Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

The 4th is always a fun holiday around here.  Lots of cooking, visiting and of course fireworks.  This weekend my mom and mother-in-law came to visit and we had a nice time (as always).  Saturday night we had my brother and sister-in-law over as well as my niece and her husband and I cooked for everyone.  I was wanting to try something new and I happened to hear an interview with Steven Raichlen on NPR. I'm not a big fan of stuffed peppers, but I decided to give his pinto bean and pepper jack cheese chiles rellenos recipe a try.  Check it out here.  We also had rib eye steaks, grilled corn on the cobb, and turkey sausage.  I borrowed the neighbor's Weber grill so I had two going.  I took a picture on my phone, but I had a phone issue this weekend.  I went for a 40 mile ride with 100 degree heat index and got some sweat on my phone.  It's now sitting in a bag of rice but the prognosis is not good.

On the way back from my ride, I saw a turkey walking through the neighbor's front yard.  I couldn't take a picture since my phone was broken but about an hour later, the turkey was in our back yard!  I grabbed our camera and got a picture of it.


Training has been going well.  Eight for eight workouts again last week and my biggest volume this year.  I'm feeling pretty good but welcomed the chance to get a couple naps in this weekend.  I usually don't have time to nap, but I needed it.

I signed up for the Tour de Donut next weekend.  It's a 32 mile bike race with two donut stops and you get 5 minutes off your time for every donut you eat.  I did this race 10+ years ago and remember eating 2 at the first stop then struggling to keep them down for the rest of the race.  There will be about 1200 riders there, way more than last time I did it.

10 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

Ha , this race sounds fun! Not so sure how many Donuts I could keep down though. Happy 4th. And yes, it is wonderful that my husband does these things with me and that we can be compatible doing them together. I'm lucky to have him as a partner. :) Now if he really trains for this race then I'm not so sure I can run with him but maybe we will both try for a 3:10. Who knows. :)

Kate said...

I figured you'd be BBQing this weekend. Hope your phone pulls through. Jeff ran his through the washing machine for 5 min and it still works...usually.

I'm looking forward to the TDD...hoping to equal last years 11 and ride faster too. See you there!

Julie said...

Mmmm. Those peppers sound good.
We saw a ton of llamas, 2 camels, an ostrich and a BUNCH of miniature horses on our ride today. It was AWESOME!

Tri4Success said...

Donuts ..... the food of champions? Sounds like a crazy event. Good luck!

Anne B said...

That turkey is very cool! He is just glad it's not Thanksgiving Day...

Patrick said...

I always ziploc my phone, rain or shine. See you at the Donut!

Anne B said...

Tips for anyone doing the Tour De Donut this weekend --- eat most of your donuts at the first stop. By the time you reach the second stop, the donuts have been sitting out inthe heat for a bit and don't go down as well. Don't drink a lot of water even though it will be hot, this will make the donuts swell in your stomach, possibly causing a "reversal". Just take tiny sips of water at regular intervals. Eat something kind of greasy for breakfast -- McDonalds hash browns are the best pre-donut-race food. The grease seems to counter-act the sugary donuts.

Theia said...

I got a few naps in over the holiday weekend too. I needed them desperately!

Good luck with the donuts. :)

Mrs. Adventure said...

Reading this made me want to hop on my bike :-) although I'm medicated and it's almost 11 pm.

Dawn said...

Hehe...oh fun! Sounds like you have the best races!!
Can't wait to hear how much time you deduct from your final race time;);)

Your training is going awesome....my Oly is next Sunday and I'm afraid I have been slacking lately due to holiday time. But life comes first- right?
:)
Hope your weekend went well!