Hi! Today has been such a good day, especially for a Monday. Work flew by because I’m so busy from being out of the office for a few days, and I bought new tires for my bike yesterday so I couldn’t wait to be done with work so I could go for a long ride. I had an apple for a snack in the afternoon:
I made a smoothie when I got home and then put it in the freezer when I went on my ride so I was looking forward to it the whole time. As soon as I got outside, I turned my Garmin on and it said “Battery Low” and ended up shutting down not even 2 miles into the ride. Originally I thought I would go for a long ride but then when my Garmin was out of juice I wasn’t sure what to do but luckily there are mile markers on the trail, so I knew roughly how far I was going. I was pretty hungry towards the beginning of the ride, so I dove into these:
Which I do NOT like! During my 10 mile race in April, they had these on special at the Race Expo, so I bought 5 packs of them without trying them. They are too chewy and have a really weird aftertaste, so I am looking forward to being done with them so I can go back to my beloved Sports Beans.
I ended up pushing through and doing between 17 to 18 miles, and it took me 1 hour 28 minutes with one stop. I looked at the time on my Garmin when I left and it was 6:06, so as soon as I got in my front door I asked what time it was and it was 7:34, which is how I knew the time. I have no clue how many calories, but it was HARD. I hadn’t been on a long ride in ages, and for the first few miles I was having trouble adjusting to being back on the bike, but once I got the hang of it I remembered why I like biking so much. I bet I’m going to be sore tomorrow!
As soon as I got home, I sprinkled some granola on top of my frozen smoothie and dove right in:
In the mix:
- 1 cup light soy milk (1 pt)
- 2 handfuls spinach (0 pts)
- 1 medium banana (1.5 pts)
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries (.5 pts)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (1 pt)
- 1/4 cup Hemp Granola from the Bulk Bins (1 pt)
It was SOOO good. If you’ve never tried freezing a smoothie before, DO IT. It tastes so good and almost like ice cream!
After my smoothie I made a piece of toast (1 pt) with some melted cheese curds (2 pts) from the Farmer’s Market and some Italian Herb Garlic Gold:
So delicious. I might have another snack before settling in to watch Last Comic Standing – my current favorite.
What are you watching lately that you love?