Monday, May 3, 2010

swimming in the black forrest

I feel so accomplished because this morning I biked 12 miles (the sprint tri distance) in 58 minutes!! I would have been quicker if it weren't for all the stupid overpass bridges. MAn, they slow me down.
Either way, I am proud of my time and distance for today. This is the longest I have ever been on my rode bike. Even though it was HOT, it didn't bother me until I stopped.

Lunch was a burrito/soft taco.
I sauteed 1 can organic black beans, 1 can organic corn, 1 yellow onion, garlic, 1/2 can fire roasted diced tomatoes, etc, and a cooked a box of organic rice pilaf...then topped it all onto these awesome handmade yellow corn soft tortillas.

Blue corn tortillas on the side!

And dessert was watermelon and kiwi:

Mirza and I stopped at the bakery to buy some fresh bread for our dinner tonight..
And then we went swimming!!! so much fun. It isn't for tri-training, just leisure fun. It is getting so hot out.

After, we drove to a local pool to see the prices to join and I think I might do that about twice per week since it is only $3 per entry. It's just hard figuring all of this stuff out!! I'm concerned about getting adequate practice in the pools at my apartment complex because they're so oddly shaped and not very long.

I keep reminding myself that I am doing all of this for FUN, enjoyment, personal growth, health, etc., so the moment I start to get too overwhelmed with it, I just breathe and remember it's all in fun; no one is making me do this, but myself! And then I get excited again. It takes time to figure out a training plan, but that's part of the journey, I suppose.

Portobello sandwiches and homemade fries.
I marinated a portobello cap in 1/4 balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, clove garlic, marjoram, and thyme. I grilled them on the George Foreman and used the amazing Italian Ciabbata bread from the bakery. They were topped with muenster cheese and spinach.

And dessssssssert....

Black forrest cake. Mirza's favorite. oh yes.

Work the next two days:/ It totally cuts into my tri training;)


Anonymous said...

I just saw that you signed yourself up for a triathlon. How exciting! Have you heard of this mini triathlon at Madeira Beach? It's a great way to get a feel for the transitions and what gear you need, and the distances are nice and short :)

This mini triathlon is how my husband and I both got started. Everyone is so friendly and it's a lot of fun.

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

omg awesome!! i might do this, thank you so much

Diana said...

Way to go on the ride! Once I have this baby I'm going to get back in to biking.

Did you know that you're not supposed to ride bikes while pregnant?! Yeah, I learned that before I did thankfully.


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