The last non-bagel Bagel Wednesday. Hooray! It was really a nice morning out. Cool enough that we needed jackets and longer pants for a ride!
Early on in the ride, I took a tumble. We approached an intersection with no light or stop sign and I noticed a truck on my left that I thought was turning right. I turned to make eye contact with the driver to make sure that they saw me. When I looked ahead again, John had stopped short because of pedestrians crossing. As I tried not to run into John, I ended up falling over. The problem with falling over on a bike is that you can’t grab anything to break the fall, so I fell on top of my bike. I ended up with the end of the handle bar jamming right into my upper chest where there is no padding. Owie. I also scraped up my knees and ankles. I swore enough to give a sailor a run for the money because it hurt so bad, but I was also embarrassed. We got back on after a few minutes and continued while I tried to work out the hurt as we pedaled.
After about 6 miles, we stopped at the cafe to eat. We ate outside. I brought my ricotta puffs and strawberries and bought a cup of coffee.
Not good ambiance outside, but it was wonderfully cool to sit out there.
I viewed my right leg, which was still stinging quite a bit.
I think I am also going to end up with a big bruise on my chest. I am lucky the handlebar didn’t hit up a few more inches or it would have hit my collarbone.
We did another loop and ended up with 11.5 miles this morning. Other than the fall, it was quite a nice ride
The rest of the morning went by pretty quickly. I broke for lunch wanting an omelet.
This had cheddar cheese on it with some steamed broccoli inside. Yum!
I had a couple questions about weight lifting as I haven’t posted a workout in a while. This is my new taskmaster.
Or really the old taskmaster. Our bowflex. (And I type blowflex every time. Every time!).
My gym membership expired this month and I decided to work out at home for a while. I am debating on joining a different gym. It’s the gym my mother goes to. It is farther from home and biking there would be a little time consuming, but the membership is $99 a year versus my old gym at $275 per year. Kind of a no-brainer, right? I will wait a bit, though, until it gets cooler or I miss the barbell too much.
Time for the snack!
I love my afternoon snack. Don’t you? I did go get another pineapple slice, too.
I got a craving for a potato for dinner. This was topped with chicken, laughing cow, and hot sauce.
Yukon gold. That is my favorite kind of potato. They have the perfect texture for me.
A quiet evening at home with a couple macaroons. I need to stop watching the Weather Channel because I am going to obsess about this hurricane.
Question: What is your favorite kind of potato?