Thursday is the new bagel day! John plays poker on Tuesday nights and can’t get his butt out of bed, so we moved bagel day from Wed to Thurs. It actually works a little better for me because I am not biking after a strength workout. I had a protein drink and then we headed out at a nice clip today. Breakfast outside, even though it was a little muggy!
I just could never give up my bagels.
Good ride home and I pushed it for the last mile going 20-21 mph. We average 13.7 mph on the way home, which is pretty good. When you don’t have road bikes, you can’t get huge amounts of speed. John threw the gauntlet down when we got home that he was never going to wait for me again since I obviously have my speed back. Guess I can’t nurse an injury excuse anymore.
Just an FYI on that, I feel pretty good, and my left thigh is getting bigger again. Now it is only 1/2 an inch smaller than the right thigh. I still have skin numbness over my knee, which I am beginning to think is permanent, but the knee itself is fine. The only thing that bothers me anymore is running.
Worked job #1 for a while. This job really sucks the life out of me. The atmosphere is just not good. If someone makes a mistake, they send out a blanket email to everyone to stop doing it, so we get multiple messages a day on what we are doing wrong, so you just doubt everything that you do. I keep wondering if I am making these mistakes and it got my confidence down a little. So when I got taken off QA after a week at job #2, that really justified that I am competent, thank you very much.
Lunch time! Nothing too exciting, Just tuna salad and Wheat Thins Fiber Select (veggie flavor)
After lunch, I moved up to the bedroom and worked in there with the AC on rather than trying to cool the whole downstairs. John made me a latte after a while. I was thinking how decadent it was to work propped up in bed with a latte! There are some benefits to working at home
I had an email asking about the superfoods term that I use a lot, so I will do a refresher on those. You see that term bandied about a lot, but I am referring to the book SuperFoods Rx by Dr. Steve Pratt. These foods are nutritional powerhouses. You can click on each on below to see more about each one’s benefits. Each of these foods also have ‘sidekicks’ which are related, but not quite as good as the original. Bolded ones are in my diet a *lot*.
Blueberries (strawberries, cranberries, cherries)
Broccoli (brussels, cauliflower, kale)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Low Fat Yogurt
Oats (brown rice, quinoa)
Pumpkin (carrots, sweet potatoes)
Walnuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts)
Wild Salmon (tuna, clams)
Question: What is your favorite superfood (or sidekick)?