My tired legs!

What a great weekend, but my poor legs!  I put them through the paces.  From Friday morning through Monday – I put 100 miles on the bike!  Doing 100 miles in a week is pretty standard for me, but I don’t usually do that all squished into 4 days with no rest.  It’s so hard to stay off the bike because I love to ride.  That much exercise also gets my appetite all out of whack.  I did take the weekend off from lifting to get some kind of break, but then I went and lifted this morning.  Yep – tired legs.  Must not over train.

I was standing and stretching (yes – I was stretching!!!) with my arms over my head.  I told John that I felt like a tree.  Strong solid base and strong branches.  I just wish I could be a little taller and be a willowy tree instead of a stocky tree, but I guess that means I can weather storms better, right?

Breakfast after I got back from the gym was oatmeal cooked with craisins and egg whites.

Pretty simple and hot.  Duh.  I had to let this set and get cool because it was already hot outside when I got back from the gym.

So hot today.  Bahhh!  I really dislike humidity.  I get puffy and squishy and hate that feeling.  Poor Pixie was feeling the heat:

We have our window AC in the upstairs bedroom, but not the downstairs yet.  We really don’t need it after we got the new windows installed, but the windows don’t help with  humidity. The air was so oppressive and still and then the skies opened up with rain.  Just in time for an iced latte, too!

After that storm, another round came through and it got really, really dark.

This is about 4:30 in the afternoon.  Really windy and rainy with a big T-storm.  Then we lost power.  That meant no internet, so no more work.   I ate some potato chips and we sort of waited to see if this was going to be a temporary outage or not.  Turns out not, so we waited until the worst of the storm blew over and cooked our dinner outside (no power = no stove).

I put some broccoli florets in the foil packet with some coconut oil and S&P. John cooked up a few sweet potato fries for himself.  Meat today was wild caught salmon with maple glaze.

It turned out pretty good!

I had to take this picture outside because it was too dark inside with no lights  😀

Power came back on after a couple of hours, so I am back on the internet working and getting this post up.  I can’t believe tomorrow is Wednesday already!


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13 thoughts on “My tired legs!

  1. Sharon

    We spent the day in Montpelier and somehow managed to miss all the horrid weather only to find out as soon as got to back to Woodstock that we were under a tornado WARNING!! Geez! It went on for quite a while, but has calmed down now. Hope its over.
    Sharon´s last blog post ..A Day Full Of Surprises

  2. debby

    Salmon looks so yummy! And the iced latte. I think I’ll have one now even though its a little late for that.

    Impressive storm. And yes, I think your legs deserve a break today. LOL, that tune came into my head when I typed that.
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  3. E. Jane

    It was hot here in Minnesota over the weekend, but then we had a storm (very dark, hail, and rain) and now it is cooler than normal. You are amazing–100 miles–yay! Now rest for a bit–your body needs it! BTW: Your food looks fabulous as always, especially that salmon.

  4. Fran

    That’s a lot of miles in 4 days Lori, impressive!

    We’ve had a couple of very warm days but now it’s back to “normal” but I’m tired. I get tired from warm weather because it’s usually to hot to do something and because of the heat I don’t sleep that well.

    We hardly ever lose power which (of course) I’m glad about. It sucks not having it, even if it’s only a few hours.
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  5. Satu

    I love the picture of the T/rainstorm, it looks so atmosprheric.

    I can’t even imagine how strong your legs are. I do love how strength training makes me feel, all powerful and grounded at the same time. 🙂

    BTW, this is the frist day I’m going to do those revese chinpups. Wish me luck! My calves are still sore from the first metabolic circuit I did on Monday.
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  6. Helen

    Glad you forced rest upon yourself. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do – not because we don’t need it, but because we love the exercise that’s causing the fatigue. I try to remind myself that rest days actually make me stronger.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Still Traveling

  7. Shelley B

    Dang – that was a lot of miles!!! I know how hard it is for you to resist biking when the weather is good…I guess, for that matter, it’s also a good thing you have a sedentary job so you are forced to rest your legs. And hey, we shorties have to stick together with our sturdy, strong legs. Side note: have you ever been walking next to a taller person and they have to duck under tree branches while you don’t? Hehe, I get a little thrill inside when that happens. 🙂
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Wednesday Workout Update

  8. Joanne

    Congrats on the 100 miles! What cycling legs you have!
    That storm photo looks pretty neat. I love stormy days, early in the
    morning when I have nothing to do but enjoy the sound of rains. A rare occurance 🙂

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