Good evening! I have some good news! I finally bit the bullet and got my bike!
Please excuse my flash…someone stepped on my camera this weekend and the screen no longer works. Yes I am bummed about it, but it still works and I do not have the funds to get a new after buying my bike!
REI is having an anniversary sale with 15% off all bikes and I knew it was no or never to try and get my bike. Cannondale CAAD Women’s 8.
I took her out for a ride yesterday and it was such a difference from my mountain bike. For one I clipped in (I only fell off once) and my biked just seemed smoother and went further. I ended up doing about 23 slow miles. I wanted to get used to the bike and the trail was a little to bumpy to go fast on a road bike. I saw so many cute farm homes in back country Maryland. I need to take her out on the open road, but I have a race to train for in less than 2 weeks!!!
I am already checking out races in the area and I am excited for this new adventure.
Next step in my life…save for new camera…what kind should I get????
Good Morning! It is currently 37 degrees outside and my dining room looks like this.
Speaking of Earth, Nick and I watched Dirt last night. It showed the importance of soil in our daily lives and how we need to stop abusing it and start using it!
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- 1/3 cup skim, 1/3 cup water
- 1 tbs hemp protein
- 1 banana
- chia seeds
Time to put the plants back outside and get moving! Momma Beans will be here tonight! I am so excited to go to Woodberry Kitchen!
Today while I was running I passed a field of little girls playing lacrosse. It got me thinking about all of the things I would want to tell a young version of myself.
These are some of the things that came to mind…
- Being popular is NOT the most important thing in middle school
- You will be happier if you accept who you are
- Be nice to everyone!
- The people you don’t want to talk to because they are not in the ‘A’ group could be the best people you have never met
- A zit will not kill you
- Listen to your Mom. You may hate her choices when they happen, but you will thank her for them in the long run
- Grades do matter
- Chill with the white eyeliner – this is directed to 8th grade me
Obviously you can tell where I was as a youth. In the middle between the ‘geeks’ and the ‘cool’ people. I never really fit, but I know where I SHOULD have been.
I thank the happy valley land of Kent for slapping me in the face and telling me to wake up!
If you could go back what would you tell yourself?
Now lets get back to the lighter side of life –food!
Lunch was sort of a repeat from Thursday, but it was still good!
My afternoon got busy in a hurry!
After work I got new keys for Tour roommate and then I went for my nice little run of about 4miles. It was a nice easy run.
In my boats (I’m on a boat)
- 1 small onion diced and sautéed in EVOO
- 1/2 box of chopped onions diced
- 1 can of petite cut no salt added tomatoes
- 1/2 cup cooked wheat berries
All thrown in a sauté pan with the zuc innards. I par baked the boats for 10min then stuffed and topped with BASIL FROM THE GARDEN and parm cheese. I cooked them for about 15min more til the cheese had melted.
I am kind of peeved that this picture is blurry I really like the S&V kale chips. They don’t need any ketchup!
Alright peeps I am going to get into bed early and watch House!
Another week is upon us. The weather is finally warm and the Orioles swept the Red Sox this weekend after only winning about 3 games all season.
All in all positivity this week is going to rule!
Let’s start with breakfast.
Even though it was raining out I still got some outdoor pictures, but Sissy did not get her daily dose of pansy. Maybe it won’t be raining this afternoon, but at least I don’t have to water my plants!
I made up some Muesli
- 1/4 cup muesli
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- handful Uncle Sam
- handful vanilla almond granola
- chia seeds
Whoa the skies are really dark right now! I love a good thunderstorm, but not when I am heading to work.
Now where did I put my umbrella?????
Another Monday bites the dust! Too bas it is still cold and rainy outside and it is supposed to be like this until Thursday Do I live in Seattle???
At least I had some good food to get my through the day! I had spinach with every meal today! Crazy. Just call me Popeye.
After my snack I went and tried out some REI bikes. I thought I would be able to figure out my size to compare other bikes, but they only come in small, medium and large. I tried out a few and liked one, but this is a huge purchase and I would like to do tons of test rides.
- pack of whole wheat 6 cheese tortellini
- roasted red peppers
- sauteed onion and garlic
- dressed in EVOO, red wine vinegar, S&P.
On the exercise front my knee definitely loves the foam roller! I think I am going to try and attend Bikram tomorrow, but it all depends how I am feeling. The bike hunt will continue!
Well it is still raining around here. Perfect Monday weather.
- ~15 strawberries
- 4 ice cubes
- 2 huge handfuls of spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbs vanilla hemp protein
- sprinkle of chia seeds
I actually like the taste of this vanilla hemp. If you want to learn more about hemp check out Ashley’s post on the topic.
I also had a slice of Dakota with homemade chia flax almond butter.
Now I need to slap on my duck boots and head out into the fog and rain. How do we have all this fog??? We live inland!
Happy Monday morning!
It is also Earth week! What are you doing on Earth Day this year? I have no direct plan yet, but I am working on doing something. I’ll be playing kickball that is a for sure
I am running a little late this morning, Mondays always get me! I ended up making up a bowl of cold cereal. When I went out to take my pictures I realized how cold it was outside! Where did spring go? It was 41 when I woke up this morning. I guess that means my plants are staying inside again.
- 1/2 cup Kashi H2H
- 1/2 cup TJs Fiber cereal
- 1/4 cup Uncle Sam
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup Kefir
- chia seeds
- homemade flax chia almond butter
- sprinkle of granola
- Whole Grain drink
There is something so comforting about cold cereal and banana.
OK the time has come for me to grab my ski parka and head out the door. See you tonight.
Good Morning! Monday morning seems to come so quickly after a nice weekend.
Did you catch Life on Discovery last night??? It was a good one all about insects. They has a segment on Monarch butterflies, which have a special place in my families heart.
I knew that getting up this morning would not be easy so I planned to enjoy some overnight oats in the bottom of an almost empty Stonyfield tub.
Last night I mixed…
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup skim
- ~1/4 Stonyfield plain
- chia seeds
Lovely mushy mess!
Time to get my booty moving I have a really busy day at work today, but at least that means it will move quickly
Have a great Monday!
Good Morning! It has been a long weekend but worth it to see my family. I will give some Easter highlights later today but I will give you a peep.
I guess one good thing about being back in B-More is that the weather is going to be amazing this week! I can’t wait to get out and run tonight. I am also taking my bike into the shop for its tune-up tomorrow.
Due to the warm weather I opted for a bowl of cold cereal this morning.
- 1 shredded wheat biscuit
- 1/2 cup TJs fiber cereal
- 1/4 cup Uncle Sam
- 1/4 cup Kefir
- sprinkle wheat berries
- banana pb
It is going to be a long day, but I am hoping the nice weather will keep my spirits up plus I am taking a big step today with my job!
See you tonight!