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Friday, June 24, 2016

3 Wonderful Meals and a Life Cycle

Got up this morning, had my 2 cups of dessert coffee - Very Strong Coffee - Brown Turbinado Sugar, teaspoon of sweetened condensed milk, splash of Hazelnut Vanilla Extract and a sprinkle of Cinnamon - and did some work and needed a quick, light, nutritious meal to get me ready for a morning Praxis workout.

Boiled Egg and a small avocado with a dusting of salt and pepper.

30 seconds to a protein - good carb - good fat precedent to a workout.

A Shower and a Ride to Praxis that was smoking fast - 16:30 from my condo to Praxis on Richards place - 1/2 mile past Siler between Agua Fria and Cerillos. 

Was flying down Agua Fria at 25 - 27 mph - only 1 red light at Siler - 19 mph avg for 5 miles. 

Fastest ride there ever. 

May not sound like much but riding down Agua Fria ain't like a ride on the Rail Trail.  I was dodging Construction Zone signs, pot holes, big cracks and sometimes cars in the bike lane upshifting and downshifting to maintain a high cadence and a pace with the traffic.  

It is fun.... and dangerous..... which makes it fun.

Incredible Shoulder Busting Workout at Praxis this morning.

Warmup was a Turkish getup - KB press - KB swing combo with a 40# Kettlebell.

Strength portion was barbell ovhd presses - I peaked at 135# for 2 reps. 

Workout was a crazy 3 sets of 15-9-6 of the following:

Strict handstand push-ups

Got it done in 15:23. 

Left shoulder was grating bone to bone but it hasn't blown up yet and I am actually working on the theory that the muscles around the shoulder joint have atrophied because I haven't worked out much in the last 6 months. So I am pushing the upper body exercises hard to try to build the shoulder muscles back up. 

It's a working theory.  We'll see how it turns out.

And then a ride back up the hill to Clafouti's and quite possibly the best tasting and certainly most beautiful restaurant salad I've ever had...

the Salad Maison aka Chorizo salad.

Back to the condo and 4 hours of work and then the evening meal....

2 Hawaiian Honey Wheat Rolls split and browned in a cast iron skillet coated with honey mustard and sriracha mounted with crispy turkey bacon, Brie cheese, slice of boiled egg, tomato and avocado.

It's my new favorite quick and easy and incredibly delicious and satisfying meal.

So let's recap.....

Get up - Coffee - Shower - Eat - Bike - Workout - Bike - Eat - Work - Eat - Work - Shower - Dance - Sleep....


Sounds like a pretty good Circle of Life to Me Simba!

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