Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jousting & Mix1

Today was my first trainer ride in a long time. It was actually a really nice day again (dang you weather for playing games with me and making me think it's spring when I know good and well it's not going to be spring for at least a month or two!), but I really didn't want to hook my bike up to the bike trailer when I knew I'd just be taking it off and bringing it back down to the basement soon. It's so hard to get the bike trailer on and off my bike. It's not really made to do that. If you look closely at this picture, you can see how dinged up my poor chain stay is from doing that exact thing! It's so sad. It's such a nice bike to do that to! But, it is all superficial, and I would never have been ready for Coeur d'Alene without all my rides towing Elle along. They made me a lot stronger!

I put A Knights Tail on to watch while I rode, and that was really fun. I tried to sprint as hard as I could during the jousting scenes, and there's kind of a lot of jousting in that movie...

The theme of the movie seemed so fitting too. That a person can change their stars. Basically, that you're in charge of your own destiny and it's up to you how great you become. I felt like it helped me push really hard.

I just rode for an hour, and got done just after they danced to Golden Years and Kate was putting her double Nike swoosh logo on his armer. I watched some more while I stretched, but then turned it off before it got to the end. I kind of get bored or annoyed or something at the end of that movie. The bad guy just bugs me too much! Plus, I have a hard time justifying watching a movie in the middle of the day unless I'm sick or riding my bike while I watch it, or unless I have nothing else to do, but when does that ever happen??

After my ride, I got to try my first Mix1 protein shake! I've been wanting to try it for a while since two of my favorite twitter friends, goSonja and Michelleford6p, are sponsored by Mix1 and they are always talking about how great it is. Don't you just love their branding too? I don't know how long my grocery store has had it because I've just always looked in the wrong place. They were in the diet isle, as you can see, right by the weight watchers stuff and I just happened upon them the other day. I was so excited!

I got the Blueberry Vanilla flavor and I must say it's not my favorite taste, but it's pretty good and Elle was mad I didn't let her have her own. Plus, it's really thin, and I had a no problem drinking the whole thing right up! A lot of the protein shakes I've tried are really thick and more rich so it's hard to get them all down, especially after a hard workout. I like to take a shower and get ready before having lunch, but it's good to have something like this before I shower so I'm not all shaky by the time I get around to eating. I'm excited to see how I feel tomorrow after using this, and I'm also excited to try the other flavors: Mango and Mixed Berry!

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