Another nice day on tap here. Yesterday was Hot!! Mid 80s. We are going from 0 to 60 around here with the weather. And back again. The tulips are popping, though. Good color for Friday’s post 😀
I had a good lifting workout at the gym this morning. Yesterday I was pretty tired from the weekend riding. From Friday to Sunday, we put over 70 miles on the bikes. Plus I did a lifting workout on Sunday. All I did yesterday was light walking and stretching. Felt good.
After I got back from the gym, it was breakfast time! 1-minute muffle with apple cranberry topping.
Very good. This was the sugar free version, but I used pumpkin instead of applesauce as I had the can open for my protein shake this morning.
Anhyoo, here are a couple FAQ answers on biking that have been asked lately.
1. Are you sore after long rides? Normally, no. Right now, yes. It’s early in the season and Saturday’s ride was pretty long. When we biked to breakfast on Sunday, my sit bones were complaining a bit. Not too bad, though.
2. What do you do about potty stops? I stop drinking liquid about 1 hour before we leave for long rides. When I first get up, I drink extra glasses of water to make sure that I am fully hydrated and get rid of the excess (so to speak). Once you start long rides, though, you really don’t need too many potty stops. I can go the 23 miles to Saratoga without needing to stop, but we always have in mind where a Stewart’s is or fast food place we can go to if need be.
Once at our destination, we use the restroom wherever we eat or use public ones. Again, my body pretty much uses up all liquid I consume during the ride. It is very rare that I ever need to stop on the way home.
3. Do you lose weight on the long rides? I don’t like to weigh myself for a couple days after a long ride. I actually always gain a few pounds from rides, which is mostly due to water retention from a lot of hard work of my muscles and eating foods that I normally don’t during the week. The only time I really concern myself with weighing the day after a ride is if it was really hot. If I don’t gain or even lose weight, that means I am dehydrated and need to fill up.
On to lunch! This should be filed under the “don’t get too close” category. Not too attractive, but tasty. I cooked up ground turkey and added in some rice and BBQ sauce.
Work was quite busy today (and yesterday as well). Good for the wallet! Yay! I also got finished in a timely fashion as well.
John made up lattes today – cheers!
And on another note, I noticed this afternoon that those stupid comments are back in the google feed again! Grrrr!!! They just stopped for whatever reason and now are back.
So, more fish eating for us. Last night we had some salmon, which we grilled. I am getting more used to it. Tonight was flounder. We got a bacon fill coated flounder and baked it in the toaster oven.
It was pretty good. I think I like the fattier fish, though. I didn’t taste any bacon with this. False advertising!!
While I was up practicing guitar this evening after dinner, John was getting up to all kinds of trouble in the kitchen. He made up these cookies for his poker night tomorrow.
Chocolate chip made with some peanut flour. There was a broken cookie (you can see it in the back), so we had to taste test! Very good.
I am out of here for the night to escape the cookies and be social.