Mini duathlon and french toast!

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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
  • nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 slices of Nature’s Pride 12-grain bread.
  • Strawberries

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?

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15 thoughts on “Mini duathlon and french toast!

  1. Shelley B

    Your stir-fry looks good – what kind of sauce do you use?

    We have a tiny bit of leaf change here in south Texas – not much, but oh well. We will be in Oregon in a couple of weeks and I hope to see some nice autumn leaves there!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Book Review and Giveaway! =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I will use pretty much any sauce we happen to have. Either barbeque or this was the last of the Country Bob’s sauce.

  2. MB

    I love french toast. I’m going to have to try it with that bread – it looks yummy.

    I’m lucky to get to enjoy fall foliage in Boston and even better colors up in the northeast kingdom of VT. The colors up north were nice this past weekend but it was raining so I wasn’t able to get any good photos. Hopefully the leaves will still be on the trees when I get back up there over Columbus Day weekend.

  3. debby

    We get color change but not til almost November! Remember last year I had a japanese maple that changed colors at Christmas?

    Yumm Yumm on the French toast! Do you use butter or the coconut oil to cook it?

    Your workouts make me tired!
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  4. Jinx!

    Just depends……we’ve had pretty cool temps so far this fall so maybe we will get some nice fall color this year. Some things are starting to turn. Its all very subtle right now. Most years we just go from green to brown when a freeze hits. Sad but true.

    Well girl looks like you got a good run/bike/run, good food and a good companion sleeping in your lap who could want for more??? LOL! Thanks for your comment! Jinx!

  5. Easy Losing Weight

    Lori, I love French toast, glad you found a way to make it healthier. It looks very tasty.
    Clementines I haven’t had in forever, it looks good, I might look for those next time I go to Albertsons.
    The cat sleeps like I do, lol.
    Thanks for the support on my blog!

  6. Susan

    Pita bread and peanut butter used to be one of my favourite snacks!!

    Congrats on today’s duathlon! I assume you won’t be eating food the day before the race, so you should be good to go 😛

    I’d say a little more than half of the leaves have changed. It gets the prettiest in mid-October. There’s a big hill in my city, and when you’re at the top of it in the fall, it’s just a sea of yellows, oranges and reds for as far as the eye can see. Beautiful!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Presently in the Present =-.

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