So, I can’t think what to call this post! This week has seemed even more busy than usual- visiting my Mum at the hospital/ calling her in the evenings on top of a normal working week has made it more tiring than usual. Thanks for the wishes also- I don’t want to go in to details but she is awaiting an operation at the moment (a year after I had mine, although for something different) and alright.
I have a load of random photos which have been hanging around on the camera for ages, so this is going to be a random post.
This is my favourite pre-Sweatshop run snack at the moment- 2 fruit ryvitas with nutella and that biscuit spread, plus an Earl Grey tea. I was pleased to see the unsweetened almond milk in Waitrose at the weekend, so I picked this up to try, but before that I have been on an Alpro light phase.
I made some tofu/pumpkin bakes the other week, and have been working my way through these. I have put recipes for variations of these before. These ones were 1 block of silken tofu, 2/3 tin pumpkin puree, some sundried tomatoes and a little basil oil whizzed up. Then I mixed in 75/100g quinoa (dry weight, cooked in water), some beetroot and a drained tin of artichokes. I might have added a tsp of pesto in there too. I do often add in spinach too, but I didn’t have any this time.
Anyway, I put them in the foil trays (although I had one right away, so that went in a glass dish) and then I can freeze them, and they are super easy midweek meals.
Does not look like much, but the tofu makes it so creamy, and the sundried tomatoes add a little zing to the flavour. The artichokes were a new addition but they add a bit of saltiness and I really liked them in there.
I noticed this apple and cinnamon granola the other week, so I decided to treat myself. I had it for breakfast at the weekend with a chopped apple and a tea- it was lovely and quite American tasting if that makes sense? Maybe all the cinnamon.
I had a rest day on Monday, after the speedy run on Sunday with Andy, and just did a short run on Tuesday to get my legs going. The Sweatshop run last night was super tough- I have not looked at my Garmin time yet, but I bet it was one of the fastest ones. No-one slower than me turned up, so it was me at the back with the guy from the shop. He is very encouraging, but he does not let you slow down for a moment! My legs were so stiff by the time I had run home and had a shower. I had a couple of delicious Booja Booja ginger truffles as my dessert (lovely Christmas pressie from Lucy), as I am sure they are the perfect recovery food! Tonight I am going to book on to pump, but my shoulder is still not 100%, plus I am totally exhausted after being on a school trip all day, so I am not going to be back to my normal weights.
How has your week been going? What school trips did you enjoy when you were younger?