So hooray for Friday! It has been a long week. On Monday and Tuesday I had a sore hip- I think I slept funny or something, but it meant I was limping about a bit, so I didn’t go for a run on either of those days. I ended up getting back late both nights (Tuesday I didn’t get home ’til 7pm) with work to mark, so it wasn’t as if I was sat about twiddling my thumbs.
On Tuesday I had got out something from the freezer to defrost, I thought it was going to be a pumpkin/quinoa risotto thing, but it turned out to be a chickpea stew.
Andy made dinner on Monday- lovely sweet potato chilli:
I had one slice of goats cheese left so I added that as he uses real chillies and it is often very spicy.
I was planning on going to the Sweatshop run on Wednesday, but then as my hip was only just getting better I changed that to going out on my own for a gentle run. But I had such an awful headache so I just came home and rested some more.
I have been enjoying the Teaple tea- the peppermint one is the best I have ever tasted, and I have had a lot of mint tea!
As I had some time on Wednesday I made a double batch of brownies.
One half is orange and ginger (I added some orange extract, 2 tbs marmalade and some chopped crystallised ginger) and the other half is almond and marzipan- I was going to add in cherries but I didn’t have any.
I have taken them to work and asked people to donate some money to the typhoon rescue effort (a good idea from Anna, thanks).
Yesterday my hip was totally back to normal- I think I could have managed a run on Wednesday but there is no point wondering about that now. I booked on to pump but had slightly lower weights for the squats and lunges as those are the ones I was worried about.
Recently we have been having loads of new people coming to the pump class, and I have said it before and I will say it again- why don’t they come to the class on time? When you book on it asks you to turn up before the class starts, but we keep getting people coming in either dead on the time it starts, or later, so then we all put down our bars and rush about trying to get them their steps, bars, mats and dumbbells.
Also, why don’t they listen to the recommendations from the instructor (or the other class members)? The person behind me last week was the worst for this- we kept saying to her “that might be a bit heavy/ you can always add more weight on the outside” (as the weights pretty much stay on the bar without clips)- would she listen? No. So about a minute in to each track she would put the bar down and hardly join in for the rest. It was not until the penultimate track that she actually paid attention and put on her bar what was sensible.
What are your plans for the weekend? I am going to Parkrun tomorrow, hooray! Then we are going out for lunch and a walk with Andy’s family- the weather looks good too.