Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a great weekend! I got mine off to a great start with an early morning run. I made up a ‘Halloween’ playlist as I thought it would be quite fun, especially as most of my run would be in the dark again! My playlist included:

  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Monster – Lady Gaga
  • Poison – Alice Cooper
  • Hell’s Bell’s – ACDC
  • Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
  • Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot

I was quite happily singing along to myself! :-) I did 6.5 miles in 57.23 average pace 8.49. I mixed my two usual routes together so started with a few hills and finished with my flatter route, I really enjoyed the run and got to see the sun rise again.

Saturdays OOTD:

P1110430 Jacket: H&M, wrap around scarf: Dorothy Perkins, basic grey tee: H&M, floral bag: Accessorize, floral dress (layered under tee): Forever 21, Bird ring: Primark, black leggings H&M, Black suede effect boots: H&M 

Yesterday I met up with the lovely Jess and enjoyed a soy chai latte at Starbucks while we talked about running and squash, I love meeting up with other bloggers! I also had a good catch up with my two best friends over several cups of green tea. Today I had a glorious lie in followed by lots of pottering round the flat and my usual weekend cook up session – my fridge is full to bursting right now!

I’ve had some delicious and particularly seasonal meals over the weekend. Post run I had a Chocolate Cherry Almond Green Smoothie topped with almond butter, flaked almonds and dried cherries:


This morning I made excellent use of some home made pumpkin puree (just roast pumpkin blended in the food processor) by having some in my porridge:


I cooked 1/4 cup scottish oats and 1/4 cup oat bran with water on the stove then mixed in some pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla stevia and topped with a crumbled Oatmeal Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookie and a little PB&Co Mighty Maple PB.

Yesterday I only had time for a snacky lunch of two Clearspring Tamari and Black Sesame rice cakes with sunflower seed butter, some cucumber, a chopped apple and a banana spread with more sun butter:


I love those rice cakes and unfortunately those were my last two, so good with the sunflower seed butter!

Today I had a big salad including raw black kale massaged with lemon juice and hemp oil, mixed salad leaves, alfalfa sprouts, raw beetroot, red cabbage, chopped fresh fig, salted roast edamame and tahini miso dressing:


Yuuummm! I just love salads like this, the salted crunchy edamame with the figs and the dressing were lush.

As I had the pumpkin puree handy I thought it would make a great excuse to make one of Mama Pea’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes:


I had a carton of soy milk stashed in the cupboard so used that as I find it makes the best lattes at home. It was autumn in a mug!

I’ve also had this very tasty dessert:


This was fab! Frozen cherries, Alpro soya dark chocolate pudding, peanut flour sauce, coconut, freeze dried berries and flaked almonds. The peanut flour and chocolate pud froze around the cherries like a shell, it was amazing!

I also made a great pumpkin curry but will share that recipe with you tomorrow :-)

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Congrats guys, can you all email me at laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish.com with your address!

Have you had a good weekend? Have you started to get ready for Halloween tomorrow? Have you ever made yourself a ‘themed’ playlist for your workouts before? It really did make my run a lot more enjoyable!

Hope you have a good week lined up, can’t believe its almost November!