Enjoying the final days of summer

So, the last week of the summer holidays has been and gone. I spent three of the days at work (plus time at home catching up on bits too), but of course have managed to do some non-work related things too.

Of course there has been some running. On Tuesday I had a rather late lunch, and went on a run too soon after, so the 4 miles were not the most enjoyable. Lesson learnt.

On Wednesday I was off to Sweatshop- we did 3 laps of the uni, which could be boring, but luckily someone who runs at a similar speed to me was there (she is a bit faster, but is happy to run at my pace) so we had a nice chat and catch up.

On Thursday I went to pump- the instructor is off for the next three weeks so I decided to go heavier on some of the weights- triceps, squats, chest- regretting that in the morning!

I am still doing the Kinetic Revolution- here is my page if you fancy a nose.

Some food pictures :

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I bought an avocado saver (only a few pounds from amazon) and finally got around to using it. Enjoyed half an avocado on rice cakes with some black bean dip (which was super tasty- Black bean and caramelized onions, with roasted red peppers and other tasty stuff in there too).

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Bought some coconut collaborative yoghurt from Ocado (saw them in a Waitrose in Kings Cross randomly, but not my local one yet). When I first tried coyo, I liked it. But after that first time each time I tried it I have felt a bit sick. Even bought some again the other week to try it, and I still felt rubbish after. Not sure why. Then decided I would try this stuff- the seed one comes with a little pack to sprinkle on, which I nearly didn’t find. I like it more than coyo, and I also like the smaller pot size. Not sure I will be buying it regularly though.

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Tried to take a pic- this one had no use by date, but they all have a date when they were made, so I think I was safe to eat it.Β 

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Andy made a sweet potato chilli- I love this! He has it with brown rice, I have mine with avocado. So tasty (and even better after being frozen and re-heated- we have 4 weeks worth in the freezer now).

2014-08-28 13.20.56Hummus Chips. Another Ocado purchase. These are sundried tomato and basil flavour. Nice, but I don’t get what the fuss is about.

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Ordered a trial pack of the “adult” mylks as I loved the chai one so much and fancied trying the green tea flavour. They are taking up space in the fridge at the moment!

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Attempted to make a London Fog latte. Earl Grey teabag, vanilla syrup + heated milk.

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Almond milk does not froth up like soya milk does. Funny grey colour but a cosy drink for a grey evening.

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Why don’t more companies make sour cherry dark chocolate?

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My parents keep giving us cheese, so had yet another salad (although I love it, I am not complaning) to use it up- rocket and other leaves, tomatoes, sundried tomatos, avocado, balsamic and fig glaze, wenslydale+cranberries cheese, hummus on a spare rice cake.

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French toast is still my new love.

Β This morning I went to parkrun with my brother. Last week I ran 28.34, and the week before 29.34, so we were chatting about what a coincidence it was. I tried to run harder, but the start is pretty narrow and now over 300 people are coming regularly, which means it is a bit of a bottleneck. As it is a lapped course, it also doesn’t really empty out until my final lap (as a lot of people have finished by then)- I felt I spent the whole time trying to get past people, and didn’t really get into a stride. I glanced at my watch once, and then decided that it makes me too stressed so I flipped it around so I could not see it. Anyway, crossing the line I knew it was 27 something, but later on got my text to see that my time was 27.34! Exactly one minute faster than last week, and 2 than the week before! What are the chances of that happening? My “subtract sixty seconds streak” will be coming to an end next week I suspect!

Anyway, after popping home to see my parents, I came home for breakfast and then helped Andy with decorating the spare room- I volunteered to do by the skirting boards (as I hate the step ladder) but all that crouching down wore me out (and took a lot longer than I first imagined too- so fiddly)!

Are you a fan of decorating? I don’t mind the actual painting, but I really hate all the moving of furniture that goes before and after. We don’t have a lot of space, and now our living room is full of the shelving units and other stuff that we had to move.

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16 thoughts on “Enjoying the final days of summer

  1. I had ago again today and I think I have to admit that I think I love it πŸ˜‰
    I don’t mind DIY decorating so long as hubby helps there is a satisfaction once you are finished that takes some beating.

  2. Wow – congrats on your perfect ‘subtract sixty seconds’ streak πŸ™‚ You never know about next week!

    I stopped eating Coyo for the same reason…how odd. I wonder if it’s because they’re so rich and high in fat? I never ate more than one 125g tub at a time (at the most), but they still made me feel really funny after a while.

    xxx

  3. I don’t mind decorating as long as I don’t have to sand anything!

    I love the chia mylk and those hummus chips are so good….I’ll definitely be looking out for that coconut yogurt!

  4. I do love Coyo, but I’m intrigued by the new coconut yoghurts that you have found, definitely on the look out for those. πŸ™‚ Maybe coconut yoghurt will be the new big thing. I’m sad that it feels like summer is over, but excited to see what autumn has to offer.

  5. Like I said on Facebook, those parkrun times are so cool πŸ˜€ Love stuff like that. I like it when I get a time like 22:22. I’m one of those people who also loves it when the date and times are the same. Like 11/11/11 11:11:11. So cool! I remember 9/9/99 as well – it was like the first week of secondary school. Ahh memories…
    I love avocado (guacamole especially) but never eat it enough as Ben doesn’t like it. The gadget sounds good though. That way I could eat it without worrying about wasting any!
    I don’t really understand how hummus crisps work. Is it just a flavour? Are they chickpea based?

    • Yes my Dad’s pb is 22.22 and I don’t think he should change it πŸ™‚
      I love times too, like 11.11, or when things are symmetrical on a digital clock (2 mirrors a 5, so 22.55 or whatever).
      Yes the hummus chips are made from chickpea flour, so gluten free etc, and they are more crunchy than normal crisps, but still they were nothing amazing

    • You have to slice the avocado completely flat- mine was not quite flat so not all of it was pushed against the side, so a bit went brown, but mostly it was fine. I like it, and it wasn’t expensive!

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