Ridin’ solo

I was excited to get up to ride this morning.  I think I have an addiction to biking or something.  😯   I had to wear a backpack with spare tube, pump, tools, etc, which I don’t like, but that’s the case until the racks arrive.  I fueled up with a Zone bar:

Then I hit the road while John was still sleeping.  I went south down the main road, which has a nice wide bike lane.

The other nice thing is that the bridge connecting this road with another main road is closed, so there was almost no traffic going through, which is awesome.  It’s fairly flat, so I was booking along and pretty excited at how fast I was going.  Turned around after 11 miles and straight into a head wind. D’oh!  That was a tough slog home.  I stopped to take a few pictures:

I am smiling before coffee.  Who knew?

22 miles in the books in 1:30. Not too shabby!  I was famished when I got home.  I was thinking I was going to go 15, but ended doing an extra 7.  Probably should have brought at least some coconut water, as the Zone bar didn’t quite get me through to the end.

Nomf!! It almost looks like yin and yang, doesn’t it?  But that is PB and J in a nutshell anyway.

Loooooong workday today.  It’s one of the 10-hour days, which is basically Mon-Thurs right now.  I am so glad I don’t have a commute, although I guess my ride this morning could qualify for that.  I almost felt guilty about going for a long ride this morning because I should get right  to work, but then realized that is crazy.  Nothing comes before me and my health.

Lunch break!

Ahhhh…. the excitement of tuna.

I had a dictator today that drove me crazy.  He was eating while dictating, which a lot of doctors do, but he was totally chomping on food and talking with his mouth stuffed full and lipsmacking.  And it was over several different reports.  I was so grossed out after the 3rd one.  Sometimes the doctors forget there is actually someone on the other end of these things.  One MT told a story about how the doc forgot to turn off the recorder and took it into the bathroom.  Ewwww…..

Had to take a break!

I also had a couple Dove promises that got snarfed before I remembered to take a picture.

Dinner was all about the fast today. I did a quick microwave scrambled egg with laughing cow on a bun.

Hot sauce destined to be on the sammie!  Dinner ready in 10 minutes, ate in 5.

Made a fun snack.  I had the homemade fluff, which I put on a graham cracker and used one of those torch lighters to toast my fluff and sprinkled on a few chips.

Outstanding.  S’mores without the smoke.

I apologize on being behind on blogs.  These long days are temporary, thank goodness.  Back to work after this, but probably only for another hour or so.

Lifting move of the week tomorrow.  Can’t believe Wed is coming up so fast!

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25 thoughts on “Ridin’ solo

  1. April

    Mmm…s’mores looks awesome!! This week IS flying!

    On my liquid day I do whey. It’s helpful that I make puddings or frosty’s or cakes 🙂 If I absolutely need something for dinner I go with chicken or tuna.
    .-= April´s last blog ..Being an adult =-.

  2. Pubsgal

    I could just kick myself for not going on a real bike ride yesterday: we actually had a clear morning! Oh well.

    I get what you’re saying about the guilt pinging every now and then…happens to me, too. But I think that’s a big difference for me, too, now: I have to let the guilt go, because my fitness is part of what’s keeping me healthy. So it comes first, like the oxygen mask in the airplane.

    Your s’more looks yummy! We make microwave s’mores for the kids, because they don’t like the marshmallows to get brown. (Can you believe it? The nice carmelization makes the s’more, I think! Well, that and chocolate.) I can’t believe I’m asking this, but how do you make homemade fluff?
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update- 8-18-10 =-.

  3. Lori's Mom

    Lori, you are so clever! Little s’mores! I think we need to see a video of you toasting your marshmallow fluff with the torch lighter.

  4. MB

    I used to work for a guy that chomped on food, slurped his drink, yelled at his kids or drivers on the road, made out with his girlfriend and who knows what else all while dictating important legal briefs.

    I love s’mores but should save them for the bonfire. I could get into trouble if I started having them at home.

    Glad you and Mr. Fuji are getting to know each other. Did you take that bottle cage off yet?
    .-= MB´s last blog ..Sweet Corn and Maple Peanut Butter =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I didn’t take off the bottle cage, but I did wrap tape around it so the edge isn’t as sharp. Temporary fix, but it works for now 😀

  5. debby

    That was a very funny sentence “I had a dictator today that drove me crazy.” For a split second I thought ‘what country does she live it?’

    Your bike riding is inspirational.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Crumbling =-.

  6. Fran

    Iekssss that’s gross that doctor!

    I’m impressed: riding for an hour and a half and then work for 10 days. (claps her hand and cheers for Lori).

  7. megan

    Jason DeRulo Sorry can’t hear that song without singing his name.
    I like to make smores in the oven. Haven’t don’t that in awhile. May have to try that this weekend.

  8. Dawn

    Looks like a great ride. I had microed scrambled eggs last night for dinner too 🙂 I was laughing at the dictating while eating doctor, poor you and poor girl to listen to bathroom going ons lol.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Is it Wednesday already =-.

  9. Vee

    That s’more looked quite delicious! Gonna have to figure out how to do it for me!

    When I was pregnant with my now almost-14-y.o. I did anything I could to make money, including transcribing. It is very unbelievable that doctors forget someone actually listens to them talk. Dictating at the speed of light just to get it done. Mouth full. Drinking. Keeping it on while on the phone. Luckily I never heard anyone on the toilet… ew!

    Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..Day 57 Tue Weigh In- Gain- and Feeling Yucky =-.

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