Happy Monday! Hope you had a brilliant weekend and are now looking forward to blasting through the week and enjoying another one.
I had the week off so I admit I did struggle a
lot little when the alarm pinged at 5.30am this morning. It felt very strange to wake up in darkness.
I have to say I’m feeling suitably refreshed and raring to go today, catching up on sleep and all the tasks that had built up horribly around me has really helped.
So what did I get up to this weekend?
This was a brilliant day! The weather was stunning and James and I walked to Ashton Court to take part in a 5k Parkrun with extra layers on (it may have been sunny but it was really chilly).
Before the run I had a bit of a crisis. I kept telling James that my legs hurt, I wouldn’t be able to run, he’d have to go without me. Well all I can tell you is that he was amazing. He is my greatest cheerleader and inspires me to give everything my best shot.
I wore my Garmin for the 5k and saw that our first mile was 9.30 – not great as James wanted to get around 25 mins. The Ashton Court course is running up a huge hill, then sprinting down it. Hitting a hill with sleepy legs is brutal!
After ploughing up the hill I had a sudden spurt of speed and just went for it. Second mile was 8.14 then third mile (zooming down a steep hill) was 6.17!! I was beyond chuffed when I saw my Garmin time was 24.48.
Parkrun added a couple of seconds but this is probably because they started timing when the run started, not as we crossed the start line.
I’ll take beating my 5k PB by 64 seconds any day!
After the run, we took part in a coaching session with runbristol. It was really interesting and we learned a lot about training, nutrition and preventing injuries.
There were also some freebies to take home – although I did feel like a bit of a fraud wearing the t-shirt at the gym this morning!
We walked home over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of my favourite parts of the city. James took a picture of me walking on the other side to him (I’m the one in the woolly hat!)
After showering up and relaxing I decided to go for a walk to make the most of the blue skies. I took my camera and snapped lots of pictures around the bridge.
I just adore that view.
Looking back at the city from the bridge. So nice to see blue skies!
We slept in and spent a lot of time groaning about sore muscles (the runbristol session also included conditioning work) before heading to the Watershed to see Klute.
The film stars Jane Fonda and I loved it – although the end did get a little scary for my liking.
Then it was time to enjoy lunch at the Watershed. Roasted vegetable soup with a kick of cumin. It really hit the spot!
We spent a little time browsing the shops before parting for me to do the shopping and James to watch the football! I spent a few hours marching round the supermarkets to pick up everything we needed. Then it was time to treat myself to a huge mug of coffee and cake at Boston Tea Party.
I was sad that they didn’t have my favourite coffee and walnut but lemon drizzle was a good replacement.
A great weekend in all – hope yours was too!
Huge thanks to the fabulous Katie for hosting MIMM as usual!