Brick and duathlon

Decided on another brick today, this time the bike/run. I planned out a fairly straight bike loop to take twice of a little over 13 miles and then a 2-mile run. I drank this before going out:
pom

I have decided that this is not good by itself for fuel before exercising.  It’s just straight juice without any protein and it lasted all of about 5 miles.  POM is much better as a refuel during.  Lesson learned.  The bike ride was not really enjoyable, as I stuck to the main roads and there was traffic, school busses, traffic lights, and garbage trucks (my mother is probably freaking out reading this – sorry Mom!).   With all that, I did the 13 miles in 1:03 and I figured I was probably averaging about 13 mph.  Not bad.  Stopped at home and had some coconut water and felt super energized.  Gosh I love this stuff.  Makes me wonder if Gatorade is any different.  I did a 2-mile loop in a little over 21 minutes.  I swear I was going faster because I had pace music on in the 170s, so don’t know what is up with that.  I forgot how it feels to run after biking!  Blargh.

I was ready to eat off my own arm when I got done, and cooked up some protein pancakes.  These take no more than 10 minutes from start to finish, which I love!

panc

The app is filled out for me to do a duathlon in October!  I have sort of been training for it before making up my mind and I just decided to go for it.

duatho

I am ready already, since I am in really good shape with all the work I have done since spring  (did I just say that??).  I’m am nervous and excited.  At least having done a triathlon, I know pretty much what to expect and there is no swimming involved!   Hope it doesn’t snow.  Have a couple 5K in October that we are thinking of doing as well.  Gotta cram in the outdoor stuff while we can.

Lunch was so, so good today:

csalad

Curry chicken salad:

  • 2.5 ounces cooked chicken, chopped
  • 7 grapes chopped
  • 1/2 small granny smith apple, chopped
  • matchstick carrots, probably 1/4 cup
  • 1 tablespoon light mayo
  • curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

Mix the mayo and curry powder thoroughly.  Add all ingredients except almonds together and mix well.  Place mixture on top of a bed of lettuce and top with almonds.  Yum!

Zoomed through work today.  Software problems on their end, which is annoying, but didn’t slow me down too much.

Had another of my chewy granola bars as a snack with my latte.  For those that asked, the cinnamon chips are just little sweet bits of cinnamon.  Like chocolate chips, only not chocolate.  Hershey’s makes them and they are usually in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and the like.  Addicting little buggers, too.  I can eat them out of hand easily.

Pixie is pretty much recovered from her declaw.  She won’t run around yet, but that might just be because she is the laziest cat in the world:

pixlazy

She loves laps!  She looks kind of annoyed that I took her picture, though LOL. I also heard from the rehabber that the little kitten is doing really well and has gotten medicine, vitamins and lots of food.  Hope he finds a good home when he gets a little older.

Quick and easy dinner – feta cheese omelet!

dinI love feta cheese.  It is one of my favorites along with gorgonzola and asiago.  Well, really I won’t turn any cheese down (except super stinky ones).

After dinner sweet:

werther

I am now free for the evening and John has twisted my arm into going out for coffee in a bit.  😀

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16 thoughts on “Brick and duathlon

  1. Karyn

    Hurray for you on deciding to do the duathlon. maybe when I am better shape running and biking wise, I will check into one. At least there is no swimming!

    I started having feta on my eggs too and yum!

    Thanks for the active . com website. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get any results for Canadian races.
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..A fright last night and a great workout. =-.

  2. Shelley B

    That is so cool that you feel ready for the duathlon – you really are in fantastic shape!

    Your chicken curry salad looks so good! I will have to try it. Oh, and my Hawaiian pizza craving stemmed from seeing it on your blog – sorry, I should have said that in my post today!

    Glad Pixie is healing so well – she is the cutest lap cat ever!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Food! =-.

  3. MB

    I can understand why you’re Mom might be freaking out – the roads can be dangerous. I used to bike to work in Boston but had to give it up after having one too many close calls with crazy drivers. I keep my bike up in VT now. I’ll take my chances with the animals instead of stressed out city people who are talking on their cells, texting, putting on make-up, reading and doing everything but paying attention to the road. [oops…sorry…little rant there]

    I love your daily dedication and look forward to hearing about your day. Thanks for inspiring me to get out and do more.

  4. Erin

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Those pancakes look soooo good!

    I love all kinds of cheese too – I would have to say cheddar or feta as my favorite!

  5. Susan

    Thanks for the POM heads up! I can’t do straight up carbs/sugar before workouts either. I need to throw a little protein and fat in the mix too.

    Yay for a duathlon! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! I was supposed to do one in June, but had to drop it because of my hip injury. Definitely something I hope to do next summer!

    Ha, I don’t discriminate when it comes to cheese 😛 I like “sharper” tasting cheese the best though, like old cheddar, feta, goat cheese. But I’m a huge fan of the creamier ones like havarti and brie. And let’s not forget about cottage cheese! 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..To my mom… =-.

  6. Ishmael

    Hey Lori,

    I’m aiming — hoping — to get to 40 miles a day. One challenge I have is finding enough space in NYC to really stretch out for a ride that doesn’t involve constant starts/stops. Central Park is good, but it has a lot of downhills that I just coast through. I don’t really feel like I’m working the whole time, you know? But I’ll keep inching those miles up and see where it takes me. Your work ethic is really inspiring. I plan on getting the New Weight Lifting Rules you blogged about and I may hit you up with some questions as I go (I tend to get easily confused by any kind of math!).
    Cheers,
    Ishmael
    http://livinginonederland.blogspot.com/
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..Near Death Experience and The Biggest Loser =-.

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