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Rest day today!  My legs really need it.  I was feeling a little bummed looking at last year’s stats for the duathlon.  It looks like I will likely come in last or close to it compared to last year’s times.  Of course, the reality is that I am not competing against anyone.  I keep telling myself it is okay, and I know it is, but it still bothers me a little.  Anyone know what I mean?  At least I have endurance even if I don’t have speed.  I know that athletes train for years to get good at their sports, and I have just started running about 1-1/2 years ago and serious biking for a couple years.

My body wanted carbs today! We drove to Panera instead of biking since I needed a rest day and we needed to grocery shop.  French toast bagel and coffee!

panera

Got to work right away.  My new account is full of files to do.  It was a little depressing as the chunk I have been working on most of the day is the neonatal intensive care unit.  Very sad.

Lunch break of Bumblebee tuna sensation.

tuna

This was quite good.

lunch

Plus an absolutely delicious Macintosh apple.  Ironic that the apples came from an apple orchard that we biked by yesterday!  Maybe that is why it tasted so good.  Wonderfully fresh.  Makes you realize how eating local really can make a difference!  We are hoping to go out apple picking soon.

I have already lost the football picks this week…. boooo!  That means I have to take John out to dinner again.  :P

I had a coupon for a Larabar, which I like but normally don’t buy because I can make them and they are a little spendy.  I tried a new flavor:

lara

Yummy!  Very clovey.  Wonderful paired with my latte.

My folks came over to watch the Broncos/Cowboys game.  Pixie says “Time to stop working, mommy!”

pix

She loves to lay on this footstool, no matter what is already on there!

John made a delicious chili for us to eat while I worked.  I love my hubby!  He used ground beef, white beans (no kidney beans thankyouverymuch), onions, crushed tomatoes and spices simmered in the crockpot all day.  I had mine with some pan sauteed brussel sprouts and strawberries.

din

After dinner, I had a tiny sliver of a fresh pumpkin pie that John also made (is he amazing, or what??).  I love fresh pumpkin.  Celebrating a Broncos victory!  (Sorry Dad!).

pie

Overall very pleased with how I ate today.  Sundays are very difficult for me, but maybe it was because I got my snacky day done on Friday :P

New stage for NROLW tomorrow.  Eeeek!

Question:  Do you go apple picking?

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11 comments to Sunday eats

  • I don’t go apple picking, but boy would I if there were an orchard close by.
    .-= South Beach Steve´s last blog ..Steve, Sunday, and Steel Cut Oats =-.

  • Ali

    I love Apple Picking and where I live, they have fabby Honeycrisps! YUM!

    I know you are very busy Lori, but if you have a chance, would you comment on this post:

    http://sunshinewellness.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/what-has-health-and-wellness-blogging-done-for-you/

    I would like to hear what you have to say! Thanks!!
    .-= Ali´s last blog ..What has Health and Wellness Blogging Done for You? =-.

  • m i c h e l l e

    Apple picking is on my fall “to do” list.

    Thanks for sharing the link to your recipes. Can’t wait to try making them!

    Don’t sell yourself short on where you will place at the Du. You just never know. One of my best friends always places in the top 3 in every event she does (and sometimes we do them together). She has been at it for about 15 years now. I always remind myself just as you did that I am a new-ish athlete. Also, we can be happy we aren’t in the twenties age division! winking I know I am!

  • No apples grow in Texas that I know of, but I’d like to think I would pick them if the opportunity came up.

    I seriously don’t think you’ll be last in the dualthon, but no matter where you place, the important thing is that you did it – look back at where you were in 2007…could you even have imagined doing something like that?!?
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Maggie =-.

  • Jinx!

    YES! I know exactly what you mean. I KNOW it doesn’t matter if i come in last because i’m really only in a race with myself………..But i think if you have even an ounce of competitive spirit in you thats a real difficult notion to wrap your head around.
    Nope no apple picking here…..but lots of peaches just east of us. Biggest thing around here is pecans. Jinx!

  • Id totally forgotten how we’d go applepicking in college (yes, I was that ZANY and exciting laughing.

    Im with ShellyB now in TX (waves) but need to bring my daughter back to Pa. to go picking…before she thinks she’s too “old” for it happy
    .-= Miz.´s last blog ..MizFit PINK Monday Facetime (video/giveaway post). =-.

  • Ang

    I’ve never been apple picking. I’ll have to see if anywhere around here grows apples.

    I’m excited to try the Larabar recipe because I buy those every week and they are so costly!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Starbucks Saturday =-.

  • Marie

    Lori, your post struck a note with me today. I finished a triathlon (.9 mile swim, 44 mile bike, 7 mile run) yesterday second to last. They were tearing down the transition area as I finished. Not that I even really noticed through my tears of joy at the finish line!!! All that I could think about is the hard work that went into training for this race, both physically and mentally. It does not matter what place you come in, all that matters is the joy that it brings you for completing the challenge.

    You will rock this race!

  • Kat

    Hey Lori! Thanks for your comment. It’s good to know what I’m feeling is normal for this party of the weight loss thing. Wow, you look amazing! And, look at that, still diligently logging your food intake! You are such a motivation to me. When I drop the 100lbs I want to train and sign up for a triathlon!
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..256 lbs! =-.

  • You never know how you’ll do till the time comes, so I’d wait and see, I bet you’ll do amazing! happy

    Your eats look so good, yum!! This weekend is Thanksgiving and I’ll be treating myself to some pumpkin pie… My fave!!! Yum!!
    .-= Carla´s last blog ..Well… it’s settled.. =-.

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