Monday and rest day! Yay! That meant being able to sleep in a little later. I guess I have things backwards cause that kind of sounds like a weekend. Too bad I actually have to work
I made up some oats with peanut flour and egg whites whisked in and topped with peach jam. The last of my peach jam I made last year. Going to have to get jammin’ again!
Had a fairly steady work day, but I got hungry fast, so I had a snack of some cucumbers and half of a carrot cake Larabar.
A new to me flavor. I had a coupon, so I bought 4 different Larbars this weekend.
Anyway, some people have asked (and probably others wonder as well) whether or not I plan on doing bike races – or why I don’t do bike races.
There are a couple reasons for that. Back when I was able to run, I did a fair number of 5Ks, a triathlon, and a duathlon. Those were always fun and I like the organized races to a degree, but sometimes I felt a lot of pressure (self-imposed) to perform. I can tend to be competitive with things – just ask John! I do miss the 5K races sometimes.
With biking, first off – I am not really fast enough to do anything like a race. I have a hybrid bike, so that puts me at a disadvantage right off the bat. That was the case when I did the 65 mile charity ride in 2010. I was in the back of the group and one of 2 hybrid bikes in that race.
John and I participated together in a 35 mile Tour de Farm ride, which was fun and had a fantastic meal afterwards, but again, we were really not part of any of the groups riding. Most people finished very fast and we figured it would be more leisurely.
The other thing is the biking is just plain fun for me. I love riding distances (major duh), but I like doing them my own way and at my own pace. I will ride 50 miles and stop when I want to take a picture or when I need a rest or snack. We like to make riding to a destination part of the process, like riding for cupcakes or ice cream. Then we can stroll around or enjoy the weather before going home. No pressure to get done in a certain time. I guess that is why I don’t consider myself a hardcore rider. I just like to ride and don’t want to pressure myself to do things by someone else’s rules. Or does that just make me a rebel??
That said, I have thought about doing a group ride here and there later this year, but it’s hard to shell out the money and not know how the weather will be or what the course is and all that stuff.
All that riding talk made me hungry! This was lunch:
Blueberry sauce topped with ricotta cheese (I use part skim) and a coconut flour biscuit. Pretty good!
Work ran out in the afternoon for a bit. We finally got everything caught up. So, I made the lattes today.
It was quite good if I do say so myself! And I will.
I told John that I wanted to make a better effort at cooking meals instead of meal assembly, and we implemented that tonight. I made up the chicken with balsamic tomatoes. John made rice (which I did not have).
Does this not look like the best dinner? It was really, really good. That recipe is so easy and pretty fast. Try it if you haven’t. Nomf, nomf! We only did 2 chicken breasts and there was some tomato topping left, so I need to figure out what to put that on this week. Maybe an omelet?
Relaxing, a snack, and stretching are on the docket for the rest of the night. Lots of stretching. Someone who shall remain nameless has been remiss in the monthly goal of stretching.