Posts tagged ‘strava’
StickyGram! Do you use InstaGram? Do you wish you could get your pictures in person? well now you can… I did! Turn your Instagram photo’s into Magnets. Love this idea! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail. It was SO EASY to do too…
This Song. Imagine Dragons-Demons
My Nail color. Thinking about having this color for Joe and Erin’s wedding… the color’s ARE green and purple
Coconut Water.. mini lunch box size! This brand is by far my favorite.. the most consistent flavor, the only ingredient is COCONUT WATER… nothing else.
Making my own Snack Mix.
Last but now least.. THIS BABY- My new Strava Jersey. Jealous? Now, if it would only warm up so I could wear it!
What have you been loving lately?
Here’s What I’m loving Wednesdays-
Mini babybel cheese- I love anything mini, so I just couldn’t resist these. Now if I only liked wine…
My White Bar tape- at least while it still looks white!
Group Bike rides! Thanks Mike for this one- Here’s the group on Monday night at Barney’s
JB and I rode from the house to Barney’s to meet up with the gang-
Cuties! Love, Love, Love these little snacks.. pre-packaged and ready to go.
Speaking of cuties… This Face- ♥
Making new side dishes-
We got MORE bacon in our CSA this past weekend- so I decided to make something with it tonight. Roasted asparagus with Bacon and onion.. yes, it was the bomb.
What have you been loving lately?
Finally, the weather is getting nice… I’ve been itching to get on my bike (outside)! The trainer was getting so old… I haven’t been outside on my bike in over 4 months!
Jeez- and I was only riding it twice a week… if that! Yesterday JB and I went out for a ride after a quick emergency trip to Fritz’s Bike Shop down the street. He had to pick up a new crank- thankfully, with new ownership- Fritz’s came to the rescue! They’re rebuilding inventory to make it THE go to bike shop. We were also talking to the new owner Aaron and he mentioned they’ll be starting group rides soon too! We’ll be looking forward to that. I picked up some tape while we were there- I’m going back to white to match the seat, cages
We planned to do about 30 miles- I said something flat… (ha!) Let’s be honest- you just can’t do flat around here. Starting the ride with our usual Brattle street climb was a real eye opener- my legs were on fire, my throat was dry and my heart was racing. Boy I felt out of shape. Once we got going it felt so good to be out there though. I envied my endurance of last winter as we rode outside for the whole thing. 30 miles later- we were done, and my legs were done too. I’m just excited it’s time to ride again! (and my Strava obsession has begun…)
Last night we planned on taking a ride out to Greene Rd… in the pitch black. Why? to see what it’s like if we decide on that plot of land, to see if there’s lights, to see how I felt. No there’s not many lights, and I didn’t feel as creeped out as I thought I would! Thank goodness. We saw 3 deer in the road on the way back… thats something we don’t see in Worcester!
While we were out that way- we headed to The Angler for dinner. This place is the BOMB. Our dinner was amazing. I got the marinated swordfish chunks with mixed vegetables (which weren’t mushy and loaded with butter) and sweet potato fries. JB got the maple glazed salmon with garlic spinach and sweet potato fries. Honestly I would make the drive here- rather than going to the Sole in Worcester for seafood, it’s that good.
It’s Sunday. You know what that means! Time to make lunches, wash the cars, do some laundry, cut JB’s hair, prepare for dinners, and everything else! Oh yeah- Happy Easter!
What are you excited about this spring?
It’s been a long time since my last post. I have been busy with work, a road race and just got back from a week at the Cape!
Instead of telling you all about it, I’ll try and show you. Starting with the race. My father, brother Dave, and (soon to be) SIL Erin all did the Falmouth road race on Aug 12th. Let me tell you, it was something to see.. Over 12,000 PEOPLE!!
The weather forecast did not look promising for the race, so we played it by ear.
Going back and forth we ultimately decided to race. The rain and heat made it SO muggy, it was unbearable. I had to stop a bunch by the ocean and catch some fresh air, away from all the people.
Haha- check out those splits.. pretty impressive hu? Here’s Dave and I- patiently waiting the arrival of Dad and Erin shortly after
Post race we headed back to the house, and went out for dinner to the Beach House. It kind of stunk being on a Sunday, so I stayed Sunday night and went back Monday morning, straight to work. Dinner was good though!
The week flew by, heading up to Maine for work Wednesday until Thursday night to see Eastern Maine Medical. After work on Saturday, JB and I packed up shop and headed down the Cape for the week for vaca. We didn’t have much planned, just a lot of relaxing, a few bike rides, dinner dates and beach days…
bike ride #1
bike ride #2-
Sly made a “friend” at the beach the second to last night.. Ever heard of the web site Dog Shaming? Dave showed me it, and thought I should submit a picture of SLY.. Check it out.
And here I am. Vacation is over. Back to work. Heading out for a bike ride up to Wachusett Mountain- Let the REAL fun begin!
Ok. Now i’m nervous. The “CARE CONNECTION CENTER” officially opens tomorrow.. and I’m on- first thing in the morning to get things going. No pressure… right? EEEEEEEK!! deep breath.
Oh- Here’s my weeks worth of outfits
Yesterday JB and I took a ride to Gearworks to pick up some new threads.. nothin’ like a new pair of cycling shorts (and bottle)!
Today we went for a little bike ride to test em’ out. Of course JB had to search out some segments And he crushed them per usual.
Yesterday after Gearworks we headed out to Natick Mall- seeing as though it was a rainy lazy day, who else would be there? ONLY EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER WAS THERE! It was so packed, it honestly felt like the holidays, people scavenging for parking and waiting in long lines everywhere! We didn’t stay for too long, just long enough to get a few little things
As for now, I’m going to plop on the couch and relax for the rest of the evening and NOT try and stress over work tomorrow. Dinner tonight is Spinach Feta turkey burgers from Whole Foods… mmmmmmm cannot wait I LOVE burger night!
Hope you had a great weekend, and made the most of the rain…
Have a good week!
Thats right. JB and I rode over 100 miles this weekend, into NH too I was hoping we would ride by an “Entering NEW HAMPSHIRE” sign.. but no such luck. I’m gearing up for my century ride beginning of June- so this ride made me feel confident I can do it. Just as long as I have company to pull me along!
Oh- What we did ride by in NH was this little guy- trying to cross the road.. don’t worry- I helped him along.
and an easy Sunday 25-
Tonight’s dinner was ALL on the grill. Perfect weather for it!
We got some fingerling potatoes, tossed them in EVOO, Rosemary and pepper. wrap em’ up in tin foil- grill on direct heat for 40-ish minutes.
As for those brussels sprouts, cut off the ends, microwave them for 3 minutes, then toss in a little EVOO, paprika, pepper, and a clove of minced garlic.. once they are cooled- spear them and sprinkle with a dash of salt to get ready for the grill. Grill direct heat for 5 min, then flip over for another 5..
Have you ever grilled a whole head of garlic.. until it’s butter soft to smear onto a crusty piece of bread?
No? That’s too bad.. because that’s just what we did. Cut off the top of the garlic, wrap it in tin foil and grill it for 30-40 min indirect heat, while the other stuff is grilling.
AND the chicken- JB took charge on that- he marinated it in some OJ, a BBQ Hickory rub, and a little EVOO for 2 hours.
Grill indirect heat for 40 min, then on direct heat for a few minutes to crisp it up a bit-
Enjoy. It all timed out perfect, the grill is always good for that- so long as you know what you’re cookin’
Hope you had a great weekend, and HAVE a great week!