Last night, Danny, Jacob, Jaden, and I tried to go on a family bike ride on a nearby trail.
We made it about .1 of a mile. Then Jaden’s bike broke down.
The chain fell off, washers came undone. It was a mess. And unfortunately Danny wasn’t able to fix it without tools. Bike fail.
Jacob and I decided to do what any nice brother and mom would do – we rode our bikes back home while Danny and Jaden drove.
Most of the way home is on a busier street, and I pretty much freaked out the whole time. If I was by myself, I would have been fine, but since I had Jacob with me, I was worried about all the cars that were zooming past at crazy speeds. Thankfully, there’s a bike lane, but I was still nervous. We made it home fine, and Jacob was excited to tell his friends that we rode so far.
Actually, I have no idea how far we went or how fast we were going because I wasn’t on a treadmill. It’s kind of nice that the treadmill does all that for you. Danny did get me a cyclocomputer for my birthday that measures speed, distance, and calories. But that thing is crazy hard to figure out. I think you have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.
My dad even tried programming it, but the screen just froze. He asked how much it cost, and I told him $25. He just ohhh and then looked away. Jeesh. I thought $25 was a lot to spend a tiny little crazy computer that is impossible to attach to the bike and program. But apparently, I’m a cheap skate that doesn’t buy quality bike accessories. Whatever. I just want to ride my bike around and have fun. Wheeeee!!!!!!!!!
Last night, I mixed up some overnight oats to enjoy this morning.
My oats included:
- 1 container peach Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- sliced strawberries
Those chia seeds really thicken things up! I added just a splash of almond milk this morning and stirred it up. I know that it doesn’t look very appetizing, but I love how it tastes. I prefer cold oats to hot oatmeal any day.
I don’t know if I’m just tired, but BodyPump was tough today! But I got through it, and checked off my workout for today.
I’ve been snacking on a lot of fruit this afternoon. I love fruit!
One of my favorite summer fruits is a pluot. It’s a cross between an apricot and a plum. We call them dinosaur eggs, and they are so good. I forgot all about them until I saw them at the grocery store yesterday. Yay for the first pluot of the season!
After I picked up my niece today, I took all the kids to the library for a while.
After the library,we stopped at a local farmer’s market. The kids got a sno-cone.
I have gone to this farmer’s market for four years in a row, and I usually find the prices pretty expensive. I like to walk around but never really buy much. But today, I found a produce stand that had awesome prices. I bought broccoli and a cucumber for 75 cents each!
I would have bought more, but the farmer’s market was an unexpected stop, and I used most of my cash on the kid’s sno-cones. I don’t really usually carry much cash on me. I am more of a debit card person.
When we got home, I sliced up the cucumber and ate it with carrots and garlic hummus. It was delicious.
Tonight, we have plans to eat dinner at Whole Foods and then do a little baby shopping for my sister-in-law’s baby shower on Sunday.
Tomorrow, we’re doing a 5k in the morning and the going to dinner at Red Lobster to celebrate my mom’s birthday!
Have a great Friday!
Questions of the day:
- Did you ever have workout fail? Like maybe your forgot to put your running shoes in your gym bag or your bike fell apart?
- Have you ever had a pluot?
- Do you use cash or a credit/debit card more?
- Any plans for this weekend?