Last Sunday, despite the stormy, rubbish weather, I did make it the 'Sand and Slog' beach and trail run session - and it was AWESOME! So much fun. Nothing beats a good trail run, I've come to realise. I've also come to realise that my usual running shoes just aren't going to cut it for more frequent trail runs - I was slipping and sliding a lot in those muddy conditions. And my bargain basement camelback (got it on special for a princely sum of just ten big ones) carked it on the way back too, boo... So, lack of equipment aside: I would love to do more trail running! And will be doing so shortly. Watch this space.
This weekend has seen me doing a lot of one thing that I haven't been doing much of lately, save for the quickest and easiest of ways: cooking - I've been cooking up a storm and rediscovering my love for delicious, healthy, fresh Chinese-style meals. So tasty, so fresh, so healthy, and so much natural flavour owing to the ginger, chilli, garlic, sesame oil, vinegar, rice wine etc... I don't know why I haven't tried cooking up a few of my favourite Chines dishes until now (I flew back from China in April this year, so it's been a while now) but there you go: better later than never. I should have taken more pictures during said cooking process, but I quite literally ran out of time (aimed for a slightly overambitious attempt of 6 different dishes for some friends last night - I failed and reduced this down to 5, and was still woefully overtime - had guesstimated things all wrong!). If you look carefully, you can just about make out the food (which was: beef and green beans, spring onion pancakes, egg and tomatoes, rice, and spicy marinated cucumbers):