Thursday thoughts…

Thi morning I decided bed was more appealing than a leg workout in the gym and slept in instead of going to the gym at 630am.  🙂  I’ll hopefully go tomorrow morning instead.

Last nights run

I’m still really chuffed about my run last night.  I felt strong all the way through, and didn’t feel like I was working too hard, but ran well and got a PB out of it. 😀

I especially liked the increasing pace (more or less) for each mile.  It’s a bit of a cheat as it’s down hill for the last 2 miles or so, but still I was very pleased with how I was running.  Maybe eating all these tasty salads for lunch is good for me? 😉

I’m really glad I ran with Fit Girl to start off.  She got me running at a good steady pace and we got a good chat out of the night.

And she set me up for a strong run after I left her.  🙂

Tonight I am planning to run straight from work, maybe along to Glasgow Green where I’ll warm up for 12 mins, run fast for 3 mins, recover for 3 (repeated 6 times) then cool down for 12 mins running back to my work.  Should be an hour in total.

Saturday’s long run

My long run Saturday is almost upon us again… and I think I have a route sorted.  I’ll drive to Pollok Park, park up my car, run 6 miles to the start of a loop which goes up the Gleniffer Braes and back to my car. I’ve run up the Gleniffer Braes once before with Cris and the views were stunning. 

Here’s the route I’m planning:

It should be about 24 miles all together.  I’m not too sure how long it will take me but I think I’m planning on starting my run at about 7am as the sun comes up.  I’ll need to get a map together as I’m pretty sure I may get lost!?!

After a nice (cold) clear week… it looks like rain (still cold) on Saturday….clear on Sunday again…. hmmmmm.


More smoothie recipes

I posted my link to my smoothie recipies on facebook and my good friend Murray asked me if I knew a recipe for a peanut butter and banana based smoothie.  I do in fact.  I had it once at a nice wee place called the Left Bank on Gibson Street in Glasgow. Banana, Peanut Butter and honey (see their menu here).

And it’s pretty straight forward to make:

1 banana
30g crunchy peanut butter
120ml milk (use ice cream instead if you want!)
30ml honey

In a blender, combine banana, peanut butter, and milk.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into glasses and drizzle with honey.

Carbs: 75g / Fat: 18.8g / Protien:13.5g / Calories: 488

And talking of smoothies, I had one of the smoothies on my recipe page this morning… the Coffee Crunch one (and I added in some peanut butter for taste!)

Here it is:
(it doesn’t look too good, but it tasted good. I have leftovers for after my run tonight too 😉 ).


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