Y’all, I’m blown away! As of right now we have raised almost $5,200 dollars…..$200 past my goal and its still goin’ strong! I’m so proud and happy….remember you still have until Thursday at 12:00 PST to buy your ticket for your chance to win the bike!
On another note, it’s 9:30 and I am just now sitting down at my desk for the first time all day. It’s been crazy…just one of those days. But everything has been good so I can’t complain. I worked all morning on a few special projects and then took a three hour break in the middle of the day to drive to my old house and then set out on my last long ride before Sunday. I rode 30 miles in 2 hours and was pretty happy with that. Until I got back to my old house and was like…oh Lord, only 37 more!!!!!!
My legs. They will weep.
On my way to the house, I ate the last of my smoked salmon on a wheat english muffin with goat cheese for a quick and early pre-ride lunch (this was at 10:45 this morning!):
After 15 miles I ate this bar:
It was good but I got some cramps around mile 25. I don’t blame this bar as much as I blame the fact that I am a camel and couldn’t stop chugging my water and gatorade during the last 10 miles. I was SO thirsty today for some reason. Maybe because I sweat my life out on my yoga mat yesterday morning
? I’m making a conscious effort all week to drink as much water as I possibly can…I think I clocked about four liters today.
After my ride I couldn’t get my to my apartment fast enough to make the smoothie I had been envisioning all two hours of my ride.
I’ve seen a lot of these “chocolate cherry bombs” in the blogworld recently, most notably here
After about a month of pondering over them, I finally got some frozen cherries from the store the other day so I could concoct my own.
My post-ride drink contained: 1 small frozen banana, 1 cup cold water, 1/2 cup frozen cherries, 1 scoop chocolate designer whey protein powder and 1 scoop chocolate superfood.
Why did I wait so long?! I’ve never put frozen cherries in a smoothie before and it was delicious. I could actually feel my whole body sighing out, sip after sip. Oh, what I would do for someone to make me this drink and hand it to me at mile 67 on Sunday….what I would do.
My dinner was very random and eaten at like 4:30, which went with the early bird special theme of the day.
I was rushing to get to a 5:30 meeting and inhaled a bowl of cottage cheese with H2H and raspberry jam, along with another Dr.Praeger’s veggie burger with swiss cheese. The veggie burger was so incredibly mushed and unsightly that I decided for the betterment of the blog, I would instead just show you a picture of the pretty box in my freezer and you could use your imagination.
Other eats included a luna protein bar after my meeting on my way to small group and then just now a pear the size of my head. Plus water. Lots and lots and lots of water. And some Chardonnay at my meeting…..but I used the spit cup—-I swear! I’m sticking with my no wine until after the race pledge. So, I spit.
9:39 pm….still need to do some paperwork, answer some emails and scratch the beast.