Hills and more hills!

I decided on a rest day today.  My insomnia seems to have made a reappearance lately.  I was up at 5 a.m. today.  I came down and did some work, then just went out for a walk when it got light.  Normally I wouldn’t snack before a walk, but my tummy was growling, so I had a graham with fluff before leaving.

I had thought about running or biking, but realized I hadn’t taken a rest day in a while.  I love biking so much that I forget to not do it on occasion.  Rest days are so important.

We did not go for bagels this morning because of the window installers coming today too early for us to make it out and back.  I know you were all wanting to see a bagel picture almost as bad as I want to eat one :mrgreen:   We will go tomorrow.

Instead, I made protein waffles.

We didn’t have enough cottage cheese, so I subbed yogurt.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of oats
  • 1/3 cup of yogurt (low fat vanilla)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

They came out definitely different, but still yummy.  More soft in texture without the crispness of waffles.  I think I would reduce to 1/4 cup of yogurt next time, or use greek, as the batter was very liquidy.

Working away today while the window people worked.  They were upstairs today and I didn’t notice them very much.  I already notice the house much cooler because the glass blocks the heat from coming in.  Technology is amazing!

Lunch break.  Not much protein, but super colorful!

So I found the route for my charity ride next weekend.  I’m not going to lie – I am a bit skeered of it!  I know I can do it, but it will be tough, check it out:

😯 😯 😯   Who is the crazy nut that signs up for 62 miles of hills? Oh wait… it’s me….  Miles 25 to 30 are going to be really, really hard!  Not sure which I am more scared of, the climb up or the free fall down.  I might go scope out the course this weekend, but I almost do not want to see this hill in person before I have to go up it or I will have nightmares…  If you want to check out the route in full size glory, you can click here.

Afternoon snack break (there is a little chocolate under there) –

No coffee today.  Just wasn’t feeling it.  How weird is that?  I just wanted to chew versus drink.

They worked hard on those windows!  It’s neat to look out and not see the world ripply.  Pixie watched them intently when they worked in her favorite window:

Not quite finished yet, though – as they still need to cap most of them on the outside, but all the inside work is done:

17 windows needed to be done in this house.

Little by little we are doing nice things to this house.   I think it has been a long, long time since it was really loved by its owners.  I’ll post a picture of the outside tomorrow per request.

Dinner time and I needed some protein, so that meant pork!  Another burger.

I assigned John to make bread tonight since we are now out.

Done with job #1 for the week and just 4 hours tomorrow.  Even though I backed down to part time with both jobs, I still do 6 days a week.  But that is okay.  We just do what we need to, right?  At least until I open that coffee shop….

Off to buy a couple new window treatments.  New windows deserve new blinds and not the ones the are broken because the cat keeps going through them 😀

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15 thoughts on “Hills and more hills!

  1. Pubsgal

    The new windows look really nice!

    And I know you can do your charity ride! That hill does look intimidating, but perhaps the new bike will enable you to do hills a bit easier?
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Happy September! =-.

  2. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Re: the bike route – I have an alternate way of approaching things as I can deal with almost anything I *know* about. It’s the unknowns that keep me up at night. 🙂 So, playing devil’s advocate, if you scope out the route ahead of time, you can plan an actual strategy for rest and re-fueling stops! 🙂

    (I can’t believe the ride is next weekend already. Time does seem to have wings, doesn’t it?)
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Sharing the Road =-.

  3. MB

    Don’t be scared. I have no doubt you will have a great ride next weekend. Like Cammy, I think I’d want to check it out and make a plan of action.

    Glad to see you finally got your windows in. I’m sure you’ll notice the benefits even more come winter.

  4. Tish

    Yes, don’t be scared, I’ll be scared for you. I’m not sure I would even try to WALK up that hill. Maybe if you expand it out over 62 miles it wouldn’t seem as bad . . . I love your pix of Pixie–she’s a sweetie. I’m sure she’ll oversee her window and make sure it’s perfectly done.
    .-= Tish´s last blog ..To Market- To Market =-.

  5. debby

    All your meals today look super delicious to me. I’m glad you tried the yogurt in the waffles and had the same results as I did.

    And your windows are super exciting to me. I am making the last payment on this house this month and my plan is to start doing some improvements slowly over the next ? years.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I Made a Pickle! Tee Hee! =-.

  6. Joanne

    That’s some ride. Without visiting the site for exact details, what percent is the highest incline? Ted and I rode a 6% which, in my newbie frame of mind, thought “no big deal”. OMG! WHAT A BIG DEAL! I had to walk it. I bet you won’t have to walk a lick. It might get tough but with all the biking and weights, your legs will carry you through.

    Good eats – I’m going to try your protein waffles. The ingredients sound simple and perfect for a quick morning wake up call on the nutrition front.

    Hope you get to take the extra day for the long weekend? Enjoy.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Training and Arnold Sandwich Thins and Sweet Potato BGT Chili =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      5 and 6%. They are pretty steep. But at least the worst part is will be done at the halfway point. I can handle it after that! Granny gear, here I come!

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