Sometimes one just needs to take advantage of the weather (and flexible working hours).
Last night when I realised that it wasn’t going to rain until the afternoon today, I planned to head out for a 60km bike ride. And that’s what I did – my longest solo bike ride. It took me 3 hours 40 minutes including breaks, or 3 hours 26 minutes of moving time. I hindsight, I probably should have taken more to eat than just a banana, but I felt pretty good. Despite being really slow on some of the hills, the distance doesn’t seem to bother me at all.
Before I headed off, I had a banana, yoghurt, protein smoothy and a coffee. I ate a banana at the 40km mark. When I got home I had protein shake with yoghurt and a bunch of M&Ms before heading out for a lunch of dumplings with a friend. In the afternoon while I worked I ate even more M&Ms with a cup of tea. For dinner I made chicken pyjamarama with free-range ham. And while I cooked I ate some Persian feta on olive bread. My belly ended up pretty full after all that.