Happy Sunday everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend! Mine has been pretty bloody fantastic starting off with the most amazing run ever! Last week I thought I had ran my best ever run – but this week I blew that out of the water:
Yes, I did a sub 2 hour half marathon! 13.1 miles in 1.58.30 with an average pace of 9.02. I had been planning on doing 12 miles but I was in my groove and decided to continue to do the full 13.1. It was not an easy run, in fact I almost cut it short at several points as it was raining and I was worried about my Garmin getting wet and broken (anyone know if Garmin’s are rain proof?) but the weather improved and I stuck with it. I’m still in shock! The last half I ran was the Great North Run in September with a time of 2.07. A part of me never believed I would ever achieve a sub 2 hour half. This just means so much to me I can’t really put it into words!
Anyway, I was on cloud 9 after my run, I got ready and we headed into town for a celebratory Starbucks ;-) Outfit of the Day:
Rubbish weather yet again so I went with my trench and had to dig out a jumper! I got lots of lovely fruit and veg from the market – but I’ll share that that in a separate grocery shopping post.
I have had some wonderful eats this weekend:
Kashi Go Lean Crunch, blueberries, kara coconut milk, chopped adora chocolate calcium disc:
Loved the added hit of chocolate from the adora!
Epic Tutti Fruity Smoothie with romaine lettuce, frozen banana, mango, blueberries and strawberries, vanilla sun warrior, peanut flour, acai and pomegranate coconut water, maca, mesquite, water, gums topped with crunchy peanut butter sauce and goji’s:
This was immensely good!
Vanilla decaf with stevia and coconut milk:
This was just delicious. I usually drink my coffee black but as I had a carton of kara coconut milk open I decided to make it a milky one!
Giant hummus topped salad: romaine, mixed leaves, olives, radish, red onion, cucumber, china rose sprouts, braggs and herbamare seasoning, high protein hummus:
More hummus but this time in nori wraps with china rose sprouts, olives, chopped carrots and a persimmon on the side:
Quickest and easiest stir fry noodle bowl: pak choy, broccoli, spring cabbage, asparagus, green onion, mushrooms, carrot, edamame, all stir fried in coconut oil with Clearspring brown rice shoyu ramen noodles plus the broth with added fresh ginger:
Herbed socca pizza with tomato sauce, roast peppers, asparagus, courgette and red onion topped with vegan mozzarella slices, olives and fresh basil. I had this with a big side salad of little gem lettuce and sprouted seeds:
This was delish! The socca just makes the best pizza crust and the vegan cheese was pretty good too. I love how colourful it is!
For a delicious dessert I had hot apple in near empty almond and sunflower seed butter jars topped with soy yoghurt:
This was fab, I just chopped up an apple then microwaved it in the jars (so the nut butter softens too) and then topped with the yoghurt. I have a small collection of almost empty nut butter jars to get through that are just too small for oats but perfect for yoghurt and fruit.
Plus I’ve been having my usual green juice and lots of fruit!
So glad we have an extra day off tomorrow. I decided to move my usual Monday workout to this morning so I could have my rest day tomorrow. I did 20 minutes of speed intervals on the treadmill (between 6.5 – 8 MPH) followed by 4 x 10 minutes of intervals on the cross trainer, step machine, bike and rowing machine followed by abs and core.
Do you have any plans for the bank holiday tomorrow? I think I’ll be just relaxing at home, having a lie in I hope, and getting caught up on a few things. Hope you have a good one!
I’m still buzzing from my run yesterday. A few years ago I would have never imagined I would feel so healthy and fit, be able to cook like I can, lose so much weight, complete the Great North Run and now run a half marathon in under two hours! What have you achieved that you never thought possible?