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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!



Friday: Miles and Chips

WAHOO!  It wasn’t pretty.  Or all that easy. But the 10-miler is in the books.  I left out nice and early. It felt COLD.  And I decided to go on a strange route.  Ran some new (to me) streets and parts of the canal.  And then turned around and made my way back.  I tried to eat some Sports Beans at one point but they were old and stale.  And had Propel Zero in my water bottle.  Eating something BEFORE I went might have been a wise idea, but I didn’t.  And when I got back, I had some fruit punch and a smoothie.  No coffee led to a headache later in the day.

Run: 10 miles / 2:03

Meals were a smoothie, a turkey burger with guacamole (homemade) and chips, a plum, a peach, some coffee (finally) and then we had wings, sweet potato fries and ranch dressing for dinner.  And then I made a pizookie.  Half choc chip and half pb with choc chips.  But by then, it was too late and too sweet.

I am not ashamed to say how much I enjoy Pinterest.  One of my greatest new recipes came from Pinterest a few weeks ago.  And now I am in the middle of a Pinterest inspired project.  It is a Paint Chip Calendar, like the one top left.  Only my colors are going to be subtle.  Actually, I have gone crazy with the paint chips and have just about every color imaginable.  But these colors in the top right really appeal to me.  Now I just need to find the picture frame.  You make a dry erase calendar by using a glass picture frame.  All glass is a dry erase surface!  Michael’s gave me a 40% off coupon so I think I can score one there tomorrow.