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? 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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