On the road again!

Okay, not on the road traveling per se – but the bikes are out!

And a note on the sweet potato muffins from earlier, I used the Spark recipe calculator to calculate nutritionals.  It’s pretty cool!

First off, though  – must get to the important breakfast stuff.  Banana custard oats topped with pecan butter and strawberry all fruit.

Delish!  I did a little less oats to see what would happen and it was kind of like pudding.  No running today because of the ride later.  And the blogger run day is on Sunday, btw… 😳

We decided to bike to lunch today, since it was going to be in the low to mid 40s!  Still a little brisk, but you all know if it is above 40, I’ll go.  I was a little worried for John because he has not been doing as much as I have during the winter, but he did pretty well 😀

Filling up the tires:

It was all road riding because the bike path is still covered in snow.  It’s 8 miles each way to get to Panera Bread, so a good ride!  I was hangry by the time we got there, though.  We had to stop a couple times for adjustments.  The first ride of the season doesn’t always go smoothly.

I had clam chowder and a tomato/mozzarella sammie:

Yum!  My date (also yum..):

Me with helmet head:

I so missed riding!  I run a lot now, but if you asked me to choose between running and biking, I would be pedaling away before you could even finish the sentence.    The ride home was a little harder as there was a bit of a head wind, and my sit bones were starting to get a little sore.  Did a lot of standing up for the last couple miles 🙂  Legs felt really good, though.  Total miles: 16, average of 12 mph.  Good first season ride!

I got a little chilled, so I needed a good warmup of a latte:

That’s cinnamon on top.

We were pretty lazy for the rest of the day.  Then it was time for dinner.  Still using up those potatoes!  I did one kind of like the other night, but it was a white potato with some laughing cow cheese and BBQ chicken.  Really good!

Did some grocery shopping tonight since we are going someplace farther away for bagels tomorrow.  Now I am ready to have some snacks and movie time!

Question:  Any good plans for this weekend?

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14 thoughts on “On the road again!

  1. Shelley B

    Your helmet head is not that bad…YAY for a bike ride! Way to jump right back into it – that was a nice long ride for the first one since winter came.

    Your baked potato/LC cheese/BBQ chicken is calling me – I will be making it soon – yum.

    Plans for tomorrow? Hmmmm 😉
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Wrap Up and Sock Winner! =-.

  2. m i c h e l l e

    Your potato (and panini) look soooo delicious! I am missing my BBQ sauce 😉

    And your helmet head doesn’t look like helmet head at all – I thought that was a great picture of you!

  3. Susan

    Alright Lori, I’m not going to lie here. I am SO jealous you got out on your bike already!!!! 😛 Do you have a hybrid bike? I’m going to buy a commuter when I get to Toronto so I have another method of transportation in the city. I don’t think the road bike will fly there 😉

    I am thisclose to finishing my personal training textbook – that was at the top of my list this weekend 🙂
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Flashback Friday: Fitness Edition =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I do have a hybrid, or at least the wheels were switched out to make them the wider hybrid tires instead of road tires. Much of the path we ride close to home is a little soft, so I don’t know if road tires would work, although I am thinking of getting one to see if I can get faster!

  4. Jody - Fit at 52

    Glad you got to bike ride… I am not a fan of bike riding but know plenty that are! AND, I wish my head looked so good after wearing a helmet!

    Well, I saw this blogger run on another blog & without realizing it, I joined as today is my outside jog day.. Sunday.. & the rain stopped & allowed me a great jog with the snow capped mountains in the distance!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Gardening Fun =-.

  5. Fran

    Lori I’m so happy for you that you had your first biking of the season! It’s time we get spring and can go out again when we want too!

    Yes blogger run is today and since you’re all a few hours behind me I was the first to finish today 🙂 did a 4K run. So there you’ll have my plans for the weekend too

    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Saturday March 6th 2010 =-.

  6. Kimberley

    Friday night was anniversary dinner and spa/detox night. Loved it.

    Yesterday was relaxing day and movie night. The Informant. Worst.Movie.Ever!

    Today, breakfast out, grocery shopping, soup for lunches is in the crock pot, soon headed out for a sunny walk in the park.

    Great weekend!

    Glad you had a great first ride of the season!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Spring? =-.

  7. Catherine

    Lori, you and your hubby are just too cute. I love reading about your little adventures together! My husband and I do the same thing. Our current obsession is Indian…

    By the way, do you have a Facebook fan page, a la Prior Fat Girl? I’d love to follow you on Facebook as well!

  8. Barb

    Yay for biking! I was on mine a couple times this week! It’s getting a tune-up now in preparation for the first of several events in 2 weeks. I’ll be blogging about it. 🙂
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..Bon Voyage =-.

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