Mornflakes hamper

A couple of weeks back i entered a competition on Laura’s site to win a hamper from Mornflake oats. On Tuesday that parcel arrived in several boxes!

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As you can see, Bella was clearly chuffed about the addition to our box collection!
I pulled everything out of the three boxes it arrived in and sat back to look at this…

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Loads of items to keep me going for my breakfasts over the next few weeks! And a bowl to put my morning meals in as well! With a cup and saucer for a drink too! Can’t wait to get stuck in!
Last night I had a great run. I had every intention of sticking at the back of group five and just getting through the planned long run session but when it came to it my legs decided to play ball, so I let them, and worked extremely hard for seven miles to be at the front of the group the entire time. The seven miles included one mile in the middle at 9:10-9:25 pace. Normally we only ever run so far before the front runners turn round to jog back and pick up the runners at the back so that we all stay as a group. But last night, the route we took had a circular one mile loop in it where we did not need to cross any roads. I didn’t go all out on the loop but enough that my chest felt like it was working harder than normal! The addition of some runners moving up from group 6 last night helped to get my butt back in gear as well! They will not overtake me!
It rained during a lot of the run and I was soaked through by the finish. There were actually quite a lot of us out considering the rain and it ended up being quite late by the time we got back to our cars. Nearly eight o’clock. I was ready to make my excuses to slip away before stretches began when Alan, our coach announced that it was too cold and rainy for outdoor stretches and to all get home and do them in the warm. Bonus!
On the drive back I realised that I hadn’t given a single thought to what we were having for tea so rang Dan who informed me that he had already put some food in the oven. I came home to find the table set, a turkey burger with side salad and a few wedges on my plate, and a glass of milk and wine waiting for me on the table. Best fiancé ever!

This morning on my laptop I came across some old pictures of the very first time I traveled to London in 2008…

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Next time I’m at this spot I’ll be running the London Marathon! Just 23 days to go.
As I was staying to supervise coursework catch up at school this evening I brought along my Marathon Talk magazine-planning on working out all the details I need to know for the big day. (Funny story-yesterday at club my coach asked me how all my plans for my big day were going and I started rabbiting on about my London training not going so great before he stopped me to inform me he actually meant the plans for my wedding! Oops! Clearly I have my priorities in the right order?!)
Anyway, here’s a few snippets from the magazine…
This sign always makes me laugh. Do they really need an image?!…

Pee sign

This is super quick. One of my half marathon times was actually slower than this!…

Marathon women

And hello ultramarathon number three…!

Unexpected ultrarunner

14 thoughts on “Mornflakes hamper

  1. Haha, oh I absolutely love the way that cats gravitate towards boxes…I think they prefer them to the most expensive toy in the world anyone could buy them.

    Interesting about the London Marathon info – I have to say that it barely took me more than ten minutes to get from the finish to the runner/supporter meet-up area, and I was by no means at the front of the field (by a LONG shot!) I guess they say that so that people don’t worry about their runners if they’re a little late.

    xxx

    1. Dan found this video a little while ago… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J11uu8L8FTY We used to have a posh cat scratching and play post for Bella when we first got her but we ended up selling that and her bed on ebay as she wouldn’t go near them. She uses the back door mat to scratch and loves boxes and paper balls as her favourite toys!
      Ten minutes is OK. Glad it’s not as long as they make out, I’ll just want to find the other club runners and chill out pretty much straight away once I cross that line!

    1. Oh it’s fab thanks. :) I don’t know where to start! I’m in the process of planning my meals out ready for next week and trying to resist having oats every single day!

    1. Haha! Sounds about right! She’s a lover of bags as well and often we’ll hear rustling on the landing to see her sliding around in a carrier bag!

  2. Love the cup and saucer! :)
    Gosh 30-40 minutes after you finish is a long old time!
    And honestly that sign- ridiculous that they need to even tell people this!

    I used to have a book when I was little called “My cat likes to hide in boxes”- it seems very true!
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  3. Haha I love that you thought he was asking about your marathon! I’d have done the same I’m sure. To be fair, the marathon will be harder!
    I am so worried about Paris due to all the obvious things but also about the portaloo situation. I’ve heard there aren’t many and barely ANY on the course. OMG. I pee like 4 times before a race and I am sure I’ll need to during. Panic!!!
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    1. Peeing is all in your head though. If you go four times beforehand, surely there’s nothing left by the time you’re running?! You’ll just have to practise a different type of mind game… Us runners are good at that! 😛

  4. Oh my GOODNESS!! That looks like an AWESOME hamper!! You realise we all want pics of your breakfast for the next few days please so we can see what the cereal is like!! :)

    My cat LOVES cardboard boxes … but try and get her into her travelling box for the vets and she’s starfishing ….!!
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    1. Yes it was amazing! Tested out the jumbo parts this morning and don’t worry, you can expect pictures all week! Haha!
      How do cats know the difference between a box for the vets and a box you’re trying to pack stuff into? That’s what annoys me!

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