i just biked a circuit of around 6 miles and my legs have that noticeable jello-ness to them. my butt is going to be hatin' in a few hours. the only real drawback to riding fixed gear is when i have to climb hills, that is not fun. and being as we live in an area that has a hill on the west side of every street, david was kind enough to change the gear to something easier. so tonight i decided to take it out and see how the new gearing was and i basically road down the hill to the alley near high street and back up all the way to indianola (1 mile each way) and so on and so forth. then i cut down calumet and rode over to near the co-op, down weber to indianola and rode that all the way back to my street. the hills made me feel pushed but not maxed out. it was a nice reprieve to go down hill one way but then pump it on the next street. but towards the end of the ride, around near studio 35 (2 miles away) i was feeling really crampy in my rear and was just ready to get home. i think ill keep this routine up a few times a week if i can and increase the number of streets i have to go up hills over time. i keep telling myself that i want to train for Awesomefest (which has a 30 mile ride) but today showed me without question that i've got a lonnnnng way to go. sparkpeople.com told me this route burned 150 calories. (that means i can eat chips tonight right?)
does anyone have a good tomato soup recipe they love? i'm trying to decide between this one and this one so far but im a big fan of knowing someone who has made things vs simply picking a recipe online (however well reviewed). i've asked three people already but no one has gotten back to me with a yay or nay.
the kids looking at ants in the kitchen
i've decided im done trying to be okay with the ants in my apartment. last year we were very anti-killing ants and just sort of let them exist along side of us. not that it was some rampant infestation but now i'm soo over even a mild presence. once i tried borax mixed with frosting because i heard the sweetness would lure them to their sugary deaths but it was met with mixed reviews. now i unapologetically hold the opinion that they just need to perish and get out off my laptop.
yesterday was the kid's birthday party and we all not only survived but had a good time. kids + pinata + costumes = instant fun!
cupcake pops win! my friend judy (who's basement i want to live in because she apparently has every conceivable baking or candy making accessory known to man...) lent me her "sucker tree"
oh and i think augustine has an ear infection, what a poor little guy! he woke up during his nap sobbing and sobbing. so he's now laying on a heating pad with mullein/olive oil/garlic in his ear watching cartoons with his lovey. i need to get him adjusted by my dad asap. pray my little guy feels better soon, please.