So close! Plus randoms

I was so close to a pb!

My official chip time was 1.01.33, whereas my fastest time was 1.01.28! Ah well, next time!

It was still such a brilliant run anyway.

Winners alert– after work today I went to the post office and posted off the prizes, so keep an eye out please! Fingers crossed they all arrive in one piece- please let me know when they do.

Look! I am super excited-for our allotment we get to buy seeds super cheaply from a catalogue and they all arrived! They even had seeds for spagetti squash! Plus some really pretty beetroots ๐Ÿ™‚ I just hope some of them grow….

I also enjoyed an old favourite the other day- porridge in a jar! I finally finished one of the massive Whole Earth pb, so I got to enjoy super peanutty porridge. Mmm.

The other day the lovely Jessica tagged me in a blog award. Because I can eat more squash and pumpkin than she can! Ha ha love the reasons Jessica ๐Ÿ™‚ (and also because she loves my epic race recaps!).

I now have to tell you seven random things about me.

Hmm. I think I ramble on so much you probably know all this already!

1- When I was little we lived in Denmark for a few months- my Dad did a teacher exchange. I went to Kindergarten there, and did speak some Danish although all I can manage now is counting up to ten. Not so useful.

2-I was very very scared to learn to drive, and only learned in my final year of uni as I knew I would have to drive to get a teaching job.

3- I am still in contact with my oldest friend- we used to go to Nursery together and despite moving away, going to seperate middle and secondary schools etc, we still see each other (albeitย only once a year!). But I am not in contact with any of my friends from secondary school.

4-I cannot bear to even think about eating parsnips (sorry Lucy)- when I was little my Mum would disguise them with the potatoes to try and trick me into eating them. I could always tell but the thought of that makes my throat close up a little.

5-I have always loved music- I used to be in a choir (I am even on a CD for schools which my parents produced), and my Dad took me to my first gig when I was 15 (ish)- it was The Bluetones- anyone remember them? They had an album with a peacock on the cover. When I was 16 I went to T in the Park with 2 friends (they were 15 so I was in charge)- thinking back I can’t believe how young we were!

6- I am very scared of swimming in the sea. I was never a strong swimmer, and while on holiday in Turkey (I think I was 17) I was swimming in a cove when a big boat came in-it created massive waves and I was knocked against some sharp rocks- I still have a lovely scar at the top of my leg. But also the fish freak me out.

7-I need to get my hair cut but my hairdresser is on holiday until the middle of December.

Are they random enough? ๐Ÿ™‚

So now I have to nominate some more fab bloggers. I think a lot of people have this now, but I will try to do new ones.

Lucy at porridge and parsnipsย (for lovely baking ideas- I want to make everything she makes!)

Marijke at Beauty in the balanceย  (for inspiring running)

Ffion at Chocolate and Raspberries (for lots of tasty eats)

Nic at Nic’s Notebook (for getting me hooked on the pink whisk blog!)

Phil at Skinny Latte strikes back (for totally rocking the Cosmo awards)

Mary at Bites and Bliss (for rocking her marathon training plus some amazing Christmas baking)

And I have no idea who else has been nominated, so first commenter I pick you!

(Picture a big hand coming down from the sky to point to you).

Nominees, in order to accept this award you must:
-Thank and link back to the person who awarded you –ย Thanks Jess ๐Ÿ™‚
-Write seven random things about yourself .
-Award seven other awesome and inspiringย bloggers (OK I copped out and nominated 6).

Right, I am off for some mint tea.

Random question- if you could be any animal, what would you be and why?ย When I was younger I would have chosen dolphin, but see number 6! So I think I would choose something small like a rabbit.

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17 thoughts on “So close! Plus randoms”

  1. I would love to be an emu. Don’t laugh! They can run so fast, and sustain the pace for longer distances than cheetahs. Plus, they have such long and spindly legs ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mind you, being a pygmy hippo as I am isn’t so bad : those things can charge pretty quickly, you know.

    I went to T in the Park when I was 14 to see Placebo ๐Ÿ™‚ It was pretty scary though and I think I was to young to be there on my own with my ‘friend,’ also 14!

    Love all of your random facts <3

    P.S I got my parcel today. Thank you so much! I have eaten some of the Munch for my evening snack already – I was getting so bored of oat bran ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Well done on that time – I’m sure you’ll beat that PB next time ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m with you on parsnips – I’ve tried sooo hard to like them, but I just don’t.
    If I could be any animal I would be a duck. Just pottering around, quacking, taking a swim and getting fed – bliss!

  3. I finally found a spaghetti squash today! It was the last one too ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually came home with a pumpkin to carve (we have friends with their 3 yr old coming for fireworks at the weekend – any excuse to carve another!), a crown prince, the spaghetti & 5 mini pumpkin/squash to use for soup, then serve it in as bowls too. Plus a few other items too.

    This farm shop on the A10 has the most squash and pumpkin i have ever seen! I was in heaven. I shall certainly try and remember that next year. And to think i’ve been so close to them when i do Riding for the Disabled on a monday & i hadn’t know about the squash!

  4. if i could be any animal, then i would be a puggle so that i can completely understand what my sweet little dog thinks. ๐Ÿ™‚
    i was also nominated by fabulous jessica, and i feel very privileged to be included in this group of blog winners!

  5. Nicole- Hello- I will pop over and see your blog- I love all the ones that Jess recommends.
    Jenny- thanks for that about the farm shop- I will make a trip as it is fairly close I think. That is an amazing amount of pumpkins!
    Sarah -you are right there is always next time!
    Jessica- I think you put a lot of thought into your answer (more than me!)

  6. I’m a first time commenter and thought it was time to say hi. So hi ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m totally with you on beeing scared of learning to drive. I haven’t learned it yet, always nice to know that your not alone.
    I’m actually from Denmark so if you want to brush up on your danish just let me know ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Ooooh my first blog award! Thankyou thankyou thankyouuu ๐Ÿ™‚

    SOOO busy at work at the moment so will have to re-read this and make my own post one evening this week!

    I received my Natures Path prize yesterday and OMGSH delicious!!!!!!

  8. Laura- yes a pet rabbit for sure- would be too scared of foxes to live in the wild!
    Gro- welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Learning to drive was scary but it gets easier as you go on.
    Marijke- glad you like the award! I was trying to tag people who had not had it before (gets hard after a while)- look forward to your post when you have time.

  9. I love the random question! I’d be a seahorse because they’re gorgeous, they mate for life – and the males get pregnant! I love the Bluetones too, Slight Return is such a tune and also hate parsnips – but I haven’t got any friends still from nursery or primary school, that’s lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Otter. I love them, they can swim so quickly and I just have a massive soft spot for them even if they like to roll in mud! They remind me of my cat too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Yes I love penguins, but I hate being cold!
    My Mum loves otters ๐Ÿ™‚
    Eleanor- loving your seahorse idea- make the men do the hard work!

  12. Love your blog! Yes, I remember the Bluetones, they are from my area and I actually work with the Morris brothers sister!! Keep up the good work with the excellent blog!!

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