Rubbishist of all rubbish runs

The aim of today was to get a million items ticket off my to-do-list before bed!

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After blogging this morning I grabbed a slice of bread and butter and a pint of water before getting changed for a run.  The aim was initially a steady 6.8 miles, but this ended up as 4.65 miles instead.  It was a lovely day for a run…really sunny out and I decided on a t-shirt for one of the first times this year.  It was mega hot out and I wish I had also decided on shorts as well as the t-shirt!  By mile 1.8 the sweat was pouring off of me.  I didn’t seem to have any energy and I knew that I would struggle to maintain my pace for any distance.

I walked for about 1/10th of a mile before settling back into a slower run and deciding to do an out of back of about miles instead.  My 6.8 would have finished on a steep hill and I’m not sure my body would have co-operated today.  I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t have a proper breakfast before the run today, because I had had a four day break from running, because of the sudden heat wave or because I had just had a visit from Aunty Flo (my friend refers to it as this all the time!) but whatever it was I decided that my body probably knew best and agreed not to push it today.

My splits are: Mile 1: 10:36 Mile 2: 10:34 Mile 3: 10:35 Mile 4: 10:08 Mile 5: 10:14.  Overall it doesn’t look as rubbish as it felt at the time.  An average of 10:26mm and 600 calories burnt before breakfast.

Breakfast was imagined in my mind all of the returning journey!  I wanted to make some proper American style pancakes a while back but they had turned out more English-style as I didn’t have any baking powder.  A couple of weekends ago I picked up another pot of baking powder but had never gotten round to making the pancakes again.  This morning, I did!  I had a nice big thick pancake with blueberries and strawberry slices in.  It was very thick and light – perfect American pancake texture!  I don’t like syrup or anything on my pancakes and I felt that there weren’t enough pieces of fruit in this pancake for my liking.  After eating my pancake breakfast, I mixed some more fruit pieces into the remaining batter and cooked another pancake ready for my breakfast tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to it already!

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One of the items on my to-do-list for today was to control my uncontrollable hedge at the bottom of the garden!…

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After a good attempt at hedge control (but not quite completing the job as I wasn’t tall enough to reach the branches at the top in the middle) I headed to the Co-op to pick up some of the items for one of my favourite all-time meals…mozerella and tomato pesto salad.  YUM!!!  I also picked up a crusty bread roll to have on the side.  Complimented the dish perfectly.  This was one of my favourite dishes from my working at Frankie & Benny’s days.  It was there I was introduced to the wonder of pesto!

 

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I also have something yummy and yet again vegetarian planned for tea!  Can’t wait!  :)

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