Spring feels close!

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The evenings are getting lighter at long last- hooray! This photo was probably at around 5.45pm- amazing. It means that soon I will be on the fields after work instead of running around the roads.

This week I finally got around to make these delicious Chocolate Chunk Bars.

2015-03-03 19.00.17I had printed the recipe off last year, but kept on forgetting about it.

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Everything tastes better with peanut butter, right? I swirled a little bit in before baking.

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And could not resist trying them straight away.

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So delicious. I find coconut flour can be quite dry, but I think having lots of liquid ingredients (I used agave instead of honey, but it also has eggs, and the chocolate mylk) really helps with this. And of course a bonus is that I got to drink the leftover chocolate mylk while it was baking. Thanks Laura for another fab recipe!

This week didn’t quite go as planned. I went for a sports massage on Monday which helped massively after the long run on Sunday. All was well until about 11pm when I suddenly had a bad stomach and kept having to visit the bathroom all night. So Tuesday I was off work, and missed my club run. I was meant to run 8 miles one evening this week, but didn’t really feel up to it. I went for a little run by myself on the fields, and felt OK, but 4 miles was certainly far enough.

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Seeing views like this helped. Going on the fields means I will be slower so I don’t worry about pace or anything, and just concentrate on doing the distance.

Then at work I had consultation evenings, so no time for running on those days either. I could have squeezed in a run on Friday when I got home, but I was really tired and so we had a walk before dinner instead. My mileage will be lower this week than planned, but I know I was being sensible.

Have you baked anything recently?

How brilliant are the lighter evenings?

 

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16 thoughts on “Spring feels close!

  1. The lighter evenings (and mornings!) are an absolute blessing for me. They make such a difference to my mood and Spring is by far my favourite season of the year.

    I hope you’re feeling better now!

  2. I am in love with the fact that slowly, slowly days are creeping into longer ones. I always feel like I can and do do so much more when its not dark at almost 3:30.

    A pull back week is always good as well and your training is going so well it can only do you good.

    • I hope so- I feel like I have had a couple of shorter than expected weeks, but I think so long as the final 5 are steady then I should be OK>

  3. I am definitely with you on the add peanut butter and lighter evening things! It is so lovely to leave work in a little bit of light, and I can definitely feel my general grump easing off a smidge.

  4. Sorry to hear you were ill. You could always class that week as a cutback week to help keep your legs fresh and stop the risk of over-training?
    More important to me are the lighter mornings! I’m up so early it’s just nice to be seeing the sun again. And I love getting woken up by the sunrise. But when the clocks go forward I’ll lose it again for a bit, grr!

    • Thanks it didn’t last too long luckily.
      Yes, it was a bit of a cut back week although I had those planned in other weeks- hopefully it has not done any harm.

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