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Geeking Out Over…Food as Fuel Part 4
The training for the London to Brighton 100k walk has continued over the past few weeks, with the distances ramping up to truly terrifyingly lengths.
We had a lovely walk around the city, a few weeks ago. Avoiding as many hills as we could, which is quite a challenge in Edinburgh, we eventually alighted upon the Italian Kitchen, in Stockbridge. A stylish little place, nestled below street-level but remarkably bright and airy, we sampled some traditional dishes. Following a nice Melanzane alla Parmegiana, ravioli and linguine were our pasta fuels of choice and they served us very nicely as we negotiated the unfortunate uphill back to town, after a good few post-lunch miles.
MJ deserted me for Florence, the following weekend, so I had to make do with a solo trip to A Room in the Town. I tried a smoked fish risotto, topped with a poached egg, which refuelled me nicely. Not sure I’ll be rushing back to the place though, as it wasn’t all that spectacular.
Then came our biggest challenge so far: a night walk, from 9pm to 9am. This started for me in the Sicilian Restaurant, where I caught up with an old friend (and what could generously be referred to as a “classic” approach to Italian food), so I was full of carbo-pasta goodness when I met MJ under a very foggy Wellington statue.
We walked for a solid eight hours before a significant pause, then battled through until the accommodating Café Marlayneopened for service. Rarely has a breakfast tasted so sweet. MJ’s smoked salmon and scrambled eggs looked great during the seconds before it was inhaled. As did my traditional fry-up.
My most recent jaunt saw me cram a quick twenty miles in before lunchtime, with a strategic stop-off for breakfast goodies at The Haven, in Newhaven. It really is a charming little place, and excellent value. A good haggis roll had me back on the road in excellent spirits. I strode home in good time to make a delicious pot of soupy soup prior to meeting MJ for a delightful evening of birthday merriment at Domenico’s. Of course, that involved a little seven mile round trip, but such distances have now been rendered trifling.
With just over one month to go until the walk, we’re well on our way to achieving our primary sponsorship target, but if you fancy supporting our endeavours, pop over to our fundraising site and add to our total.
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