Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bike Ride, Physio, Tofu!

For the first time since we bought our new bikes, it isn't raining today! Hallelujah! Hubs and I both had the morning off work, so we took advantage and went for a spin. It's absolutely beautiful out right now, but it was still around freezing this morning, so we had to bundle up. (Hmm, it's a lot windier on a bike than on foot!)

It was so much fun! (Even though I was riding the brakes and trying not to freak out when we went downhill.)

We just cycled around the neighbourhood (a little over 5K) and along some local paved trails... where I may have taken a minor spill when my back tire spun out on an icy patch. Don't worry, my bike is okay!

And for those of you dropping the "T-bomb", I do not foresee a triathlon in my (near) future.

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After the bike ride, I had to get ready for my physio appointment (the reason for taking the morning off). I haven't been in for a 'check-up' since September and while I haven't had any issues (knock on wood), it never hurts to make sure everything is nice and loose.

My PT was pleased with the way everything felt and as always, I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks. Sometimes I think a good physio therapy session is better than a day at the spa.

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In other news, hubs and I picked up some tofu for the first time yesterday. I'm definitely going to be stealing some ideas from Lacey. Any and all suggestions welcome!


Tonight: 10K group run! Wearing: shorts!

33 comments:

Indi said...

I agree a good physio session is better than spa. Of course never done a spa day! Have a great run in shorts..i did that yesterday and it so great to be back to it!

destination262 said...

Your bike ride sounds exhilerating! Nothing like the wind to wake you up. :) How fun though for you and the hubs! Oh, and I made Tofu-Tacos the other day they were soooooooooooooooo delicious. I just cooked up the tofu like I would hamburger and added mexican seasonings...yum yum yum! I will be curious to hear about what you make with tofu. That was my first time cooking it too.

Morgan said...

It is sooooooo much colder on the bike! But yay for a nice enough day to get out there on it!!! :)

Heather said...

I am totally freaked of hills on the bike too! Have fun on the group run tonight.

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like a nice way to start the day!

Jess said...

My suggestion for tofu involves opening the garbage can, inserting the tofu, and walking away :)

Great job on the bike ride! And glad the physio apt went well.

runsarah said...

Your bike ride sounds like a lot of fun! I would reccomend the Gliding Calm (glidingcalm.wordpress.com) baked tofu recipe - I think its a great intro-to-tofu recipe and really healthy!

teacherwoman said...

Glad you were able to get out there and enjoy a ride! Sounds like fun!

Amy said...

Sounds like a nice bike ride (minus the spill)!

Marinate, marinate, marinate! Tofu picks up flavours really well and kinda needs to because it doesn't have much taste on its own. Good luck!

I Run for Fun said...

Fun bike ride! Just catching up on your older posts...your bike looks really cute...and so do you, on your bike! What brand and model is it? I am considering buying a hybrid bike too...and am looking for suggestions.

Michele said...

Love bike rides! I finally got to get out on my bike for a couple bike rides last week for the first time. I got mine last year right before it got cold, so I was definitely ready!

You'll have to keep us posted on your experience with tofu. I have been considering trying, but am a little scared!

Meg said...

I'm not too bold on a bike but I like cruising. Have fun!

feetinmotion said...

YAY For bike riding!! I wish there was more time in the day because I'd love to be able to bike more often but I have to run everyday.

ajh said...

Good news on the good report! Glad you enjoyed the bike!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Isn't it amazing how much more you notice the wind on the bike?! Good idea for the PT too!

trialsoftraining said...

NICE - glad the appt went well!

Tofu is definitely not my specialty, heh, so if you make something tasty - share it ova' here!! :)

Badgergirl said...

Yay for the bike ride and good physio appointment!

lilmeg said...

Good luck with the shorts! It got cold here.

Physio better than a day at the spa? You are crazier than I thought :rofl: Glad you felt/feel great though!!! You should advertise for your physio--makes you feel good AND keeps you running super fast. Awesome!

J said...

Hope that group run went well! It really has been nice out here but I havent been able to run in the afternoon yet : (

Denise said...

i like to freeze my tofu then thaw it before i cook/eat it. it changes the texture and i like it better.

i also like it with buffalo wing sauce!

Lisa said...

wow! shorts tonight for the 10K? Woot!

Laura said...

Can you say: Duathlon instead?
Our training group keeps asking me when I am going to start biking/swimming along with them.
My answer thus far is when I get another day in the week. Running takes up enough time as it is currently!

Staci Dombroski said...

Have fun on the 10k tonight :) I miss riding my bike. I really need to invest in one but we do not have a lot of paths or riding areas around here.

Staci Dombroski said...

Have fun on the 10k tonight :) I miss riding my bike. I really need to invest in one but we do not have a lot of paths or riding areas around here.

April said...

Yay no rain!! Glad you were finally able to get out and ride!

Lacey Nicole said...

hahaha! the T-Bombbbb!!!! i won't be dropping that or doing it. tho i can totally see you doing one :) just sayin'...

woo wooOOOOO TOFUUUUUUUU. i'm cooking some tonight!!!!!!!!! oh the possibilities :) mark bittman has a bunch of recipes, too, if you want to check him out, he's prolly online all over the place. i don't usually follow a recipe. you can use anything you want (evoo, peanut oil, soy sauce, mustard) to glaze the tofu, then you can bake it or stir fry it :) YUM! can't wait to hear what you think of it!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Is that a Million Dollars Canadian???? Yeah, no matter how much cycling I do there isn't a tri in my future either!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I have not been able to jump on the tofu wagon for some reason. Maybe I need to give it another try!

Fair Weather Runner said...

i like the way you canadians talk. physio. sounds so much prettier than physical therapy. i'm stealing it! ;) also i'm behind, but congrats on that 1/2 PR, awesome, you are kicking some serious ass lately. YAYAY! and FUN bike! bikes are nice.

Lily on the Road said...

LOL, good for you to get out on the bike, I always say when you run the temps are 5 - 10 degrees warmer, when you ride they are 5 - 20 degrees lower! LOL

I can see into my crystal ball and a Try-a-Tri is in your future... REALLY....

As for great recipes, go to TriMarni on my sidebar, she always has great ideas for healthy recipes....

really, I do see a tri...

Aneta said...

maybe not a triathlon, but maybe a duathlon!!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Hee, T-bomb, I've never heard that term before. But I did once think I'd never do a triathlon too ;-)

Runner Leana said...

The t-bomb...hahahaha! Congrats on the new bike. I'm sure you are going to love it. Glad to hear nothing serious happened from the spill!

I also highly recommend these two recipes:
http://ashleescooking.blogspot.com/2010/03/gingery-quinoa-salad-with-apples-peas.html