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Cathy Owen

baker 🎂🍰, cook 🍖🍳, runner 🏃💚 bookworm 📖📚 and mummy ❤👶 3.1 - 26:36 6.2 - 55:20 13.1- 1:59:22 26.2 - 5:49:49

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Beautiful sunrise this morning. Hope everyone's days are as good as this #nofilter #sunrise #nonscalevictory #whole30 #pma #positivementalattitude #positivethinking

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Thanks @faisalpmafitness, great start to a Thursday with one of your all-body HIIT sessions #hiit #mrpma #startingthedayright #fastedhiit

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Day 17 done. And helloooooo #tigerblood! Breakfast was in the office, egg cups as per usual. Lunch - there is a jacket potato hidden under there I promise; just loads of compliant salad bar goodies - carrot salad, cucumber, poppy seed & chilli, a boiled egg and broccoli & cauliflower salad. Not pictured was the pre-run Naked bar and dinner was my scrummy chicken & olive tagine from my Leon cook book with cauli-rice. Run tonight was tough at track - lactic threshold test of 90 sec effort with 30 sec recovery 14 times; zero fuelling and nailed the effort level each time and nattered through the recoveries with @vikkir_c - thanks for the company! Methinks that tiger blood has kicked whoop whoop! #whole30 #whole30day17 #iamwhole30 #compliant #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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Day late again. Away in Birmingham and so tired after my run that I just fell into bed after dinner. Breakfast was on the train, baked egg cups with extra bacon sprinkles on top (mmm). Lunch was cauli-tabboulah with steak. And dinner more steak, jacket potato, asparagus and cherry toms in the hotel. Yum yum! Not pictured was the naked bar and banana I had pre-run. And no fuel during the run, woohoo! 5miles smashed out in 51min - happy with that 😊 #whole30day16 #whole30 #januaryreset #januarywhole30 #whole30runner #tigerblood

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Finally onto the book that Oliver got for me for Christmas #bookworm #coffeeandbook #traintravel

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Halfway!! Woohoo! Breakfast were (slightly over) baked egg cups from @physicalkitchness, not pictured is the post-swim Blueberry Muffin Naked bar (omg so so good, and all compliant ingredients - how did that taste so much like a muffin?!) lunch was cauli-tabboulah with pan-fried salmon. Dinner was supposed to be something else, but this was leftover from lunch yesterday so finished it off, along with the half avocado I had left and some cherry tomatoes #forthewin #whole30 #whole30day15 #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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My morning swim was postponed due to my bed calling me, so made myself go in my lunch break instead #lunchswim #nowistinkofchlorine #sorrycoworkers

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Day 14 done. Struggled today with poor planning on the food front after my run; and so my energy flagged to epic lows. Breakfast was a hash. Not pictured was the post-run egg cups (same as yesterday, but only 2). Also not pictured was an Ella's energy ball (didn't give me energy), and a pack of king prawns (they helped!). Lunch was a Spanish omelette with avocado and balsamic dressing. Dinner was steak with sweet potato chips, asparagus, broccoli and a tomato. Didn't finish it all. The halfway point is in sight! Been a busy bee in the kitchen and already prepped breakfast and lunch for the next 4 days, so only need to worry about dinners. Sorted! #whole30 #compliant #whole30day13 #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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I think these photos sum up how tough I found this morning. Loved the tree/trail section, but the majority was on grass with slippery ankle deep mud which was draining and i have filed this morning's run in the fuck it bin. Thanks to #readingroadrunners for a well organised event, but definitely did not enjoy that in the slightest #clubrunner #crosscountry #tvxc #runmuddy

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A bit of mindfulness for myself this evening. Curled up in bed with my dot-to-dot, a good book and a yummy tea #mindfulness #metime

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Feeling really despondent after this morning's mudfest. 5.7miles of energy sapping, slippery, mind numbing laps for cross country. Wanted to cry after 2.5 miles realising what I had to run through again; legs like lead, head worrying about marathon training, and body adjusting to whole30. Think I'll file that run in the fuck it pile, along with the additional miles I was planning later and wrap up warm on the sofa instead. The positives from this morning...I got outside, I got muddy (check out @zenacphillips post with our feet 😂) I got my step count and I saw friends and it's a run ticked off my plan. #tvxc #clubrunner #whole30runner #runmuddy #runtired #marathontraining

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A bit late (had friends over for dinner last night and played Cards Against Humanity while trying to ignore the giant pile of washing up I needed to do 🙈) Anywho, day 13 done. Breakfast were 3 made up egg cups (fried up some sweet potato, courgette, onions and peppers and bacon, divided into the muffin tin and beaten eggs poured over the top and baked for 15min) Verdict - yum but more bacon needed 😍 Lunch was a hash with compliant sausages and dinner was curry with cauli-rice. Not pictured was the very large portion of black pepper cashews I munched on through the evening while my guests had all the stuff I'm not allowed - poppadoms, pickles, bhajis, samosas, rice and then chocolate dessert 😢 #whole30 #whole30day13 #compliant #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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Another visit to #valentinesparkrun with some fellow @bracknellforestrunners so they can get their V and I got to run with the white fuzzball again. Got me a course PB (27:03 😎) and generally had a great run. Happy parkrun day everyone! #alphabeteer #parkruntourist #parkruntourism #parkrunday @parkrunuk #whole30runner

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Day 12 done and dusted. Breakfast was a hash with compliant chipolatas, fried egg and Frank's hot sauce. Not pictured was the post run banana. Lunch was the last of the cauli-tabboulah with pan-fried salmon and sumac. Not pictured is the pre- swim banana. Dinner was chicken and olive tagine from my Leon book with cauli-rice #iamwhole30 #whole30day12 #compliant #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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Fun at #dintonpastures with the little man this morning. 2miles done, he ran about 3/4 of a mile with a break at half a mile to jump in the buggy #buggyrunning #buggyrunningmummy #postruncake

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Day 11. Had my first craving for naughty food today - drove past a Chinese takeaway and just wanted crispy chilli beef mmm! I'm shattered too, so the thought of cooking dinner did not appeal. Luckily my planned dinner was ready in less than 15min. Breakfast was egg cups, eaten once I got to work. Not pictured is the post-gym Naked bar. Lunch was cauli-tabboulah with salmon and dinner was pan-fried sea bass with broccoli, kale & pomegranate. Now, is it too early to go to bed?! #iamwhole30 #whole30 #whole30day11 #compliant #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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Day 10 done. Breakfast were my new favourite go-to portable egg cups on the train in this morning. Lunch was cauli-tabboulah with steak then dinner was my favourite chicken tikka masala with cauli-rice. Not pictured was the banana pre-run, handful of nuts post-run and the sweaty face of yours truly after 28min of intervals. #whole30day10 #whole30 #iamwhole30 #whole30runner #januaryreset #januarywhole30

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Another train, another book, another coffee #dejavu #traintravel #coffeeandbook

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