Miss Scar­lett’s guide to life in Suffolk

Miss Scar­lett (aka Sandy Rud­dock) is a mother, step-mother, god­mother, aunt, daughter, sib­ling, daughter-in-law, friend, boss and en­tre­pre­neur

EADT Suffolk - - Suffolk On A Plate -

My sole pur­pose in life at the mo­ment seems to be get­ting fit enough to en­dure, en­joy and com­plete an amaz­ing 375 mile bike ride through the bat­tle­fields of north­ern France in aid of Help for Heroes and in mem­ory of my dear hus­band, Ju­lian.

To help get fit­ter more quickly, I de­cided to start run­ning – well, jog­ging is prob­a­bly more ac­cu­rate at this stage. I have not run prop­erly since be­ing forced round the track at school. I can walk very fast, yes, but not run, par­tic­u­larly be­cause my chil­dren al­ways laugh at me if I try. Well, read­ers, I’m hooked! With thanks to the in­cred­i­ble This Girl Can’or­gan­i­sa­tion (www. suf­folk­sport/tgc­suf­folk) for their sup­port, I’m now train­ing along with two other women from the county for three races.

The first race is this month, a mere five kilo­me­tres, build­ing up to the last of the three races, which will be the Great East Run, a half marathon, in Septem­ber. That’s some­thing I never imag­ined I’d do. I still can’t be­lieve that I’ve just writ­ten that. Now I’ll have to do it!

As part of my fit­ness regime I’ve been detox juic­ing and re­ally con­cen­trat­ing on healthy eat­ing in prepa­ra­tion for my ride and races.

When busy chop­ping, mix­ing and juic­ing it also oc­curred to me that this is great stress bust­ing fod­der for all the busy youth pre­par­ing for GCSES, A-lev­els and fi­nals across the county. So this month I’ve given you a few ideas to help en­sure those fac­ing mid­sum­mer nights of exam stress are as well pre­pared as pos­si­ble.

Mrs Bee­ton called break­fast a ‘com­fort­able meal’ and lists the many op­tions she felt were ap­pro­pri­ate to start the day such as: “broiled fish such as mack­erel, whit­ing, her­rings, dried had­docks, mut­ton chops and rump steaks, broiled sheep’s kid­neys, sausages, plain rash­ers of ba­con and poached eggs, ham and poached eggs, omelettes, plain boiled eggs, poached eggs on toast, muffins, toast, mar­malade, but­ter etc’. I’m not go­ing to ad­vo­cate many of these dishes as ideal for a healthy break­fast but she was on the right track! It is im­por­tant to set your­self up for the day, what­ever you have ahead of you.

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