These are my eats from yesterday which was a nice but busy day off, Nick has holiday time to use up so he was also off which was nice. I started the day in the usual way, hot water/lemon, glutamine, banana, brazil nut and matcha green tea for a pre workout boost. Then I headed out for a run, it is much cooler in the mornings now, but it was a pleasant day, nice and bright at least!
I did a gentle run of 4.25 miles to shake the legs out after a tough tempo session on Monday. I am totally in love with running right now sometimes I just stop and think during my run how lucky I am to be able to do this and just take in the beautiful sights around me, especially if I’m in Marlay Park. I love seeing the changing of the seasons on my runs, the colours are already coming out and the leaves are beginning to fall!
I came back and had one of these health-ified homemade “Clif bars”, they are awesome and I will be posting the recipe later in the week!
Me and Nick then headed to the gym, he did a 5k on the treadmill, and I did the most savage leg workout of my life. It was so outrageously hard, I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry ha! I would be quite happy to never to do that workout ever again, I was totally wrecked after!
I came home and decided to make a recovery shake. I made Nick’s smoothie and then had a disaster as the machine leaked all over the counter- about the fourth time it’s done so recently, I don’t know how many times I can take it happening before I bite the bullet and invest in a vitamix!
My plan was then scrapped for a smoothie so I made a buckwheat breakfast bowl instead. Soaked buckwheat in the food processor to make a porridge, with some water, ginger, chocolate Sunwarrrior, chia seeds, and topped with home-made raw almond butter and frozen blueberries. These are my favourite kind of breakfast bowls!
We had viewings on the flat later in the day so spent most of the early afternoon cleaning and tidying. I had a late lunch before we went out: vegetable soup, raw crackers and some hemp hummus.
We headed out to the city centre to do some shopping as we had to be out of our apartment for 4 hours for viewings! We did a bit of shopping and shared a pink lady and each tried one of the new Beond bites. I love the apple cinnamon flavour. I don’t really understand the size though, as they aren’t very satisfying. Good for a pre workout boost, or even during a longer workout to give you a little sugar hit I suppose. I bought that other bar which is new also, I tried it today and fell in love with it!! It is amazing!
We carried on shopping and then went to a new-to-me place Jo’Burger for dinner. They served-you guessed it-burgers, everything was locally sourced and organic though, which I loved. They do Vegan options, but also had meat options which made Nick happy. He doesn’t eat meat in the house, but likes it when we are out for food. I got the veggie burger which was chickpeas, red peppers and something else which I can’t remember! I got it nude, so it came with a nice salad, and I got an extra of avocado-totally necessary. The burger was enormous, it was the biggest veggie burger I’ve ever seen in my life! It was really delicious and I destroyed it! I asked Nick to take a picture of my burger, without realising he was taking me in the picture too, hence my expression ha.
We carried on shopping for a few more hours, I had a banana for some fuel to keep me going. I didn’t really end up buying too much, unlike Nick who was very successful! We headed home late evening and chilled out, catching up on the bake off. I had some Sunwarrior mixed with fresh strawberries, pineapple. banana and some shredded coconut.
I had another half a home-made “clif “bar before bed as I hate going to bed hungry, I knew I would wake up in the night otherwise. It was a nice, but very busy day off, we are so busy with all the move stuff going on right now. I just have to look forward to packing on my next days off now! Joys!