The heat and humidity wave is gone and cookie cutter low 80s and sun all week. We could use more rain, but at least the humidity took a hike. I woke up for a nice little bike ride this morning before breakfast. I hit the paths and neighborhoods. I actually had to stop here and dislodge a twig from my chain. This is the feeder canal. Nice and shady part of the ride, but the terrain is cinder and stone, which can make you fishtail a bit.
It’s early! Yay!
Cycling is the one time I smile pre-coffee
8.5 miles and I was ready for some breakfast. I had made crepes for the first time over the weekend, which was surprisingly easy (and tasty). Leftovers of that for breakfast.
Tucked inside was a new find!
There are 2 new flavors of Laughing Cow. This cinnamon one and a strawberry one! I would have bought both, but I also had to get some plain as well for savory – and these aren’t cheap.
Tour watching today. Did you know that there are actually some women doing the same route of the Tour de France as the men are? There are 6 amateurs going out 1 day ahead of the men and riding it on their own. They aren’t racing it, but riding the same exact route. With only 6, this is a monumental feat they are trying to do. The team is called Reve team. You can read more of their story from the blog of one of the riders here. Pretty amazing stuff if you ask me. They need lots more attention – so spread the word. Mountains (and cycling) are not just for men!
Go, ladies, go!! Makes me want to ride even more, although I do *not* want to do those mountain stages. I wonder how I would do?
Instead of dwelling on that, I just had a morning protein drink snack. Usually I have this before my workout, but I just went out riding this morning without it and got hungry half way to lunch.
Then there was lunch! I made up some balsamic tomato topping to have this week and put it on grilled chicken. Good stuff.
Work was spotty today and that meant stretching out my work day. That is tiring. If I was a little more efficient, I would get more things done in the down time, but I am on a schedule probably 90% of the time and when it gets out of whack, I am never as productive. You think I would be used to that by now.
More work came just in time for lattes.
I had unpictured dried pineapple here as well.
One of John’s poker buddies stopped by not long before dinner, so that got put on hold while they worked on his computer. I was starving – so I grabbed a bar to eat to tide me over.
So, we had a much later dinner than we normally do. Ask my family about how much I like my meal time disrupted LOL!
John set to grilling the salmon while I cooked my broccoli.
This was cooked with maple syrup and a little Maple Magic seasoning (local company).
It came out quite good. I am getting more and more used to eating the salmon.
I have to do more work tonight, but not much. Looking forward to some lifting tomorrow morning. Hope all of your Mondays were productive!