So, obviously today I went running. For the Queen.
After yesterday's speedy-for-me 10k (in 57:58) I decided that I could hang with the faster runners at the Sunday morning group run. For the record, I can't. But Tim and I kept them in sight the whole time and in the process, I set a new (and completely unofficial) 5k PR. Just over 4 miles, and the splits were: 8:20, 8:33, 8:58, 8:59. Um, yeah. I haven't hit those times in roughly a gazillion years.
All day I have been elated. I thought yesterday might be a fluke, but it's official - I'm back. The iron is kicking in, the little stomach parasites are no longer able to call my guts their home and I feel freaking fantastic. Honestly, the ear to ear grin I have is probably starting to annoy Tim, but I don't care. It's like running and I were separated and living in different houses, staying together in name only and telling our kids that we were working things out. And then we got back together with a romantic weekend away and it feels like young love all over again.
|This is what love looks like|
My mood also may have been helped by the realization that I CAN eat chocolate, unlike I previously thought. I can't eat soy, and soy lecithin is in chocolate. I cried a little, but got over it. Today I was re-reading my allergen information and it clearly states at the bottom that soybean oil and soy lecithin are fine. So I celebrated with some Cadbury's...again, for the Queen.
I also baked some gluten-free scones this afternoon. So easy and so delicious. I haven't gotten the hang of using the various gluten free flour mixes yet, so instead I used a box mix and added butter, eggs and this chocolate/coffee/milk mixture that Tim drinks. They turned out amazingly and I actually felt good to do something sorta kinda British and enjoy a scone with a cup of tea this afternoon.
For the record, scones are not meant to be eaten plain. Ideally they are paired with clotted cream, but the next best thing? Butter and strawberry jam.
Are you a fan of scones? Have you made them yourself?
I love them so much! Usually I make them with dried fruits or nuts but this slightly sweeter batch was amazing too.
Anyone do anything special for the Queen's Jubilee?
If not, now is your chance to toss on that tiara and practice your queen wave. Don't lie, you've done it.