* Final challenge check in tomorrow!!*
Thank you so much for the congratulations on our anniversary! 😀
I decided to try the full format for the duathlon today of run/bike/run. The temperature was pretty much perfect outside – mid 50s, although a little wet. I was not feeling very hungry this morning after dinner last night, but I thought I should have a little something before going out. Mini wheat pita toasted with some peanut butter. Yum!
I did a 2-mile run first, and decided that Indian food is not a good precursor to having a good workout. I was definitely feeling bloated and heavy this morning. Not the best of energy. I purposely did not wear a watch today knowing that I wasn’t at my best before I even left the house. Got back home, quick put on the helmet, slugged some water, and hopped on the bike. I then did a 4.5 mile circuit. Got back in the driveway and drank from my water bottle. I had given it a squeeze while drinking and felt a sudden gush of water on my front. I had actually snapped off the entire top of the bottle where the lid screws on. I don’t know how that happened! (Must be the lifting LOL). I almost went running again with my helmet on because I got distracted with the water bottle – that would have looked dorky around the neighborhood… 2nd run was another 2 miles. I was feeling kind of tired by the end and slow. The real deal will be plugging another 12 miles of biking into this! At least I know what the transitions feel like all around. Run to bike is not bad. Bike to run, still not my favorite. I need to keep my bike mileage up in the next couple weeks.
I got this bread from Nature’s Pride yesterday as part of FoodBuzz Featured Publisher program.
I decided that a new breakfast was in order – French Toast! Can you believe there is no oatmeal anywhere? Well, I guess it is one of the grains, but who’s counting?
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 slices of Nature’s Pride 12-grain bread.
This was delightful and oh so good! This bread is hearty like many whole grain breads and didn’t get all soggy and fall apart when dipping into the batter. That is usually the big problem with reduced calorie breads. Each slice of this bread is 110 calories, but really worth it taste wise. Although, the marketing of 14 grams of whole grains per slice irritates me. That translates to 2 grams of fiber.
Good things – no preservatives and no HFCS! Thank you Nature’s Pride!
Ever have those day’s where you just rock and roll? I whipped through work today and finished just at dinner time. 6.5 hours and I did all my files. Wish I had more days like that.
Someone who was not productive:
I have never seen a cat that sleeps this much.
Now my evening is free! I need to make sure I am productive and not wasting this free time.
I had a ginormous dinner:
One of my patented stir fries 😀 I had about 2.5 cups of cauliflower and broccoli in this with 3 ounces of chicken. Very filling. I needed it because this morning’s workout burned 600 calories!
Is this not the smallest clementine ever? It’s about the size of a golf ball.
The taste was pretty disappointing. Kind of weak and bland. Hope the other 3 pounds are better!
Question: Do you live in an area where there is fall leaf color?