Slow and Steady..

Woke up this morning- with a headache :o/ How am I going to ride 2 hours this morning if I had a headache I thought.. after some breakfast and my Teeccino- it was gone.. thank goodness! So I headed upstairs and rode for a good 2 hours. Did 30 miles, and kept my HR (ave. 145) in zone 3. I attempted to read my Triathlete magazine, but it was a bit difficult- however this article made me smile:
MY CAMELOT by Bob Babbitt:
"It doesn't matter if you're not very good: Actually, being slow is important. Otherwise, how would the fast guys and gals ever know how awesome they really are? They have to be way in front of somebody to feel good about themselves and impress the world. That's where people like me come it. You're welcome, fast guys." I thought this was great- how true is that?
"Racing allows you to create your own reality: In my mind, nobody ever passes me on race day. I just decide beforehand that anyone who passes is actually part of a relay team, even if they're not. For some of us, denial is a good thing." Hahaha

So after the ride, I had my PB AND BANANA smoothie- then headed out to do some errands.. and get my haircut! No backing down.. I love it! feels much lighter but she kept the length which is what i wanted.. What do you think?..

What's for Dinner tonight? I used leftover rotisserie Chicken from last night.. after making some pesto chicken panini- we had plenty of chopped chicken to make a stir fry.

For the rice, instead of just plain brown rice, I made a garlic & cumin infused long grain brown rice. Simply, chop up 4 cloves of garlic, saute in a pan with some EVOO for 1 minute, then add 2 c. of water - return to boil, season with 1/4 t cumin and black pepper, then add one cup of rice, return to boil then reduce heat to simmer and cover for 30 minutes (or until all liquid is absorbed)...meanwhile..

Chop up some broccollini- including some stem, one medium white onion, 8 baby carrots (slivered) Let that mixture cook for 10-15 min, until tender (but not mushy!) once tender, add in 1/4 t. ground ginger, 2 T soy sauce, 1 T hot and spicy szechuan sauce, 1/2 t garlic powder. Mix in chopped rotisserie chicken pieces to heat through. Serve chicken veggie mixture over rice.. sooooo good and soooo easy!