I know I have used this picture before, but I didn’t take any new ones, and yesterday was such a beautiful autumnal day- this picture just captures for me what I love about those days- bright blue sky and wonderful colours on the trees.
Well, last week didn’t go as planned. I felt better on Thursday- no dizziness, but I gave pump a miss because I had such an awful headache- I went out on a walk with Andy instead.
On Friday I did a short run after work, as I was feeling much better, and then Saturday morning was my usual favourite run- a long one of 8.3 miles. The weather was drizzling, and actually much colder than I thought, so I did worry that I would be too cold in my t-shirt, but actually (of course) I warmed up. The only time I got cold was when someone asked me for directions (well actually she asked for help reading her map)- I did explain I was rubbish at maps, and could not work out where I was on the map but she kept insisting that I help her. In the end I was stood talking to her for 5 mins, and I was really cold after that.
Anyway, it took me 91 mins, so I think I was running quite fast, because I was stopped for all that time, but anyway it was great to be out there.
After lunch I popped to the shops for some bits- got some yummy mince pie filling and soya crisps from Holland and Barrett, and treated myself to a gingerbread latte (no coffee)- they are the nicest warm drink ever!
Saturday night we went to a birthday party, and then Sunday was a relaxing day- started with pancakes and cooked apple- yummy.
Then I had a cooking session- I roasted some butternut squash with paprika (for a chilli I made today) and I made some mexican casserole (roasted veggies in one tray, quinoa, tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and chilli in the pan)- one of my favourite winter meals.
Then I made some caramel shortcake for Sunday tea- mmm I love those so much.
We also went out on a lovely walk in the autumn sunshine, and had some warming tea when we got home- lovely teapigs tea 🙂
Now I have got a bit of a runny nose (so maybe the stuff last week was down to me getting a bit of a cold?)- after work I went on a 3 mile run, just to get some fresh air, and I think it was the right decision because I felt better once I was out there. On the drive home I was thinking “shall I just have a cup of tea? Or shall I try a run???”- and in the end I am glad I chose to run. I think I am much better now at knowing when I am OK and when I need a break, although because I had a few days off last week I did feel more like I should.
Right, off to relax in front of the TV now- I think there is a slice of caramel shortcake left over from yesterday…
10 thoughts on “Wonderful Autumn”
Shortcake looks amazing : )
Love how the lady stopped you, not like you were going anywhere apparently 😉 I think that because you are out running they think you should know the area …. they would SO be shooting up the wrong tree with me if they wanted directions 😉
well done on the blog listing by the way, thats awesome.
Thanks- yes well I suppose I should know where I am, and I do in real life- if she had asked directions to somewhere that I had heard of that would have been fine, but I had not heard of it, and had no hope of finding it on the map!
Chocolate caramel shortbread is the best but I can’t be trusted with it – I made some for a friend the other day and ate half the caramel as it was cooling… 🙂
Yesterday was beautiful – but so cold by the evening! Glad you’re feeling better x
Yes I did have the scraps of caramel from the pan 🙂
I love this time of year too, its beautiful when the sun shines. That caramel shortbread looks delicious 🙂
I cannot wait to get my hands on that mince pie filling again, yum!
Mmmm caramel shortbread! Love the stars on them. 9 times out of 10 I always feel better after a run, it’s that 1 that I have to be careful about. Usually makes my run horrible and me grumpy!
I always think that if I feel bad during my run, I will cut it short and come home- then I have only lost a bit of time. But mostly once I am out there I love it and feel better.
This is my favourite time of year, cold crisp but bright days, perfect for running, great job on your 8 miler, there’s no way I would have stopped for that long to help someone 😛