I headed out for my bike ride late Tuesday afternoon with ominous storm clouds approaching. My nemesis the wind, was laughing in my face as I hit the levee. I checked the weather map before leaving and it looked like I had plenty enough time to get back before rain would hit, if it even hit at all.
Definite improvement as I was able to ride into the wind without dying for 3.6 miles, although my legs were a bit wobbly when I turned around. Good thing the wind didn’t change directions or I might still be napping on the levee.
Turning around, I noticed the sky was a nice purple with little blips of lightning way off in the distance. The idea of becoming a human lightning rod did not excite me so off I raced about as fast as my weak legs could go all the way back to my apartment and made it inside with almost no time to spare. I think it started raining and thundering about a minute after I sat down.
Road marker 350 – 7.2 miles
My first real bike goal was to be able to ride to the Huey P. Long Bridge which is about another 3 miles from where I turn around. At least now when I reach the turn around spot, I can see the Huey off in the distance.
Yesterday’s Meal Plan
Breakfast – Chicken with onions
Lunch – Tuna with avocado and spinach
Dinner – Hamburger patty, cheese slice and spinach.
Snack – String Cheese
Calories – 1200
Still really liking the tuna and avocado. The chicken is a little better than the last attempt but not perfect.
I was adding a touch of cayenne pepper to the crock pot when I accidentally opened the big side of the bottle instead of the side with small holes. Probably dumped 4 tablespoons of heat into the chicken. 😀
I’ve been using tons of cayenne for the last 6 months to stimulate water drinking so I have a pretty large tolerance to cayenne.
Tip Of The Day
Rest. The body needs a break to give your muscles time to heal. Wednesday is one of my rest days during the week. So today I will be resting and won’t hit the levee. Perfect timing since it has been raining all morning.
The brain needs some rest too, so that is why the tip of the day is so short today. 😛
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow.
The Grumpy Man