Purple sprouts!! Oh how I love autumn and the fruits and veggies that come with it…ESPECIALLY ones that are purple! My aunt grew those ones, and you can be sure they’ll be making an appearance in tonight’s dinner 😀 Along with other autumnal favourites…squash, parsnip….is garlic an autumn thing too!? Le sigh.
In other news – thank you so so so so much to every single one of you that commented on yesterday’s post – I haven’t gotten round to replying to everyone yet as I’ve been at work today, but I will. Regardless, every comment was useful, and every comment meant a lot. *in a soppy American accent from some dappy family film* I am so lucky to have you guys!!!
*Edit: I just thought I’d add a few points, as I go through replying to all the comments: I know that the bad run came from a bad week, mentally. I’ve been having non-running/food related problems, which have really gotten me down, and that obviously had a knock-on effect to the run – which is sad, because running truly is so joyful to me. Hopefully, thanks to all your words of encouragement and support, I’ll pick up this week, so that by Sunday’s 20miler, I can kick some ass!! Thank you again, everyone, for showing so much support. *LOVE YOU ALL!*
In further other news – it was a wonderful day off from running today…negatively tinted by having to go to work at the shop (hello, boring steaming for hours on end) BUT – I did have a) a soya cappuccino (did I mention I’m addicted??) and b) my last day there 😀 Yep – I’m now a free woman! Well, at least until next week, when uni restarts. THEN life gets hectic and messy and full of long commutes and busy days and lots of reading and work……gah. Better to be busy than not busy though right!? (Random side note: I just wrote ‘busy’ as ‘busty’, twice. Hmm.)
Asides from work, I also – ate 2 tsps of wheatgerm before taking da Dawg for a walk. Ha! It wasn’t pleasant – when I set out, there was grey clouds but nothing major. By the time I got back, it was heavy heavvvvvvy rain!! Thank goodness for umbrellas. Well, for me – not for Poppy though; she was shivering! She needs a coat methinks. To go with her pink diamante collar and lead. Yeha, she knows how to roll.
When I got back, I had breakfast – cereal, banana, yogurt, vanilla and spinach, all blended together:
Good gosh. I topped it all with a boatload of blackberries:
Oh my, how did Kovac get in there!!? :p
Extra good gosh. That thing was DIIIIIvine! So thick and so delicious, it was as good as Christmas.
Before work, I had my beloved soya cappaccino, and then later on, lunch. Last night, I roasted up a whole bunch of veggies in smokey bbq seasoning and ketchup:
Aubergine, sprouts, mushroom, carrot, parsnip, a tiny tiny chunk of kabocha. Theeeen this morning I tipped it all in a tub and it was good to go 🙂 I also had some mixed dry roasted bean things (the ones that are chokka with calories, protein and carb :D):
By the time I got home though, my body was crrrraving carb, although I wasn’t actually hungry. Of course, I broke out the cereal/yogurt bowlmesscombo:
Awesomeness in a bowl. Pretty incredible!
In further further other news – if you go on Twitter (btw – I’m on Twitter, BritChickRuns, follow me or follow the path to serious pain and death…your choice :p), or read other big blogs, you may have heard about the dreadful Marie Claire article on blogging. I read it late last night, and was shocked and upset. It is the most one-sided, propaganda like article ever – quotations taken out of context, situations twisted..it’s horrific. I urge you to read it, and if you feel as angry as I did, email the editor (as I did too) at