It struck me on my run this morning (a FREEZING cold 10k-er along the slightly frozen over around the edges river, complete with thick, beautiful ice sculptures attaching themselves to the plants around the sprinklers there) that today is my 5th day in a row of running. I usually like to alternate running with cross-training days, but circumstances have prevailed this week (friends and students asking me to join them on their runs - on Friday evening, Sunday morning and this morning) along with having that awesome 30km long run on my to-do list, plus a regular 12km had on a calm, peaceful Thursday evening. Surprisingly enough, my legs still feel really good and fresh today, but I think I'll have a running-rest-day tomorrow all the same.
On Sunday, after an early morning (F-F-F-FREEEEZING) run with my good friend Amy and her friend, we hit up the morning market for some super fresh ingredients for cooking with later on. A few hours later (once the feeling had come back in my fingers!) and we were in the midst of cooking up a Sunday feast in our compact (=tiny) kitchen. Wow, let me tell you, she's amazing hey! Showed me how to cook some of my favourite Chinese dishes, and cooked up a storm of about 5 different dishes, using just the one pan and a rice cooker. Amazeballs. Here's the finished feast, ready-to-eat and one with my friend the amazing chef and her dishes too.