After blogging the other day about how my bike just wasn’t doing it for me, I got into a situation. I was going to town, to get some new veggie meat substitute when some cars got behind me at the lights. They were being bolshy and trying to race each other. One of them beeped their horn. As soon as the lights changed I set off in earnest. I had the front end trying to come up as I shot off. I take back all I said. That bike is a hoot if you throw the throttle open. I think the problem is I’m only doing a few miles each way to work. By the time I’ve got the tyres warmed up enough to start throwing it around, I’m parking up. If I ever want to go for a blast or need to commute, my little Honda is more than enough.
The meat substitute I just mentioned is called Fable. It’s a mushroom based product. Someone on twitter recommended it. We are seeing a lot more “not for sale in EU” on the supermarket meats now, so god knows what crap they are flogging off. Another Brexit benefit, food not fit for human consumption in the EU. The point being, I’m looking to reduce/ stop my meat intake. I know it’s what I should do for the planet, the animals, and such, but meat is such an easy food source. Anywho, I thought I’d give it a go. The Fable website has recipes so I tried their spaghetti bolognese. I can’t say definitively, because of my fickle taste buds, but on this occasion it was the best spag bol I’ve ever tasted. I think it was mainly due to the homemade sauce. That took 2 hours to make. Wendy, who has fully functioning taste buds, thought the sauce was delicious but the ‘meat’ had a bit of a tang to it.
I will be working through their online recipes. Definitely the way to go for me. It’s £4.59 for a 250g box, but the spag bol could easily do 4 meals.
I’ve had another search today for where I bought my Garmin watch, to try and get a refund. I still haven’t found out where I bought it, but whilst looking for clues I found out I bought it at the end of July, 2022. I could have sworn I bought it a few months ago. I didn’t buy it from Garmin directly, so I’ve given up looking. I doubt I’ll get a refund on a watch over a year after buying it.
I’m not getting much work lately but at least it’s giving me plenty of time to train. And I’m doing it. So that’s good.
Someone mentioned today was the last day to enter the draw for the Berlin marathon. Why the devil not? I’ve put my name in the hat. It’s a dear do for a marathon, but it’s an event. If I get in I’ll have to work out the logistics of it all.
My next marathon is Blackpool in April. I start my training properly on the 31st of December. I’ve been fairly consistent for the last two months so I’ve got a good base.