Let’s Catch Up: Running, London & Life

Woah. It’s been awhile. Sorry about that. How are ya? I hope all of you in America had a delicious Thanksgiving! I cannot believe it is December 1st today… craziness. So where to even begin since I abandoned the Internet?

Well, I’m running a marathon next weekend. Yup. That’s happening. I’ve gotten some good runs in over the last little while – not any real “long runs” but I feel like I’ve built up and maintained mileage over these like last 6 months so I’m staying positive and hoping for the best. Worst case scenario: I walk sometimes. And best of all right now: my body feels good. Phew.

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So what else has been going on? Well, I was in London last week visiting Lesley.
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Short version: much fun was had. If you’re looking for more London deets, I’ve blogged about my past London travels a few times so check out these posts here, here, here and here.

But let’s talk food because that is what you care about and I was seriously so impressed. Yes the food in London has always been delicious but on this visit I especially noticed how focused they are on quality: local, organic and properly sourced. I was in heaven. Here’s where we went and what we ate – it goes without saying that everything was amazing – and I am pretty lucky to have an awesome foodie sister leading the way so thank her when you go!

Leila’s Shop (Shoreditch) – adorable restaurant featuring local and organic fare. The menu changes daily based on the garden.

What we got: fried eggs with ham (me), fried eggs with sage and toast (Les) and an un-pictured delicious persimmon (to share).

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Sticks n Sushi (Covent Garden) – an Asian fusion restaurant with amazing rolls and even more amazing protein skewers.

What we got: cucumber roll, avocado roll (me), “Hell’s Kitchen” roll (Les) free range pork and basil, salmon wrapped in smoked bacon with herb butter, beef with herb butter (sticks to share) and the “Four Wings Salad” – duck, egg, beans, cucumber, quinoa, sesame, cucumber, radishes (to share)

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The Wildflower Cafe (Notting Hill) – really cute cafe featuring local eggs, meat and delicious veggies.

What we got: English breakfast – egg, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, avocado & camomile tea (me); avocado toast with poached eggs, spinach, tomato, mushrooms & iced coffee (Les)

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Ottolenghi (Notting Hill) – a gorgeous prepared food store, perfect for takeaway.

What we got: free-range chicken breasts, broccoli with garlic, roasted cauliflower & brussels sprouts, beet salad and grain-free chocolate cake (me); roast beef, broccoli with garlic, roasted cauliflower & brussels sprouts, green beans & edamame (Les)

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The GoodLife Eatery (Chelsea) – delicious fresh cafe – sooo many veggies and options for all kinds of eating preferences. It’s so good we went twice… and I would have gone more (and Les too)

What we got (breakfast): Pink Panther smoothie & sun salutation bowl (me); Pink Panther smoothie & skinny salmon royale (Les) – click here for the detailed menu descriptions

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What we got (lunch): Berry Sunrise smoothie & the Superfood Detox Salad, add chicken (me); Pink Panther smoothie & the Goodness Bowl (Les) – click here for the detailed menu

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and peanut butter chocolate cups to share

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Granger & Co (Notting Hill) – one of our usual brunch spots but we went for dinner instead… it was a great decision.

What we got: Tumeric spiced chicken, slaw, lime coconut dressing (me); crab, chilli and chive spaghettini (Les)

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Hungry yet? So yeah, it was a pretty delicious trip but the people (or rather person) truly makes the place… sorry, so corny.

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Anyways, clearly things have been really busy with some awesome stuff so you’ll forgive my absence from this space. My lack of blogging got me thinking: do I have enough hours in the day to work, coach, workout, cook, socialize, build a business, travel, sleep, breathe anddddd blog?! I don’t think so… well at least not as often.

I of course want to fill you in that I (hopefully) survive 26.2 miles and would love to continue to share some recipes, nutrition info but, at this point in my life, I cannot continue to commit to my Mon/Wed/Fri schedule. Moving forward, I will be posting once a week – on Mondays (unless I’m travelling or something but I will let you know). To ensure you don’t miss a blog post, subscribe via e-mail or via Bloglovin.

The best way to keep in touch with Honey Bee happenings is on Instagram – who doesn’t love a good Insta? Twitter is your next best bet and if Facebook ever lets content be seen that’s a good option too. So basically connect on social media for all the cool happenings, nutrition info, meal inspiration, workout ideas and all that good stuff.

