Never tried hake, in fact, I have never even seen one!
The steak on black pudding was not on the menu No matter, had a regular pepper steak instead Very generous portions; nice to see a full plate and not some arty nonsense that I barely notice.
I ran the park run again this morning - new pb of 23:51 by garmin (their results aren't up yet for some reason) which is 6 seconds off. Was surprisingly hard as well - I used my garmin's virtual partner - had this watch for best part of ten years and I have never used this function before! I have to say I am a fan - although I did misread it and I thought it said I was 460m behind in the first km... turns out to have been 46.0m! I set it for a 24 min 5k and finished 14.0m ahead,, so it all worked out well
It was a hard run for me though as two hours later my vision had gone blurry and now have a lovely migrane. I used to get lots of these as a child, not so much these days but hard exercise is a common trigger, so nothing to get excited about I just ought to train better and more gradually rather than being a middle aged fool
Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book Nutty and do some swimming - after all it is raining lots these days!
Sweetie's birthday today so we are going out for dinner - restaurant has steak on a bed of black pudding with blue cheese sauce on it's specials menu... I am hopeful that it will be available tonight, if it is then that is me sorted
Fresh mackerel oven roasted with lemon and pepper last night. I like fish although I am still not very good at filleting them - I don't get many bones in the fillet although presentation suffers a little!
Parkrun will be your warmup on Saturday then MM61? That is a busy day for you then.
I like hills if I am fit; hate having to struggle on them. Good miles Nutty, bit warmer today but then it is due to go pear shaped again next week! Getting this hay in is becoming a bit of a worry. I may be forced to go down the route of professional farmers and start round baling and wrapping - just means buying yet more kit.
Well done Kev All boxes unpacked and places found for everything? I hope you are all very happy in your new home. Have you moved far, or are you able to still use your old training routes?
Sweetie and I did do the 10k - long way to go and very expensive for just 10k but we did get to finish in the Olympic Stadium, so a little special I managed 56minutes, so am perfectly happy with that. It was a really hot day for it but a well managed event especially considering the numbers taking part. I rarely do large events although this one was nice, if we lived closer I would probably do it again.
Always good to catch up with people Nutty - and the food is a bonus You should be able to add on extra distance for running into the wind! - Even on circular routes we always seem to be running into the wind?
Farm keeps trundling on Nutty; always more to do than I have time to accomplish, so I just keep on plodding away
Jacket potatoes are a much under represented meal option in my household - so versatile as well. Trouble is I need to think about them way before I normally start to cook! Spag bol and stir fries are much more the last minute options I favour. having said that I made an Eastern chicken pie served up with veggies - bit of an invention which had slightly too much cumin for my family, but that is a danger when I am let loose with the cooking!!
I need to forage for some strawberries and maybe the odd raspberry later to have with a pavlova-esq desert. Following my family visit I find myself with double cream to use up - that is one problem I have several solutions to
Managed a run today - hurrah! 30 minutes on the treadmill, better than nothing. Opted for 400m intervals at race pace with 200m run recoveries... I struggle to run at a constant pace on the treadmill, I need something to distract me - keep making changes at set intervals helps me along! Even with intervals I still did as well as my year's PB at the park run.. about 26 minutes at the 5k mark. - Perhaps I should run a little quicker next time and stop sauntering along enjoying the scenery?
That sounds like a lot of hard work! I never start in the pack where I should, instead preferring to start nearer the back and gradually pass people throughout the run. If I started nearer the front, say with the 25 minute runners, then it would make for a hard run from the outset.
Sounds a tough 8 miles MM61; you beat the inner demon though and didn't walk the last hill I have a particular local hill which I avoid unless it is early in the run; last time I ran it half way through I failed and walked part of it - that gives me a challenge for the future.
Interesting food Nutty, never quite sure about pancake rolls... I keep having them and cannot decide whether I like them or not!