I was going to write a post yesterday saying how beautiful days like that make you feel really glad to be alive. I would have qualified that by saying I’d have felt slightly gladder to be alive if that fecking wind had dropped 🙂
But still, it was gorgeous. I cycled miles, gave Dave a bath, enjoyed the feeling of not having to rush and just appreciated everything.
I also cleaned my fridge. Not what I’d planned on a day off, not particularly rock ‘n’ roll. But still. It looks good 🙂
I also got round to making a version of Katie’s cookie pie:
It’s a colleague’s birthday on Monday and I was wondering about making this so I did a test run. I think Katie should have included a disclaimer on the recipe, something along the lines of: “uncontrollable cravings to eat the lot in one go will result” or perhaps: “licking blender blades could result in serious injury” 🙂
Katie, you’re a genius. This is not just good; it’s out-of-this-world good. Make it.
Then the weather today was slightly different, along the lines of pouring rain and howling wind. As this put paid to our plans to going to the Kent County Show, I went for something different – my first Body Pump class! I’ve been meaning to go for ages but finally got my arse in the door this morning.
I’d been worried that I might just be incapable and end up falling in a knackered heap ten minutes in but the instructor was lovely; advising me what weights to use and checking I was all right – and it was great!
She only gave me small weights and I think I’ll up them next time for some of the tracks because they didn’t feel too taxing – the lunges though, definitely were, I’ll feel that tomorrow!
I stopped at Waitrose on the way home looking for one thing in particular…. and found it 🙂
I haven’t had spaghetti squash for ages; so glad it’s back in stock. I know what dinner tonight’s going to be…
Then, when I got home, there was a parcel waiting:
It was a huge box of goodies, sent by Freya, from Brit Chick Runs. She’d organised the giveaway off her own bat, just to raise money for the Brooke Hospital for Animals. It was such a generous offer (and the goodies looked so great!) I entered but never thought I’d win… so chuffed because I’d never won anything before!
There was a huge selection and the only dilemma was picking what to have first 🙂
In the end, I went for the Keerunch chocolate brownie crunch bar, with one of the Yogi Aztec spiced teas. The bar was delicious and the tea was out of this world. I’ve never been into herbal tea but with one mugful, I’m a convert. The cinnamon-y blend is amaaaaazing.
Thank you so much Freya! She sent me a lovely note in the parcel saying she’s well on the way, on her Just Giving page, to reaching her £350 target for the charity, which is brilliant and all down to her generosity. She also highly recommends the Montezuma Lordy Lord chocolate so I’ll make sure I investigate that later…. 🙂
The rest of the day looks like not being very busy, if the weather stays like this! I will go to see my friend and goddaughter later, and cross my fingers the rain stops later so I can ride.
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend and hopefully better weather! Any other Body Pumpers? If I was managing the weights fairly easily, should I go up for next time or stick like that for a couple more times…?