full swing

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

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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.

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I looks good though!!

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frozen bananas + strawberries + protein powder + vanilla bean paste = no bueno

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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!

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2 water bottles. 

1 with:

  • 1/2 coconut water
  • 1/2 water
  • ice
  • juice from 1 lime

The other was filled with plain water.  Coconut water really helps fuel + hydrate me during my rides + swims.

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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!

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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!

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The path runs under the city.  I feel so fortunate to live in a place with bike paths and lanes!

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I finished out my ride with 3 laps around Wash Park.

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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!

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Feelin’ good!

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20min yoga for cyclists + 8min abs from yogadownload.

Chew off my arm.

Eat lunch.

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  • mashed avocado
  • patty pan squash
  • mashed chickpeas
  • zucchini
  • shrooms
  • red win vinegar
  • s+p
  • toast

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perfectly delicious

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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.

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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.


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Warm + soft.  Just like new!  This hit the spot!!  Alwaaaays make extra!

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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.

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Dinner was quick and late!  Terrible kitchen lighting. Blegh.

This dinner took 15min to prep + 20min to bake and I used mostly leftovers.

Husband’s burritos:

  • whole wheat organic local burritos
  • refried black beans [whole foods organic – love this!]
  • chickpeas
  • quinoa mixture
  • avocado
  • jalapenos

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My burritos:

  • refried black beans
  • sweet potato puree
  • avocado
  • baby maters

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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
  • cumin
  • chili powder

Made 5 total.

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Mess!  Which I cleaned while it cooked.

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These are SO good.  Super sweet.

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20min later…done!  Definitely broil these for a few minutes at the end.  Our oven doesn’t broil…gr!

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Tucked in end.

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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 :)

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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!!  :)

Night all!!