Evening guys! I’m a bit late posting today – my best friend is leaving for holidays on Monday, and then straight after is doing 8 weeks of work experience hundreds of miles away, so I won’t see her for ages 😦 She invited me to a little art exhibition though (her stepdad’s gran had some stuff in there) so I went along 🙂 ANYWAY:
I like this whole ‘getting up earlier’ thing! I did it again today, so I could run before the desert sun descended down upon England…Before I left I had 2tsp wheatgerm and a square of chocolate, then I set out with a mission – SPEED WORK. Yes, the dreaded interval-y type stuff..I hate it so much! But I’m getting a bit bored of the same pace, so for once I actually wanted to do some intervals. I know right, what is the world coming to?? My run was 4 miles, done in 33minutes. I just did the usual pace for the first 800m, then I did either 100m or 200m faster running (not sprinting, but enough to make you reaaaally puff and go ‘ooff’), with 200-300m normal running breaks in between. Then I just did another normal mile to cool off. Twas fun folks, twas fun!
I got in and had….yep, you guessed it. One of these:
I’ll get tired of them soon, I promise 😛 But hey, it’s my breakfast – if I want an EGM every morning, then that is what I shall do 😀
I think I’ve learnt my lesson now. Instead of riding straight after breakfast, I was a clever girl and took the doggeh out for a 40minute walk instead 🙂 genius right? No exercise-induced queasy tummy for me, no thank you!!
THEN I rode my Mrs Horse Face. She was – of course – a super pony, albeit a rather sweaty one. The poor dear finds it hard to be active and engaged in the heat, but she did try 🙂
Next up was Jillian Part Deux of the 30 Day Shred – yes I ran this morning, but I was bored and energised 🙂 I normally shy away from part II of her 30 D.S. For some reason, it’s stuck in my mind that it’s all about weights with no cardio (I love cardio, and have crap hand weights) so I normally do Part III. However, I thought today would be the perfect excuse to re-discover it 🙂 And re-discover I did. It was looveely – I was a very sweaty lady by the end of it 😀
Straight afterwards, I wasn’t hungry, but I thought I should re-fuel with my – very missed! – morning apple, sprinkled with cinnamon and grated cacao:
Please take a second to appreciate the AMAZINGNESS of that slicing 😛
It still wasn’t lunchtime yet though – I had to first get Hannah from the station… THEN I got to have lunch 🙂
A seedy wholemeal English muffin, with a veggie burger, Hoi Sin sauce, and roasted parsnip/turnip/beets/finely sliced celeriac. Oh, and a strawberry:
You didn’t think that was it though, did you, vegetable wise? Of course not – this is me we’re talking about!! I also had a pear/gooseberry mix:
I haven’t had gooseberries in yeeeaaaarrrs, but boy are they sour! To sweeten them up, I stewed them with a finely chopped pear, a splash of water, a tsp of agave, cinnamon and carob powder for about 8minutes:
Til they were all mushy 🙂 I topped with 2tbsp Grape Nuts:
That, my friends, was DELICIOUS!! The gooseberries were still sour, but sweet sour..like sour in a lovely way?! I was happy anyway :). Dessert = So Crispy bites (what else?).
I spent the afternoon being a Proper Girl today – well, kind of. I mucked Chika out, blistered my hands raking the arena, did 15mins or so of yoga and felt all jibbly after, then I attempted to pretty myself for tonight 🙂 (Read – I washed my hair, and put on some powder and mascara :p). I didn’t have an afternoon snack, simply cos my dinner was an hour earlier than usual, but I have somehow munched my way through about 15 of these babies during the day:
(Most ugly strawberry ever??) I seriously have no self control around berries, of any sort….
It was a fab dinner when it came though! Scrambled Noosh-flavour tofu (with onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic and cinnamon), on a bed of mixed lentils/sundried tomato, kabocha, parsnip and mushrooms, all seasoned with a whole ton of spices of which I don’t remember 😛
Lovely 🙂 That’s some strawberry soya milk as accompaniment, by the way…
And now I’ve just got back home from my friend’s house 🙂 On the way home, I had ‘dessert’:
That was another present sent over from the lovely Jess a while back! Totally scrummy😀
ANyways, I’m going to go watch some crap TV for a little while, then run orf to the land of bed 🙂 Goodnight!
Question: Anyone else have any weird food obsessions? For example, you’ve prrrrobably noticed I eat a lot of squash, parsnips and EGMs. The day isn’t complete without them!
I shall leave y’all with some cute pictures 🙂