Afternoon!  My packed lunch worked quite well at work today, but I wasn’t as hungry as I expected to be and only ate 1/2 of the pasta.

 

I came home from work around 2, and the Husband and I immediately began to get ready to go on a bike ride! šŸ™‚

 

I fueled up with a 1/2 a bagel and PB:

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The Husband I began our ride very slowly. I wanted him to get comfortable on the bike and figure out how to change his gears.  Once he felt comfortable, we kicked it up a notch and started to FLY!

 

We biked 18.0 miles on my favorite route:

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The Husband said it was fun to watch the airplanes take off as we rode:

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I actually wore my knee sleeves on the ride today.  It was the first time I’ve worn my sleeves on a long ride.  They are great on the elliptical machine or a run, but I found them to be very uncomfortable and more of a hindrance on the bike.

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Here are our statistics:

 

  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (the beginning was very slow)
  • Distance: 18.0 miles
  • Calories Burned: 720 +

It was an excellent ride and I was so happy to have a buddy!

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We came home and immediately attached the kitchen! I should’ve brought us some Goo, but I really didn’t think the Husband would last 18.0 miles! šŸ™‚

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I made a hummus sammie with sprouts.

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And a bowl of nectarine and watermelon.

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Yum!

 

I foresee BOWLING and BEERS in our future.  Yipee!!

{ 22 comments }

 

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 6, 2009, 2:11 pm

    That's so wonderful!! 18 miles is awesome! Great pre-workout snack and great-post workout meal.

    Have fun with the beer and bowling! Great Sat night!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) June 6, 2009, 2:28 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! We're going for a ride at the boardwalk tomorrow and I can't wait! Have fun bowling!

  • The Novice Berker June 6, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Aww, what a blast to be able to have the hubs as your workout buddy. Cute!! šŸ˜‰

  • K from ksgoodeats June 6, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Glad the hubs had a good first biking experience!!

    Beer + bowling = GREAT night šŸ™‚ Have fun!

  • iowagirleats June 6, 2009, 2:34 pm

    Awww that's awesome that you have a new biking buddy! Have fun at bowling & beers! šŸ˜€

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous June 6, 2009, 2:34 pm

    Awesome bike ride! When is hubby going on his next one with you? šŸ™‚

    I tried to buy a bike off eBay today but unfortunately the bids got way too high. I'm going to keep looking for a used one though because I don't think we can afford a new one and I really want to get out biking this summer!

    Oh, i've been meaning to ask you! Do you ever roller blade?? I LOVE it and used to do it everyday a few summers ago. It's a nice non-impact activity!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 6, 2009, 2:53 pm

    It is great how you can exercise together now! When Patrick and I run he always leaves me in the dust! Bowling and beer sound like a great night!

  • Matt June 6, 2009, 2:55 pm

    Nothing better than bowling and beer!

  • Holly Noelle June 6, 2009, 2:56 pm

    I can tell your meal portions are healthy, but how do you feel full on them? Did it take you a while to adjust to small meals or have you always eaten healthy portions?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 6, 2009, 2:59 pm

    holly – i think the thing my eating is that i eat small(er) portions, but i eat all the freaking time, and i think the blog reflects that! i would rather have a small lunch and then get to eat two afternoon snacks AND a third afternoon snack and a smaller dinner. i LIKE to eat and i've figured out i can maintain a lower weight if i just eat smaller portions all the time. LOL. so, i guess to answer your question, NO — my meals don't "fill me up" but thats OK because odds are, i'm eating again in two hours! some people thrive with three square meals, i would find it tortorous!

    just an FYI on most days i take in between 1700 – 2200 calories. longer workout days obvi require more fuel, but i'm eating cookies right now so i think i'm good šŸ™‚ lol

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) June 6, 2009, 4:15 pm

    Ooo, sounds like an awesome ride! I'm so glad biking is something you can enjoy with your hubby!
    BTW, my best friend ALSO got engaged last night!! I also did lots of squealing when she called. šŸ™‚

  • Bec June 6, 2009, 4:40 pm

    thats great that you now have a biking buddy! have a fun night!

  • Stacey June 6, 2009, 5:01 pm

    Yay! So happy for your first trip together! The first time I rode with Jason I lasted 20 miles then went home and fell asleep on the couch for 3 hours lol. Way to go husband!

  • ms June 6, 2009, 5:59 pm

    how great you and your husband are riding together!! my husband is truly my favorite workout partner. when we started dating and running together years ago, running was a great bonding experience for us. i don't know, it's all the sweat and you get to see the 'real' person without fancy clothes or make-up.

  • burpandslurp June 6, 2009, 6:13 pm

    lol, you really are a true blogger! did you carry your cameras with you while biking?
    have fun with bowling!

  • april June 6, 2009, 7:32 pm

    Having a workout buddy is the best it makes time fly!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 6, 2009, 8:33 pm

    burp – yes the camera goes everywhere!

  • livelaughlyss June 6, 2009, 8:36 pm

    Making a mental note to myself – find a husband who will work out with me! Thanks for the reminder šŸ˜‰

  • Ellen June 6, 2009, 8:57 pm

    Hey Caitlin!

    I know this is random, but are you originally from Pittsburgh or did you just go to college there? I remember you mentioning it in a post a while back.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 6, 2009, 9:14 pm

    ellen – yes the husband and i lived there from 2002 to 2007. šŸ™‚ are you a pitt alumni too?

  • Katherine June 6, 2009, 9:39 pm

    So cute that you have a biking buddy now! My husband and I ran together this morning and I really think it must be one of the best feelings in the world to get to work out with your beloved šŸ™‚

    have a great night!

  • Ellen June 7, 2009, 7:15 am

    No, I was born and raised there! I go to school in New York City and I have a year left, but I'm trying to go back home šŸ™‚ — I'm applying to Pitt Med this summer.

    So I guess you know "The O"?! Pittsburgh is such a funny little city.

    I love your blog, by the way!

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