triathlon & Grain bread

Thank you for all of the help triathletes for the beginner here! I'm in the process of coming up with a training plan that might work for me.   A little bummed about the lack of weights/strengthening that is going to happen and lots of biking, but I think I can get everything done once Kara is sleeping on a schedule and I'm not guessing when she is going to wake up.   Next I have to get my sister's old bike and get it tuned up (maybe that is what you call it) at the bike store, consider getting a bike trainer, or going to spin class? and everything else is all set (swimming and running). I'm excited!

Taking your advice I also took the day off on Sunday. It was a great idea and it was family day - we went to the pumpkin orchard.   I did kettleballs today and today's run was excellent - fresh legs!- So I am glad I took off yesterday.

Some eats over the last several weeks:

Spaghetti squash with cheese and beans.
 Inspired by Heather - chocolate brown rice bread
2/3 cup brown rice soaked overnight: the next day spread out with papertowels and pat dry
With rice, add to vitamix:
3/4 c water, dash sea salt, 1 T cocoa powder and 1 T sugar.
Spray your pan and bake 20 min and you get a nice bread!

 Used the same recipe with 2/3 c of barley. This one was more rubbery but both good.

October is also breast cancer awareness month. Here are a few articles on a health and beauty site that are informative:

 9 ways to reduce your risk
Give yourself a self exam
Breast cancer awareness

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  1. I want to go to the apple orchard! mmmm :)

  2. glad you are gonna for the tri, i think you'll like it a lot!

  3. You're going to LOVE that tri! Good luck!