It’s Bagel Wednesday! Yesterday was a complete rest day other than some gentle walking. It was a warm and sunny morning and we headed out for a brisk ride to breakfast. My legs felt pretty good. Still recovering a bit from the 88 mile ride on Monday, I think. I felt it a little on the hills, but not too bad.
Saw a friend at the cafe, too, which was a nice surprise!
They were out of wheat bagels, so I had a poppy seed instead.
When we left to go home, the ridiculousness continued:
This is really getting discouraging. John’s tire, this time the back one – the tube on this was from last year, so at least it wasn’t a new one. It is getting expensive though.
This week I am getting super puncture resistant tires for my bike.
12 mile ride today. All this, plus a general late start to breakfast put me behind for the day. I told myself no Tour watching until lunch time so I could get work done.
Then I could watch! Hooray for eating in front of the TV!! I’ll admit it.
I mixed up some vanilla greek yogurt with peanut flour to make peanut butter yogurt. This was really good! I mixed in a little granola. Red plum on the side, which I dribbled on my shirt because it was so juicy.
The Tour had a scary stage today with a lot of crashes. That would be so scary to me, and one reason why I am happy with a 13 mph average speed on my bike. I don’t need to race.
I got hungry an hour or so after lunch, so I grabbed a granola bar.
All while Pixie napped away in catnip splendor.
Awwww…. she always looks so sweet when she is sleeping.
Then it was time for an iced coffee with almond milk and some cashews.
One thing I really struggle with is eating during these long ride periods. It’s like being on a big calorie see-saw. I have trouble balancing calories, and the scale jumps all over the place. Right now my goal is for it to go down, but that is difficult to do with hard training (as anyone who has trained for a half or full marathon can attest). I have also been upping my carbs a fair amount as of late. So why is it that I am doing a 100 mile ride again??
I made a quick dinner tonight. The usual salad.
It was dark and stormy during dinner, so funny lighting. At least I didn’t need to water the garden!
Tonight is more work and a snack:
Question: Are you watching any of the Tour de France?