Hey all, and welcome to the non gingerbread post of the weekend!
Friday and Saturday evenings we had family over for dinner and stollen etc, so it was pretty busy.
I went on my run, and it was my last long run before holiday. I managed 8.7 miles in 92 mins, but it was hard work, my legs felt heavy and I felt tired. I told myself it was all in my mind, and I knew that if I didn’t do the whole distance I would be annoyed with myself for a while. Also I had not taken any water with me. I normally do on longer runs, but the last few weeks it has been so cold that my hand holding the bottle (even with gloves) had got too cold so I have been leaving it at home. Yesterday was much milder and I should have taken it with me. Anyway, once home it was time for nesquick and my last US clif bar, only I had run out of nesquick. Please note that cocoa powder mixed with milk does not mix as well or taste the same!
After a shower it was lunch time (it was about half 1 I think!) and so I treated myself to toast with chocolate PB;
Yum 🙂 I also had some nuun rehydration (well, a tablet in a big glass of water). I really think it helps; without fail I would have a headache every single Saturday after a long run, but since taking this as well as water I hardly get them at all. I still do occasionally, but not regularly and certainly not every week. So if you have a problem with headaches after runs then they would be worth a try. (I just ordered a new pack from wiggle so they are on my mind).
Over the weekend I was busy making the gingerbread house. I also made a cake for our work tea next week, which I cut into little squares and have since covered in marzipan and icing. Very fiddly, but I think they will be appreciated.
Today I tried mince pie porridge- I cooked porridge as usual and then added a spoonful of mincemeat and some cinnamon. It was tasty.
My legs have been so stiff today, so I think I actually found the run yesterday harder work than usual. I had a walk up to the shops and back (for about an hour) which helped a bit, but I am going to see if a bath later will help.
Tonight I am going to watch Inception- we had some kind of deal with Sky to get it for free, so the plan is to watch that while wrapping the last few presents, and writing a few cards. It’s not a festive film at all, but it gets deleted tonight!
Anyone else loving the Kirsty and Phil Christmas shows? I think (exepct for cooking the ham and stuff) they did all my favourite festive things. I think in an ideal world home-made gifts are perfect. When I was little we made decorations for the tree and I have no idea how we did them, I would love to do that sort of thing. Although making cards has never appealed to me. I have made some fudge for people at work so hopefully they will appreciate the time and effort 😉
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Inception is AMAZING!! Great run and I totally know that feeling and it is always in my head:) Dark chocolate dreams is the best and is even more amazing on toast. I have never seen that show. Hope your co-workers enjoy your fudge.
Thanks for all the positive comments 🙂
Enjoy the film, it is great! I’m a bit worried you won’t be able to wrap presents at the same time though — it’s kinda complicated, and rather absorbing!
Thanks- I had seen it before in the cinema (although it was July and the air-con in the screen was broken so it was horrible in there!)- watching it a second time was good as I noticed little things here and there that I missed the first time 🙂
I’ve missed the Phil and Kirsty shows unfortunatley 🙁 I would love to make more home made gifts – I home my work mates at least enjoy my gingerbread cookies!
I bet they will 🙂 Home-made stuff always goes down a treat 🙂
I loved Inception. It as a little confusng at times and you really hav to pay attention, but a great film overall!
Yeah I would agree there, I like films that make you think- not a fan of romantic comedies here!
I have runs like that, and it really frustrates me when I know it’s all in my head! But it sounds like you had a good one anyway! 🙂
I wasn’t actually that big of an Inception fan, mostly because the movie was pretty long for me! Oh and you have to concentrate, because it’s confusing!
I always think on to the next run now 🙂 The next one is always better 🙂
I loved watching the Kirsty and Phil Christmas shows, had me so inspired to get all crafty 🙂
Glad they have another fan! I will have to remember their ideas for next year too!
I really want to get my hands on that Dark Chocolate Dreams, it sounds like heaven in a jar!
It is really so tasty! I ordered a jar before from american sweets.co uk (but the postage is normally a bit expensive- I topped up the order with pumpkin!), but then found it on sale in an american shop in Southampton (uncle sams I think it was called?) so those sorts of shops are worth a look 🙂