Day Twenty One

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The short version of the long story of the short ride today:

Wife is traveling and had some serious hassles at the destination.  I was on the phone trying to help for awhile early this morning so I got a late start and my head wasn’t really in it – decided to just bang out some hill repeats on Sepulveda.  Alternated seated and standing, 6x, but a hall pass one time up when I ran into a rider from the valley club & we just chitchatted our way up the climb.  I thought about going around a 7th time because of that, but decided to keep one in the bank for tomorrow.

Post ride I mixed the recommended 4 Tbsp of hemp protein powder into my usual smoothie. I’m sure I didn’t really need the protein powder after a 30-mile ride, but I wanted to try it.  Not bad, a little assertive, would probably be really good with banana or mango and I think I would get used to it pretty quickly regardless.

I thought the smashed chickpea and pesto sandwiches for lunch were excellent – could possibly be improved by adding some sliced tomato.  I used Ezekiel bread because you can get that at Ralphs, but I want to try some of “Dave’s Killer Bread”. I know I can get that at Sprouts and probably Whole Foods.  My daughter was not so impressed with Ezekiel. She’s kind of a bread connoisseur and has liked most of what I’ve tried lately.  Not so much with the sprouted grains, not yet anyway.

The Vegan Enchiladas from Oh She Glows is just a really good, solid recipe. My daughter found the recipe a year ago or so and It’s been made in our house several times.  Today I had Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas and nutritional yeast, both called for in the original recipe so it was the first time I had all of the ingredients to follow the recipe exactly and it did not disappoint.  I also used my homemade enchilada sauce.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flax seed and hemp hearts
    • Banana
  • Post ride:
    • 8 oz chocolate milk
    • Green smoothie: Spinach, kale, melon, blackberries, hemp protein powder
  • Dinner:
    • Appetizer: carrots, bell pepper & cherry tomatoes with hummus, 2 Anchor Steam beers.
    • Vegan enchiladas (Oh She Glows)
    • Cilantro Lime Quinoa
    • Green salad with hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette
    • Glass of Cabernet

Also I have to admit that after dinner, I ate the ‘ride waffles’ I made this morning in anticipation of a longer ride. Many rules about eating can be suspended during a ride and I’ll often toast a couple of eggos and make a sandwich of preserves, nutella or peanut butter – some of each if the route is 100 miles or more.

I’m feeling pretty satisfied right now and am looking forward to riding with the Renegades in the morning.

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