Squish goes the water bottle and a new friend.

I woke up this morning ready for a run at the track!  I set my water bottle at the edge of the track, put on my tunes and headed around.  I was feeling great, I have to say.  I decided to go 4 miles today.

I had just finished up 3 miles and was going to stop for a drink because I was thirsty, but then a song came on that I wanted to run with and not break stride.  I am sure you know what I mean.

As I rounded a lap, I see a maintenance truck pulling into the track.  I kind of laughed and thought – “look out water bottle.”  Well, wouldn’t you know he drove right over it and stopped *on* it.  I was coming around the bend and he hops out the truck.  I’m all “You just ran over my water bottle!!”  He looked at me really funny.  I think I scared him (you know, sweaty yelling lady running towards him and all that).  I went over and my bottle was wedged under the tire.  I pulled and pulled and got it out, but it was all smooshed.  Keep in mind that I lost one bottle with my bike.  This was my spare.  It was bright blue.  I don’t know how he missed it.  Good thing I did not have my phone or camera with it!!  So, no drink for Lori.  I just did the other half mile so I could get the complete 4 and grouched my way home.  Can the universe just leave me alone for a little while?  I’m tired of people messing with my stuff….

I had a hankering for some waffling when I got home!

These came out super crispy.  I think I left them in the iron longer, but tasty!

Busy, busy at both jobs today.  Pixie has been very needy since we got back.  This is me trying to work and she just comes over and does this:

I kept pushing her just off my lap to the side, but she kept stretching back onto it.  Maybe she thought I wouldn’t notice or something.  Cute.

Lunch break consisted of pumpkin mixed with yogurt and cereal.  Looks boring, but I assure you that it was tasty.

I was so absorbed in work that the time flew by.  John made me a latte, which I paired with a couple squares of Lindt.

After more work, it was time to go out and pick up my new friend.  I decided upon the Fuji Absolute performance hybrid (after going through my check list).

Welcome to the family new bike!

24 gears, trigger shift, light frame.  When I got on this one yesterday, I knew it was the one for me, but I tried others to make sure and then slept on it.  It was on sale, too.  Had a fitting for the bike with my clip shoes on and I was ready to go.  We then picked up a helmet, a new lock, a new computer, and a water bottle (see above) so I can go to the gym tomorrow.  Still need some more stuff, but at least I can ride again!  It’s going to take getting used to, so I can’t dilly dally with the charity ride creeping up on me.  John has not found one that he likes yet.  It is a little hard at this time of year to find bikes.  Luckily for me, there were a lot of women’s bikes in stock.

I was *hangry* at this point and would have liked to have eaten out, but not after dropping a chunk of change on all this stuff.  We got home and John grilled up chicken while I cooked brussel sprouts.

Served along side a pluot.  It was so good because I was hungry!  I still have to work tonight.  Lots to do and need to earn that money! LOL.  I wish I had time to go for a spin, but that will have to wait.  I will talk about the bike in a little more detail as well.

Gotta get a snack ready for my evening work.  See you on the flip side!

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30 thoughts on “Squish goes the water bottle and a new friend.

  1. Tish

    Congrats on the new baby (friend) at your house. She’s (he’s??) a cutie pie. If bad things come in 3’s then you’re off the hook for a while (John’s bike, your bike, & your water bottle). Can’t wait to hear about your first ride. Congrats on your run this morning–and I know exactly what you mean about the song. I confess to replaying my favorites one or even two times.

  2. Kim Zepp

    LOVE the new bike. I can’t wait to hear all about all of your new adventures with it! 🙂
    It’s a bummer to lose perfectly good water bottle, but the way it happened is kinda funny – sorry. I can’t imagine seeing someone pull one out from under a truck tire. That’s strength right there! 🙂
    .-= Kim Zepp´s last blog ..2 week training update =-.

  3. Shelley B

    That is one sweet-looking bike! Sorry about the circumstances, but I’m glad you found one you really like. Hope John will, too – and soon!

    WTF with the water bottle? Bet the guy did see it – he was just being all alpha male on “his” territory. Dumbass.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Food is Foodor IS it =-.

  4. debby

    Ooh, I like your new bike. Looks slimmer than the old one? I also love the color of that pluot. Have a question about chocolate. The other day I bought a godiva chocolate bar, but I didn’t think it was ‘all that.’ And I wondered what you thought? I wonder if the Lindt is better? Chocolate obsession, anyone?
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I’m Tired =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes – this bike is quite the upgrade from the Schwinn. It is much lighter and more gears.

      I haven’t had Godiva in forever, so I can’t remember how it compares. Must not as I haven’t gotten it in so long. I like the Lindt intense orange and the touch of sea salt.
      My other favorite brands are Green & Blacks, Divine, and Lake Champlain. And of course, Attune!

  5. Pubsgal

    Cool! Happy you found a new “friend” with which to hit the biking trails! That is one sweet looking bike, and it sounds like it will perform well! Hope John has good luck finding a new bike, too!

    Debby mentioned chocolate, so I had to chime in. Lindt is so tasty and smooth, like butter! My current favorite, though, is the Green and Blacks’ 70% dark chocolate. I like it even better than Guittard dark chocolate, which used to be my favorite. Valrhona is also nice, and they often have it reasonably priced at Trader Joe’s.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update- 8-11-10 =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      LOL – I just mentioned Green & Black to Debby before reading this.

      If Scharfenberger were less expensive, I would eat more of that for sure.

  6. Fran

    Oh Lori even though I’m sorry for the loss of your water bottle, your story made me laugh 🙂

    I love your new bike! How strange that it’s hard to find a bike this time of year. Holland = bike country and bikes can be bought every day of the year. We have this big bike shop in our town and they have plenty to choose from.
    Hmmmm maybe I’m going to take a look soon if they have something I might like.
    My current bike is only for short trips.

  7. Miz

    yay!!! three cheers for the new bike and for not, as I hope Id not do, sittingfrettingandlamenting the loss of the other.

  8. Jody - Fit at 52

    Love your new bike Lori!!! Will you name it???? Now, let’s all hope the crap stops happening to you! You deserved that yummy looking waffle!

    Thx for the Pixie pic…. I was wondering if she was hanging tight to you after your return! I have a friend that any time the suitcase came out, the cat would jump in it.. knew what was coming! 😉

    Can’t wait to hear how you like the bike ride!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Diets &amp Dieting =-.

  9. MB

    First the bikes and now the water bottle. WTF!? Sounds like your having a bit of my luck lately. Congrats on finding your new bike. Imagine the fun you will have and the places you will go together. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Ride on …
    .-= MB´s last blog ..Three Years Ago Today =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      We chose the hybrid bikes because of some of the terrain we ride in. The cinder and gravel paths would make me too nervous on a road bike. As it is, the tires on my new bike are 28, which is smaller than my old bike. Eeek!

  10. Ang

    Just got caught up and read about your misfortune! I hate thieves so much! 🙁 I like your new bike though!

    Sadly I’m a terrible driver and I’ve probably backed over someones water bottle or worse in my day! lol!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..My New Favorite Thing! =-.

  11. Amanda @ Baking w/o a box

    I was excited about your post showing up on the home page. I was all, hey I know her! Yay Lori!
    Love the new bike. My daily quick lunch isn’t nearly as colorful as yours. I have a sandwich on whole wheat and baked chips with a piece of fruit almost every work day. Today is nectarine.

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