Brick House

She’s a brick… house – sing it! You know you want to 😀

Pixie says, “No singing, just feed me already!”

Today was a scheduled brick day.  I was hoping not to have to do my “crazy cardio workout” at the gym today.  It was raining when I got up, but I checked radar and saw clearing.  Score!  That meant I could have breakfast early – double score!  We are awash in apples right now, so I incorporated into breakfast with the apple cranberry topping (but used raisins).

I worked for a few hours, then had a preworkout snack:

Toast and nut butter.  Always a good combo.  Then I set out to do the brick.  I ran 2.2 miles and got super sweaty.  It was cool out, too.  I just sweat a lot.   😳   I was wearing bike shorts and a short sleeve shirt.  I forgot to put on the jacket that I had sitting by the bike (duh) and hopped on after changing my shoes.  It was windy and I was pretty chilled from being so sweaty.  It was a head wind at first, so I was kind grumpy until I got into the tail wind.  I did 11.5 miles.  Then I changed shoes, slugged coconut water, and set out for a hill route.  I did not want to run the hill, but the duathlon course has them, so it had to be done.  Running after biking is just darn hard.  It doesn’t matter what the bike distance is.  I did 2 miles on this 2nd run.  I feel pretty good, albeit slow.

I was hangry when I got back and made a giant bowl of yogurt/granola/berry mash.  I used a whole cup of greek yogurt for 23 awesome grams of protein!

Tasty!  It doesn’t look like much in this bowl, does it?

I was doing some reading about the cold water and metabolism thing.  You see that tip so much on sites that basically say, “Drink cold water to boost your metabolism, and also buy this product!!”  Other sites have said there is a calorie burn, but it is only about an additional 10 calories per day.   Shows how we all just want some easy way to do it, right?

Break from work for a latte and a Luna bar as I was hungry after that workout.

Like the topping? :mrgreen:   It’s candy corn season – woohoo!

I also wanted another nibble later.

Brazil nuts.  Do they call them that in Brazil?  The leftover nuts in the mixed nut can.  Why are the Brazil ones the last to go?

Felt kind of tired in the late afternoon.  The brick workout was hard.  I will be glad when the duathlon is over and I don’t have to do those longer workouts.  They take so much extra time and are longer than I normally like to do (which means I have to work later… )

We have chicken thawed out, but I just wasn’t in the mood.  So, we baked the clam strips instead, which I adore anyway.

My hubby is making an apple cobbler tonight.  How awesome is that?

Pink item of the day.  The last gasp from the butterfly bush this year.

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25 thoughts on “Brick House

  1. Roxie

    Pixie and Brazil nuts – two of my favorite things. I eat them FIRST!

    You are a machine, Lori. I continue to be amazed at your strength and stamina, but am stymied by your love of candy corn 😉
    .-= Roxie´s last blog ..The September Issue =-.

  2. Joanne

    I don’t know where to stare. You have too many good things going on in this post.
    First – everytime you put a photo of Pixie up, it brings a smile to my face. I would love to give her a hug.
    The waffles are awesome and the that little bowl is adorable!

    I have a question though… weight workout related. I need to increase leg strength and want to know which exercise, if you can pin it down to one, helped increase your hamstring strength the most?
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..My First Marathon- The Wine Glass =-.

  3. Cindy

    so I am totally glad to hear the run AFTER the bike ride is hard for even you because it is KICKING my butt.

    I literally have to just do a walk till I get my legs back (they feel so weird) and then I can jog lightly…but not far and not fast.

    it’s a KILLER but I love that it’s broken up and other muscles are getting used.

    and I am singing that song now, and I love brazil nuts. I am the one that picks them out first! haha

    and i grew up hearing them called other terms with “toes” in them too.
    I never got it and I am glad you don’t hear it anymore.

    oh apple cobbler is divine!
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..THE FRESH ONE =-.

  4. Cindy

    I didn’t mean “I’m glad it’s hard for you” (the run after the bike)

    I just mean…I am glad that something is not wrong with me

    sorry, that didn’t sound right!

    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..THE FRESH ONE =-.

  5. Ang

    I always heard brazil nuts called probably the same thing Cindy remembers…definately a toe in there. Sometimes the South is not very classy. I think Brazil nut is a much more suitable name. Regardless of the name I am allergic to them so I don’t get to eat them!

    Good job on your brick and on getting hundreds of people to have Brick House stuck in their head! lol!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Dreary Weather! =-.

  6. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Hmmm, I”have to check but I’m pretty sure my local stores don’t carry the ‘candy corn Luna bars.’ 😀

    One of the reasons I don’t like to ‘power walk’ outdoors in cooler weather is that sweaty-freezing thing. That’s when it’s time for me to start hitting the elliptical hard.
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Road Notes- Sunshine =-.

  7. Pubsgal

    “…she’s mighty MIGHT-AY!”
    Jus’ gettin’ that bike-run-bike out!
    (Love that song!)

    And your comment about Brazil nuts cracked me up! I was eating them, because Thing 1 likes the almonds, Thing 2 likes the cashews, and I gobble up the pecans, so we have the same problem…but then, the Mr. said he likes the Brazil nuts, so I save them for him. They just aren’t my favorite nut.

    You got me curious about what Brazil nuts are called in Brazil. Wikipedia says: “In Brazil these nuts are called castanhas-do-Pará (literally “nuts from Pará”), but Acreans call them castanhas-do-Acre instead. Indigenous names include juvia in the Orinoco area, and sapucaia in the rest of Brazil.” (Smithsonian magazine concurs with “castanhas”.)
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Do the Bloggers You Love- Love You Back =-.

  8. MB

    I love that song! *singing*

    She’s a brick—-house
    Mighty might just lettin’ it all hang out
    She’s a brick—-house
    The lady’s stacked and that’s a fact,
    ain’t holding nothing back.

    She’s a brick—-house
    She’s the one, the only one,
    who’s built like a amazon [pronounced am-a-ka-zawn]
    We’re together everybody knows,
    and here’s how the story goes.

    She knows she got everything
    a woman needs to get a man, yeah.
    How can she use, the things she use
    36-24-36, what a winning hand!

    The clothes she wears, the sexy ways,
    make an old man wish for younger days
    She knows she’s built and knows how to please
    Sure enough to knock a man to his knees

    Shake it down, shake it down now

  9. debby

    How did I miss this post yesterday. Guess I saw the recipe and thought that was the post for the day? Anyway, just wanted to comment that I have tried very hard to analyze exactly what it is that I like so much about candy corns. I think that they are first cousins to caramels, which are my most favorite-est candy.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I Just Ate Soup =-.

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