Cookin’ on the hob.

Sunday was a complete rest day for me and it felt really good. I biked in cold weather to the gym this morning. I think the days of shorts for the gym are over, at least on days I bike.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Deadlifts 3 sets of 10 at 80# Lower body
Dumbbell Pulloever 3 set of 15 with 20# DB Back
Push ups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Captain Chair 3 sets of 12 Core
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 110# Calves
Cable Squat to Row 3 sets of 10 at 50# Full body
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 100# Low back
Prone Cuban Snatch 3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders
Cable Triceps Pulldown 3 sets of 15 at 30# Triceps

Then I biked on home. It was a little warmer because the sun was out at that point, but still pretty chilly. I think around 40? There is another frost advisory tonight. 😯

I was all excited to try my Irish porridge! Assuming a hob is the stove –

How quaint. Looks kind of like quick cook oats.

There are raisins, papaya, and pineapple bits in this, with no sugar.  Stats are the same as rolled oats, pretty much.

Of course, I had to make it my way with a mashed banana and custard style.

Creamiest bowl ever!  These were good and very smooth.  Sort of like pudding almost.  A nice change up from more chewy oats.  Ah oats, is there anything they cannot do?

I really have been indulging a lot on weekends lately.  Yes, I have been doing long rides, but I think I need to get my balance pendulum swinging on a smaller arc than it has been.  Especially with the holiday season coming up shortly.   With that in mind, I am going to participate in Steve’s Hot 100 challenge that starts later this week (to coincide with the last 100 days of the year).  You can join if you like!  I need to firm up what I am going to set for goals for myself and post that by the 23rd.

Lunch time!  I made up an interesting carrot salad and will post the recipe tomorrow.  It’s got yogurt and cinnamon and raisins in it.  Sort of Morrocan flare to it, I think.

Paired with the last little tuna can.  Tuna is out again for a while.  It just officially flipped over to the “I’m tired of it” list.

Work was very steady with both jobs and then totally died in the early afternoon, just before I was all finished with my lines for the day.  Booo…. that means evening work during the Saints game tonight.  However, I was able to go out and help John with the biz, as that is really ramping up as per usual in the fall.

Made up a protein latte today.  I have to say that I am really liking the whey protein isolate.  It is a little more expensive than regular whey, but it mixes easier and has hardly any taste to it, other than maybe a little milky (that is as close as I can think for a description).  It’s pretty much pure protein as 28 grams has 27 g of protein in it.  Sweet.  I buy mine from True Protein.

Now I have a latte with 15 grams of protein (including that in the milk).  And a delicious bowl of grapes to go with.

Pixie says, “Can we go outside and play?”

Sorry kitty! No more outdoors for you.

I sure am getting in the fruits and veggies today.  They dwarfed my pork burger for dinner.

Think I went a little overboard on the strawberries 😳   They were pretty tasty, though!

Evening walk in store, plus more work.  And this snack all the way from Canada via Suzi:

Tomorrow is a brick workout.  Just not sure if I am going to do run/bike or bike/run.

Question:  Do you eat any import food?

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18 thoughts on “Cookin’ on the hob.

  1. suzanne

    I just bought Liberte quork! Which is fresh cheese, almost the same consistency as greek yogurt so i might just try that with your carrot salad. The stats were awesome on the quork can’t wait to see what i can come up with to use it in.
    There’s no salt in it
    100g 60 calories
    .3 fat
    55g sodium
    11g protein
    .-= suzanne´s last blog ..Back to donuts and coffee =-.

  2. Andra

    Those oats looks scrummy. With my husband being an English expat, we always have British foodstuffs around the house, but I’m always looking for new and delicious things and a good way to do that is try something new from other cultures.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Seven Years Ago Today =-.

  3. Pubsgal

    Mmmm, agree with you on the oats. I’m kind of surprised that the stats are pretty much the same as for rolled oats, given the dried fruit bits. Looks so yummy!

    Hmmm…can’t think of any import food lately, other than fresh fruits and veggies we get when they’re out of season here. (Probably because I’ve been keeping away from Whole Foods lately. 😉

    I enjoyed checking out your “biz” site, too! Almost makes me want to take up another hobby…the Mr. would be thrilled with that one. 😉
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..An Embarrassment of Riches =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s actually bike/run/bike. Kind of like a triathlon except the swim is replaced by another run. So, I have to train both types of bricks at some point.

      The event is 2.2 mile run/16 mile bike ride/ 2.2 mile run.

  4. Call Me Ishmael

    Pixie is so winsome! How do you tell her no? One look at that face and I’d be a goner. I love to eat oats for breakfast too, but I find I get hungry again really fast. Maybe I need to practice adding more protein to it like you do so I get the double whammy of fiber and yummy protein. Hmm. I’ll work on that.
    .-= Call Me Ishmael´s last blog ..Country Life =-.

  5. Fran

    I’ve just checked I’ve got Whey Isolate too and love it. I had it for breakfast with milk on Sunday and wasn’t hungry before and during my run that morning. Usually I use it after a run but this turned out to be a good idea.

    Maybe you’ve told it before but I was always wondering what business John and you had and now I know, love it. Took a look at your website, it looks great, you sell lots of nice soaps and oils.

  6. debby

    Where did you find that irish porridge? That seems yummy. Plus the carrot raisin dish–most yummy, and something I will definitely add to the rotation. Funny how we forget certain foods that we really like.

    I’m not sure I eat anything imported, except of course a lot of out of season fruit.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Guess What I’m Eating Tonight =-.

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