9 minutes to café Klaris

If we were having coffee I’d tell you about another bus enabled week this week. The wind a howling putting the idea of cycling off and a sore throat and head cold to boot.

Playing on my phone, I randomly swiped and noticed a widget telling me it was 9 mins to café Klaris. Sounds like a title of a good yarn but really it’s big brother keeping track of my regular haunts. First time I’ve seen myself tracked in this fashion. My normal stop off before getting into work.

Taking a moment to think I can’t decide if this is useful and helps me in my daily life or whether I should be alarmed. Not really useful, as I know exactly where this is and how long it takes me to get into work and I’m more amused that a piece of software is predicting where I’m heading. What would be really useful would be if it flashed up….come on it’s raining, it’s windy, and the gym is on the way why aren’t you going there.

I’m always on the lookout for a good lentil recipe, not sure how I missed this one in the paper but I’ve found it now. Rachel Roddy’s Lentils, potato, greens and sausage, definitely on the must try list.

The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Eclectic Alli that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.

Hello February

img_5059-1024x768January has closed and here we are, hello February!

It’s flown by and the jump start to my body that I was hoping for has not happened. Not through the lack of trying. I think I had one week where I felt on top of the world and then due to a new exercise regime, potentially the new insoles I bought for my shoes…I started to have a stiff hip in the mornings that has thrown my confidence around whether I’m trying too hard.

Really really struggled to get up and at them, the black ice this week meant I used the bus more than planned and a late night post a retirement do on Thursday means I have my head in my hands thinking how I’m going to shake this.

So Saturday morning….the wind is a howling again the idea of getting on the bike without being blown off is a no. The boss had been out for a run and I’m slightly jealous…not in a mean way…just from the point of view of wanting to go too…but then the pain will kick in around my knee. I need to bite the bullet and see a physio. Just writing this has prompted me to book a session.

To share social media wise:

A great podcast on Circadian rhythm and how when we eat is really important: #81 Why When We Eat May Be More Important Than What We Eat with Professor Satchin Panda

As a result we are trying to bring our bedtime forward earlier so I can feel fresh faced at 6 in the morning. Alongside this trying to restrict our eating to within a 10 hour window in order to stick to circadian rhythms.

On the eats front today’s new recipes will be a quinoa and ham hock dish followed by a sweet potato and coconut brownie. A soup to use up the chilli in the fridge will be lentil, bolstered by the left overs of squash and sweet potato from the recipes above.

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Spiced #Butternut & #sweetpotato #soup

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Have a great start to the month.

 

The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Eclectic Alli that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump.  Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Feel Better in 5

Podcast https://drchatterjee.com/blog/category/podcast/
Website https://drchatterjee.com/
Book Feel Better in 5

I’d had this in my wish list, an ask for my birthday…the promise of salvation. With 97 podcasts under his belt at time of writing this is a man who knows his stuff. I’m very late to this party!

Since Christmas I’ve been binge listening on my walks into work at 1.5 speed I can probably sing his theme tune.

I’m filled with a sense of optimism that I can make a difference for myself not in the bolt of lightning sense…but for the long term. It fits my habit tracking effort and all you have to do is give the man 15 minutes a day in 5 minute intervals.

I can do that!