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Day Twenty Five

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:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flaxseed and hemp hearts
    • Green smoothie: Spinach, kale, strawberries, raspberries

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.

Day Twenty Three

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday. Uggh.  Always some water weight gain as my body recovers from having it’s glycogen stores sucked dry over the weekend.  It’s my riding recovery day, too so I just take it easy.  One of my hopes for the change in diet is to improve my ability to recover quickly.  This is something I’m going to have to start thinking about measuring, but it might be a bit to early just yet.

This week I am leaving work early to pick up my daughter from the bus stop so long commutes are not an option either. I will have to make the most of the couple of lunch ride opportunities I get.  Maybe do a little running later in the week, but not today.

I’m planning to ride the single speed all week and also hoping new tires and a chain will be arriving from PBK before the weekend.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flaxseed and hemp hearts
    • Green smoothie: Spinach, kale, strawberries, raspberries
  • Dinner:
    • Appetizer: Fruit salad ( mango, apple, pineapple, grapes), small piece of multi-grain bread, toasted, w/peanut butter
    • Veggie Burger
    • Baked sweet potato fries
    • Green salad with hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette
    • Glass of Cabernet

Had to try a veggie burger – gotta have one of those in the rotation, right?  These were really tasty.  Another recipe submission from my daughter (Jake). A knife & fork affair, like others I have seen, but an interesting combination of ingredients and great flavor.  Did not use an egg, I’m sure that would have helped it hold together a little better, but I liked that it was vegan and I might stuff one in a pita pocket next time & see how that works.

Now that I read the list of meals for the day I’m realizing that it was an all vegan day.  That’s pretty cool.  I just bought a big tub of yogurt, but I’ve been thinking I should replace that with something else.  I mostly just eat that with lunch, so another piece of fruit or some nuts would be a better choice.  Then I’ll have a carton of yogurt sitting around taking up space in the fridge.  It will have to be thrown out shortly though, unlike the 3 cans of tuna in the cupboard – I’m saving those in case there’s an earthquake and I have to turn Paleo.  I used to eat a can of tuna pretty much every day and felt like I was being healthy.  Granted, it was a huge improvement over the days when I was going out every day for lunch, but time and perspective are interesting things and it’s hard to imagine right now that there will ever be a day when I will be packing one of those cans into my lunch bag in the morning.

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Hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette

Hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

This simple salad dressing could not be easier. Tastier than anything you will find on the supermarket shelf and WAY healthier, just from the lack of refined sugars and preservatives to start. Add the hemp oil and you've got homemade superfood. Add a couple of teaspoons of chopped fresh herbs for variety.


  • 2 Tbsp Hemp oil
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper and coarse salt, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until emulsified
  2. Let stand for 20 or 30 minutes
  3. Whisk again before serving over your favorite greens