swamp thing

I went for a 22 mile bike ride this morning.  That’s right 22 miles!   But before I left I knew I needed a little something in my stomach, so I had a mini clif bar.


Then I set out on my way for my bike ride.  It was awesome.  At first.  It was nice and cool out so I didn’t get really sweaty, so that was nice.  The not nice part- getting chased by not one, not two, but THREE dogs!!  The third one I thought was going to pull me off of my bike!  It was a looooong hard ride (1 hr 45 mins).  There are TONS of hills around here, so it was very challenging.  I was doing really good up until around mile 15 then my knees started hurting really bad.  I’m wondering if maybe my seat isn’t adjusted to the right hight or something?  My knees hurt really bad still. 🙁

But hey, I burned 772 calories on my ride!!  I can’t wait to see what I burn on saturday on my 34 mile ride!

Anyone know anything about bicycles?

Anyway, after I got back I decided to make a smoothie.  Some people like to call these green smoothies or green monsters, but I’m going to call mine the “swamp thing”.  Looks are decieving on this, I promise it was SOOOO good!


My “swamp thing” consisted of….

  • 1 cup of mixed frozen fruit (pineapple, strawberry, mango, papaya)
  • 1 cup OJ
  • 1 scoop green vibrance
  • big handful of spinach

This was so refreshing after that bike ride!

Hubby was off of work today, so we just kind of lounged around a bit, then we decided to go to Fort Worth and have some lunch/ do some window shopping.  We had some Vietnamese food for lunch.  We went to Tu Hai (thanks Dana for getting me hooked on this place!)

We shared some veggie spring rolls, and I had shredded veggies with vermicelli noodles.  I don’t remember what it was exactly called but it was super light and fresh and so very tasty!  I forgot my camera, so no pictures.

Then we went to Wolf Camera and looked around since Justin is getting me a camera for my bday.  Mines about to go kaput, so it’s time for a new one.  I found the one I want and it’s very reasonable priced!  I’m really excited to get it, but I don’t think he’s going to let me have it till my birthday 🙁

Then we went to Best Buy to look at laptops.  I don’t think I’ll be able to afford to get one for a while, but mine is about to fall apart.  Literally.  It’s really barely hanging on by a thread.  I found one that I liked and it was very reasonable priced!  I kinda want a Mac, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to afford one.  I am unemployed after all, lol.  The one that I picked out was a Toshiba.  It is super light, which is good because I will be carrying it around a lot at school for the next few yrs.  It also has a 6 hour battery- that will come in handy as well.

So after the window shopping we decided to watch a movie.  We went to see Land of the Lost.  It was really funny!  I don’t think there’s a movie that Will Farrell has made that  I haven’t liked.  He’s hilarious, I’m a huge fan!

Then it was onward to the casa.  Where for dinner we made our favorite standby- crispy chicken fingers.  We had them on top of a salad that consisted of romaine, spinach, carrots, a sprinkle of cheese and some Annie’s light honey mustard.


I’ve been craving sweets like a maniac today, so all I’m going to say about this is mint+oreo+ice cream=heaven on eart.  Enough said.