Battery Low

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?

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  1. ActiveEggplant
    July 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm (10 years ago)

    Bummer about your Garmin dying – I hate when that happens! Good for you for staying out there though – 18 miles is nothing to sneeze at!

    I’m totally into Deadliest Catch right now – I somehow got hooked on this show a few seasons ago. This season is ultra sad (Captain Phil died) but I can’t take my eyes off of the TV – it reminds me of when my Dad passed away so it’s interesting to see how Phil’s son’s are dealing with it.

    I haven’t seen Last Comic Standing since it’s FIRST season!

  2. greensandjeans
    July 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm (10 years ago)

    I ALWAYS freeze my smoothies! It makes them 3000x better!

    July 20, 2010 at 12:25 am (10 years ago)

    omg last comic standing has been my saving grace. i wait til tomorrow to watch in on the computer cuz i like to laugh while i enjoy my breakfast 😛

    helps me start my day off right! xoxo

  4. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    July 20, 2010 at 7:47 am (10 years ago)

    My friend has me hooked on true blood – don’t tell anyone!!

  5. Katie Photiadis
    July 20, 2010 at 10:26 am (10 years ago)

    Hey Beth,

    That bike ride sounds awesome! I’m a bit jealous because I didn’t get to work out at all yesterday ;(

    But I did go on my first run in years with my sister Sara when I was in DC!! We ran 1 mile and I was able to do it without stopping. I’m thinking about incorporating running into my exercise routine, but it’s soooo hot in Richmond these days.

  6. hundredtenpounds
    July 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve been watching “Rescue Me” and “In Plain Sight” on my Netflix. Good shows!


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