For a change today, and rather than workout in the morning, I went out for a tough fixie ride after work. I rode down to and around downtown G-Vegas and the ECU campus. The campus is just now really coming alive, with lots of scenery to behold . I turn these ride into hard intervals by coming up to an all-out sprint (or as much of one as is practical at each given circumstance), and riding hard and fast. Think drag race. I slow as fast as possible, too,which,on a fixed-speed bike, requires plenty of leg strength to oppose a goodly bit of forward momentum. Lots of starts and stops like this in the city and in and around campus. I even kicked-back and watched a few minutes worth of the mighty Pirate football practice. Hopefully, Skip and company will put together a good showing again this year.
So, now that I’ve got my genes kicked into high gear and the hormones are flowing free and in correct proportions, I do a big carb reload, right? Hey, are you friggin’ kidding me? Hell no, I kick on the trusty grill and doctor-up a few T-bones. In no time flat, I’ve got this goin’ on:
Seared on the outside, medium rare within. Good stuff!
Now, I paired the smallest of the three of these bad boys with an avocado and some fresh pineapple. A glass of Cycles Gladiator cabernet sauvignon with dinner and, well a beer of two while BBQing — that was my big “carb re-load”. And I’ve got enough left overs for a couple of day’s worth of breakfast and lunch. Good deal! Happy mutt-amigos, too.
And this, by the way, is my not-so-subtle teaser for my upcoming “packing left overs for work” primer. Stay tuned!