Another run- exciting stuff!


I had another run today, yay!

Yesterday I had a late staff meeting, and loads of work, so I did not get home in time for aerobics, although I did manage a short walk after dinner.

Today I was planning a run- I was not sure how my hamstring would be on a slightly longer run, so I did a 2 mile loop to see how I felt- I felt fine so then I carried on with a 2.6 mile route. It was all fine. I actually managed to pick up the pace a little, and did 3 of the miles at 10.23 pace. I was out for 50 mins (some crossing roads coz of rush hour meant it took longer than it should.

But I am pleased that I feel fine after. Last weekend it was sore after a few miles (maybe 3/ 3.5) so I know it is better now.

After that I had some work to do and had to wait for my chilli to cook, so I decided to make a chai latte. Or something like that. Not sure what they are called.

I made some chai tea (breaking into the massive Whitards stash) and left it to cool while I had a shower. Then I mixed that with some almond and hazelnut rice milk, some ice and a bit of agave.

Yum! I am pretty sure the rice milk made it delicious, and I think I should have left the agave out as it was quite sweet (the rice milk is sweetened). I did feel weird drinking cold tea (although it was a nice spicy flavour that it added)- I think my brain needs to get around that! I am sure the caffeine helped me work super fast too!

Is that a chai latte? Having never had one from Starbucks or anything I have no idea- do they normally have coffee in them too?

Night 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Another run- exciting stuff!”

  1. Mmmm, your chai latte looks good! I tried to make one today using the tea bags I bought, but it was too weak and watery…think next time I need to brew it longer/use less water to brew it before adding milk and ice!

    I think Starbucks use a Tazo Chai concentrate which they add cold milk to for the iced latte? That’s what I’ve been able to find out from googling anyway… I’m hoping a super-strong brewed Chai tea bag will work in a similar way!! 🙂

    I’m glad your run went ok too, sounds like your recovering well from your marathon 🙂

  2. I’m pretty sure that the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte does not contain coffee as well as its listed under ‘teas’ on the board and it doesn’t send me quite as sky high as their coffees do 😛 Your version looks just as nice though.

    Great that the hamstring is on the mend. You’ll be fully recovered in no time, I’m sure.



  3. Laura I was inspired by seeing it on your blog I think, or maybe porridge and parsnips 🙂
    Jemma- I like the smell of coffee but not the taste so don’t think I would like it in a drink

  4. I hate having to cross roads – it’s so frustrating!

    I’ve never had a chai latte, but it’s something I’d like to try 🙂

  5. Sarah- yeah grrr to crossing roads!
    Ffion- I just love chai tea so a variation is always good 🙂

  6. I’ve no idea about the chai latte, I assumed it was a hot drink!

    Good news about your hamstring. You must be very relieved

    I missed yesterday’s post but wanted to ask you about the yoga for runners you are doing? Is it a dvd or something you’ve seen in a magazine? I’d really like to do a bit of yoga or pilates but bought a pilates dvd and it was dreadful!


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