Friday, March 18, 2011

First day of the next six months

Today was the first day of the next six months; the first ride of many . . .

A few highlights from today's 28-miler:

1. I survived

2. The bug did not. First ride, first bug kill of the season. But, don't feel too bad for the little bugger; its parting from this life did not go unnoticed. No, when one of those critters with an exoskeleton meets its end on your face, you notice.

3. Groundhogs are lazy. Deer and squirrels are frantic when you startle them and dash around in a crazed panic before, inevitably, darting right in front of you on a collision course. The groundhog I encountered today was quite the opposite, happily munching its lunch on the shoulder of the road when I came upon it. I think it actually glared at me before finally deciding to mosey out of the way.

So, speaking of food (for those who care to know):


Breakfast: "Power Oatmeal"

1/2 c. old-fashioned oats + 1 c. water, nuked for 3 mins.
1 T. ground flaxseed
1/2 c berries
1 T. almond butter
1 T. olive oil
1 T. sliced raw almonds
Honey, Cinnamon & Turmeric to taste
Soy or Almond milk as needed.

Approx 500 calories: oats/whole grain, omegas, berries, protein, carbs! Does a training body good.

Pre-Ride Snack:

Honey Whole Wheat toast with almond butter and honey.
Coffee. Lots of coffee.

Post-Ride Recovery:

Whey protein powder drink
Dried fruit

Post-Ride Lunch:
Brown rice, lentils, black beans w/salmon, cheese, olive oil and almonds.

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