So, today is my birthday, but we went out last night to celebrate. Dad's dialysis is Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, so I didn't want him to be too fatigued to enjoy the night, plus The Big Guy was off, so he could join us. We went to Nico's Pier 38. I decided that I was going to eat what sounded good, and not worry about the calories. I ate a moderate breakfast and a light lunch, so I had just over 1000 calories available to me for dinner. I had pan seared marlin over seafood rice pilaf with a beurre blanc sauce and broccolini and young carrots. It was SOOOOO good! I savored every bite, and did it with out an ounce of guilt. I even had mango passion fruit cheesecake. I did search the food data base for similar items and entered them on my food tracker. With what I found, I still did not go over my calories, so at the most, I am probably only over by no more that 200. I had a great time with my family, ate a a place Guy Fieri recommended on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, and I refuse to let my one special night be ruined fretting over calories and fat grams.
That said, I knew that I would have to be extra careful to get my exercise in. So I set out this morning for Makaha beach. I checked my bike and made sure I didn't have any loose nuts, added air to my tires and set off. I was doing great, about 45 minutes or so in to a planned 90 minute ride, I started to hear a ticking sound, I was a little concerned, but wanted to wait until I was at a better place to check things out. Then my rear wheel feels like it's wobbling, I can't wait to check. I stop and look down, and the first thing I see is my tire is flat. On closer inspection, this is what I saw:
That is a large fishhook. So my ride ended before I was ready. Luckily, I had my bus pass with me, so I was able to get home with out walking 4 miles.
Oh, Here is what I bought with my birthday money.
The Helmet was going to be my 20 lbs gone reward, but it was on sale this week, so I got it early. The Yurbuds work great. The waffle iron has a portion cup for batter and a channel to catch drip overs. I make yeast waffles, and filling the waffle iron can be tricky, plus it was on sale>
Happy Sparking !