Do you ever have one of those days when everything just seems to click? You get a good night's sleep and are able to start the day with both firmly planted and ready to go. Well, this is how today has been for me.
I think the seven hours of uninterrupted sleep really made a big difference for me today. I was woken up at 5:30 by a cat who was on his back underneath the bed clawing his way across the floor/mattress. Yes this is as noisy and annoying as it sounds! But soon enough Murphy was happily drinking water from the tap in the ensuite and I was back to sleep.
I eased into my day with some trusty overnight oatmeal and the last bit of the day two live coverage of the World Track and Field Championships - have to really appreciate the CBC live streaming. A visit with our neighbour's cat and then I was off for my ride (well first I checked in my friend's cat as well). It was a blustery but excellent ride out there today. I was doing threshold intervals (hard efforts) and I was a bit nervous beforehand since I haven't done these efforts in a while. Well, I surprised myself and did see the numbers I wanted.
Some tasty lunch and then it was into the kitchen to get busy. Tonight we're having one of our favorite suppers - Vietnamese rice wraps so I prepared everything while watching Village On A Diet (yes this is an old show but I'm behind the times here) - yeesh watching the people in Taylor struggle with healthy eating and exercise really helped to keep me motivated in the kitchen. Two hours later I had containers of celery sticks and carrot sticks in the fridge, a fruit salad made (pineapple, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries), prepared salad for the week (grated carrot, sliced cucumber, pepper, tomato, green peas, sliced mushrooms), sliced strawberries for Marc's breakfast and prepped all the veggies, meat and noodles for supper tonight. I did think about making some oatmeal bars - but quite frankly I was ready for a break. Oh, I also washed and bagged a bunch of red grapes - they are now in the freezer turning into sweet, frozen, ruby nuggets.
And now I'm just taking a quick break from steamrolling through the leftovers on last week's to do list. I've been pretty lucky lately to pick up some new writing contracts so I'm super busy getting everything done. No complaints here - I'm super happy to busy with work.
The cyclo-cross season is right around the corner - first race is on Sept. 10 in Pennyslvania. Looking forward to it. All of my flights are booked for the Czech Republic World Cups in October and for my trip to Belgium in November (super reasonable flights through Air Canada right now - my flight to Belgium was only $842 return!).
Okay, time to get back to my to do list and get a couple more things stroked off the list. Hope you're having a good Sunday. Interesting how the Tropical Storm Irene is getting lots of news but the typhoon off the coast of the Phillipines is getting very little attention...