How is it already 5:00!?!? It feels more like 3. I guess it’s because I didn’t eat lunch until 2!
We spent the whole middle of the day on the move – biking for about an hour and a quarter and then mowing the lawn. We biked to the greenway, biked the 4 miles of it, then came out the other side and biked home. I’m guessing it was about 10-12 miles? Then I ended up mowing the whole yard! The back yard is fun because it’s big and makes those nice lines. I wore my HRM the whole time and here were my stats:
In Zone: 4:30
Avg. HR: 99
As you can see, I was moving for 2 hours but my heart rate wasn’t that high despite biking fast and some hills. I should have thrown in some cardio sprint drills to spike it up! But the whole point was just to keep moving through fun activities, so it’s fine as is 🙂 And who knows how accurate the HRM really is when you’re not that much in the cardio zone.
I came inside to make a huggggeeee delicious salad!
But I started with a piece of watermelon
I toasted a slice of the husband’s sourdough to make homemade croutons.
And I grilled carrots, peppers, and a peach!
I also tossed in a cup or so of leftover blue cornmeal okra.
The rest of the toppings: 1 slice cooked bacon, goat cheese crumbles, and leftover lemon-olive oil dressing that Karen made.
The husband made a huge salad as well. His was a BLT with jalapeno and croutons. Check out the size of his bowl – he used our giant salad bowl!
I’m trying to work on my to-do list so I can start tomorrow fresh. Ahhhhh! There’s too much to do.
This IS a big salad that the husband made! Are your croutons homemade?
Hi Kath! Both salads look great, and I love homemade croutons. I would probably leave off the grilled peach, though. Everyone raves about grilled stone fruits, but I just don’t like them.
Both of those salads look awesome! I love homemade croutons but I have never made them myself. I should give that a try sometime.
I love homemade croutons! Both of your salads look delicious! I’d like to dig into both of them!!
caitlinbo (see bride run) says
your salad looks amazing and youve got me craving watermelon- again! i must go buy some!
Kelly L. says
Are you saying that 400 calories isn’t that much to burn? I think that’s a lot.
The huge salads look awesome! I love to eat them out of serving bowls when they are a meal!
Gliding Calm says
haha i love eating salads out of serving bowls!! that’s always the size of a salad i’m craving anyways!
have a great evening Kath!
Mowing the grass sounds like a great little workout! I can’t wait until I have a yard someday… Sigh… 🙂
Your watermelon always looks SO good. Wow.
caitlinbo (see bride run) says
yes! you should adopt a wiener! they are the BEST LITTLE DOGS ever!
and since you asked for photos, i edited my lunch post to include some fun ones:
I know this has probably been asked, and you’ve probably answered it a million times…but what does your husband do for a living?
that salad looks delicious by the way!
Mmm…goat cheese and bacon? Amazing combo!
Yum, now that’s my kind of salad! Lots of different flavors…and HUGE! 🙂
and, a question: how do you make the croutons? it had never occurred to me, but it sounds great.
Fantastic looking salad!
Just wondering what kind of heart monitor you use since I’m looking to purchase a new one myself?!
Those are great looking salads! Making a yummy salad makes for a great meal, but I find I am most of the time too lazy to put together all the components. But then when I do, I enjoy it so much. Note to self: don’t be so lazy!!
I just meant I would have thought it would be a lot higher for 2 hours of activity. But I guess it was just low intensity.
He works in marketing.
We just cut them in cubes and put them in the oven at 250* for 20-30 minutes. They were delicious!
Kath, I don’t have a Heart Rate Monitor – what does “In Zone: 4:30” mean?
The HRM’s come with a pre-set zone (that you can change if you want) that represents a cardio zone. I believe mine is set to 120 bpm. So “in the zone” means that of my 2 hours, I was only above 120 bpm (getting heart pumping cardio benefits) for 4:30 minutes. You can set it so it beeps at you when you dip below that number too. I reminder to pick up the pace!