Oops! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday – I’ll explain….
Actually – a mega quick backtrack to Thursday’s dessert:
Ok, now onto Friday.
Well, Friday was pretty crap. Woke up fine, I started the day the Freya way with an apple, a square of chocolate and a glass of rice milk (no, I didn’t learn my lesson about the whole ‘don’t-drink-rice milk-before-running-it-gives-you-stomach-cramp’…)…before I set out on a 4mile run, done and done in 32mins 🙂
(oh dear. Mega blurry picture – sorry about that!)
When I got back, it was YET AGAIN time for a big Green Monster! You know the drill – Cereal, yogurt, milk, banana, spinach, cocoa powder, topped with dried cranberries and blueberries, granola and tree bark:
YUM. [Yes that is Chika in the background. Bear in mind I took this photo pre-ride…..)
Then, my day went downhill 😦 I was in two minds about whether or not to ride cos the weather looked crummy and I was revising well, but I went for it. Bad idea! Remember my last post? I was banging on about how delightful Chika was? Well, pride really does come before a fall – I fell off! Naughty nasty mare was in a spooky mad mood (damn spring grass!!) and normally I can sit out just about anything on here – bucks, spooks, whip-rounds, you name it, I sit it! – but she did the most HUGE spook-buck-leap EVER, and I came off 😦 I got up, dusted myself down and made her work her ASS off for 20more minutes, before finishing. When I got inside, my finger cut (which I cut open the other day chopping veg) had re-opened and soaked my glove in blood! It was even on the saddlecloth! Bah.
So needless to say, I was in a bit of a crappy mood 😦 Then I had a bit (well, a major) anxiety attack mid-day, re exams and being scared, so I was on the phone to my mum for a half hour! She helped a ton, and I felt a bit better 🙂
Lunch was a super-quick ‘chicken curry’, made with stir fried chicken, garlic and leek. When it was cooked, I added in some natural yogurt with a load of mild korma curry powder:
I served it with a good size helping of durum wheat, cooked with cinnamon and garlic, and mixed with squash and parsnip – delish!!
Then, I had a date…..Ok, it was just with my sister :p
But it was still dinner and a movie, on Date Night! (Btw, who else wants to see that movie like mad!!??)
We ended up getting drinks first (tea in fact. I drank tea!! I liked it!! Gracious.), then went to Old Orleans for a meal (it’s an American style restaurant – http://www.oldorleans.com/home/food). I had the tuna steak salad, with a side of cornbread and veggies, and blue cheese dressing (sorry for the crap photos!):
Hannah had the chicken and ribs, with a baked potato and baked beans:
The cornbread – which is what I was really looking forward to! – was quite blah; a bit too greasy and stodgy 😦 I had about 1/2 of one piece, and then a forkful of Hannah’s baked beans. The dressing tasted like mayo so I didn’t really have any, and I don’t like green beans…the tuna was amazing though! As was the company:
After that, we went to see Dear John, with two new editions added to the party: Ben and Jerry!!!
Hannah had Ben:
I had Jerry:
Good times. I think Fairly Nuts is my new favourite flavah!!!
The film was good too – I thought it’d be better than it was but it was well worth seeing for two reasons – a) Channing Tatum. Good lord. BODY OF A GOD! And b) I almost cried about 6 times 😀 Nothing like romance to get the tears pumping!!
Then, we picked up my mum from her night out on the town with the girls (she was rather drunk, and was hung over this morning :p) and drove home. So overall: Blah food, pretty good film, but AMAZING company! My sister and I talked loads and it was lovely; better than any normal date 😛
OK, now onto today! I’ll make it brief, seeing as I’ve raaaaambled for a long time already!
I had 1/2 glass of smoothie and 1/2 glass rice milk, and ate a big old Nakd bar pre-run (it had a good hit of 38g carbs- just what I needed!!).
I did 8miles in 1hr6 🙂 My splits were as follows:
8.20, 8.21, 8.06, 8.08, 8.11, 8.16, 8.17, 8.23
It was a good run! Though I stopped at mile 6 to have a drink, straightened my arms, and OUCH! I was so sore from my fall yesterday 😦 Bah well!! My legs and lungs were fine, so that was the important bit.
Breakfast – exactly the same as yesterday 😛
I was going to have chocolate oatmeal, but I was SO hot when I got inside, I needed something refreshing – so this was made with frozen banana, not normal, and it was PERFECT.
Lunch started with a salad – salad leaves, tomato – with stir fried mushrooms, red onion and courgette (fried with balsamic and agave), and basil tofu:
Then for carbs, I had a cinnamon raisin bagel, half with banana peanut butter, and 1/2 with Amazake and almond butter, followed by 2 squares of chocolate for dessert 🙂
In the afternoon, I was going to bake cornbread, but Hannah needed help with Tig, so I did that instead 🙂 What a good sister I am!!
I was totally ready for some snackage when I got in – hot chocolate and some So Crispy bites:
Oh my days, I love them so 🙂
Dinner was simple and comforting and one of my favourites – savoury oatmeal 🙂
Made with 1/2 block sheep’s milk cheese, 1/2cup oats, sqaush, red onion, cinnamon, garlic and parsnip. I was about to eat it, then I spied some almonds, so I added them as a garnish 😀
It was sososososo yummy, I’ve missed it so. Plus I feel like I’ve made up for my lack of carb at dinner last night (half a piece of cornbread just doesn’t cut it – I felt the difference running this morning). Cereal, bagels, oats…the sport’s nutrition books would be proud!
For dessert I’ll probably just have some natural yogurt with the last of my Amazake (I really REALLY don’t want to finish that stuff :(), with a hot chocolate and a square of dark.
I hope everyone else is having a good Saturday, whatever you’re doing 😀 I’m going to go watch Britain’s Got Talent 😀