Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Few Updates

The weather was amazing outside today! There is still so much melting snow and gravel on the road that I'm a little hesitant to ride outside. Plus I still will need to swap out my rear tire before I take it outside now that the current one has been worn down a bit from the trainer.

Anyhow, I had a 70 minute spin workout on the schedule focusing on gear pyramids. Keep your cadence and increase the gearing. I did the workout in my big chain ring and it was hard!! This is probably the highest I've managed to get my heart rate up on one of my at home spinning workouts. I followed it up with a quick 15 minute run.

I set up part of Finlay's crate in the garage with some pads and he kept me company the entire time. He definitely seemed a lot more comfortable curled up in his crate, and I really like the he wants to hang out while I'm spinning.
In the afternoon I stopped by Best Buy and picked up a small radio to dock my iPod into. This way I can play tunes, but I don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out all the time. Because yeah...those stylish white earbuds are a pain when you work out!
In the evening I whipped up some Baked Penne with Sausage and Ricotta. The recipe suggests making your own ricotta since apparently it is pretty easy. I just bought mine from the store though.In the future I might try to jazz up the tomato sauce a bit more with a few more herbs, and some more garlic but it was a tasty dish! I served it with Tinhorn Creek's 2006 Cabernet Merlot from Oliver, BC. Delicious!

19 comments:

Road Warrior said...

Oh yum! That looks delicious!

holly said...

I am very impressed with your dedication to delicious meals. I'm living on soup and salad these days. Blah!

Missy said...

OK, that just looks goood and now I'm hungry, thanks a lot:)

Melanie said...

Great job on the workout, and the cooking! Looks delicious :)

Wes said...

Ooh, I lurves me a new recipe, and that's one my kids will actually eat :-) even better!

Lauren said...

You can make your own ricotta cheese?! Who knew? Of course, as much as I love store bought, I'll probably eat the whole batch with a spoon immediately after I make it. I wish I didn't know all of this. Your dinner looks delicious.

Nikki said...

Tsk, tsk - you didn't make your own ricotta? :o) Looks yummy.

Marlene said...

I'm loving all of these recipes, but you're making me hungry! :p

Tri Dave said...

Ohhh! I shouldn't have read this right before lunch. That's not going to even come close to what they are serving in the school cafeteria!

Ryan said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by...I'll add you to my reader and look forward to seeing you progress as a triathlete; which by the way are so much cooler than just runners.

Oh, and thanks for the food pictures while I am in calorie restriction mode GRRRRR!

Ali said...

That pasta looks soooooo good. I'm hungry!

Run Mommy said...

I love that you posted a picture of dinner with a bottle of wine.... :) delicious

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice bike workout!!

And you can cook for me ANYDAY!!

Bootchez said...

Ah, once again I visit your blog for running inspiration and, instead, get clobbered with tasty food . . . yummy! I've added this recipe to my collection, and will get cooking!

Rainmaker said...

That food looks great! Now I'm hungry and will have to go make dinner...oddly enough, italian as well.

Marci said...

That looks yummy! I may try to make it with turkey sausage. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Laurel said...

YUM! I love it when you post your food pics!

Anytime you want to come to Philly, let me know. I would love to meet up with you. We have some great races here, hint, hint...;)

Bob Almighty said...

You're dog is so cute.
Also that meal looks delicious a well earned reward after a hard ride.

Marcy said...

Dang! I should have rolled over to your place for dinner ;-) Looks YUM!!