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Biking, lifting, and new coffee shop

Posted Jun 07 2011 8:30pm

Nice to see all the Journey fans out there!  I never said my favorite songs, but they are Wheel in the Sky, Lights, and Open Arms.  Okay, more than that, but a few!

I officially have biking fever. As I biked this morning, I had to really talk myself into stopping at the gym instead of just riding on past  for a long ride instead. Must not neglect the strength!

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Lying Leg Press 3 sets of 10 at 100# Lower Body
Dumbbell Pull Over 3 sets of 10 with 20# DB Back
Push Ups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Calf Raise 3 sets of 12 at 110# Calves
Low Back Extension 3 sets of 12 at 80# Low Back
Arnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (20# total) Shoulders
Reverse Crunches 3 sets of 12 Core
Biceps Curls 3 sets of 10 with 25# bar Biceps
Single leg Stiff-legged deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 35# bar Hammies and balance
Triceps Kickback 3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total) Triceps

I rode home and saw the new little coffee shop had opened up finally.  It’s about 1-1/4 miles from my house, so I am excited to see that!  I stopped in to get a menu to take home and say ‘welcome’.  They just do coffee drinks and pastries/bagels right now.  Plan was to go back in the evening to check them out.

Again with the new mini blender today!  I made up a batch of protein waffles .  I used half for breakfast.

Topped with a banana sauteed in butter and cinnamon and half a serving of peanut flour mixed up.  This was really good.  I think next time I might thin out the PB a little more to make more of a sauce.

Hot day on tap today!  I really love our new windows.  Somehow that just sounds so adult to say that I love windows, but it’s true! We just close them up to keep the cool air in.  Since they are e-glass, the light comes in, but not the heat.  We have not put in the window AC downstairs, although we did do the one upstairs.

John and I ate lunch on the porch today.  I used the other half of the protein waffles for sandwich bread!

Blueberries were on sale so we got 2 containers.  Maybe now John will actually get some….. maybe….

Afternoon snack time of a latte:

and some peanut munching (but controlled!).

Pixie slept next to me while working for most of the day. I wish I could learn how she sleeps so well as maybe it would help me.  I guess not having a care in the world really helps with that.

It was sunny and hot out, so I got my grill on for dinner!  My turn to woman the flame.

BBQ chicken thighs.  I actually really like dark meat.  It is so much more moist. I was tempted to put my brussels on the grill, but then decided against it in case I burned them.

John and I have started our no TV week as well as of yesterday.  The strangest time is no TV during dinner.  We eat in the dining room, but can see the TV and usually have it on.  Otherwise, I haven’t missed it at all.  I have my internet, after all :mrgreen:

John and I went for a short ride tonight (double dip riding today) and then to check out the new coffee shop!  It is so cute!

The owner is very nice.  They get their coffee and bagels from Uncommon Grounds in Saratoga – squeeeeee!  I love their bagels!  The owner believes in supporting local businesses.  Today was their first day open, too.

I had an iced coffee and a tiny little brownie bite.

I made myself eat this in several bites, otherwise it could go down the hatch in one :mrgreen:

Love perfect Lori-size desserts!

It sounds like the owners want to make a real community place.  He said they are going to have a trivia night and open mic (ick), plus an art contest for young artists.  I really hope they make it.  Not sure if our town has the clientelle for it, but there have to be more than just John and I wanting an evening Starbucks alternative.

In fact, we are going there for Bagel Wednesday!

Question: Do you like dark meat or light meat or both?

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