Good afternoon, everyone! How’s your Thursday so far? I kicked off my morning with a 2.5-hour bike ride with Laura and MaryBeth around my tiny town.
Our leisurely ride gave us plenty of time to tri talk. MB is such a great resource, so it was beneficial to pick her brain and discuss things like nutrition and off-season training. Plus, I really valued talking through my long-term running and triathloning goals with a knowledgeable source. Even though the ride was a blast, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it will be my last Central New York bike outing for quite some time.
I’m bringing my bike to the city, and once it’s there, it won’t be easy to take it home for the holidays. (Does anyone know if Amtrak allows bikes on trains?) Speaking of CNY, I have to take a moment to brag about my homestead: Active.com named Syracuse as one of its 10 Best Triathlon Cities in the U.S.
And the article mentioned CNY Tri. Hollerrr!
Let’s backtrack to last night’s dinner: I heated up a piece of leftover almond crusted tilapia and roasted some veggies.
Even though the tilapia exploded somewhat in the microwave, it was still delicious. I kept dinner on the light-ish side because I had some baking planned—more pumpkin crunch granola to be exact.
Before letting my family have some, I had to taste it myself. You know, for quality control purposes. Big mistake. Friends, I literally cannot stop eating this stuff. It’s addicting. I’ll share the recipe tomorrow!
Before this morning’s ride, I ate two Kashi waffles with almond butter and banana slices.
Sprinkled with chia seeds for good measure.
Once I got home, I inhaled a slice of protein-packed pumpkin bread.
And the loaf is officially gone.
All right, it’s time to face my organized piles of chaos and start packing for NYC—ahhh! Have a great afternoon!