Return of the biker babe

Sunday heralds the new work week for me, and the requisite bagel!

Today was blueberry.

Then it was time for the other pre work Sunday ritual:

Freshly stocked with produce and dairy!

Work was a little slow today, so I got down to making some soap.  I still have a business that I periodically make soap for, and she contacted me this week.  It’s near cherry blossom time, so I have been making a bunch of cherry soap for her (which I can’t stand, oddly enough).

John had run some errands and brought me a little marshmallow egg with caramel.  Gotta love sale Easter candy LOL.

Then it was lunchtime and I had some carrots:

Plus a green smoothie made with pumpkin, brown rice protein powder, Barlean’s Omega 3 and cinnamon.

Didn’t like this combo very much, I have to say.  At least it was nutritious.

After a little more work, it got slow again 🙄 , so I decided to give the bike a try! I nabbed a date and some nut butter and headed out to test the asphalt.

Look at this happy biker:

I missed it so much in the last 2.5 weeks!! The ride went well.  Not really much pain, but I have real weakness in my left leg.  I cannot go fast.  My brain is telling my leg to push harder and it just won’t go.  It’s like when you run in your dreams and you run really slow, even though you are trying to run fast (does anyone else dream like that?) Hills were a little funny that way because I just kept getting slower and slower as I went up.   There were only a couple small hills, which was the plan.  I actually went to see my folks (unannounced).  My dad wasn’t there, but I was able to visit with my mom.  Then I biked home.  6.5 miles – so  good start to get back on the bike!  Overall very pleased with my injury progress.  Biker babe is back in action!!

Had to make a snack when I got back!

Got a call that the closing on the house is scheduled for Tuesday.  I can’t believe it’s actually happening!  Now I need to decide whether to try to flip another house, start a business, or keep doing what I am doing.  Too many choices.

Dinner time was a constructed BBQ chicken salad since we got new lettuce to replace the produce soup I had to toss on Friday. 😀

I’ll be working late tonight to finish up if there is work to be had, plus more soapmaking, foam rolling, and stretching.  And I need to ponder an evening snack……

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29 thoughts on “Return of the biker babe

  1. Marisa (Loser for Life)

    Yay for biker babe! 🙂

    I’ve been using a foam roller for my hip bursitis/IT band issues and it’s working really well! Hurts like all get out while I roll, but I feel so much better when I’m done!

    Good luck on Tues!
    .-= Marisa (Loser for Life)´s last blog ..My Obsession =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      They are much better made at home than the one Dr. Oz made – those were too chunky for me. Give it a shot with a banana and some spinach. You’ll be surprised. Just close your eyes and drink 😀

  2. Mallory

    My husband used to make soap too! He always hated patchulli, but it sold well among the handmade soap crowd…go figure.
    I always have dreams about not being able to move as fast as I want, but for some reason I’m always trying to punch people. Apparently I’m violent in my subconscious.
    .-= Mallory´s last blog ..#52. Make the perfect cheesecake =-.

  3. debby

    That’s fantastic about getting back on your bike! And I’m glad you said you didn’t like the green smoothie, because when I was reading the description it sounded kind of yucky to me. But it is getting to be green smoothie weather. I might have one tomorrow!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..What’s it All About, Anyway? =-.

  4. John

    Glad to see you out and about on the bike now too! To save time commenting on your other posts: I do like ginger,I have 2 cats named Cleo and Scrappers.
    .-= John´s last blog ..I’m Back =-.

  5. Joanne

    Congrats to getting back on the bike. Slowly, slowly..that’s the way to do it.

    There is a lady I order homemade soup from in Watkins Glen. She makes a Lime Geranium and I can’t get enough of it. My favorite of all soaps.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Conditioned to ride =-.

  6. Susan

    Yayyyy for a successful bike ride! You really are healing quickly! I don’t dream that I’m going slow… but I ALWAYS dream that I’m being chased. Weird.

    Now, if you don’t mind, I have some discounted Easter candy to go find 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Confessions of a Part-Time Blogger =-.

  7. 266

    I am catching up on my blog reading…

    Congrats on the Shape magazine article – I will do my best to get my hands on a copy soon! I’m glad your injury is starting to heal up and that you are getting back to your workouts – I know how much you missed them. Love the back story on Pixie, by the way!
    .-= 266´s last blog ..Hip Hop =-.

  8. Debra

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been off the bike but glad to hear you are slowly getting your groove back. (I need to go back and read all the stuff I’ve missed.) Love the butterfly coffee cup. It is so unique.

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