Week 50 – Christmas Season!

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

And because it’s such a jolly season, it means that we get to be jolly, and act silly and have fun times with great friends – which is exactly what I’ve done this past week 🙂

  1. I bought a Christmas sweater and got to enjoy wearing it out at our own little sweater party night out
  2. Dave Minion got to join us, all decked out in his brand new Christmas Coat
  3. I went for a run on the beach with Nat & Sara, donned in our Christmas colours and Christmas hats
  4. And completely unrelated to the festive season but part of my something new for the week: I ate a cauliflower-based pizza for dinner after our run. This wasn’t quite running to breakfast, but it was running to food 😉

Christmas Sweater Party 🙂

Dave Minion in his Christmas gear 🙂

Beach run with the girls 🙂

Cauliflower-based pizza… YUMMY!

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Running to Breakfast: Home cooking :)

A slight variation on the whole running to breakfast series but hey, there was running, there was breakfast, ergo, Running to Breakfast continues 🙂

I haven’t done a Friday morning run in a few weeks so this past weekend my friend Zune asked if I’d be interested in a run, and she’d cook me breakfast afterwards… how does one say no to that?!

I then got Sara & Ellie involved, who in turn got another friend Tori involved, and boom! 5 girls heading out early on a Friday morning for a run around Victory Heights 🙂

The suburban streets of Victory Heights

We met up at Zune’s place at 7am and headed off. The loop around the outer perimeter is approximately 6km’s so Zune & I said we’d do one loop, while the rest of the girls were aiming for a 14km run.

We took it nice and slow, very easy conversational (a.k.a fat loss!) pace. When we arrived back at the house, Tori decided to head inside with us while we left Sara & Ellie to finish off their 14km run… and so we headed in and started getting breakfast ready!

Once the others had finished their run, we sat down to a healthy, delicious home-cooked breakfast! Winning!

BREAKFAST!

Week 34: Hot runs, new breakfast spots

Friday mornings have become one of my favourite times to run because it’s a run done with friends 🙂 Sometimes its not much fun setting my alarm for 6am (earlier than I do for work during the week!), but once I’m able to drag my butt out of bed and have that run behind me, it all becomes worth it.

And when I can pair that run with breakfast afterwards – well, there’s not much that can beat that!

So, this past weekend, Ellie, Sara & I headed out for our regular Friday run. We headed down to the beach track which we love, and enjoyed a really comfortable 7km’s at a fabulous conversational pace the whole way. Great catch up times 🙂

On the run we started talking about food – because, why else do we actually run so much?! 😉 – and this led to us agreeing to go for breakfast after the run. Ellie suggested a place just a few minutes from the beach, which was a perfect something new for the week 🙂

H.E.A.T – healthy eats and treats. A menu full of super healthy food, from breakfast items to steaks, burgers, smoothies and treats. And all super yummy and not so harsh on the wallet.