Biking and chinese food

Phew – I am feeling a little overwhelmed and busy lately!

A couple people commented about not seeing my triathlon videos – so here is the link to the post of the recap!

I did really well last night and didn’t eat any carrot cake that was for Mom and niece Devon:

cakeI just had tea and snacked on cantaloupe and grapes.  Thanks for providing those, Mom!!  😀

I was going to do a brick today, but decided I just need a long nonstop bike ride to the tune of 15 miles.  My duathalon is a 16 mile ride, so I need to keep doing the full 15 instead of breaking it into biking to breakfast/coffee, eating, and biking back home 😀

This was along the same road we did Saturday, although not the really hilly part.  It was a long and lonely road today since I was by myself.

road

Pretty durn cold, too!  It was 40 degrees and cloudy – plus a stiff wind. Check out this flag:

flag

At least the wind was blowing at my back on the way home.  Took me 1:21 to do the ride.

I had a Zone bar preride, which was good.  They just seem to last me a good while, so even though I want to cut them out of my life, it doesn’t seem too bad to have them in there.  I just have to not snack on them, but use them for a purpose.

I couldn’t decide what to have for breakfast and finally decided on warm and filling protein pancakes!  My Winney Farm blueberries are gone already, so it’s back to Wyman’s (which I also love).

breakfast

These were so warm and good in my tummy after a cold ride.  Plus coffee.  And speaking of coffee –  Hooray for caffeine!  Here is an article on some benefits of caffeine from one of my favorite blogs: Workout911

Spent a good portion of today training on a new account.  It’s nice to know they think highly enough of me to keep adding accounts, and it means that I should always have a steady flow of work.  Productivity does go down when learning, though.

Have you tried Attune bars?

attune

These are so good!  90 calories and full of probiotics and antioxidants.  Found in the refrigerated section. A little spendy, but I had a coupon 😛

Check out the chunks of raspberries in this:

attune2

So, John won the football picks this week, so that meant I had to take him out to dinner.  He wanted Chinese, so we hit up a place that has steamed brown rice available!  Isn’t that great?  Hope more places follow suit.  I broke one of my rules of not eating corporate meat because I needed protein.  I chose the beef and broccoli bowl with brown rice.

chinese I tried to eyeball about 1/2 cup of brown rice.  There was easily 1.5 cups in the bottom of this bowl.  It was pretty good!

We were going to bike there, but it started to sprinkle.  John still wanted to get a run in this evening, so I decided to join him for a bit.  We went to the track and he ran 3 miles while I did a run/walk combo.  If only my duathlon could be spread out like that with the bike in the morning and run at night!  It was weird running in the dark, though.

Question: When do you like to do your exercise?

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11 thoughts on “Biking and chinese food

  1. debby

    Oh, my. That is a lot of control going without carrot cake…good for you! And that chinese food looks divine. I can’t really say that I exercise at a consistent time. One thing is for sure. It is not first thing in the morning. I am pretty consistently getting about 5-6 hours per week, though, and that is a big improvement for me.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Today’s Thoughts =-.

  2. Roxie

    Wow, Lori. A lot of exercise for you. I’m in awe. Leaving carrot cake? You are made of stone! ha

    I much prefer morning exercise. I like to get up and get it over with. Unfortunately, that’s only possible one day a week. Otherwise, it’s lunch time workouts.
    .-= Roxie´s last blog ..Bits and Pieces =-.

  3. Dawn

    I’m not a morning person so I usually do my exercise after work during the week. On the weekends though I try to take a walk/jog down my favorite road Saturday and Sunday first thing when I wake up before breakfast.

    Way to go on the 15 mile bike ride and the evening walk with hubby.

    That Attune bar looks like solid chocolate with raspberries in it *smile*. I might have to look for them.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Weigh-in Wednesday =-.

  4. Susan

    Funny you mention running in the dark, because that’s something that only just occurred to me tonight. I’d planned my long run for after work, but never even considered a chunk of it would be in the dark – on the trails! Not cool. Ideally, I like mid-morning for exercise. A couple hours after a get a good breakfast and big mug of coffee in me 🙂

    Oh, and you bet I’m getting Chai Lunas 😉 Have a great “weekend!”
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Lessons Learned and a New Set of Goals =-.

  5. m i c h e l l e

    Attune Bars! My 3yo went through a year w/ lots of ear infections + antibiotics so I had her eating lots of Attune bars to get the balance back into her gut. They do taste great, don’t they?

    That is some will-power w/ the carrot cake. That’s one of my faves!

    Lately for exercise I have been taking brisk 4 mile walks. I want to get back into weight training though. Just need to take that first step and stick w/ it.

  6. Jinx!

    Usually right after work say 4pm ish. But I thoroughly enjoy it when i have a day off and can get motivated enough to get out there for a run early. AND i enjoy an evening run when i get to watch the sunset. Gotta be flexible . Jinx!

  7. Fran

    The Chinese food looks great. We’re going to have that on Sunday because we’re out the whole afternoon and I don’t feel like cooking then. I know myself 🙂

    I don’t mind running in the dark. But I have to run in the village where I live because where I normally run there are no lights. So that part of running in the dark I don’t like. But the option is running indoors at the treadmill which I hate.
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Friday October 2nd 2009 =-.

  8. Shelley B

    I like to get my workouts done in the morning, but I like to bike ride in the evenings. Of course, I’m not doing bike rides like you are, so I guess that’s why I don’t see them as much of a workout.

    On the Attune bar – does it taste like a chocolate candy bar? It looks great!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Maggie =-.

  9. Ang

    I love to workout at night. I often jog at the soccer field in the dark!

    Those bars look good. I’ll have to be on the look out for them!

    I wish some of our chinese places had brown rice…
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..True Confession =-.

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