Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes yesterday! I ended up having a great day.
After breakfast, Eric told me to put on my spandex shorts. I could only assume that good things were going to follow!
He put my new gear on my bike…
Bike bag and tire pump are now on my bike:
The bike bag now contains a bike tube and a swiss-army type bike tool.
Eric revealed that he was taking me through our try-a-tri route! We have been meaning to go for a while now, but the rain from the past two weeks has prevented us.
The 2.5k run will be done on a trail, which we weren’t aware of. I love running on trails!
We saw the water where we will be doing the open-water swim! *GULP*
We both got nervous thinking about it and tried to imagine what 375 metres looked like.
After the trail ride, we had a picnic lunch that Eric packed earlier.
He took these pictures beforehand…
Our picnic lunch contained:
- 2 apples
- 2 Raw and GF Glo Bars
- Salsa + hummus
- Homemade trail mix (apricot, almonds, raisins)
- Cashew butter and blueberry jam sandwich (to split)
Look what we saw!
We got home hours later and I had a minor incident with my sunglasses.
Eric surprised me with CSA half share at Plan B Organic farm! You might remember me gushing about it last year. I was really shocked because I thought he forgot that I even mentioned it. It begins on June 2nd and carries on through until October. The gift that keeps on giving!
I have wanted to support a local organic farmer for a long time now. This makes me very happy. :wub:
We will be picking up a box from the farm every Wednesday. They also have tours of the farm that we would like to go on. Eric said it ‘brings him out of his comfort zone’ because he knows I am going to be getting him to eat all kinds of weird veggies. :lol: True, dat!
As for the Vita-Mix— my new GF + Raw Glo Bars require the use of a blender and my current Kitchen aid blender doesn’t do the job very well. I am toying around with the idea of using some of my tax return money to get a new blender, but I haven’t decided when I am going to get one though. I also haven’t decided whether I want a Vita-mix or a Blend-tec…I hear great things about Blend-tecs too!
After lounging around outside for a bit longer, it was time to make dinner. We decided to cook together and make something very light and summery.
Quinoa Summer Salad
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 English cuke
- 1 large tomato
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 4 tbsp dried cranberries
- Italian Seasonings
- Sea Salt and pepper
- Sweet and Tangy All-Purpose Dressing (we doubled it)
Directions: Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions. Chop veggies. Mix together with dressing and serve. Serves 2.
It was fabbbbbulous and very easy.
I also had two brewskis!
In my next post, I will show you what we had for dessert. It left us with chocolate all over our hands and faces and sitting on the couch with our hands on our bellies.
Have a great start to your week!