Lots of Side NotesPosted: April 9, 2010
Warning this post was written after 2 glasses of wine…
Hey, Hey it’s Friday night! I remember the days when Friday nights = go out and drink. These days, things have calmed down a bit. When you get up at 5:30 it is really hard to stay up late. It makes me feel better in the morning as well and I actually have a morning! This obviously does not mean I do not enjoy a glass or two of wine every once in awhile :)
Before the wine I went through a pretty simple day at work broken up by lovely lunch.
Note to self : Amazing Grass in oats is an amazing stomach filler!
First off we have an orange and Chobani Pom. The yogurt seemed to taste more like grape than I remember. It was still tasty and I love that is says “awesome” on their packaging!
And the main event…wrap-tastic. BTW I recycle my foil wrapper for my wraps!
In my wrap I had tomatoes, lemon hummus, lettuce, avocado and cilantro.
And the day went…
Then it was time for a FiggyBar! Note: Nick really enjoyed them and he is my general public survey 🙂
This FiggyBar was delicious! I love how you can peel it apart of eat it all three layers in one bite. So many texture changes and flavors!
This afternoon I FINNALLY picked up my bike from REI. They knocked off $20 from the labor charges so that was really nice!
Once I got the bike in the car I headed to the NCR trail. This is where I used to do my long Sunday runs when I was training for my 1/2 marathon.
Me at the six mile marker aka the furthest I ever ran on that trail + my bike turn around point today. It was cold and windy today (30mph gusts). I can’t wait to see what is past the 6! Does my helmet look different? Well it is!
Anyway I rode about 11.5 miles in 48min57sec. This seemed slow compared to other’s rides I have read about in the blog world, but I did realized I do not have clips on my bike, the wind was crazy AND I was on a mountain bike. It was pretty hard I must admit you have to be so much more mentally aware when you are on a bike because you are going so much faster than a run!
I can’t wait to ride when it is warm and less windy! Also on a road bike wouldn’t hurt.
When I got home I was starving, but I need to clean and shower first.
After the quickest shower ever (OK Katherine maybe Kent’s were faster) I started on dinner while drinking a glass of vino. I love having frozen shrimp and scallops on hand! They are so easy to defrost and throw in anything! This was one of those nights. I sautéed onions and garlic in EVOO, thyme and S&P. Then I added some shitake mushrooms to simmer. While these were cooking off I cooked off some green beans and added some shrimp and scallops to the mix with parsley and lemon. This was then thrown on top of a toasted Ezekiel English muffin. I could eat these for every meal!
I love my sleep and my days are full of to-do lists, growing up is a bummer.
To end on a bright note, tomorrow Nick and I are attending a Bourbon, Beer and BBQ festival tomorrow and it should be a lot of fun. I have about a million things to do before then.
Go Jamie Oliver Go!