Another successful week

Hi guys

I can’t believe another sunday is here yet again- the weeks are going by so fast!

Today I was tired from yesterday! I also forgot to get my porridge ready last night (shock) but then I remembered I had a couple of porridge pots- I am thinking these are good for weekends away etc.

I made it with coconut milk- porridge rescued πŸ™‚ Although it did make it so thick- I kept on adding more milk as I like my porridge more runny than this!

We walked up to the shops to stock up on nuts in Julian Graves (and I also found some dark chocolate coated cranberries which I don’t think will last long when I open them!), I was tired on the way home- not too stiff but a little.

Then I made chickpea pancakes πŸ™‚ I don’t like making the thin pancakes (I don’t like them as much, plus they are hard to flip over) so I made little ones with (I guessed the amounts) chickpea flour, baking powder, egg, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. While they were cooking I added some chocolate chips, and also topped mine with a little choc pb.

They were tasty and I was pleased they actually looked like real pancakes πŸ™‚

Onto the week;

Monday- 6 mile steady run- completed but I was still tired from the 14 miles on Saturday.

Tuesday- Aerobics- fuel fail meant I was tired again. But I still did it.

Wednesday- 7 miles- done- mind over matter made me complete this one.

Thursday- Body pump- kept the same weights and matched last week on the abs track front.

Friday- Much needed rest day!

Saturday- 10 miles accidently turned into 11.7 miles- lesson about route planning learnt!

Sunday- Another rest day and again well needed! Managed a gentle walk but I was very tired by the end.

Weekly total; 24.7 miles. Lesson learnt- fuelling and route planning are important. I am calling it a successful week as I managed to complete my runs, and I recovered ok from the longest run I have ever done. I was doing well with my snacks etc in the previous weeks, but this week for some reason I have not done so well.

I am going to really concentrate onΒ eating properlyΒ during the next week, as next Saturday I am supposed to go 16 miles. I don’t want to think about that too much, but if I get there tired then I will do no good. I am also having another messed up week, due to an extra and longer staff meeting, so I am going to miss aerobics and do my runs on different days. Anyway, I won’t ramble!

I need to do some more foam rolling now. So, what have you done this week that you can call a success? Let’s all be positive and celebrate our achievements πŸ™‚

On a completely random note, I got an email from wiggle saying that until Tuesday (I think) they are having 20% off “nutrition”. So any guesses on what I have ordered? (Clif bars and nuun). But someone might find that useful? They also do Mule bars on there, but I like the apple ones and Andy doesn’t and it made sense to order ones that we both like.

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10 thoughts on “Another successful week”

  1. What a great week for you!! Some important lessons, and some amazing runs!! Well done!! πŸ˜€ And those pancakes look delish!!

    Oh and THANKS for the link to the Wiggle thing!! I might order some Nuun… πŸ™‚

  2. Well done Maria, that sound’s like a hard week successfully completed.

    Interested in using gram flour for sweet dishes. I just use it in some curries. How does it compare to plain flour in dishes like pancakes?

    1. Well I tried it in a sweet baked pancake type thing before, and it did have a bit of a stronger flavour, but in these pancakes I could not taste at all- the vanilla and cinnamon in there (and choc chips) must have helped that!

  3. A successful week indeed πŸ™‚

    I know it’s hard but try not to stress too badly over your 16-mile run: sounds like you’ve got a hectic week going on anyway and the running should be a relief from all of that external anxiety, not a contributor towards it.

    Love your thick socca pancakes ~ I must try putting raisins in my next batch I think…


  4. Don’t stress about the 16. Just think of it as 14 + 2. And 14 you’ve already done. Simples πŸ™‚

    Successes this week… Hmm. I guess finally starting yoga. And some really great gym sessions! I’m so sore now though!

    I hope this week is ok work wise for you. Looking at your run down of last week you obviously needed the cut back. Like you say: eat well, and don’t stress!

  5. Fab week! Thanks for the heads up about wiggle.. I’m starting to think more about fuelling my runs.. water is about as good as I get but I did buy a bottle of gatorade to try today.. we’ll see!

  6. It sounds like a challenging, but fab week πŸ™‚
    I’m definitely going to check out wiggle, but I’m worried about what that will do to my bank balance πŸ˜‰

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