I’m back! Feelin’ better! The stomach issue subsided quickly yesterday but the headache took about 30hrs to go away! I didn’t want to drink any caffeine yesterday but I did take 2 rounds of advil [which I hate doing]. Nothing worked.
The headache continued this AM until I put it rest with this!
Coffee with half+half
Then I had a breakfast fail. I tried to make protein banana soft serve but it didn’t turn out that hot! It was waaaay too sweet. I used Living Harvest Hemp – vanilla spice protein powder. They use a small amount of cane sugar for sweetness but really not much. Between that the bananas + strawberries, something made this way too sweet. Next time I think I’ll just blend almonds into it, instead of protein powder. I only ate about 1/3 of the banana soft serve.
I smeared the waffles with pnut butter instead and ate some yogurt.
I looks good though!!
frozen bananas + strawberries + protein powder + vanilla bean paste = no bueno
I planned on going for a long bike ride yesterday but delayed it until I was feeling better. My stomach was 100% fine and my headache was gone. I was well hydrated and felt great, so I decided to go out for a ride. I set out hoping to go 15-20 miles but further if I felt fine.
I tried the Honey Stinger energy chews for the first time and really like them, although they have double the sugar + 1/3 more calories than 1 serving of the Shot Bloks. I’ll stick with the Shot Bloks. They have a pretty impressive ingredient list too!
I like to eat 2-3 bloks right before heading out for a longer ride or run [when I used to run]. They kick in about 15min into the ride. Since I thought there was a chance I would be going further I packed a larabar for sustenance + energy. I needed it!
2 water bottles.
- 1/2 coconut water
- 1/2 water
- juice from 1 lime
The other was filled with plain water. Coconut water really helps fuel + hydrate me during my rides + swims.
I biked a different way on the path today and made it to the HUGE REI flagship store in about 15min. I think it’s almost quicker to bike than drive there!
The black fuzz around the edges of the photos is not a photography effect. It happens because my 4 year old point n’ shoot lens cover doesn’t open all of the way!
The path runs under the city. I feel so fortunate to live in a place with bike paths and lanes!
I finished out my ride with 3 laps around Wash Park.
I “mapped my ride” and found that I went between 28-29 miles!! Felt great!
When I got back, I went on a little barefoot run after to stretch out my legs + toughen up my feet!
20min yoga for cyclists + 8min abs from yogadownload.
Chew off my arm.
- mashed avocado
- patty pan squash
- mashed chickpeas
- red win vinegar
With salt + vinegar kale chips! I make standard kale chips and then in the last 5min of cooking I splash a few Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and toss them around. They crisp up nicely and have a great tang.
The bike ride put my hunger through the roof!
Remember my vegan zucchini bread muffins? Well, I made a bunch and froze a lot of them. I wrapped them in saran, then foil, then in a freezer bag. If you defrost them for 30 on 50% heat they turn into perfectly fresh + warm muffins.
Warm + soft. Just like new! This hit the spot!! Alwaaaays make extra!
I received a package today!! City Sports swag! Very fun :) Thanks City Sports!! I always need new water bottles + new t-shirts. The bag and Gu Chomps will also definitely come in handy.
Dinner was quick and late! Terrible kitchen lighting. Blegh.
This dinner took 15min to prep + 20min to bake and I used mostly leftovers.
- whole wheat organic local burritos
- refried black beans [whole foods organic – love this!]
- quinoa mixture
- refried black beans
- sweet potato puree
- baby maters
Roll up + tuck in ends. Top with everything you forgot to put IN the burritos ;) hehe
- vegetarian green chili
- frozen organic corn
- organic valley white cheddar
- chili powder
Made 5 total.
Mess! Which I cleaned while it cooked.
These are SO good. Super sweet.
20min later…done! Definitely broil these for a few minutes at the end. Our oven doesn’t broil…gr!
Tucked in end.
I love the combo of black beans + sweet tater but this canned organic puree was a little too sweet. Also, the tiny tomatoes I used were really sweet as well. Still good, but I wouldn’t use those exact ingredients again. I scarfed down two! Chris’s were probably better :)
I should probably shower today….hehe
I hope you’re all watching Caitlin on The Today Show in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!! Freaking amazing. Congrats x 1,000,000 to her!
Also, the latest header is done! Check it out over at Mama Pea’s blog!! :)