Thinking Out Loud – I Won!

Hi all,

Time for more Thursday capers with ‘Thinking Out Loud!’ – linking up with the lovely Amanda over @RunningwithSpoons!


I generally link up with Amanda every 2nd Thursday – I cannot believe how quickly 2 weeks fly by! I don’t mind, time flying equals lots of fun and games! Also I love when this link up comes around, always fun to write about what is on my mind and to write a post that isn’t planned beforehand!

So here we go!

1)      I won!

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I received a message last week to let me know that I had been chosen as the winner of the Reebok FitHub competition, in association with a national newspaper! YAAAAAYYYYY!

In order to win we had to tweet our fitness goal for the year – for me, to get a kipping pull up and generally get stronger at CrossFit.  I was so excited to be chosen as the winner!

I received the first part of my prize yesterday, a pair of the new Z Quick trainers and a funky reebok jacket from the new Dance range (chose this one myself) – love them both!

2)      And in 3 -5 weeks…

I receive the second half of my winnings – custom nano 2 CrossFit trainers for both David and I! I won vouchers and decided to share them with David so we can both have what we have longed for ever since we started CrossFit – nanos! No picture here though – I want to keep my design a secret until I get them delivered… can’t wait to show them to you!

3)      My new bookie – wookie


Picked this book up last weekend and cant wait to get my teeth into it. I knew of Anthony Bourdain and his significance in the foodie world but didn’t really get to know him until I watched him in the British version of The Taste – I love his attitude and personality and look forward to his revelations in the book! Need to wait until I finish Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe though – yes I know I should have finished it already and it is a fab book so far, I just never find the time to read! Must make time!

4)      Stats


Does anyone else read their blogging stats? I only tend to look at the views per day, simply to see what people like and dont like reading about. However when I do a post like the one I did yesterday (a recipe link up) I love looking to see what recipes people have clicked on the most – i.e. what is appealing to more readers. The winner from yesterday… Microwave sweet potato chips (crisps)! People love a simple, easy, nutritious, healthy snack! Actually going to give them a go myself today. Will let you know how it goes!

5)      Crackling Chicken


Speaking of giving things a go, I made Nom Nom Paleo’s Crackling Chicken last night for dinner – holy guacamole! You like the cracking on a pork roast dinner? Imagine that on your moist, succulent chicken – It was soooo good! We served it simply with spinach and roasted root veggies – head on over to NomNomPaleo for the recipe – LINK.

6)      Swimming


Do you ever crave a form of exercise? The other week I totally craved going swimming! I’m not great at it but I love how peaceful it is. Breast stroke is my move of choice and I just love gliding along the water, taking my time and stretching out all my muscles. Actually it would be really good for helping my muscles after CrossFit – or so I have read. So I plan on going with David sometime soon – just need to find a good local pool!

7)      10 years have passed…


Can you believe it has been 10 years since the finale of Friends?! I can still remember watching that last episode so clearly – and crying my eyes out! It was the end of an era!

I totally grew up with these 6 people and they taught me so much about how to become an adult – gosh even to this day I still quote so many things from Friends! #nerd

That also means the 10 year anniversary of the end of Sex and the City will be coming up soon  – that also came about in my first year of university! Geez I feel old!

And there goes another ‘Thinking Out Loud!’ – head on over to Amanda’s page to see what other bloggers are thinking about today!