Monday, May 30, 2011

A Perfect Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!! I hope that you are all having a wonderful holiday, mine has been absolutely perfect in every way :)


I was up bright and early to start my day with my current breakfast obsession: No-Bake Overnight Oats!




This is my first official "recipe" that I've created with my PB2 that I picked up last week, but it's really just a combination of ideas that I've picked up from other bloggers. I am not kidding you when I say it tastes just like a no-bake cookie!


No-Bake Overnight Oats:

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl:

  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I use skim)
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp PB2
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • Stevia or other sweetener (optional)
Place bowl in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, top with a frozen sliced banana, mix it all together and enjoy!


This breakfast fueled me up for a fantastic bike ride today. I rode the farthest I've ever ridden before, over 40 miles!! The trail was absolutely gorgeous.




I've been looking forward to this ride for over a week now, and I'm pretty sure I was beaming from ear to ear the entire time (well, except for the last five miles, those were rough!)



At my halfway/turn-around point at mile 20, I stopped at a lovely little picnic area in Sand Lake.



I stretched out my incredibly sweaty and dirty legs:




And snacked on a Clif Mojo because as predicted, I had burned through my breakfast a LONG time ago and I was starving:




Then I hopped back on my bike to finish my ride. When I passed through Rockford on the way back, I stopped at a park that I usually refill my water bottle at and ended up just dumping a bunch of water on top of my head. I was SO hot and getting really tired, so it was quite refreshing :)




By the time I finally made it back to my car, I was completely drained. I was doing really great until about mile 35, and then total exhaustion set in. When I got off my bike, my hands were kind of numb and my leg muscles kept cramping. The farthest distance I've ever ridden before this is 30 miles, and I know now that there is a huge difference between 30 miles and 40! Regardless, it was still one of the best rides I've ever had and I can't wait to do it again :D Total Distance: 40.53 miles Total Time: 3:06:59




I cooled off with a delicious strawberry banana smoothie on the way home:




(By the way, these McDonald's smoothies are legit, if you haven't tried them yet!) And then after eating some lunch I spent the rest of my afternoon here:




Aaah, a glorious holiday indeed :D


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Did you have the day off today? Do anything fun? Tell me about your weekend adventures :)

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