Okay, first – where the h-e-double hockey sticks did September go? We are getting that tropical rain from Nicole today. That nixed my outdoor brick, so I drove to the gym after eating a Zone bar for fuel.
I did 2 miles on the treadmill, then 10 miles on the stationary bike, then 2 more miles on the treadmill. I was totally soaked by the time I was done. I sweat so much when I work out that it is a little embarrassing. I felt amazing, though. I started to get the high on the 2 mile of the 2nd run. I almost didn’t stop, but I certainly didn’t need to do any more than that LOL! Besides, busy day today.
I had soaked steel cut oats overnight, so they were ready to cook this morning.
Do you love my new bowl? I couldn’t resist 😀 Long-time readers know of my dear love for candy corn, which I have put a rule of none until October (although I did inhale the aroma through the bag a few times while shopping, addict that I am).
Hit the keyboard ground running today with work. There was a recall on Johnson & Johnson metal hip replacements and my ortho account has had a ton of visits for people who have had these. Can you imagine? It’s one thing to have a recall of something you can actually bring back to the store, but something surgically implanted??
Pretty standard quick fare, but tasty. My bottle of hot sauce is running low…
So my goals for September (seriously – is it really over already??) were:
- Team Challenge Ride on September 12. Done and very pleased with it!
- Concentrate even more on mindful eating. Not real great with this one. Before meal snacking creeping back in.
- Do more brick training after the charity ride to get ready for the duathlon in October! Started doing the bricks.
- Experiment more with not recording my food every day. My weight is up a little today, so I think I need to track more again or something.
September was a really busy month. Birthdays and anniversaries and just lots of things. I did go down to part time with job #1, so that means I am just working 1 job’s worth of hours. That is nice.
Larabar and a latte drizzled with some pumpkin spice sauce John made using this recipe:
Tastes like fall!
Afternoon duty calls! Blood donation time 😀 It was at Great Escape today.
How cool is that? There were some creepy clowns in costume, and the supervisor had fake blood on his face, which was a little alarming when you are actually donating…
By donating, we got free tickets to Fright Fest this fall (replenishing my iron!):
I have never been to Fright Fest, so I need to think up a costume to wear. Maybe I should go as Rosie? I could do the bee again like I did for the Halloween race last year.
Then it was time to go out to dinner. My mom chose the Irish Times for birthday eats! I had the beef stew (breaking a local meat rule here, btw):
This was really good. It actually was a bigger plate than this picture looks like and I brought half home for another meal.
Tomorrow I will post the goals for October.
And happy birthday to my mom!!
Love you, Mom! 😀