My mileage for last week on the bike was about 35 miles. My hope for this week is to double that. Tuesday was my bike to work day. I need to figure out something else to eat for breakfast on days I bike to work because the breakfast I currently eat sits way too heavy in my stomach. I felt like I might vomit a few times on the ride simply because I was too full. I ate two scrambled eggs and a serving of beans. Hmm, maybe just cereal in the future.
Time: 41 minutes
Calories Burned: 292
Distance: 7.49 miles
The day warmed up nicely and I left most of my stuff at work so I wouldn’t have to carry it home in my backpack.
It was one of those days where I kinda wanted to keep riding. I’m finding more and more afternoons like that, where I wish my commute was longer on the bike. The morning not so much–I rarely wish my commute was longer. But I’m not a morning person.
The water was beautiful and glistening, the temperature was warm. It was a very comfortable riding temperature but I still wished I had left my backpack at the office entirely. I need to figure out a better way. The big backpack–light or not–makes me sweat a lot on my back.
The bike route through Sellwood is really nice and big. It’s clearly marked, with signs as well. So anyone visiting the city could easily follow the trail to the Springwater. I recommend all visitors to Portland give it a try. It’s fun!
I got the the Springwater and decided to keep going instead of getting off and going to the car. I biked a few more miles to the Johnson Creek parking lot before turning around and heading back. It was such a nice day I wanted to keep riding!
People were cooling off in the creek below me as I rode by. I saw a mixture of people on the trail: the newbie cyclists, the people on cruiser bikes, the kids on mountain bikes and the super serious cyclists with all the best gear and clothes.
The rest of the evening was yard work and then we made pizza. It’s been way too long since we made our homemade pizza. I picked some fresh oregano, basil and rosemary from the garden to go on our pizza.
The pizza was great. I loved the fresh herbs on the pizza and the crust was garlicky and delicious. I really wanted a third piece of pizza but I refrained and only ate two pieces. It was hard but I calculated my calories and having that third piece would have put me over for the day–even with the calories I burned exercising. So two it was.
QUESTION: When you are faced with food temptations and cravings, how do you stay strong?