Monday, July 03, 2006

Biking to Knit

I thank Loves to Bike and Knit for the idea of posting bike stats to keep me motivated. One hour of biking equals about two hours of guilt-free knitting in my mind - not that I'm not going to knit more than that, just that I won't feel guilty for sitting on my butt so long. It's been ranging 100-102 degrees lately, but today it's forecasted to only 98. This means I set my alarm for 4:30 on a nonwork day so that I could be out by 5:30 on my bike to beat the heat. I could easily have talked myself out of riding today had I not posted a stats area. If you see it removed...

This was the best investment I ever made.

My favorite breakfast, especially in the summer, but I've been known to go on year-long binges of having this, is a berry smoothie. In the blender put about 3/4 cup or orange juice, 2 tablespoons of ground flax meal, 1 heaping scoop of protein powder, 1 small banana, and a bunch of mixed frozen berries.

The reason I love it so much is a, it's really cold; b, has fiber; c, is full of vitamins/antioxidants; d, is fast; and e, it tastes GREAT!

4 comments:

Mrs. Bear said...

So cooler weather is 98 instead of 100+, eh? We Northern girls are spoiled. Anything over 85 and I'm done for. That's why I yoga in the air conditioning!

Joufknister said...

Yoga's soooo good for you. I need to do something weight-bearing, but it's too hot to walk. Maybe that trampoline...

JennyRaye said...

I FINALLY was able to track down your blog! When I clicked on your name in my comments it came up that your profile wasn't visible, then I got the idea to search for your name on blogger. Bingo!

Love your bike stat ticker! You go!!! I see you have a Specialized and Trek....but it looks like there is a third bike lurking in the background....what would that one be? You keep riding!!!! I'm off the bike today--lots of rain. Don't like mixing wet roads with skinny tires. Keep on rollin'!

Just added you to my bloglines, so I'll be back by :o)

Joufknister said...

Jenny, when I first decided to bike, I bought a "comfort bike" or hybrid - Specialized. That lasted two months! There I was wheeling around and everyone was passing me by like I was standing still! So I bought a road bike - that Sirrus Specialized - I love it - great for what I do. The Trek is a hybrid that belongs to a friend who's quit riding with me basically! Just storing it. Thanks for motivating me! But I decided I needed to sleep in today...