Today was another gorgeous sunny day and the only appropriate exercise to fill it was biking. I’m starting to really enjoy it. I’m slightly uncomfortable riding on main roads with cars all over the place (plus it’s not exactly peaceful and scenic riding with the traffic) but once I hit the quiet residential and trail areas I’m in the zone. I brought along my Ipod today and I adored just whipping through an empty winding path by the river with the music pounding in my head. I wanted it to continue forever but sadly the path doesn’t take long to complete. I considered doing it twice but I opted to just buzz around some other housing areas instead. Next time I might do a double path run though, it’s SO peaceful. Or maybe even seek out some new trails around the area.
I managed to get pounded with many mini flies during the ride though. Yum. At least three in the eye. Some bugger took a chunk out of my ankle too and left a bit of a bloody mess. I also nearly wiped flat out but did some super suave foot implant into the ground spin maneuver that kept me standing. It was pro. Oh AND I came across a SNAKE on one path. I sure cranked up the peddling motions at that point.
Despite all of this I still enjoyed every second.
Well except when I was feeling a little lost going down some sketchy empty path in behind a housing area where I came across a sign mentioning foxes and coyotes? That made me turn around pretty quickly…
My bike ride was nice and long which was much needed after putting myself into a bit of a sugar coma during some baking this morning. I’m keeping in on the DL for now but there may have been two separate and very delicious things concocted in my kitchen that I’ll reveal in the next post.
Yeah so the baking consisted of the majority of what I ate throughout the morning/early afternoon. Ouch.
I also ate quite a bit of banana and about ten pounds of grapes.
Cottage cheese too!
Prior to that though I was rudely awakened by the doorbell. Or what I thought was a rude awakening until I dragged myself downstairs to find a nice little box sitting at the front door.
Doesn’t take much to make me happy again. The lovely folks over at popchips sent me their two newest flavours to try – Cheddar and Sour Cream & Onion! Is it possible that these could sound ever BETTER than the other delicious flavours that are already available? I haven’t cracked them open yet but you can bet I’ll be doing so asap.
Even though I was full up on suga suga, my stomach wanted something a little more normal in it before my biking venture so I whipped up a quick bowl of pumpkin, mango yogurt, cinnamon, flax + vanilla soy protein powder, licked it clean and then hit the road.
After arriving home and taking a good long shower to scrub off all of the mini fly guts covering my body, I was just about ready for some dinner. Veggies, veggies and more veggies were the requirement so I made the biggest salad of life (spinach, cabbage slaw, steamed broccoli, red pepper, mushrooms and dressed in light sour cream/spicy mustard/ranch seasonings/balsamic vinegar)and topped it with a little ravioli soup that my mom made for her dinner. There is nothing that can’t go in a salad.
I also had some bread with goat cheese that was completely amazing because I love goat cheese and hadn’t had it in ages but I forgot to get a picture. It deserved one though. Goat cheese probably just deserves its own post.
Backtracking a bit to
I woke up less than gleeful after my night of course selection mayhem and discovered that my mom had gone to the Farmer’s Market to pick up some apple fritters to bring to the staff at her work. And she left us a box. NO!
Why oh why would someone deep fry and sugar coat apple rings? WHY?
Yes of course I ate one. I threw out a bit of the batter… my attempt at being healthy. Heh. Pfft. (I actually ate it throughout the course of the day and only had a few bites upon first discovering them. As you can see by the picture)
Apparently since that morning. I ate half of the half.
But this was too out of the ordinary breakfast-wise.
SO I made a mini bowl of cereal dust, almond milk, frozen banana chunks, strawberries and almond butter to follow it and somehow that made me feel slightly more sane. Slightly.
I’m pretty sure I also ended up snacking the morning away, which lead to a very late post-grocery shop lunch of bread slices and hummus that were inhaled before I could even think the idea of camera.
Because I got no other veggies in yesterday at all, I had to obviously do a giant dinner salad. Complete with bread and hummus topper. What can I say, I’m a fresh bread junkie. I just love it.
I also went out dancing last night. No super stories to be told but it was a pretty good time.
Now I’m chillin in on this Friday night and just about ready to call it a night. Sleep time!
Final note: A Sexy Chocolate Covered Giveaway! The Hotness arriving at MY doorstep? YES please!