Sorry I didn’t post yesterday- got back so late from a family Christmas gathering, and definitely didn’t enjoy getting up this morning! My weekend was very full of family (I spent Saturday visiting too), and next weekend will be full of shopping! I am panicking slightly now, as it is less than 3 weeks till Christmas, and I haven’t bought a single present yet. Oh dear!
The family gathering on Sunday meant I got to open two Christmas presents! The kids always demand everyone has to open one, but this year they managed to persuade their way to two! One of my presents was this:
Yay, a gift card for a book store!! Some people hate giving this kind of thing, saying it feels ‘too impersonal’, but lets be honest, everyone loves getting gift cards/vouchers! I can see some amazing cookbooks in my future with this…!
And my other present that I opened? I’ll model it for you tomorrow. When you see it, you will laugh. And/or be very confused. Trust me, you’ll understand…!
I used Mimi’s tip again of stirring in extra oats after microwaving to give it a more stove-top like texture, and I loved it!
I think I’m going to do this every time!
Yum! I am such a chocolate girl! And this bar was so dense and filling!
I miss running! It’s only been a week and a half, but I seriously feel for people with injuries that prevent them from running long-term! I’m going to try and not run for the rest of this week on some advice about my ankle. But, I did buy to make up for it…
Runner’s World! Ridiculously overpriced in my opinion (especially when there’s no freebie! ) but I do love magazines! And, as you might be able to see from the cover, it had pages and pages on injuries! This was really useful:
It had exercises and that sort of thing to help strengthen, so hopefully, if I do these, it will prevent future injuries!
Check out those high ratings! And the winner in 1.05.40!!! How fast is that?! I’m gonna see if I can beat him when I run it!
An article about blogging runners! What a coincidence! Interesting read for a running blogger!
…decorating my tree! I’ll show you tomorrow. And also coming up this week, I’ll be baking a (hopefully!) delicious vegan upside-down cake and some gingerbread cookies to put on my tree. I can’t wait!
Have you ever had, or do you have, an injury that prevents you from running/exercise? And have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Please don’t depress me anyone by telling me that you’ve bought everything already!
Hope you have a great week!