Yes – I won the week’s football picks! Thank you Ravens last night 😀 Now John has to take me to dinner this week. :happydance:
I woke up feeling ready to run. It was a perfect morning to run. 50 degrees, not windy, cloud cover. Yes. I had a date for a wee bit of fuel.
Then I did my hill route. I have not run hills since before I herniated my disk in April, so it has been a long time! I just have been at the track or flat routes (or the dreadmill). I was surprised at how easily I did the hills. Biking really does make running a lot easier. Except it seems slower
I extended my route a little bit and ended up at 3.7 miles today. It felt great! I need to start doing bricks to prepare for next month’s duathlon.
I wasn’t sure what to make for breakfast, and John was using the waffle iron, so I decided to do protein pancakes, except I made 1 giant one.
:cough: with a little cream cheese icing on there :cough: That was kind of fun. Sort of like fair food!
I had a question posed to me about if I lose weight on the long bike rides. The answer to that is no. In fact, I always gain about 3 pounds from the long rides. I think that is a combination of eating different foods on those days, plus water retention from muscle use. The scale always drops back down over the course of the next couple of days. I am so used to seeing that now that it doesn’t freak me out. It did at first, but then I realized the weight would just drop off without me doing anything different. Maintenance isn’t always staying at the same exact number.
Lunch time today and I tried another protein crepe. I think I may give up on this recipe. They just are a little tough with the protein powder. I was hoping the whey would make a difference, but it did not.
I filled this crepe with chopped cooked chicken, sauteed broccoli and a sun-dried tomato laughing cow wedge. Flavor good. Texture bad.
One of the best things about blogging has been the wonderful people that I have met virtually. Sometimes I can’t believe that I actually have not met some of these people in the flesh, because I feel like I have known them for a long time! Debby is one of those bloggers with whom I feel a real kinship with because she is kind of like a twin of me. She has lost 100 pounds without surgery and is quite the animal lover. She is also an incredibly talented lady. Debby asked for my address last week because she wanted to send me something. I really had no idea what it was.
When I opened the box, my jaw fell on the floor to find this beautiful quilt inside!
It has a coffee theme. Now how did she know that I love coffee?? Check out that detail!
I laughed when I saw this:
You all need to bug Debby to put up an Etsy shop if you have seen any of her other quilts on her blog. She is that talented. So thank you again Debby!
Pixie does not get to lay on this quilt LOL.
Speaking of coffee – I had a latte with another pumpkin scone.
I am doing good not eating these in multiples. Sometimes I can do that.
I finished up work right about dinner time today. John had the grill out and did a couple chicken thighs. I thought I would have a different veggie since I had broccoli at lunch.
Yum! It is really hard to cook bone in meat on the grill, I have to say.
Not a terribly exciting evening planned. Just an evening of garden puttering and some relaxing tonight.
Not to mention a snack plus some decaf. Seedless grapes were on sale!
Question: For those of you that blog, what is the most surprising thing you have found?