Remembered to pack the damn water bottles this time. Knees a little sore 😬 just taking it easy today
Guess what I forgot to put on the bike! 🤔
After my testing the knee ride so cycling is ok. Running not so much, probably time to get the knee supports on again.
Comrade Boris is cancelling all Christmas plans… I was suppose to be in the English Lakes for a few days camping and hiking but that’s not happening now so it’s stay at home activities…… 🤔
The Rapha Festive 500 it is then.
But first… rest the body, get some work done and relax
This is what that looks like:
- Sourdough toast
- Crushed pumpkin seeds
- Vegan sausages
- Poached eggs
OMG…. this could be the best thing I make! Well it’s certainly my favourite breakfast to make.
- Wheat tortillas
- Vegan mince
- Skin on fries
- Sweet potatoes fries
Finish the day with home made vegan delights!
- Single malt
- Cups made of horn!
And enjoy a warming drink….
Today was suppose to be a huge 💯 mile ride to celebrate the winter solstice.
Leeds based bikepacking kit company Restrap posted a Strava Century challenge, and being a Strava wan&£r I wanted that badge.
But the nasty pain in my knee running on Friday said no! And I’m hiking up a mountain next week so beat not push it.
So a nice cold ride up and down the Chevin (big-ish) hill in North Leeds was a reasonable substitute.
No knee pain to speak of so it’s an impact issue rather than a movement & pressure issue I think.
Cycling it is until the Christmas get away.
If you happen to be in Leeds at the right and hungry for some truly delicious food then I can thoroughly recommend eating at Punk Vegan. Links these guys food was awesome.
But ya can’t eat out every day, so inspired by the punk vegan “Nude Burrito 🌯 “ I decided to make my own… none nude version.
What’s in it I hear you ask?
- Meat free mince, mixed with Fajita seasoning and bbq sauce
- ice gem lettuce
- Lime and coriander rice pack
- Spring onion
- Skin on potatoes and sweet potatoes
- Jalapeños and chilli flakes
Now it was soo good… like I ate too much at once and had to have a lie down soo good.
Totally Vegan, most healthy and my god delicious!
Make it yourself it’s great food, kids loved it, e
Even the wannabe carnivore approved!
Had a good run with the dog, Some hill sprints then got to the footbridge over the train track and ouch!! Sharp instant knee pain, feels like a cartridge issue? 🤔
So no running just rest and maybe some cycling.
Spent 10mins faffing with a heart rate monitor, then another 10mins faffing as I got changed, forgot water, got water… then phone… then got on the bike.
Need to cut down the faffing for those lunchtime work outs
Testing out the indoor setup to get some extra time in when it’s cold dark abs miserable outside.
60mins of sweating my ass off.
Felt good though 👍
Not too cold, dry for a morning run. Spent most of it racing a kayaker 😂