The Long Bike Ride Home

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Morning! I have had a fabulous morning so far.  This is the first Sunday in weeks (months?) that I haven’t gone on a long run — instead, I went on a long bike ride.


Before leaving, I had a quick and easy breakfast.


1/2 cup Grape Nuts and a sliced banana in skim milk — no coffee! I didn’t need it so I decided to go without.


I bike 14.2 miles, following my long-run path and the detouring to hit up a local park called Cypress Grove Park.


It’s easy to tell why it’s called Cypress Grove Park — look at these beautiful trees.


I parked my bike against a tree and decided to take a 10 minute break to enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Taking a breather:


The bike ride home was pretty eventful!  Right before I got to my house, I realized my bike pack had fallen off the back of my bicycle — MY CAMERA AND CELL PHONE WAS INSIDE! Ahhh!!  I had a total freak-out and immediately turned around and sprinted (on the bike) back along the sidewalk…. luckily, I found everything safe and sound about 2.0 miles from my house. Whew!


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration:  1 hour, 35 minutes (14.1 miles + a rest)
  • Calories Burned: 500 (estimate)


I came home and did Day 5 of the 30 Day Shred.  I’ve finally mastered all the moves, so I listened to my iPod while watching Jillian on the TV.  It made the Shred go much faster!


Afterward, I was STARVING and practically dived into the fridge:


I made a Flat Out Wrap with grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, and 1/4 a warmed yellow apple.


Plus the other portion of the apple and a bunch of strawberries.


Plus, a big glass of Riesling.  It’s not my fault — I have to drink the entire bottle before it goes off! 🙂


Enjoy your Sunday!  I’ll see you later for a BRITNEY concert recap (AHHH) + dinner with Meghann and Jenna.



  • VeggieGirl March 8, 2009, 10:06 am

    Lovely bike ride scenery!!

    Can’t wait for the recap!! 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace) March 8, 2009, 10:08 am

    BEAUTIFUL scenery! It makes me want to cry I want to be there so badly! Haha. HOLLA to the riesling at lunch. I’m not hatin’ on that for one second. OMG have a blast tonight- I cannot wait for the recap!

  • Leah March 8, 2009, 10:08 am

    Have fun today!!!

    You live in such a beautiful area. The photos are beautiful! So glad you found your camera and cell phone. I would have panicked!!!

  • therunningaddict March 8, 2009, 10:11 am

    I am so jealous you are seeing the concert tonight! I have been a Britney fan since I can speak English!!!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 8, 2009, 10:14 am

    Tell Britney “hi” for me and that if she wants to bring the boys over for a playdate, I’ll make cheese grits for all! You can come too, Caitlin 😉

  • Shannon March 8, 2009, 10:18 am

    oh my gosh, i am so jealous you get to see Britney today. I am going on April 6th, can’t wait! Have soooo much fun!.

  • Ryane March 8, 2009, 10:41 am

    Ahhhh have fun at the concert!!!

  • Tami March 8, 2009, 10:42 am

    i wish we could get the 30 day shred (or other videos) on our ipods

  • sweetandfit March 8, 2009, 10:50 am

    luckily your cell phone and camera were still there! Hope you have fun at the concert tonight!

  • Hallie March 8, 2009, 10:51 am

    Riesling is my favorite wine! No matter what the brand, it’s usually always a safe bet, for me.

    Thanks for the gorgeous pics! I should get out and take some San Diego pics for my blog. It’s too pretty not to share!

    Have fun tonight…FULL report expected!!

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 8, 2009, 11:05 am

    That park looks so beautiful! I’m so jealous of your gorgeous weather, but we’ve had some days with temperatures above freezing, so I know spring is coming.

    Have fun at Britney tonight! I saw her for her In the Zone tour with all my housemates in university and we had so much fun. She puts on a awesome show!

  • Mica March 8, 2009, 11:28 am

    What a pretty park!

    Glad you found your bike pack, and have a great time at the concert tonight!

  • ksgoodeats March 8, 2009, 11:31 am

    What gorgeous pictures! Glad you found your backpack though!!

    Ahhh the cheddar! Yum!! Have a BLAST tonight!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 8, 2009, 11:33 am

    Have fun!!

  • Run Saraah March 8, 2009, 12:00 pm

    Great scenery on the bike ride! Glad you were able to find your bike pack too.

  • Christine March 8, 2009, 12:02 pm

    OMG! I absolutely LOVE your blog! Your recipes and pictures are awesome! Keep up the great work and congrats on being a newly wed 🙂

  • Erica March 8, 2009, 12:44 pm

    Beautiful bike ride- love the picture of you on break 🙂 Too cute! Have so much fun tonight- I am totally jealous

  • Lauren March 8, 2009, 1:32 pm

    Your pictures always make me envious of the gorgeous FL weather and scenery.
    Here in PA, we finally reached mid 60’s and it has been such an amazing treat to be able to actually run outside this weekend. The fresh air feels so good!
    Have a fantastic time tonight with Brit! Can’t wait to hear the recap.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) March 8, 2009, 5:27 pm

    Glad you got your things back ok!

  • Mason March 9, 2009, 5:57 pm

    That picture of you is BEAUTIFUL! 🙂

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