A long ride on tap for Saturday! I had gone and did a strength workout in the morning as per usual. The last B workout of stage 1 (which I will recap tomorrow).
It was quite windy, but 50 degrees, and we couldn’t wait to get out. We started off with sun and several layers to stay warm. Here is part of the path:
John shed a layer after about 5 miles, but I kept mine on and thought I would shed a layer at mile 10.
After we got to mile 10, just as we were getting ready to pass an older couple walking on the path, John yells to me “Do you want to take your clothes off now?” 😳 😳
It was windy and a hard ride on the way there. Who was it that decided to do a lifting workout before riding? Oh yes, that was me. I thought for sure I was going to have to walk up the hill we call The B*tch, but I actually made it with some grunting and yelling “come ON!!”
Down the other side for about 2 miles.
Hills never look as steep in photos. Of course, I took off my jacket here before going down and then I was freezing since I was so sweaty. Going downhill at 20 miles per hour in a headwind and sweaty = very cold!
We reached the lake and it was gorgeous!
It was even windier here, which is always is at the lake.
A few buds on the trees, but still pretty drab around here. John and I stopped at 2 places for our snack. First up was the Lake George Baking Company
We picked up a couple pastries for each of us and then hit up Cafe Vero for lattes.
First pastry – an almond horn.
I also got a sfogliatelle, which is a shell shaped pastry filled with an orange ricotta cheese mixture – which was fantastic with the latte!
So good. Burned about 500 calories on the way there and ate 500 for my snack. See how life balances out? 😀
I felt great on the way home. Part of that was not riding into a head wind, but my legs got rested and had a carb boost. Powered by pastry! We didn’t even stop on the way home. I just felt stronger and stronger as we kept going. Or maybe it was just a biker’s high? Yay!
I am almost ready for our Saratoga rides.
31.5 miles! Guess I should do strength training before every long ride. Okay, maybe not… Definitely not. I will have to adjust my lifting schedule soon.
On Sunday, my family got together for dinner. Just a few quick pictures. I made up some macaroon bird’s nests with little malted milk eggs to bring.
Aren’t they cute?
Here is my dinner plate:
Delicious ham, with twice baked mashed potatoes (awesome!) done by my mom. My sister brought along the asparagus with homemade Hollandaise sauce. I had seconds of ham and potatoes.
I was a bottomless pit today. I also ate too much candy. There were M&Ms a plenty, which I ate more than my share of. I haven’t had this many sweets in about 6 weeks.
More sweets? Yes please:
John made a blueberry cobbler. I wasn’t full even after eating this, but I really just needed to stop eating beacuse I don’t think I will ever feel full. Then it was game time. Mostly made up games with the nieces. Don’t you love games like that where the rules are made up as the game goes along??
Now settling in to watch Paris Roubaix. Can the weekend be over already?