|July 10, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HELLO friends! Having a good weekend so far?
Banana oatmeal topped with more banana, honey and jam
I then hit the track, which was BUSY today!
1.53 miles. Wow what a run huh? The first mile was a warm up one, and then I hit my first tempo mile grinning like a
fool cool person, with an average pace of 6.50 min/mile. But I then felt pain in my lower shin, and stopped straight away. I’ve learnt my lesson! My (future) running coach was there, and he told me to stop and go jog around the park instead and see how it was feeling. So I did (about 4 miles I’m guessing- I left my Garmin) and there was NO pain. He reckons I just wasn’t ready for track speedwork yet, but that I will get there soon- I just have to be patient!
But after cooling off around the park with my thoughts, I realised that it’s ok. I’ll get there when I get there, and there’s no point getting frustrated over it. I’m still generally running totally pain-free, and that’s what matters! After the run, that really hit me and I was just SO grateful to be running again after such a long time without it, and I should be thankful for every moment.
I don’t like most vegan cheeses that I’ve tried, but I actually liked this one!! Or maybe it was the Marmite with it that did it…it never fails me
I played in a charity fundraising concert in the afternoon, and there was also a bake sale for which we had to bring stuff for. So guess whose recipes I turned to?
THAT deliciousness is Katie’s Deep Dish Cookie Pie! It was the first thing to sell out at the sale!! Which was awesome of course, but I was secretly annoyed there wasn’t any leftover for me to have! It smelled SO good though!!
YAAAY!! I could only find these jars of heaven in Whole Foods before, so Brit friends you can find these (as well as almond and cashew butters!!) in your local Sainsbury’s too hopefully! I may or may not have gone a little mad and bought 6 jars…on top of those I already have!
Marinated tofu topped with spicy Sabra hummus (Freya-style!), a sweet tater with vegan cheese and Marmite (my latest obsession clearly!), and tomatoes
Because I was clearly feeling super-inventive with dessert, and all I was really craving was nut butter, this was what I headed for:
Ohmygosh. I am in love. I just ate it straight up (as you do) and it is indescribable!! In a couple of weeks I will be able to buy a WHOLE JAR OF THIS. Or 10 most likely. I think I should bring an extra suitcase specially to contain all the nut butter I’m going to bring back from the States!
I don’t know if you get Twiglets outside of the UK, but if you don’t, then you are missing OUT! They are total crack to me! Especially dipped in nut butter
My family are very competitive, and score-counting is a serious business.
My secret to success? Twiglets and nut butter are brain food.
So basically, I had a right party animal Saturday. Up early for running, charity concert, grocery shopping and then over to the grandparents. It’s one crazy life I lead clearly, but I LOVE it!! And we all know that my FAVOURITE day is tomorrow, and since I was deprived of my usual Sunday routine (pancakes!!) last week, I DEFINITELY have to make up for it tomorrow!! Can’t WAIT!!
What did you do with your Saturday? I hope it was as wild as mine!
Current favourite nut butter? Is it just me who changes their mind pretty much daily? Well today’s is Justin’s Maple Almond
Got any good plans for the rest of the weekend? My usual Sunday stuff that I love! A longer run hopefully, PANCAKES, church time, and shopping too because apparently I haven’t spent enough money today (darn nut butter addiction!!)
Hope you all have an AMAZING Sunday!! <3