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Friday Randoms

  • This month has been a whirlwind and I didn’t even realize it’s almost over!
    Dinner at Home

    June was another month of massive feasts.

  • I did my second Grouse Grind of the season this morning! I hang my head in shame because by this time last year, I already did the Grind about 10 times.
  • Last year, my co-workers and I were super committed and did the Grind every single week.. and even went at 6am on weekends if we missed one. This year I’m not as committed because I want to spend all my free time cycling! Time is too precious to not be doing the things you love love love. But I bought a pass anyway so I will still be going.
  • I’m thinking of taking the clips off my bike so I can Bike and Grind more often this year and not have to carry extra shoes up. Or is that a valid excuse to buy a new bike?
  • The past couple of months, I’ve been dealing with leg pain which was a result of a tight IT band. I’ve been stretching and rolling the crap out of it (along with everything else— hamstrings, quads, calves and glutes of course) and it has dramatically improved. All these weird pains I use to get in my lower-body are slowly disappearing.
    Hip Flexor Stretch

    Vain mirror pic while doing a hip flexor stretch.

  • I signed up for Tough Mudder this year but I transferred my registration to next year because of the knee pain.
  • Plus I spent all my time cycling or lifting weights that I only ran TWICE this year. Tough Mudder is all about running so if I did it this year, I would’ve walked the entire course because I didn’t want to risk injury to my legs… which would stop me from biking!! I’m so glad I didn’t do it because I would have not enjoyed it since I would’ve been so worried about injuries. Next year, I will try to get some real runs in before the event.
  • My S3 screen has been cracked since last November and I FINALLY got it fixed. Every time I decided to do it, something came up like I went out and bought a new stem for my bike instead. I mean I can still use the phone and the cracks didn’t bug me… cycling and fitness is just sooooo much more important. And it doesn’t help that performance gear and equipment is so. Damn. Epensive.
  • I also broke my laundry machine a couple months ago because I totally overloaded it but I FINALLY bought a new one! Damnit. That means I have to start doing my own laundry again (Boyfriend always took it to his place and did it for me). Sigh.
  • I’m looking forward to my first long weekend of the year! Although I don’t really have plans except for lunch dates, freelance work, bike rides and a ton of eating. But that’s just the way I want it.
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    Healthy Banana-Quinoa Pancakes

    This is a guest post from my sister, Louise.

    This morning I made ‘whole wheat banana chocolate chip quinoa pancakes with strawberry syrup’ (whew).

    I found this recipe at Ambitious Kitchen, and it just so happened my sister had all the ingredients in her fridge (including the already cooked quinoa). So if you’re a health nut like her and have all this at home, then throw it together to make these yummy pancakes.

    Healthy Banana-Quinoa Pancakes

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