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As much as I wish I could do it all, I truly think this is best – quality over quantity! I hope you understand but tell me in the comments what you’d like to see on the blog. Have a wonderful day.

 

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29 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up: Running, London & Life

  1. Can’t believe your marathon is a week away, I’m very excited for you! Whatever happens, it will be an incredible and unforgettable experience.

    The pictures from London are amazing! Glad you had such a fabulous vacation. And don’t worry I will be no stranger on Instagram :)

  2. I’m originally from England, and they really do have the best food! it’s all local for the most part since they don’t have as many factory farming institutions – it really is the best!

  3. You will do well in the marathon because of your positive attitude! You are a well trained athlete in a lot of different sports. Your versatile training makes running all that much easier. Love London! We just got back recently from almost three weeks in Prague, Salzburg, Budapest, Slavaka, and Venna. It was awesome. I recommend Greece and Turkey if you haven’t been. My daughter has travelled all over with us as well as alone a lot as we gave her awesome trips for birthdays and holidays as her gifts. She travelled a whole summer in China and Hong Kong and said it was amazing. We loved Hawaii too. Go to Hawaii Amy and do your thing. You have so many wonderful things going on. Do all you can and blog only when you can. We all will be here when you do. We want you to be healthy, happy and not stressed. Have a great, safe time and good luck.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, as always! Your trip sounds amazing.. so glad you enjoyed. Greece and Turkey are definitely on the top of my list… hopefully next summer?! We’ll see how things shape up

  4. Sounds like you don’t really care about the blog as much, to be honest. If it keeps becoming such a big burden to you, then just stop writing altogether. With your new posting schedule, I get the feeling that you dread or resent writing your blog, and that shouldn’t be the case.

    Cutting down to once a week is practically nonexistent, for a blog trying to have any kind of presence in today’s world (name me 10 examples of successful blogs in this genre with such a sporadic schedule). Also, isn’t maintaining an active and vibrant blog going to help you grow your “budding” business? Or are you not planning a true marketing strategy?

    You don’t have to publish this comment, I don’t care what your “we love you no matter what!” readers will say, I just wanted to let you know that, as a reader of your blog for almost a year and a half, I’m disappointed in you and what this blog has become. Your style has changed a lot since you first started. Go reread your first few months of posts– they were less detailed, less self-righteous, and perhaps less “informative” (that is, if you want to teach readers to embody your exact lifestyle 100%), but they were much more creative, more relatable, and more fun. Do you even enjoy writing anymore?

    If this is now how little you prioritize this blog, then you should expect reduced readership. I’ll just go elsewhere, and I’m sure others have (and soon will). I used to love this blog– I’m sorry to have to leave.

    1. I’m truly sorry you feel this way and appreciate your loyal readership. I’m sad to see you go but just as I make blogging decisions that I believe are best for me, you must make reading decisions that are best for you. Be well.

  5. Even cutting back to one day a week would be fine – it’s the quality of the blog not that quantity :)
    Do what works for you.

    PS Thanks for the London photos, it’s all I’m thinking about lately.

  6. I’m in the crowd of “do what makes you happy and what works for you”. I can understand where you are coming from; I’ve wanted to start blogging more but just can’t seem to get in a routine yet. I may try to follow your lead and start with one day FOR SURE. Then bump it up as I go. I really love this community and want to become a part in it even more. Anyways…food = amazing. Oh my gosh. I need to get myself to London stat! I will be thinking of you, and hoping you can maintain your balance and happiness, and stay relatively stress free! Good LUCK on your marathon! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  7. Going to London over break and I just sent a bunch of these restaurants to my dad for us to try! Can’t wait. I’ll miss reading 3x a week but I’m so so happy for you to start building your businesses. Let your passions lead the way! You’ve always had a unique voice and while you may grow or learn over time you’ve always been so authentic and honest. Cheers Xx

  8. Going to London is a dream vaca of mine and your pictures just made me want to go even more…

    Keeping up with life’s commitments is hard especially when you are trying to have a life, work full time and enjoy some “me” time. I get it, it’s hard to do it all! Enjoy you added freedom.

  9. Amen, sister!!! This building a business thing is HARD, and it can eat up 120% of your time! I’m so glad you’re recognizing that you don’t have time for all of it – it’s hard to admit, but I’ve been there myself! Keep doing what you’re doing – I’m so proud of you. Skype date after the marathon, maybe?! xo

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