Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chocolate Eggstravaganza!

I'm enjoying a quiet moment between all the egg festivities.  Before I get into all that I'll jump back to Friday for a quick gym rundown.  I rode the bike on Level 8 for a quick 15 minutes and woah, it was a challenge.  I was grateful to not be doing my normal 25 minutes.  After that I did chest/triceps/core for strength training.  Spent a good amount of time stretching my back, which is s l o w l y starting to feel better.

A local bike store did a remodeling and was having a big re-opening sale so I stopped in to see what I could see.  I ended up buying a box of Shot Bloks and a box of Clif bars.  And they had a bike jersey I liked.

I like the lines.  I only have one jersey that fits me well, so now I have two.  As an aside my padded bike shorts are ridiculously big on me (size xl) so this afternoon I stopped into REI and got a new pair (size medium) with a 20% off coupon and a nifty little dividend from last year's purchases.

Friday evening I found myself out on the town listening to Phil Lesh play with his sons' band.  I wasn't out very late and only had one drink so it was a subdued sort of outing.  Still, I enjoyed the music and being out amongst the grownups.

Saturday came bright and early.  I helped set up the Easter Egg hunt for our mothers club.  The kids and Miguel showed up later for the hunt and we all had a nice time.

The candy situation is a little out of hand.  But I have a plan to get it out of the house after today so hopefully that will be the end of it.   Anyway, after the hunt we came home for lunch with friends.  The day rolled along nicely.  I made lasagna for dinner along with garlic cauliflower and grilled eggplant.  The veggies were mostly for Myra and I, since we're mostly the ones that eat them.  I had more lasagna than I needed.

Eggplant on the Foreman grill.
That reminds me!  I had a dream the other night that I got on the scale and weighed 159.  I was so upset, getting off and on the scale hoping it was a mistake.  Nope, 159 each time.  Then I noticed one corner of the scale was on a piece of carpet so I moved it and, voila! 138 (or something like that).  Ok, dreaming about gaining weight is not good.  I don't feel like I'm that preoccupied with my weight.  Though I do have a blog that is pretty much all about it so maybe that's not true.

After dinner we stayed up to watch more Game of Thrones.  The stuffy/runny nose was driving me nuts so I ended up taking some NyQuil before bed, pretty much insuring I'd sleep like a baby.

Today started with a lazy Sunday morning at home.  The kids had fun hunting for eggs in the back yard and I wish I could say I stayed out of their baskets but, well, I had more than my share of chocolate eggs.  By the time I settled on a bike ride I had to hustle to get out the door.  Miguel had a soccer game later so I was under a time crunch.

Sporting my new jersey!
The weather forecast rain later in the day so I took off hoping I could miss most of it.  The clouds were gorgeous, beautiful, fluffy white ones mixed with a sunny sky poking through in some spots, menacing gray in other spots.  I didn't wear my Garmin so I have no idea how many miles I rode but I was on the bike for about an hour.  I rode up a hill near my house that I've been avoiding for years.  And, as is the case most of the time, it wasn't nearly as hard as I was expecting.  Hills have a way of looking worse than they are.  Next time I'm going to face down the Lucas Valley Road hill up to Big Rock.  That's probably the last hill to be conquered on my big scary hill list.  It's steep and seems to go on for miles (and miles).  Anyway, the ride was great.  I did get rained on during the last mile or so but it wasn't bad.  The water didn't hurt me none. 

After the ride I picked up the kids and the three of us went to Baja Fresh for a late lunch.  I had a Baja Bowl of chicken, black beans, rice, and veggies.  I threw on salsa and jalapenos to kick up the flavor.  After that we strolled over to REI for the aforementioned bike shorts.  We ran into a dad friend out with his offspring so the bunch of us sat around for a while.  The kids had a blast playing in the fountain.  It was a little hectic but not a bad way to finish off the afternoon.  I foresee a lot of fountain playing while I sip a latte on a sunny afternoon in my future.

Well, that's all I got.  Miguel has a bunch of friends over.  They're grilling up carne asada and all the fixings in anticipation of a big soccer game coming on in a bit.  After that dies down and the kids are in bed we're going to watch more Game of Thrones.  9pm can't get here fast enough.  I need a rest after all this fun.

Oh!  I have some really cool news related to the Rock-n-Roll half marathon.  But that will have to wait, kids are needing me so I've gotta run.


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