Summer, enjoy it while it lasts

Well Olympics visitors, enjoy our summer while it lasts. It has gone from sweatshirt weather to tank tops and shorts in a day!  I am fully enjoying the weather and the bit of sunburn I managed to get when we were out riding our bikes Sunday.

The cats have been hiding away in shady areas of the garden! Most homes in the UK don’t have AC because you so rarely need it but they would be loving it today. So I have turned on the ceiling fans for them. 🙂

Working from home today due to speed restrictions and cancellations on the trains, so I will definitely attempt a run today. I have my water bottle chilling in the fridge as we speak.

Going back to basics at the moment, so I had my bombshell spell, then had a green monster smoothie.

Green Monster Smoothie in the making

This morning’s GM Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk (200 ml)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp PB2
  • 1 tsp Maca
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Almond Shake & Go
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, chopped into circles
  • 2 handfuls organic spinach
Blend in the magic bullet and let it sit for 5 minutes for the chia seeds to swell a bit, and it looked like this.
Green Monster Smoothie
It is luminously green this morning! The vanilla almondilla is quite a strong flavor but it does have loads of goodness in it, and I need to use it up, so I just need to use it sparingly so it doesn’t overpower the entire smoothie.
I have had a lighter breakfast so that I can get my run in early due to the heat today. 30 degrees celsius today (86 F), so it’s going to be HOT HOT HOT! Last night I kept waiting for it to cool down enough to go out, but by the time that had happened around 9pm, I was comfy on the sofa. I have a window from about 11am – 7pm where I can get motivated to exercise, before or after then I really really need a motivating factor to get me to do it.
I also have a 10K race sometime this fall, early I think, I really need to find that registration!
I have overnight oats awaiting me in the fridge for when I get back and cool down!
Have a good day!
x Steph