Look who came out of hiding – my bike Blue! 🙂
Blue and I have a seasonal relationship. We’re best friends during spring and summer, but as soon as the fall race season and cold weather blow in, we temporarily decide to part ways. Poor Blue had been collecting dust on a side wall since August.
Fortunately for Blue – and myself – the warm weather has kicked in and triathlon season is just around the corner. Yay! In fact, ‘pre-training’ for my Half Ironman has officially begun! 🙂
My official yet-to-be-determined training schedule doesn’t officially begin until May, but my lack of recent biking (or swimming) experience has encouraged me to build a little endurance before I dive in. Pre-training is just a casual approach to all three activities before I get all hard core.
Today’s bike plan was simple. I drove to a nearby trail, went out 6 miles, and came back 6 miles. Nothing strenuous and nothing complicated.
Confession: I’m an awful cyclist. I have no idea how to work gears and my middle ground speed is 13 mph. I try though! I really try! I just need to learn to step it up before Augustus. 🙂
I had a few errands to run after my ride, so I brought a new Odwalla Bar to snack on.
Odwalla had sent me the Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut bar to review, but honestly I was a little disappointed. There were maybe two Dark Chocolate Chips in the whole bar. Not enough in my humble opinion. 😉
I was excited to get down and dirty in the kitchen this evening. I hadn’t cooked a real meal in there since Wednesday!
Tonight’s meal was a classic – Veggie Fried Rice.
I started with veggies and tempeh in a wok. Added some sesame oil. Added soy sauce. Added more soy sauce. Seasoned with ginger, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Steamed a bag of brown rice in a bag (it was so easy!). Added the rice. Fried an egg. Add more soy sauce. Topped with sesame seeds.
The best part of fried rice is the egg. In my opinion it’s not real fried rice without it. 🙂
For dessert I mixed some ricotta cheese with honey, strawberries, and chocolate. It’s my shortcut cannoli without the shell.
The new TV is up! Perfect excuse to curl up in bed with the remote.