Hello blogland! I had a nice night’s sleep last night and woke up hungry! Still no running for me, and I wanted to wait to bike later, so I made up some brekkie. I was still on a Cream of Wheat thing today, so I made them pumpkin custard oat style. Topped with 5 toasted pecans and some jam.
This bowl was so filling and huge, and only about 275 calories for the whole thing! Love it when life works out like that 😀
I was thinking about it being 5 weeks ago today when I did my last run. I will be honest and say that I really don’t miss running all that much. I more miss the idea of running. I miss the calorie burn and the good workout feeling when finishing. Of course, I miss being able to actually run, because not doing it means something is still wrong. So – that’s all in the open now LOL!
Fast and furious and work today. Lunch break:
Lots o’ fiber in this bowl!
Miz Fit made a comment on my post yesterday about showing that I broke a glass. I thought a little bit about why I actually put that on the blog. It was more of an attempt to show that my life is far from perfect and that a lot of little things go wrong. I get asked if I am really as happy as I seem, and I would say that I am. Annoyingly so, from John’s perspective, I’m sure . I read a ton of blogs, or at least they are in my reader. I know that sometimes when I read blogs, I wonder if that is really how their life is. Sometimes people come across as so (to me) perfect or incredibly lucky. Sometimes it looks that way on the surface to me, but I sense there is something lying underneath that isn’t right. That could always just be me seeing that when it isn’t really there, either, but I am pretty intuitive with people. Other times you can really tell a blogger is very real.
It’s also a reminder that blogs are just a snippet of someone’s life. Obviously unless there is a webcam, one couldn’t possibly put their whole life on the internet, and who would want to, really?? (Or more importantly, who would want to watch??) So our opinions of someone’s life are just based on what we are allowed to see.
Anyhoo, I finished up work early. Clap your hands for productivity!! It was 56 degrees out, so I decided on a bike ride. I fueled up with a Kind bar.
These seriously are really good. I wish I did not know that. This was also my first real ride with the new bike clips!
I did 19.6 miles today with an average pace of 12 mph. Feeling good! I like the clips. It took some getting used to starting and stopping. Each time I had to stop I kept saying to myself, “Don’t forget your clips!” Okay, I actually said it out loud, too….. I was totally paranoid that I was going to forget and just fall over. The hardest part is reclipping into the pedal after getting going again because it spins around (since I have the dual pedal). On the longer sections of the path, I just practiced clipping and unclipping while riding to get the hang of it. I do realize now that I moved my legs around a lot before. Especially my feet. Now they stay in place and I am more efficient (I think). Cool. I need to adjust them a little, though.
I was hungry when I got back, bottom’s up!
Protein drink and helmet hair – awesome combo 😀
Then some good foam rolling and stretching. I was also pretty chilled at this point. 56 degrees isn’t really cold, but when you get sweaty in that temp, it’s easy to get chilled. I decided I needed to incorporate hot sauce into dinner somehow to warm up.
I sliced a cooked chicken piece in half and heated it up, then spread it with laughing cow and the hot sauce. This was very good! I wish the laughing cow melted a bit better, but still tasty.
New visitor at the feeder:
We are off for some coffee tonight, since neither of us had a latte today. The day wouldn’t be complete without it!
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