Ah working weekend, you were kind to me.
Working the weekend is usually a bit of a nightmare, as I’m on from 7am to 11pm. Sometimes I’m flat out for all that time and others, I’m able to fit in a few little bits – while attached to my phone and hitting the ‘refresh’ button every five seconds of course!
This weekend I was so lucky to have a relatively quiet one, there were things keeping me busy but there was also enough space to do two things that make me super happy: go for a run and see the elderly Harry-Dog. Hurrah!
Saturday was quite full-on and I was chained to my laptop all day, breaking only to go for a quick shop and crawl into bed after sending my final email bang on 11pm.
I even ate lunch at my laptop – check out my ‘easy to eat with one hand’ selection:
The quick shop involved a new health food find, which may end up a new obsession (credit card be warned!).
As I went to pay, I spotted a fridge near the till with some locally made kombucha inside.
I’ve been wanting to try kombucha (I tasted a shot of it a few weeks ago) for ages and I was so chuffed to find ginger and rose flavours. They are so good, luckily 21DSD keeps me only drinking 230ml at a time so the bottles are lasting a little while.
I also picked up this gorgeous organic raw almond and chia butter from Primrose’s Kitchen. It’s super creamy and delicious.
We were also able to sneak in a quick walk before dinner, the weather had been raining all day but cleared up as soon as we walked out the door.
Gorgeous! Dinner was a new favourite, we made the salmon with olive and caper tapenade from the 21 Day Sugar Detox book.
Served with a tumble of greens, we had sugar snap peas, broccoli and asparagus and sweet potato. I can’t recommend this recipe enough!
Sunday started bright and early with an awesome 5k and hilly walk home. It was so hot and humid but the run felt really good.
It was my first run since injuring my hamstring so we kept it relatively flat and steady, it seemed fine – so relieved!
Of course, post-run banana pancakes were required.
James and I then hopped in the car and drove to my Dad’s house to use his Nespresso machine and internet. Oh, and see Harry-Dog too ;)
Harry-Dog decided we needed to go out and play as soon as we arrived, so we headed straight to the pet shop to pick him up a new toy.
Trust Harry-Dog to pick up a bone as big as him! He took great pleasure in squeaking in loudly all the way through town, eliciting lots of laughs from passers-by.
We had a little picnic at the park, with James tucking into some sandwiches and Harry-Dog eating his fish in broth from the container.
Harry also enjoyed a few liver treats I picked up for him, he’s such a spoiled pup. It makes me so happy to see him having fun.
He was tired out after all the excitement so I had to carry him home, definitely a second workout for the day!
My lunch was pretty awful to be honest, I picked up a salad bowl and some turkey from M&S but the turkey was so dry and had a super strong flavour.
Covering it in chilli infused olive oil made it palatable, especially with handfuls of pistachios for dessert.
We made it home just in time to pop to the shop and grab some bits for dinner, which was cod, veggies, avocado and salad.
So much nicer than lunch!
Hope you had a great weekend :)
* Any new nut butter finds?
* What’s the worst thing you’ve eaten recently?