Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Up the canyon with one gear again today for a couple more PRs. That feels good! Great leg workout, great core workout, great confidence builder and I’m getting some good Anaerobic time.
One legged dead lifts added to the workout this morning and I practiced a few more handstands tonight – headstands, really, and I’ve got a sore spot on the top of my head from that. Incentive to get up on my hands before I rub in a new bald spot. I am getting a few seconds off the wall, freestanding before I lose the balance – that’s an improvement.
Sugary dilemma this afternoon when our corporate controller offered me a piece of Huckleberry Fudge that his wife brought home from Montana. I did want to try it, it sounded interesting, it looked fantastic, but I did not want all that sugar. At the same time, you can’t refuse everything all the time or people start to regard you as a pain in the ass and at least it was vegetarian. It was damn tasty. And consumed 15 minutes before the commute home, so just good fuel for the ride, really.
Nasty nail sticking out of the rear tire tonight when I pulled the bike out of the rack. Always sucks at the end of the day when you just want to get out of there. Well, OK, flats consistently suck all the time. A rear flat on the single speed is an extra treat because there’s really no way to get that wheel on & off without handling the chain. Got the job done pretty quickly and then I’m standing there in my white team kit with greasy fingers…what do do? Go back inside? Not if I can help it…wiped ’em on the seat bag, saddled up and rolled.
Here’s what I ate today:
- Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flaxseed and hemp hearts
- Green smoothie: Spinach, kale, strawberries, raspberries
- Banana before the ride
- Brown Rice and Bean Burrito, 1/2 orange bell pepper, apple, prunes & pecans
- Appetizer: Tortilla chips w / Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taco filling
- Pasta e Fagioli (recipe from Veganomicon)
- Toasted sunflower seed and honey bread
- Green salad with hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette
- Glass of Cabernet
The taco filling was just as good today and I thought the Pasta was excellent. I used rigatoni because I like rigatoni and my wife does not and she is in Wisconsin this week.
Quick trip to Whole Foods with Jake after the school bus pickup today to procure more hemp hearts and oil. I do like that stuff – the hearts with oatmeal and salad, the oil in vinaigrette. Really tasty. Also bought some overpriced ginger ale for her and some of Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats for me.
Jake is baking cookies right now – with m&ms and chocolate chips, brown sugar and white sugar. Lord help me. They are for school tomorrow so I have some motivation to keep my hands off until they disappear into the bus in the morning.