Friday, September 04, 2009
We both had the day off and took another ride today.
We didn't get too early start - I wanted to sleep in on my day off and just relax. Stopped by the grocery to pick up some fruit to take with us - we didn't pack a lunch today, decided to get something there. Loaded up the bikes and went to Half Moon Bay - it is cooler there on the coast and not too hilly - ocean view - nice little town - my kind of ride!
First stop was a Starbucks (shaken unsweet green tea) and Subway (6 in. Veggie Delight) then we headed to the beach parking lot and unloaded. It was instantly cool - packed water in back pack cooler with fruit, nuts, energy bar and water bottle on bike - set to go.
My computer (odometer) was not working. I have had trouble with it in the past of moving off the spoke, I thought the wind from the ride there may have changed it. After stopping and starting several times finally figured it was the connection - now I know for next time...
As we went along the bay and further inland it was instant warmth felt so good from the cool ocean breeze. We came up on a marina and watched some fisherman there cleaning fish and the seagulls and a lonely pelican go after the pieces thrown to them.
We also stopped and went in some of the shops there at the marina - nothing fantastic just checkin' it out. The trail seemed to end there so we took to the streets. Stopping at a couple art/gift shops with things made from coral, flowers and silver sea scapes - interesting! There were a lot of little short streets, I noticed the street names - Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, California...
We headed back then decided to stop and sit on the beach but the fine sand was blowing sand all around us - you open your mouth to speak and ate sand - so we moved on. Stopped at another beach to watch a couple kites - biggest ones I had seen. The pic with all the color was looking right up into the sun to give it all the color - beach was beautiful!
We rode past the beach where our car was on another trail up on the cliff. It was not so nice - hard dirt ruts - very hard and bumpy - we didn't last long on this one and headed back. We loaded up the car and decided to go in to the down town area and walk a round a bit. There are cute little shops and things to see.
On the way back we stopped to see the grandkids for a short surprise visit. Played with baby Emma while the family ate dinner - she is getting so big - teething and rolling over, starting to scootch, almost crawl .
Had a great full day for just a short ride - I calculated12-15 miles - I think I need to reset my computer but lost the instructions... I could have ridden longer, but dh was ready to quit.
The best thing is I haven't gotten on the scales for 2 weeks - just put them away, changed my fitness and calorie range and have stuck with it - got them out this morn and down a lb.
...and I work this evening so I rested well - slept in and slow moving this morn - and will have time to get to the gym before work... It was a productive but restful day off!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me lie down and do crunches
,He giveth me low -carb bread,
He restoreth my waistline,
He leadeth me past the refrigerator for my own sake.
He maketh me partake in broccoli instead of potatoes,
He leadeth... me past the pizzeria.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will not fear for HE is with me and I am fit and healthy...
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