Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bearing fruit..or veggies and a free bike

Happy Tuesday!
I'm feeling a bit under the weather today..multiple things working against me so I'll listen to my body and relax a little.

I have decided to avoid our treadmill and my knee seems to be happy about that. I'm slowly but surely getting my miles back up! I've been avoiding canal banks too. I'm up to running two miles with no pain!
So the more I think about training for a triathlon the more I realize I may not have access to a pool to train for the swimming leg. So I decided since I'm already a runner and my father in law gave me a pretty sweet road bike, I think I'll start with a short duathlon then work my way to a tri.
After some new tubes and different pedals I'm almost ready to ride. Almost. The seat is stuck..and I need it to go down. Minor problem..I hope.
I'm in for an adventure because riding a road bike is way different than riding a mountain bike. But I'm up for the challenge!

We have quite a few veggies growing already!
Early Girl Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Pea Snaps


I made some really good (and healthy) banana bread this morning. I got the recipe from Amanda @ .Runningwithspoons.

Very easy and so delicious! 
I changed a couple things because I didn't have everything she did but it still turned out great! 


1/4 cup almond butter
2 ripe medium/large bananas
1 egg
2 tbsp. Honey
3/4 cup oats
1 tbsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. 
Pour into foil lined loaf pan or muffin pan. (Spray or use liners)
Bake at 375 degrees until toothpick inserted comes out clean. About 25 minutes. 

(I usually freeze bananas when they get too ripe, that way I can just thaw and use them for baking. You can freeze them just as they are. No needs to peel or place in ziplocks.)

How's your week so far? 
Do you like banana bread? 
We love it at our house! 

Have a great week everyone! 


  1. Yay, congrats on the running! And it makes sense to start with the duathalon when you've got the bike but not the pool. Good luck :)

    1. Thanks! I tend to get ahead of myself sometimes! I'm so excited to learn to ride a road bike! I should have my husband take a video of my first attempt! ;-)

  2. The thing that turns me off with a tri is the swimming. I have no clue how to swim the "right way." A duathalon would be a great way to start!

    1. The swim definitely intimidates me but that makes me want to do it even more! Looking forward to seeing what I'm capable of!


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