parkrun. What a beautiful morning it was. The sun had come out, but it was still quite cool and breezy. I picked up my Dad and brother as usual. My Dad was going to take it easy, but after half a mile he headed off on front of me and I was left with my own thoughts (and breathing noises) for company. The lake looked so pretty, and quite a few leaves have started falling off the trees. At one point the breeze was quite strong to run into, but for the final stretch it was behind me. I pushed pretty hard (felt a bit sick near the end) – don’t have my time yet though (although I know it wasn’t my fastest).
The breeze was cooling, so I did think I should have packed a jumper to wear in the car on the way home, especially as I stopped to see my Mum and ended up chatting for ages. I think it was 10.30 when I got home, so I had an apple right away before my shower as I was starting to feel hungry.
I made us some acai bowls to share (blended frozen banana, cherries and blueberries with a little soya milk, some acai powder- optional but it reminds us of Hawaii- and a little BlueberryActive to amp up the antioxidant count).
Sprinkled with plenty of muesli- what a delicious breakfast (brunch?).
After some work I made a lovely easy lunch- toasted sourdough with mashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, a little lime squeezed on there and a drizzle of basil olive oil.
Tomorrow is my next long run (and I have pancakes for breakfast planned), so hopefully this lovely weather will continue.
What have you been up to this week?
8 thoughts on “Gorgeous day for a Parkrun”
Sounds like a nice day, the weather was horrendous here in Dublin, lashing rain and freezing cold, like November. I’ve had a super busy week, with 5 very busy work days. We are off on a day trip tomorrow to Giants Causeway and Belfast which will be cool, enjoy your weekend.
Oh poor you we had some showers on friday but nothing like that. Enjoy Giants Causeway it always looks amazing!
I have had a very lazy week from a workout perspective but not feeling guilty about it as I am going to try get back into running this coming week. The boys were back to school Thursday so a really short week but after 6 weeks off I think it was all they could manage …. they CRASHED Friday night earlier than usual 😉
Ha ha I know how they felt! We had a full week but the kids started tues so tough for them. Hope the running goes well for you this week.
Your food always looks so tempting 🙂
Me? Lazy week of continuing to recover after the op. Good days and some not so good days but overall heading in the right direction. I’m hoping to get out of the house today and go buy a couple of cards that are needed. That’s the highlight of the week so far! :p
Glad you enjoyed the frozen nut butter dates! That tray bake sounds amazing, I really fancy something with cherries and almonds now 🙂
Hehe our parkrun was absolutely torrential! At the start before it began we were all under a tree trying to huddle from the rain. Fine though to run in, just cold beforehand!
Breakfasts at the weekend are so late for us too what with parkrun and our long run on Sunday. But I like that as it means a later lunch and a chilled afternoon.
Ive really missed going to the cinema. We just don’t really do it. It tends to be so expensive and we’re more inclined to watch a DVD at home (we’ve got LoveFilm so that works well for us).
Haha that’s funny about Laura’s date idea-got mine in the freezer too now! I love parkrun (my local is Ally Pally) but haven’t been in a while-you’ve inspired me to go back before the weather gets much worse!