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.