Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #81: parkrun!

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Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #81: parkrun!

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Is there anything better than strawberries and cream at this time of year? I indulged last Sunday while watching the Wimbledon final! I hope you’ve all had a good week. Mine has improved as the week went on, as I said I somehow hurt my ribs because of coughing (!) and the doctor actually said I’d badly bruised them so I was getting extremely worried about being able to run and train for the Great North Run. However I don’t think they were as bad as the doctor thought, as I was able to run yesterday, more on that in a mo!

Eat

IMG 9031Berry porridge with peanut butter

IMG 9074Green smoothie with spinach, banana, mango and vanilla protein powder

IMG 9049Sweet potato with spinach and salmon (half of it went to Fin for his lunch!)

IMG 9033Chickpea and feta salad

IMG 9069Bacon and new potato hash with kale topped with a fried egg

Move

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  • Rest all week, and then 5k parkrun!

After I pulled that muscle or whatever it was last weekend I was really in a lot of pain, it’s probably the most pain I’ve experienced other than childbirth! Luckily as the week went on it got a lot better, as has my cough. Yesterday me, James, my Dad and my Bro in Law James decided to do our first ever parkrun! All of us are doing the Great North Run for Team Finley to raise funds for CHUF, so it was fun to run together. Thankfully I had no pain at all while running (although I still get some pain while walking and sitting – go figure!) and I managed to run the whole 3 laps of Riverside Park in Chester-le-St in 33.48 which I’m quite happy with considering my lack of running these last few weeks.

Wear

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Bargain of the week goes to this lovely electric blue statement necklace from the Topshop sale down from £16.50 to £4!

Love

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Last Saturday we had another of Finley’s first year photoshoots with the brilliant Andy Turner Photography. Fin was tired so a bit fussy, but we still got some lovely pics like this one. How awesome does my arm look in that! Also…

Meeting up with another online biz owner I connected with via the Female Entrepreneur Association and becoming biz BFFs // making lots of progress on Wholeheartedly Healthy 2.0 // catching up with friends // Iced Chai lattes // a night on my own while James was out – I had the TV to myself and some wine! // Rebel Kitchen’s coffee and matcha mylks in the Amazon Prime sale // treating myself to some GHD’s in the sale too! // feeling quite wonderful after tackling that parkrun.

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How was your week? Have you tried a parkrun? Do you have a favourite parkrun venue?

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23 Comments

  1. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Hooray for parkrun! That is a brilliant time too, especially coming off the back of not running all week! Fantastic! As you know, I love parkrun- I think the atmosphere is always so supportive and encouraging and welcoming- plus you get the excitement of waiting for your text/ email to find out your time, so it’s a bit like a race each week, but with less pressure and nerves!
    I have only been to two, and the one nearest me now is my favourite as it is not in a leisure park, it’s in proper countryside- you run through woods, around fields of wheat, through a field of sheep, and around some gorgeous lakes so it feels properly back with nature.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Maria! I think I might be a convert, I do think my current dislike of running is linked to the pressure of the GNR and the longer distances I’ll have to do, might actually keep up with parkrun afterwards!

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      • Maria @ runningcupcake

        I hope you do :)
        I was chatting to my dad yesterday, and he was saying that parkrun is what has kept him running. He used to run to keep fit for tennis, but now with his bad knee he can’t play any more (all the twisting is bad for it),and he was saying that when he runs by himself it’s OK, but not that much fun, whereas he looks forward to when he can go to parkrun. It’s more of an event, and more enjoyable than going by yourself, but not stressful like a race. I know I could easily run a 5k near my house and be home before parkrun even starts, but I would much rather go there and run with others. There is something special about it :)

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  2. Emma

    So excited for Wholeheartedly Healthy 2.0!! The professional photos look so amazing too :) And well done on the Park Run – that’s an awesome time never mind for someone lacking in sleep and with a bruised rib! Xx

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks so much Emma! I can’t wait to get the new blog up :-)

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  3. Judy

    Aww that pic of you and Fin is so sweet. Glad to hear you’re doing better this week!

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  4. lilylipstick

    I love that picture of you and Fin! Congratulations on Park Run – I’ve still not done one but annoying there are none close to where I live. x

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Oh no! They are great, you’ll have to try one someday :-)

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  5. nadia

    Yay well done for completing the run :D And that’s such a cute photo of you and baby Fin :D

    Question: where did you get that gold mason jar from? It’s gorgeous!!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      It’s from New Look of all places! They had them next to the tills :-)

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  6. Elise

    The picture of you and Fin is gorgeous!

    I’m very impressed with your Parkrun time! Well done. I haven’t’ done an official race in ages. When I lived in Vancouver I used to run the 10k Sunrun but admittedly I didn’t really enjoy it all that much as the sheer number of people running in it made it really hectic (54,000 or something ridiculous).

    You’ve inspired me to sign up for one come spring :)

    xx

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Elise! It does make it challenging when it’s a packed race, hope you enjoy a one in spring!

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  7. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    Wahoo for Parkrun Laura and such a great time too!
    Ooh I should check out foods on Amazon, I always just go for books/toys but sounds like you got some awesome deals!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Claire :-) Some of the grocery stuff on Amazon is well priced surprisingly!

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  8. Louise (@louliveswell)

    Yay for parkrun! Glad to hear you’re feeling better now too – sounded horrible, poor you.

    I LOVE that necklace – what a bargain! I’ve found a fab charity shop next to work which I am always scouring for a bargain or two :)

    Louise x

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Lou :-) I love looking in charity shops, I miss that about working in a town centre!

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  9. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Woooohooo for parkrun! Yay :-) Glad it went well! As you know I could go on and on about how much I love parkrun. I’m so pleased it went well for you!
    But ouch to the ribs – I wasn’t even aware you could do this before you mentioned it. :-S
    I didn’t really get involved with the Amazon Prime sale…kind of wish I’d have looked a bit harder!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Anna, I really enjoyed it! I know it sounds weird with the ribs, I think because I’m still breast feeding and have relaxin hormone in my body that might have made me more likely to pull a muscle. I was very surprised to find the Rebel Kitchen drinks on offer!

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  10. Lucy

    Those two weeks of Wimbledon are a Godsend for a strawberry-holic, like myself! Any excuse to eat copious amounts of strawberries (with a smidge of cream, because why not…) is fine by me! Congrats on the park run, that’s a fantastic achievement and must have felt great to have your family running alongside you. I’d love to feel brave enough to do a *proper* run one day, I’d definitely need someone to do it with me for some support.
    The picture with Finley is lovely, he’s far too gorgeous!
    *My* James (haha) is away at the moment so I’m yet to enjoy an evening with some wine (a night when I don’t have to be up at an un-Godly hour for work the next day!) but I’m loving having the TV to myself!

    Have a fab week, Laura!
    She’s So Lucy

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Lucy! It was lovely to have us all out doing it together, in the past it was always just me! Hope you’ve had a lovely week too Lucy!

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  11. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    Well done on the parkrun :) I love parkrun, but don’t get to go very often as I mostly work on Saturdays.

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