Yesterday marked a running milestone; the first of the race series in the lead up to Dublin City Marathon (97 days away). The first in the race series isn’t too challenging at only a 10km road race. Only! I can say that now given that I’ve run plenty of 10km races in the past 6 months since I started to put one foot in front of the other. Back in December it seemed just as unobtainable as a marathon. The next in the race series is a 10 mile run in September and it’s simply a case of getting the miles in the legs between now and then. I’ve already finished a half marathon which is shorter so I know I can do it. It’s all about building up my stamina.
That race yesterday was in incredibly humid conditions which made it difficult but it helped to have himself finish alongside me and see fellow club members at the finish line. Support, just like a good bra, makes all the difference when running.
When it comes to cooking at home I’m still on a minimal-effort buzz. Anything to stop from having to spend too much time in my tiny kitchen with little ventilation. If I can cook on the BBQ then I’ll cook 3 meals a day on it, including desserts! If you are cooking on the BBQ, allow the coals to cool a little before making this wonderful fruit salad which is full of caramel flavours. I like to finish mine off with toasted bread for texture but it’s fine without.
Once again I have a simple recipe video for you to follow!