Biking Is Good For Ingestion – Part I

February 7, 2009

Almost as shocking as our spontaneous ice storm last week is the temperature outside today. I knew it was going to be warm, but our house was still chilly and when I stuck my arm into the garage I went back for a vest.

Then I stepped outside. Whoa – it’s NICE!!! I swear it’s colder inside than it is outside. I actually opened the patio door to let in some warm air!

Mid-morning I did 45 minutes of Heart Opening Flow #1. It was great!! Perfect challenge, flow and mix of fun and hard poses. Gah I hate chair pose!

After yoga I didn’t have much time until I left to bike to Trader Joe’s to meet the husband, who was at work next door at Great Harvest. He got off at 1:30 and I planned to meet him there so we could bike home together. Well I didn’t think about the fact that biking 12 miles takes me about an hour and a half, so I should have either had lunch first or had a snack! I was starving when I got there – and still had the return trip!! To tide me I had a slice of a Swirled Cinnamon Bread while at the bakery. OMG it was divine. Whole wheat too! I got very sweaty on the ride home in my vest and had to take it off.

More from the Biking Diaries:

OH MY GOSH – and I HIT A SQUIRREL on my bike!!!! It was horrible. He ran out from a bush and I think I must have bumped over his leg. He scurried off before I could even look back to see if he was hurt. I don’t think I hit his whole body, but it was extremely traumatizing. My eyes welled with tears instantly! I’ve never hit an animal with my car, so this was even worse because it was close by :(

SO….once we got home from the 12 mile adventure we speed-prepped a lunch.

IMG_1437 (1024x768)

I made a Canadian Bacon (from TJ’s) + Sabra Hummus Sandwich with pickles, romaine and mustard on GH Rye (all broiled in the oven).

IMG_1433 (1024x768) 

The husband’s sandwich was GIANT (that’s a 7″ plate)

IMG_1429 (1024x768)

I also had a little bowl of TJ’s Euro yogurt with blueberries, Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Plank, and some flax.

IMG_1426 (1024x768) 

And a POM spritzer with some diet tonic.

IMG_1435 (1024x768)

IMG_1428 (1024x768)

Dessert – the Earl Gray Biscotti are now gone 😥

IMG_1438 (1024x768) 

Look what’s here!

[Used to be a Netflix envelope!]

Not too much longer until we bike to the lightrail and head uptown for our date. Be home late!


Previous post:

Next post:

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Runeatrepeat February 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Boo. I’m sorry you hit a squirrel :( That reminded me of the time I hit a pigeon while running. THAT was traumatizing!!!


2 Betsy in Pittsburgh February 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Kath – Heads up, we can read your full name and address on that Netflix envelope!


3 Kath February 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Ooo….good call. Thanks! I took it down.



4 haya (living and learning) February 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

biking is good for so many things!!! i am extremel jealous of your nice weather. although it is +6°C here today, there’s still lots of snow and ice that make biking too treacherous for me :( i’ve got my fingers crossed for march!

that sandwich looks and sounds super yummy!
have fun tonight.


5 jen February 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Was just about to write to remove your name and add….Betsy beat me to it!
Please cover up Kath!Safety first!!


6 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Hi kath, sorry about the squirrel incident!!

carry on!

pom spritzer, what a fab idea! i cant wait to see what you create with that bob’s cookbook. EXCITEMENT!!

those blueberries look DIVINE!!!


7 sandy February 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm

tasty sandwich! I like tj’s canadian bacon and its cheaper then the canadian bacon at the regular grocery store. Yes please please delete that pic of the netflix envelope


8 emmy February 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm

just fyi – your addy picture is still up if you look at the page from the main page and not by clicking on the title. (unless there is a delay on my end)


9 Amanda February 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm

The same thing happened here to us in Central FL with the drastic change in temperature from overnight to morning — it was sooo cold inside this a.m. that I had to open the windows to let some of the warm air in. Weird. :-)


10 Cyclist Kate February 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

That lunch set-up is BEAUTIFUL! Love the sun and the daffodil over the colorful placemat.

Even after practicing yoga for 8 years, I still am not a big fan of chair pose. Last year, though, a teacher told me to remember that when our quads are burning in chair, it’s our body burning off anger. Now, whether or not this is true, I don’t know, but it sure does help me stay in the pose!


11 VeggieGirl February 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

That Swirled Cinnamon Bread DOES sound divine – holy yum.


12 allijag February 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Sorry about the squirrel kath – I totally understand :(


13 Katie February 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Sorry to hear about your squirrel incident. I almost hit a deer while biking on the bike path. So scary!

Enjoy the rest of your day.


14 brandi February 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I cried when I hit a turtle with my car one time – I felt horrible!!!

have fun on your date!


15 Sara February 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Oh I’m so sorry that you hit a squirrel! I’d be tramatized. I hit a cat with my car and cried for about an hour afterwards. No fun!


16 Shelby February 7, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Swirled Cinnamon Bread!? YUM!

Aww, I’m so sorry about the squirrel Kath. I hope he/she’s okay!


