Best fish and chips in London and half marathon prep | weekly round-up

This week has been one of those that goes on and on and on. After such a fun weekend, most days this week have felt like Friday, but then the cold light of day descends and my alarm goes off at 7am the next morning, as always.

The weekend has mercifully come along now and I’m not even very happy about it. That’s because of a slightly terrifying event that is happening. After months of attempting to train, it’s time for me to do my half marathon and I’m a bit terrified. Lots of 6am starts and endless Sunday morning runs have lead up tot his point. Am I ready? Another few weeks definitely wouldn’t go amiss, but I’m ready to get out there and get it done now.

Also this week, I got to go on a boat trip up the River Thames with work and I ate the best fish and chips in London.

Sometimes in life, you get for your pay for. The Mayfair Chippy definitely doesn’t sound cheap, and I can confirm that it isn’t very budget-friendly. If you’re looking for delicious, fresh fish and chips in central London, it can’t get better than this. I went for the cod and chips, complete with all the sauces you could possibly want, which costs £15. More offensive is the £3.50 they charge for a coke. Drinks aside, it’s probably worth every penny.

The fish is huge and melts in your mouth. The batter does the same, and it has just the right amount of fat so your plate isn’t swimming in grease like at a normal fish and chip shop. The chips are proper – chunky and so tasty when sprinkled with salt. Combined with generous helpings of ketchup, and it’s simply delicious and even worth the hefty price tag.

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I’ve talked about my half marathon quite a lot on previous blogs and on twitter about my half marathon – and that’s mostly because I’m so terrified! I’ve done a 10km run before on a boiling day and it was really tough. This time I’ve stepped it up, doubling the distance and there will be a lot more runners at the event. There were around 150 people at my 10km but at least 5,000 people will be running with me on Sunday. It’s going to be an eye opener! I’ve chosen a race that is known for having amazing crowd support so I’m really hoping that they help pull me through.

A cold last week really pushed my training plan out of the window, so I haven’t run as much as I hoped. My furthest run so far was 10 miles (which nearly killed me) so I’ll have to do that plus another three miles on top. Will I make it? Hopefully. Will I be able to cross the finish line before the 3 hour cut off point? Debateable.

Follow along with my updates on Twitter and wish me luck!

I’m also raising money for two incredible charities. War Child support young refugees and those stuck in war-torn countries. No child should have to grow up in war conditions and War Child try to help these children however they can. I’m also supporting the Eve Appeal, which raise awareness and fund research into all types of gynecological cancers. I’ve heard so much about how great they are at supporting women with cancer so I know that they’re an amazing charity.

If you have a pound or two to spare, it would mean a lot if you would consider donating here.

 

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On Tuesday, I was invited to go on a little boat ride along the Thames with one of our offices at work. I don’t get out from behind my desk too often so this was pretty exciting. We got the Thames Clipper from Canary Wharf over to North Greenwich. I couldn’t believe how fast and smooth the clipper is compared with tourist boats that I’ve been on before. As we sailed by Greenwich I got my camera out and shot this from the window.
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That’s it for this week! Did yours fly by or go slow? Let me know where your favourite fish and chips are from, and I’d love to know if you’re into running as well! 

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