Breakfast – coffee with sugar and whole milk, homemade honey almond granola with low fat vanilla yogurt
Lunch – tropical green smoothie (This is the same smoothies as the other day but with a large handful of spinach, an extra half of banana, and an extra 1/2 C of orange juice), hot summer veggie & bean salad with Parmesan cheese
Snack – fitness water, fruit leather (not fruit roll-ups more like these) crunchy chocolate chip granola bars
Dinner – turkey burger, corn on the cob (2 pieces), 2 slices of watermelon and a Miller Light
The plan today is to go on a family ride. This used to be a multi-time a week activity but with different things that have happened in the last two years the habit really fell away. The kids remember it and I look forward to starting this activity again even if on a less frequent schedule than in the past. Right now the weather is questionable. I am hoping it will clear up by late afternoon when I am done working for the day and we can ride.
The weather stayed questionable again but I rode. It was not a family ride like I had expected. It was more a mother & son ride. My 6 year old wanted to go. It was his first time on a trainer. The first ten minutes of the ride was like the cycling version of a shake weight. My son bobbed and weaved back and forth until he found his balance and groove. My middle and arms got more of a work out than expected. Ultimately I rode with him on the back for about 30 minutes. I expect this to be the easiest part of training for me. I’m familiar with cycling. The tricky part will be when the weather goes south and I have to switch to a spin bike at the gym. I am not familiar with those since I prefer to be outside for my activities but it is part of training and I will do it well.
Reflections: Swimming kicked my body. I am sore in places I haven’t been sore in since, well, ever.