Cycle Saturday

April 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I was exhausted last night since I had been up since 4:30 a.m. It was so nice to get to sleep in a bit this morning. Also, it was nice to have time to make oatmeal.

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In the bowl: steel cut oats made with almond milk, blueberries, strawberries, banana, toasted pecans, coconut. On the side: cheese and chive eggbeaters scrambled with mushrooms and green onions. Two cups of coffee each with one packet of Splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk. I actually made a third cup to go, which I planned to drink in the car on the way to the gym, but I left it on the counter Sad smile .

At the gym I did 45 minutes on the elliptical first.

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Then Bodyflow.

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While I was at the gym Chad was taking the boys to their school’s spring carnival.

Chad didn’t get very many pictures of Cal because he disappeared with his posse pretty quickly.

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He got at least one good one of Mack:

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Plus a few action shots:

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They were having a good time.

So was I. After the gym I went to look at more bicycles. This time I checked out Northeast Cycles, also on 4th Street.

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Still looking at hybrids, first I rode a Bianchi Cortina.

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While I was photographing it this random guy was walking by and he asked me if I wanted him to be in the picture. I told him, “Sure, but you’ll be on my blog.” He said, “Alright!”

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Next I rode a Diamondback Clarity 1.

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This was my favorite of the four I have ridden so far. I was just sporty and smooth and felt really comfortable. Still no decision yet, though. But I am VERY excited to get a bike. I want to ride it everywhere!

Since I felt like I found something I really liked I decided to quit shopping for today. There is a third bike store on 4th Street (!), but I kind of feel like the Diamondback is what I want, so I quit. I may change my mind and shop more.

Anyway, I decided to stop by the boys school to see if they were still at the carnival. They were.

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Chad and I just sat off to the side in the shade and watched the carnival happening. I was hiding so no one would ask me to man a bo0th or anything. I am feeling a tinge of guilt for not volunteering at the carnival, but then I remember that I volunteered in both boys’ classes on Thursday and spent 5 1/2 hours on a bus volunteering for gifted yesterday and the guilt dissipates.

I came home from the carnival STARVING, as it was almost 2:00 p.m. and I hadn’t had lunch yet. I made a quick salad by tossing CSA lettuces and arugula with a little lite ranch and then dumping the leftover stir-fry from last night’s dinner on top of it.

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It may look gross, but it tasted awesome. I think ranch and teriyaki go together just fine. Actually, everything goes with ranch. And I just love dumping things on top of lettuce.

After eating I spent all afternoon cleaning. Confused smile Hard to believe, I know, but this is crunch time. The Derby party is in T-minus one week and counting. Today I deep cleaned the kitchen and the dining room. I even washed the kitchen rugs, but that was mainly because I accidentally spilled half a bottle of vinegar on one of them. Oops.

Chad grilled marinated chicken for dinner, so I think I’ll just make a grilled chicken and fresh spinach sandwich. I don’t feel like cooking any veggies and I can’t face another salad today. A sandwich will be perfect.

Hope you are having a great weekend so far!