Whew! I’ve been trying to work on designing the new template for many hours today and I think my head is about ready to explode!!! I first got a theme template from a site called VivaThemes and I was not impressed at all. I liked the overall look of the theme, but I also spent many hours to find it was not user-friendly, customizable and the customer service was terrible. Even worse I couldn’t get a refund, which is a load of crap. I would not recommend, but I won’t rant on about that . . .
I did find a new theme that is much more user friendly and I’ve been spending more time trying to figure it out. While I will have to eventually code certain things, it just seems better so I guess it’s worth it. ugh!!!
Hopefully I can get it looking somewhat presentable soon, yay!
Yesterday our Red Rock ride was a blast! Even though I was born and raised in Las Vegas and have been to Red Rock thousands of times, I’ve never cycled up there before. Even though the temperature wasn’t too bad, it was pretty chilly coming down those hills! brrr my blood couldn’t get flowing and my muscles wouldn’t work up the hills, c’mon legs work!
It was a lot of fun either way and we met some other fellow cyclists that were really nice and live near us too :)
The ride started at Great Harvest in Summerlin, but first I wanted to have breakfast at home since I wasn’t sure what they would be serving. The night before I made a quick batch of muesli, oh boy I was so excited for breakfast in the am!
I love the little chunks of dates and nuts in the mix.
This overnight mix contained (per serving):
- 1/4 cup muesli + 2 tbsp regular oats
- 3 oz vanilla yogurt (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup NF milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp chia seeds
When we got up and ready for breakfast I added some grapes, pistachios, Kashi Warm Cinnamon cereal and a spoonful of pb. Delish! I am going to have to make this more often because it was easy and satisfying.
I got this cute bowl from Anthropologie, love that store! But I have to limit my stops there because it’s dangerous.
When we got to Great Harvest they had french toast, maple syrup and sausage, along with coffee and juice. We grabbed two toasts and a sausage to share. I had about 1 and 1/2 pieces of toast + syrup mmm not too bad, but I’m glad we ate breakfast before :)
I didn’t really like riding right next to cars whizzing by at 60mph or inhaling the exhaust fumes at times, but the views were absolutely gorgeous! The pictures don’t do it justice. There’s me at the back. The hills killed me since I couldn’t get my legs to work in the cold. As the incline increased, I would fall behind lol
Wanna grab a wheel? That’s ‘cyclist speak’ for getting really close to someone’s back wheel and drafting. It does actually help keep the pace.
Even though it was pretty chilly going down the hills, it’s amazing to me that here in Vegas we can be outdoors in shorts and a t-shirt in January!
After the ride I had a Post Workout Glo Bar with 11g of protein! I don’t know if I’ve had it too long, but it was kind of stale & didn’t have too much flavor but I liked the texture.
My muscles and tummy thanked me and I do like the nutritional profile :) I’m still making my way sampling the others and will review them in the near future.
I made some spruced up Annie’s mac for lunch after we got home. Boy I was hungry because I ate almost 2 bowls and then felt ready for dinner! Instead I drank some water and had a plain coconut water which satisfied me at least for awhile.
Chris and I couldn’t really decide what to make for dinner even though I just went grocery shopping Friday (doh!). We didn’t really ‘feel’ like anything, but when I mentioned possibly having a big fat burger that was all we could think about! So, we hoped in the car and picked up some burger ingredients, along with a movie called ‘The Goods’. It was stupid but pretty darn funny :)
I haven’t had a burger in ages, but it was just what we were craving mmm That’s a slice of Great Harvest Dakota under the burger that we had to purchase before the ride. I think Dakota is my favorite GH bread!
I also found these Vit D fortified mushrooms. Isn’t that cool?! They basically expose the mushrooms to UV light, detailed here.
I also made some ‘chips’ on the side, courtesy of Kath :) Have you made these before? They had the best texture and were really fun to eat. We kind of burned them though, but most were still were salvageable. I sprinkled mine with salt, garlic powder and parmesan before baking at 375 F for 18 min (at 15 they didn’t look toasty, but at 18 they got a bit too burnt, so I would recommend 16 minutes).
And we couldn’t pass up this at the store! I don’t think I can be let loose in any type of grocery store really. We went in for a few items and went to the check out with our hands full! I even found a kabocha and spaghetti squash while looking for mushrooms and about shrieked with glee when I saw them!
Dreyer’s 1/2 fat mint cookie crunch + movie = :)
Much more time is needed to figure out this new theme, so I may be MIA for a little bit but will return! Classes also start tomorrow, ugh. I am taking Statistics (pray for me!) and an Independent Study. I hope to do an internship with a corporate wellness program here, but have to get things straightened out with my work schedule first : / And I need to make big strides on the thesis. Sometimes I just wish I had a clone to get everything done, right?
Thank you so much for all your sports nutrition suggestions, I think those are great topics to talk about in the future.
Have a wonderful week!
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