Sunday, April 18, 2010

Animals, Cooking, Good Friends, Running and Cupcakes

We have had a great weekend.  It started Friday night when we went into the city and had some dinner and a wander.  Yesterday morning we caught the tram to Gaganis to stock up on a few things, then got back on the tram to go to Coles.  We stopped for lunch at Glenelg Pizza Bar and split a yummy vego pizza.

When we got home we played with the animals for a while.

Last night the lovely Em came for dinner.  I haven't cooked anything new for ages and have been hanging to try something new.  I searched online and found some great recipes.  We started with Lemon & Broccoli Risotto.

Followed by a delicious Caramel muffin served with Chocolate Risotto.

They were so yummy and everyone seemed to enjoy them. 

This morning I went for a run with Ross.
Previous PB - 8 + 9 = 19
New PB - 12 + 15 = 27

Yep - you read that right - 27 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We did 4.5kms in 48 minutes, and in total I ran approx 2.7 kms.  I am still really slow, but I am really enjoying it.  Once I get started I get into a rythym (albeit a slow one) and then I really have fun. 

One thing I have noticed though, is that I run better if I only run twice a week.  Three times a week and I seem to get a bit niggly with my feet and knees, but twice a week and I improve every time I run.  So from now on I'll aim for Wednesdays and once on the weekends.

This afternoon I made cupcakes.  I have always loved those fancy decorated cupcakes.  There are heaps of books and kits on them these days, but I didn't go out and buy any.  I just decided to get a recipe, some decorations, and have a bash at them.  Some turned out pretty crappy, but a few looked okay.  No matter what they looked like, they taste devine!

Tonight we are having leftover risotto, then I'm going to kick back and watch the Biggest Loser finale.  Like I said - a great weekend.



Jess @ THIR said...

I would like a cupcake!

Linda50 said...

Great going Kylie. I agree with the twice a week. When I was doing 3 times that's when I had all the trouble with my foot/toes. I do a shorter run through the week and a longer one at the weekend.
That food looks absolutely scrumptious.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm .. cupcakes! The risotto looks wonderful also. :)