My mind went something like this when I woke up today: “Oooh! Friday!” *pause* “OH. Friday. EEEEEEK!”
Although I am delighted to be cruising to the end of an eventful working week, this weekend will be a testing one in many ways.
First up, tomorrow I go to London to celebrate my sister’s 21st (again!), then Sunday is the half marathon, which is filling me with thoughts of dread at the moment.
To top it off, I’m working in Wales late Sunday night to the early hours of Monday. Then up with the larks at 6.30am on Monday for the working week.
I think you can expect any blog posts next week to be ‘zzzzzzzzzzzzzz’ and pictures of me face planting into vats of coffee and almond butter!
This week I’ve been in get-better-super-fast mode, having been struck down with a horrific cold last week which really took hold on Monday.
I’ve been trying to cram in as many veggies as possible into my diet and returning back to paleo eating (save for a little dark chocolate every night, nobody’s perfect, right?!).
My body has been responding really well to daily doses of kombucha, FCLOBB and vitamins, I fell out of habit with all three for a while so its good to be back on it.
I’m definitely not up to full strength yet but things are really settling down so I’m hoping that by Sunday I’ll be recovered enough to finish the course.
I went for my first run in 13 days last night. I was under fuelled, over dressed and thought throwing my pilates battered legs at hills would be a fun way to ease back in.
Yeah, it wasn’t the pre-half confidence boost I was looking for. I stopped and stretched after each mile then called it a day at 5.3.
There were glimpses of joyous running but for most of the time I was panicking about the half, worrying about tripping over a tree root (yes I went off road in pitch dark and rain..) and not battering my legs even more.
I’m still glad I went and I’ve been stretching like a woman obsessed since, so fingers crossed it was just a blip…
I feel so much happier eating within a paleo framework because I don’t worry about eating the ‘wrong things’, they’re simply not in the equation.
My body is only just settling down from the dairy and sugar bomb that was last week, to think that for days I gleefully thought I was getting away with it. Oh dear!
Serious fig addiction right here
Posh lunch of egg, smoked salmon, carrot and asparagus
Chicken with red onion, garlic, tenderstem, purple kale and avocado
How many figs can you fit onto a vanilla coyo? (Answer: three!)
Courgetti, tenderstem, veggie packed free range turkey bolognese
Salmon with olive and caper tapenade, sweet pot, avo, salad and evoo with balsamic
These delicious bars every.single.day. Review upcoming!
Tues: Blogilates 45 minutes, handstand practise
Thurs: 5.3 mile run
Fri: to be decided! Probably walking and stretching, oh-so-much stretching!
* How do you recover from a cold?
* What’s your favourite ‘posh’ lunch?