17 Bec February 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Its so traumatizing to hit something on your bike! I have definitely run over a few field mice on my bike and feel horrible every time it happens. Though the worst I ever heard of was my friend on a mountain bike trip hit a skunk, he had to throw out a lot of his gear since the smell was impossible to get out.


18 Sharon February 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Oh my gosh a squirrel? EEKKKK!


19 Maggie February 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Hope the squirrel was ok! I’ve never hit anything with my car either and I always feel so bad when I see animals on the side of the road :( At least it was just a bike and he probably just ran it off.

The cinnamon bread sounds great :)


20 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Great looking sammiches. Have fun tonight!


21 Katelyn February 7, 2009 at 5:36 pm

You hit a SQUIRREL?!?!?!?!?! It’s good you didn’t freak out and fall off your bike.

Your pomtonic looks ssssssooooooo good! I’m a bit dehydrated right now, and it looks so refreshing.


22 Julie February 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Oh gosh poor you and the squirrel! I hope this doesn’t traumatize you, Lord knows I’d be freaked the eff out.

On a happier note, fab looking lunch!


23 Emily W. February 7, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Its really nice around here too! I am loving it!


24 Briana February 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Sounds like a great ride! Sorry about the squirrel, but if you think one the bright side at least it wasn’t a skunk. And it sounds like it was okay if it ran off.


25 Sarah February 7, 2009 at 6:25 pm

I wish I had a bike because I used to love riding as kid. Your sammie looks great!


26 K February 7, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Aw! Sorry to hear about the squirrel accident :(

Ooooh bakery fresh cinnamon bread! Yum!!


27 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) February 7, 2009 at 7:05 pm

this probably just goes to show how recent of a reader I am – I never knew your hubby works at Great Harvest! what does he do there?


28 Candice February 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Mmmmm, whole-wheat cinnamon-raisin bread is divine!! I love it with a little whipped butter and powdered sugar… or peanut butter and MORE cinnamon 😉

Poor squirrel :(

Haha, your husband’s bread looks awesome! Like a giant saltine 😀


29 BethT February 7, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I ran over a frog on my bike once :( The noise alone was traumatizing.


30 musicfan February 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

one little daffodil. that’s scary / re squirrel, animals are pretty robust/hopefully the little guy is fine. I accidently stepped on my kitten’s foot since she’s so quiet, but she wasn’t hurt. the fact he scurried off is a good sign.


31 Sara February 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Great looking sandwiches. That’s horrible about the squirrel, I hit one once when it ran onto the freeway, I felt so bad.


32 Ashley H February 7, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Totally random question. Does anyone have any suggestions for reducing bloating and gas? I have IBS and I am looking for some natural methods and I thought I’d ask here since everyone is so willing to help.


33 Ashley H February 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm

One time when I was running a baby lizard ran out and hit my foot right as I was landing. I didnt smooch him but he kept spinning around. I felt so bad that I cried when I got home. So dont feel bad it happens to all of us.


34 Elina February 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm

OMG, I would freak out if I hit a squirrel too! Yikes!!!
Beautiful eats :)


35 Marianne February 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I hit a bird with my car once, it scared the crap out of me. I was driving on the highway around dawn, and it must have taken off from the side of the road just as I was driving past. I didn’t even realize what happened until I saw some feathers on my windshield :(

Lunch looks great. Love the POM spritzer idea :)


36 theoddbod February 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm

wow a squirrel! sounds traumatizing.
ps. those blueberries look like giant bowling balls!


37 Meg February 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Sorry about the squirrel incident.

The cinnamon swirl bread at GH is awesome!


38 fig February 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm

fyi: kashi has joined in the recall. Most bars and cookies


39 Kiersten February 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Sorry about the squirrel. It’s not your fault though, it was an accident.

It was so beautiful out today! I spent my whole afternoon outdoors and LOVED it.


40 Nicole February 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Early Grey biscotti sounds too good! Yum!


41 sue February 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm

the sandwich looks tasty- i like seeing the his and hers versions of your meals!


42 Mariposa February 7, 2009 at 10:51 pm

oh the poor little squirrel! : ( im sure he will be ok though!!

i hit a bunny with my car once, i cried myself.. i felt so bad


43 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 7, 2009 at 11:08 pm

You made tracks today! Sounds like you deserve some QT with Netflix when you get back. I love being able to watch stuff online on-demand!


44 Kath February 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Cyclist Kate,
Love that recommendation for chair pose :)

Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) ,
He’s the ‘sponge + dough guy’ = he mixes all the doughs most mornings.



45 Chelsea February 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm

That picture of the blueberries and yogurt made me REALLY miss yogurt :(


46 Rhapsody February 8, 2009 at 9:28 am

Don’t feel too bad about hitting the squirrel — if he ran off he’s probably OK. I did the same thing on my bike a few years… lil’ guy bounced right off the tire and skedaddled. :)


47 Jess February 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Oh goodness! Poor squirrel and poor you!

I mixed my Pom with Diet Coke today. Delish.


48 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Earl Grey biscotti?!? Everything looks delectable in this post!


49 Wei-Wei July 15, 2010 at 8:57 am

I think the weather is seriously being really weird lately. I’m finally seeing the effects of climate change, and it’s freaking me out :(



Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: