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riding a bike

We finally got out for our bike ride this morning!  It was a gorgeous, but hot and humid, day.

Pre-ride fuel: a green smoothie.

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate Amazing Grass
  • 2 cups spinach

Then, it was off to ride.

We headed out to the Minuteman Trail to ride from Arlington to Bedford.

The trail was not as crowded as we thought it would be for mid-morning on a gorgeous Sunday.

We made it to the Bedford Depot after riding for about 40 minutes and 11 miles.

We stopped in Lexington on the way back and were planning on a coffee stop, but no one was serving coffee due to the water main break!!  Oh well, we sat for a bit and relaxed.

After returning back to Alewife after our 22 mile bike ride, we headed to Panera for lunch.

Post-ride fuel: a Mediterranean veggie sandwich and apple.

It was a gorgeous bike ride on a gorgeous day.  It felt good to get back on my bike!  It was my first ride since last fall!

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unhealthy laps

Well, besides my run yesterday, I had a pretty unhealthy day!  Lots of wine and beer tastes at the winery, then lots of beer and fries for dinner!  But, you only live once, so once in awhile you need to LIVE IT UP!  Otherwise, your not living, right?!  That’s my feeling, at least. 🙂

After coming home from the winery, we didn’t feel like cooking, so we headed over to Brookline to try out American Craft (same owners as The Publick House, which we love).

For a Saturday night, the restaurant was fairly dead.  They have a great big bar inside, which seats at least 15 people and a lot of beer on tap.

I decided on a Hefewizen called Sweaty Betty from Boulder, CO.  It was just what I like.

While watching the Kentucky Derby, we started with an appetizer of FRIES with Blue Cheese & Beer Dip.  They were good!  But, of course, I felt sick after eating them – which is why I never do.  Ha!

We did a good job at polishing off a good 3/4ths of these guys.

The dinner menu looked great.  A pretty big variety for American food.  Everything from fish to chicken to lamb to a burger bar!

I opted for the Veggie Burger (which was homemade in house) with mushrooms and goat cheese.  With mixed greens on the side, instead of fries!

It was a really really good veggie burger and the bun was delicious!

After dinner, we walked around Washington Square and Cleveland Circle, then stopped at our favorite frozen yogurt spot in Coolidge Corner where I filled up on Chocolate/Coconut swirl with everything chocolate I could find at the topping bar…

It was an awesome day, but I was stuffed!

We came home to a boil-water ban that went into effect in Boston due to a water main break!  So, we boiled lots of water for drinking and cooking.

Our fridge is filled with bottles and jugs full of water!

So much cheaper than purchasing bottles of water!