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Friday Feelgood Five 26.8.16

Here’s my latest Friday Feelgood Five – some of the little things that have made me happy this week.

La Vuelta

La Vuelta is the Spanish equivalent of the Tour de France. I love bike racing anyway, but this is currently doing a great job of helping to fill the gaping hole left in our lives when the Olympics finished. Still, not long til the Paralympics!

Vuelta

 

Bike Commuting (this week)

I love cycling, but if I’m honest I don’t usually enjoy my bike commute to work much. It generally features a range of bad drivers with little regard for cyclists and/or inconsiderate geese who flock and poo all over the riverside bike path. If I get to work in one piece it’s already a good day! But sometimes, on a summer morning during the school holidays, when the traffic is quiet and the geese are on the river, it’s actually lovely. Here’s a pic from one of my rides into York this week. Not the one where I got drenched on the way home!

Commute

 

Turkey Burgers

I made these for dinner this week for the first time. I can’t believe I’ve never made them before, they’re so easy, tasty and healthy! Basically you just mix up 500g of turkey mince with an egg yolk and whatever herbs/spices you like, chill for half an hour and fry. Simples! And great with the sweet potato wedges. We’ll definitely be having them again.

 

Burgers

 

SiS Go Gel (with caffeine!)

I read an article recently about how caffeine helps sports performance and decided to experiment with it. However, I don’t really want to drink a coffee just before a race (for obvious reasons!) so at the York 10K I experimented with one of these, taking it about ten minutes before the start. Having knocked over 40 seconds off my PB I now feel I need one before every event!

 

Gel

 

Chocolate (again!)

More chocolate this week! This time from Morrison’s, where Lindt was on special offer. I love the chilli, but the sea salted caramel is amazing! When I’m trying to be good and avoid puddings I love to have a square of this in the evening.

 

Chocolate

 

That’s it! Because living well is sometimes just about enjoying the simple things around us. Feel free to tell me your favourite things this week, I’d love to hear about them. Have a great weekend!

2 responses to “Friday Feelgood Five 26.8.16”

  1. Angela says:

    Thanks, dark chocolate is essential for runners! Well stocked up with SiS gels and Go Hydro for drinking on the run. You sure do have great cycling facilities in the Netherlands. Happy riding!

  2. renée says:

    Nice list this week! More chocolate!! Ha!

    Did you get the special deal from SiS by the way? We loaded up with the deals they had running during the Tour.

    I also bike to work. I bike everywhere. I have geese poo and kids on their phones to deal with. Guess I can’t complain since we are fairly protected here from cars.