It’s just another manic Monday. But one that has been made much more exciting due to a present James bought me at the weekend..
A Miffy mechanical pencil. I’m a cheap date (it was only 38p) and easily impressed but today has been a painful one, so every little helps!
Let’s keep things short and sweet today and hop straight back to the marvellous of this weekend.
Of course we had our usual fajita Friday, which was awesome. I seriously get so excited for this meal every week!
We woke up early, ignored the rain and headed to Parkrun to run the alternative course (there was another event on at Ashton Course, where Parkrun is held). Em had warned me about the course and she was right – it was a killer!
Usually, we go up two hills, then down them. This time, we went half way up one (the steepest part of the incline), then down it, then down another, up that and repeated the route. My legs were burning, my asthma was awful but James stayed with me every step of the way.
Our final time was 25:42, which I’m happy with given the course. When I looked at the Parkrun email, I was even more pleased – I was 85 out of 195 runners, 8th lady and first in my age category.
The weather was absolutely awful, you can see how soaked I was (but still smiling of course, I’d just beaten the elements and run a 5k, step in step with James!). I didn’t look so chirpy going round the course – you can check out unflattering shots here, here and here. I’m sure you can see why I didn’t post them directly!
After the run I braved the rain to hit the shops and then settled for breakfast..
… quickly followed by more coffee and some lovely cake to enjoy while perusing the papers.
Our usual bakewell slices weren’t on sale (shock horror!) so I picked up James a bakewell tart…
… while I scoffed an Almond Bliss – so, so good!
The cake fuelled a busy afternoon of walking around town and to a guitar shop James wanted to check out in Old Market, Electric Ladyland. It was certainly an experience – you can read an article about the shop and owner here.
We headed home for an early dinner and had a chilled evening, with the heating on.
Love the colours on my plate and of course the veggie burger lettuce wraps. Can’t get enough of transforming a meal by eating it with my fingers in lettuce – I’m such a child when it comes to playing with my food!
Sunday can pretty much be summed up with the following – it rained, didn’t stop, so we put on pjs and ate for the entire day. It was awesome! I think in the past I would have felt really guilty about how much we ate and how little we moved but I’m genuinely ok about it, even if I did still feel full this morning!
I got up, went to get the papers and was soaked. Then James and I went for more shopping and I was soaked again. By lunchtime, there was one thing I fancied..
Hot carrot and coriander soup. Perfect snuggled up in pjs watching trash tv
I then had a hankering for some sweet treats as dessert..
Yes that is a yummy iced fruit slice on the plate – they’re so delicious and fruity!
After lunch, I tackled some much needed chores included our pile of washing, it felt so good to get it done. Then it was time for more relaxing and munching.
James and I shared some gorgeously sticky baklava. Love the honey and nuts, I’m not so fussed about the pastry though. After slowly munching through the baklava, I began prepping dinner – our first roast of the winter!
This was a roast with a twist, I cooked the veggies in coconut oil and the chicken in spring onion, ginger, chilli and Thai sauce.
It was truly scrumptious and the perfect way to round off a lazy weekend (when followed by dates, almond butter and raw chocolate of course!).
* Do you have any meal traditions?
I’m loving fajita Friday!
* What’s your favourite vegetable to roast?