Monday: Pedals and Paint Chips

My feet were hurting from both my 10 miler on Friday and from the hiking (picture of the view on our hike) we did on Sunday. So I headed out on the bike this morning.   I really felt confident for the first time on my bike. I don’t know if it is just spending more time on the bike, or the core work I have been doing, but I felt pretty good.

Bike: 10 miles / 48:20

Meals today were stuck in a rut.  Protein bar for breakfast, egg beaters with turkey sausage, an english muffin and salsa.  There were some carrots and a peach. Dinner was a ribeye with sweet potato fries and a little ranch dressing for dipping.  Another peach for dessert.  Have I mentioned how AMAZING the peaches from Costco have been?

20121015-191404.jpgI don’t consider myself an especially creative person. But I copy like a mother-f…. Which is why all of my recipes come from somewhere else. Anyone that reads this blog knows that I LOVE calendars and have no less than 4 going at a time (including phones, computers, training logs, etc.) So when I saw the paint chip calendar project on Pinterest, I knew I could do it and thought it would be a quick project (I have attention span issues. See: unfinished knitting projects) and that I could have fun with the colors.

The hardest part really (and it wasn’t very hard) was figuring out the dimensions of each block. Then you just cut them all to the same size and stick them on a piece of posterboard! I didn’t get to crazy with making sure the spacing was exact. A craft project should have some element of “homemade” to it. I am really pleased with the results.  You use dry erase markers and just go to calendaring town!


About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on October 16, 2012, in Bike, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I stumbled across your blog recently and really enjoy reading it because we have a few things in common. I am a 39-year-old runner and my husband and I moved to Scottsdale recently (from Indianapolis) for his work. We are also child-free by choice and love to hike and travel. I’d love to hear any recommendations you have for trails in the area. Anyway, just wanted to say hello!

    • Sounds like we are twins! We are right at the base of South Mountain and there are an unbelievable amount of trails down here. We just went out on one with the dogs on Sunday. My sister does trails at Squaw Peak or Camelback. Really, for hiking, the options are unlimited. Feel free to reach out anytime! And my DH is also working in Scottsdale!

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