Get hot, get slim, go RUNNING – with HotPants! – Day 5

Bish bash bosh, real good spaetzle?

I do love a good bank holiday, especially when it’s the day after another bank holiday. Bless you Queeny!

Woke up an hour before my run this morning, so that I could get something to eat before heading out. For my previous runs I’ve been running on empty and wanted to try something new. Armed with my Hotpants, I ended up running sub 10  minute miles, even though I upped the mileage by another half mile to 3.1 miles. Boo-ya-ka-sha! Sub half hour 5k. I also got a pic while running; it just looked like a really pretty shot, so I went for it.

‘A prettyish kind of a little wilderness’ – if you recognise the quote, ten points to you!

I’m getting nods of recognition in the park now,  becoming something of a regular there now!

Felt like something de-lish for luncheon, and I tried the recipe for something I saw on the Hairy Bikers Bakeation cooked by a yodeller in the Alps. After reading around, I found that the dish was called Kasnocken, made using Spaetzle. Spaetzle is small dumpling cooked in boiling water. Then to make kasnocken (from what I can tell), you sautee the dumplings in butter, onions, chives and garlic and then add lashings of cheddar cheese.

Dumpling mix, and some bacon for the sautee stuff; because everyone loves bacon.

Didn’t have any chives, so added a minuscule amount of spinach for greenery.

Really grateful for my extra calorie burning Hotpants today; those lashings of cheese were sooo good! I justify it with the spinach in there. It’s healthy, promise!

Get hot, get slim, go RUNNING – with HotPants! – Day 3

God bless my rest day, and God save the Queen!

While waiting for the Queen to board on the TV I’ve been checking out various races to compete in before the biggie; 5k’s and 10k’s that I can travel to easily. I really like the the look of this one.

Just wondering whether the outfits are provided. Either way, this is one I seriously want to do! It’s called the Liverpool Santa Dash, and goes right through the city centre.

I’ve also decided on Jospice to donate to for this particular race, it’s an excellent cause which runs hospices around Liverpool and St. Helens. I’ll be posting the JustGiving page as soon as I’m entered so please keep checking for updates.

Now, as I think the Queen will agree with me, it’s Gin O’Clock time, and so, on with the show!