Saturday, February 11, 2012

Who Knew?

I upped the resistance on the bike yesterday and came in at 10.8 miles, which is a new all-time high for me. Holy crap. Who knew?

Nothing is sore either, which is actually a bit of a bummer. It's definitely time to get more intense about things. I don't want to hobble around in pain by any means, but I do want to push myself a bit more. I think I need to do circuits on the weekend, a couple days of Tabatas during the week, and a couple days of just straight cardio. Variety is a good thing, and I know I need more.

Food-wise I had to rethink things at the grocery store. My plan was to get a turkey breast and roast it, but because I don't make turkey that often I forgot that turkey breast tends to be frozen this time of year, and I'd need to give that sucker some decent thaw time which I just don't have this weekend. So instead I'm making my lentil soup for the week, which involves a pound of lentils, about 4-6 organic carrots, a full bag of baby organic spinach, chopped onion, two ribs chopped celery, tomatoes, chicken or vegetable broth, and whatever spices I feel called to toss in at any given moment. Sometimes I feel like Middle Eastern and throw in a boatload of curry powder; other times I forego the curry and instead use a heavier hand with the basil and oregano.

There is always garlic, just because.

Anyway, time to hit the kitchen -- have a great Saturday, everyone!


Choreboy said...

I have the best wife ever :)

Norma said...

^ LOVE! :)

My late father used to make the most amazing lentil soup...lots of garlic and it was pretty heavy on the black pepper, too. I can still remember how the house smelled when it was cooking.


Mauigirl said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy. I am impressed with your workout regime. I really need to start doing ... something anyway ... to get in shape.

Amanda said...

Happy early Valentines Day, sweetheart :)

(For those wondering, he's always affectionate but he came home from work this morning to a slow-cooker at the end of its cycle, full of his favorite red beans made with tasso, pork sausage, and ham hock -- it's a legume and pork-fest exclusively for him, and his life couldn't be more awesome right now, LOL.)

Norma, black pepper is awesome. Your father obviously knew what he was doing :)

Maui, I'm on target right now. Key thing is sticking to it, which gets challenging with everyone's schedules around here. Hence my posting insanity -- I figure if I write about it I am bound to make it happen!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I love lentil soup and bean soups. So filling! Great job on the bike. It does show you that you can really push yourself to go farther and faster.