What’s bloomin’ and more bikin’

Happy Friday!  Woo Hoo!  I was up sort of early thanks to the trash collection.  Got up and had a quick protein drink before biking to the gym.

Mmmmmmm…. bubbles.

Did a good workout today:

  • Deadlifts: 3 sets of 8 with 45# bar (first time back with these!)
  • Close grip lat pull down:  3 sets of 15 at 40#
  • Chin ups:  5 sets of 1
  • Rope Crunch:  3 sets of 15 at 30#
  • Bench press:  3 sets of 8 with 55# bar
  • Seated dumbbell press:  3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs
  • Cable triceps press down:  3 sets of 15 at 30#
  • Standing calf raises:  3 sets of 15 (body weight)

This routine took about 35 minutes.

Then came home to PB&J oatbran with a banana cooked in!

I did the egg whites in this bowl, but they don’t get creamy and fluffy like regular oats do.

After goofing around for a while (hey, it’s my weekend!) I stopped to pick up some mulch and drool over flowers.  I need to assess and plan before I get a bunch.  I could do serious damage to my wallet with flowers.

Then I worked in the garden getting the mulch down and getting rid of weeds.  I am going to have so few weeds this year… unlike last year!

Here are some things that are blooming right now:

This is the pair to the Queen of the Night.  The Ice Princess.  They opened a little later for whatever reason.  I love this combo!

Lilacs:

A stray columbine (??) that just showed up this year:

Lunch time!

Quick egg sammie with laughing cow and hot sauce on a lavash.

Then it was time to put the pedal to the asphalt!  No biking this weekend likely because of craptacular weather on tap, so I wanted to get in a good one today.  I went part of the way to Lake George and turned around.  Here I am at the top of a hill:

We have different names for parts of the path.  This is called Sprinkles hill because down at the bottom is an ice cream shop (not the one we usually go to, either).  Did a couple big hills today, and I was able to do them!  Yay!  Still a little slow, but I’m happy right now.  After 13 miles – I decided it was time for a treat!

Rum cheese cake yogurt with toasted coconut.  You know you want some….

It was nice to sit and relax by myself for a while.  Then I biked home.  Total ride distance today:

20 miles!  Average speed 11.1 mph.  That’s an improvement of 1 mph, so I am pleased.  Longest ride since I hurt my back, too.

I was snacky when I got home, so I had the last kiwi:

And back outside into the garden again.  John cooked up a yummy dinner tonight (we ate the same thing!).  Stir fry with ginger sauce, sesame oil, hot pepper, and broccoli slaw.

I carefully measured out a 1/4 cup of jasmine rice.  It’s like crack to me.  I helped by cutting up strawberries :mrgreen:   Tasty!

I am pretty wiped out now, as it was a busy day.  We are going to make some lattes at home tonight and just chill.  Very pleased with my eating today.  My weekends can sometimes mean a lot of extra food.  Today was a good day.

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17 thoughts on “What’s bloomin’ and more bikin’

  1. cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Gorgeous flowers!

    Yaay for long bike rides! You’ve inspired me to try to match your mileage tomorrow. My riding trail was flooded last week and is now snake infested, so I’ll have to bike the suburbs for now. 🙂

    Have an awesome weekend!
    .-= cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..WYSIWYG Weekend =-.

  2. Kim

    Good job on your positive attitude about your injury. It would be easy to be pretty bitter about the whole thing. Hey, there are lots of people who are totally content to sit on the couch, but when you want to be exercising it seems like your body should let you do as much as you want. I am glad that you are showing signs of improvement everyday. It has been fun to go along on this “injury to recovery” journey with you. I’m pulling for your full recovery!

    1. Lori Post author

      Thank you, Kim. There are times when I feel full of self pity, but then I have to remember that I am lucky enough to be able to move around period, when there are other people who can’t. Medical advice is that the key to recovery was movement and to progress as tolerated. Seems to be working so far.

  3. Amy

    Great bike ride! And yes, white rice is highly addictive…I was craving risotto for some weird reason yesterday but didn’t make it because I knew I would eat way too much of it…
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Most Wobbly Treadmill EVER! =-.

  4. Shelley B

    We’ve been hitting the nursery every weekend…somehow it doesn’t seem so much $$$ when we spread it out like that. Talk to me later when we complete the last of the shrubs (shrubbery!) – I may be crying about it by then.

    That toasted coconut looks so good! I checked for it last night at our Red Mango, but they only have regular coconut, which I can pass on. I did, however, have coconut-flavored yogurt – yum!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Catch Up =-.

  5. Karyn

    I need to stay away from that jasmine rice! SO good!

    I am jealous of your biking. LOL. I can’t wait to get back out on the biking trails. Need to get back into biking shape. 🙂
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Good run! =-.

  6. Susan

    I love the combo of the black and white flowers!! I saw a woman out planning her garden today. Must be so difficult to plant the seeds properly so they bloom up like you imagined.

    Awesome work on those hills 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Out For Good =-.

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  8. John

    Nice ride! I don’t plan my bike rides around treats yet but someday. I like flowers just not the planting part.

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