Friday Favourites + Episode 13 of the CTRG Podcast!

Hi all,

Phew today is going past in a blur! But I can officially state that our flights back to the UK for our holiday in June are booked! Yay!

This will be our first time back home since leaving for Australia, almost 2 years will have passed!

I could not be more excited and I am sure June will be here in no time at all.

I know you all have limited time on a funday Friday so I will cut to the chase and bring you my ‘Friday Favourites!’Friday - chase the red grape

Favourite… Moment – See above! Friends and family here we come!

Favourite…Feeling – Doing the right thingsore- chase the red grape

If you read my post on Tuesday you will have seen that I gave myself some stern advice… and I have been following it! I pulled a muscle in my rib and as hard as it was to stop, rest, sleep and take anti-inflammatories, it worked. I really should listen to myself more often!

Favourite… Purchase – Signing up to the CrossFit Opencrossfit 2017 - chase the red grape

Yup it’s that time of year again and I am all set and ready to ‘compete’. I say compete, but for me it’s more of a fun community event each week and as long as I do my best that’s all I can ask for! Oh and to keep it FUN!

Favourite… Food/Drink – Noodmuffin - chase the red grape

On Saturday we went for lunch at a local place called Nood. I have always lusted after savoury muffins but have never found a GF one… until I went to Nood! This was delicious, warmed up and topped with cashew cheese… will be back!

Weekly Update – 5TTT and Episode 13 of the podcast5-top-tips-for-me - chase the red grape

In this weeks 5 top tips on a Tuesday I gave MYSELF 5 pieces of advice to follow. It was amazing to do this self reflective exercise and I encourage you to do the same. health-vs-healthy - chase the red grape

This weeks episode of the podcast focuses on the difference between health foods and healthy foods. Are they the same? Why do we (and the media) have such a fascination with them? Great discussion! Find it on iTunes and Stitcher!

Favourite… Workout – Letting sleep be my training

This week I napped more than I ever have. Sleep is the best form of recovery you can give your body and if you are stick or injured, getting some extra zzzz’s in does wonders. My pulled muscle always felt better each time I slept. It’s like a wonder drug!

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Bit of shopping in the AM, out for lunch and then volunteering at this years Luminocity event (a 60km night time bike ride). We will be helping to register everyone! Sunday – Well we finish at 2am so sleep, podcasting, a farewell lunch with some of my IIN buddies and an early night I imagine!

Have a fab weekend folks!

What are you up to this weekend?

Do you sleep more when you are unwell?

Do you prefer a sweet or savoury muffin?

12 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 13 of the CTRG Podcast!

    • Jen says:

      I think you would really like it Ellie – this was a vegan one too! One with rosemary in it sounds divine!

    • Jen says:

      Yes please visit – oh there are so many good places to eat here…and drink too!
      Hooray for not breaking anything this weekend! I saw all your pics… champagne up in the hills looks like heaven. 🙂

  1. Juli says:

    This weeks podcast resonated to much with me. It was a pleasure to listen to you guys 🙂

    Sleep shall be my workout later today. I am tired and will get in a nap. Hope you’re feeling better this week!

    Also I am sorry for you that the Falcons lost. I hear it was an epic game with an unfortunate turn. Stefan went to bed 20 min before I got up 😉

    • Jen says:

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the podcast! 😀
      Hope you managed to get a nap in…. I totally feel like I need one today… heat plus being tired = zero productivity!
      It was one heck of a game, I’m not surprised Stefan stayed up to watch it! I just wish it wasn’t my team that were playing… it was gut wrenching!

  2. Cora says:

    Mmm I’m on a savory scone kick right now, so savory muffins are also sounding excellent. Anything baked with cheese, warmed up and slathered with melty butter? Sign me up.
    I often don’t give sleep the credit it deserves, as I often find if I nap or sleep too much I end up feeling more tired. Buttttt I know this is not anything to base a lifestyle on and yes, when I am sick or injured I need lots of good sleep. When I hurt my back this past month, rest really, really helped and I gave myself lots of it. I hope your pulled muscle is feeling better now and that you are rested up from that late night of volunteering!
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    • Jen says:

      Mmmm savoury scone…. I bet that would be even nicer because of the crust of the scone… love a good crust!
      Oh I am with you on the naps – it either makes me feel great or absolutely terrible and groggy…. sometimes you just gotta take the risk. But my muscle is feeling a lot better. Just forcing myself to still take it easy, just because I am no longer in pain doesn’t mean it has healed… I keep telling myself this over and over…!

  3. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets says:

    I know you must be so excited to head back home for the first time in two years. Two years! That’s amazing you’ve been in Perth so long. I know your friends and family will love having your nearby even for a short time.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better after giving yourself some rest and sleep. Both important for recovery.

    I’m behind on the Podcast. I better step it up. 🙂
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    • Jen says:

      I know, how time flies! But then again Perth feels like it has been my home forever. Looking forward to some Scottish mountain air though 🙂
      It made my day seeing Ave’s beautiful smiley face this morning whilst listening to her shout out on the podcast! Can’t wait to show David when he gets home from work!

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