Talking to the geese


I have had such a lovely saturday- some running, some gardening and some baking. These pretty much equal a perfect saturday.

First up is the run! The plan was for 10 miles- having a cut back week after the last few weeks of higher mileage. I thought I had run 10 miles a couple of weeks back, and so I went out on that route. I also thought the weather would be colder- I had on a craft long sleeved top and a jacket over that (luckily left the gloves and ear warmer at home)- well after a mile I had to stop and take the jacket off but I was still too hot. The run was ok- I had some clif blok things during the run. But it turned out that I miscalculated/ misremembered the route and ended up doing 11.7 miles- whoopsie. Then when I looked at my plan, due to me being ill and missing a few runs I actually have not run 10 miles for 7 weeks. Silly me again. Half a mile from home I had to stop and cross a busy road and when I started running again my muscles had practically seized up- the last half mile was a painful stiff hobble. I am alright now though. So another lesson learned- actually plan my route.

I got a friendly wave from one runner, and a “hello” from another one which I always like. Also when running around the park there was a big white hissing goose on the path- they are nearly as tall as me. I said out loud “I don’t like the look of you” and then a man (who was also right in front of me) turned around and said “were you talking to me?”- I had to admit that no, I was talking to the scary goose. Whoopsie again.

Refuelling time-

Kara coconut milk with nesquick, and a Hazelnut honey stick. This was so amazing (my first time trying it) that I took a pic once it was opened too- how unlike me;

Yum– a gooey carob (tastes like chocolate) centre coated in hazelnuts.

I also put all my nakd bars in a box today (remember a while back I got the deal off the website?)- well I think it will keep us going for a long time;

They are all about 4 deep I think!

After some soup it was time for gardening. I didn’t take any pictures but I saw so many ladybirds πŸ™‚ It was such a perfect day for it too.

Then I got down to baking- I made some raspberry and white chocolate brownies for tomorrow. BasicallyΒ I made a normal brownie, and then sprinkled it with some chopped white chocolate and the last of my frozen raspberries.

Before baking and then after slicing.

It is so good- the raspberries turn into a sort of sharp jam. Yum.

Then it was time to lay on the sofa (compression socks on) with some tea and snacks.

Lovely Whitards Christmas tea πŸ™‚

So – your perfect Saturday?

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14 thoughts on “Talking to the geese”

  1. My perfect Saturday sounds very similar to yours: good weather, a good run and plenty of raw chocolate πŸ™‚

    I laughed out loud when I read your story about the geese: they’re evil, particularly the white ones with the orange bills.

    Hope your legs recover soon!


  2. Perfect Saturday would also involve a good run followed by a big green smoothie to refuel then a trip into town for a coffee and some food shopping then coming home and chilling out, pottering round the kitchen to make dinner followed by a glass of red then bed! Sounds like you had a lovely day πŸ™‚

  3. Yeah I did feel a bit crazy in the park! I do talk to myself a bit at home, but not normally out in public!
    Laura you would pack so much in to your saturday!
    Alison- I have got to wait until Sunday to enjoy a brownie! πŸ™‚

  4. I hate geece! I was bitten by one when I was little and I’ve been scared of them ever since. The brownie looks delicious – I love your baking πŸ™‚

    1. Well go for the raspberry and dark chocolae chip combo- that would be just as good πŸ™‚
      Yeah I felt silly talking to the geese Whoopsie

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