Yup, that was yesterday. Perhaps it was some kind of payback for Laura commenting that she learnt that running in the rain was not so bad- I agreed, and then of course, it tipped it down! As I was about to leave the clouds were black and Andy told me to take my phone (but I was not taking my belt so it would not fit in any pockets)- so I said to him that if it hailed he could come and get me! As I left it started raining really hard- the rain was going sideways as the wind was blowing so hard and it was stinging my eyes, and it was so hard to run in time as the wind was so strong! I also felt a bit tired, in a can’t-be-bothered mood. After a while the sun came out and it was a bit better, but I really felt like I had heavy legs and the last set of 185 steps per min was really tough. I had nearly talked myself out of yoga, but then I realised I would have to do it another day, and put that on here, so I did it!
I had a tasty dinner of half a baked aubergine with cannelini beans, passata and herbs and stuff, cooked beetroot on top of spinach and sprinkled with food doctor seeds (and topped with nutritional yeast). Yum. The beetroot turned the beans pink too! 🙂
I also had a snack of vanilla alpro, strawberries and some mango macadamia granola. Delish 🙂
Today after seeing Sarah using other dried fruits in her overnight oats, I decided to go with dried apple in my porridge instead of the usual raisins.
OK so it looks horrible, but really it was tasty- the apples plumped up overnight, and of course after being sprinkled with cinnamon everything tastes lovely!
Today I have an early dinner (so eat before body pump, as I did try eating after but by the time I got home it was 9pm and I was starving and felt a bit too weak at pump) so I never normally plan a snack between lunch and dinner. But, this means by the time I get home I am starving, and also get tempted by biscuits in the staffroom, so today I was being prepared (and having never been in the guides it must be impressive that I can be):
The nakd bar was for my morning snack, and the Eat natural mini bar was to have before I came home (to stop me being tempted by goodies in the staffroom- and it worked hooray).
Once home I had some chai tea (called “Baby it’s cold outside”- what a fab name) and an apple to keep me going. 🙂
So, I am already looking forward to the weekend (Silverstone yay!)- Andy is going with his Dad tomorrow to watch the practise sessions, and I am off to the waffle house (hoping that more people turn up this time hee hee)- it is going to be brilliant! Ear plugs at the ready 🙂
So, any exciting weekend plans ?
13 thoughts on “Audiofuel in the rain (and some food)”
Well done on making it through that run, you made of sterling stuff.
Nice job bringing nutritious snacks to keep from getting too hungry- that happens to me sometimes and then my workouts are lame. Your baked aubergine looks so good- I don’t think I’d change a thing! I’ve been eating a ton of zucchinis and squashes lately so I’ll have to try it out.
Oh no I hope I didn’t jinx it! That was my main worry when I used to use my iphone on runs, I would worry so much about getting it wet, very thankful for the garmin now. Hope you enjoy silverstone, I’ll be travelling down to Brighton on Sunday for a few days break, I can’t wait 🙂
Ha ha I was only joking about the jinx! Have fun in Brighton.
Yeah good work on the rainy run! I got caught out walking in it yesterday and it was horrible. I wish the random downpours would stop soon!
I’m glad you enjoy the dried fruit in your oats … the possibilities are endless 🙂
I’ve never been for a run when it’s pouring with rain – although I think a little bit of rain is nice. Darn it … I think I’ve probably just jinxed myself for tomorrow’s run!
Have fun at Silverstone!
Yeah where is the summer weather? It is supposed to be July!
Oooh I haven’t seen that macadamia flavour before, I love those granolas though I’ll have to look out for it!
I also got caught yesterday in a torrential downpour. Like, couldn’t look up from my feet torrential! Once I got over the shock it was kinda fun though 😀
No exciting weekend plans. Maybe a couple of hikes with my dad, and more running.
Sounds like the kind of run where you can feel EXTREMELY virtuous afterwards!
Hope the weather holds out for you for Silverstone over the weekend. I’m off to the air show at Yeovilton and we have a club ‘out and about’ run on Sunday so will be meeting at a village hall, running and then eating cake!
I spy and nakd bar!!! haha I loved the banana nut one you sent me 🙂
glad you liked it!
Ew — nothing worse than a torrential downpour when it is supposedly SUMMER!