Day 161: Lesson learned

13 06 2010

I learned my lesson today: don’t ride too far from home when I’m on call at work. It was a beautiful, sunny day today so I figured it would be a good day for a nice ride downtown along the waterfront. Temperatures were nearing 90 and the humidity was climbing by the time I left home, so I planned to do an easy ride and drink plenty of water.

I work in the PR and Marketing department of a local hospital, so every few weeks I’m on call for handling inquiries from the media (requests for doctor or patient interviews, photo assignments, etc.). As I neared Waterfront Park today I heard it … the high-pitched beep-beep-beep of the pager I had stashed in my jersey pocket. I quickly pulled over in one of the few shady spots I could find and took care of the call. I was lucky I was only 3 miles from home and that the request was for an interview later in the afternoon, so I had plenty of time to head back home, shower and drive to work to meet the reporter and photographer. While it wasn’t as long of a ride as I originally planned, I still managed to get in 6 miles.

I learned that during the weeks I’m on call, it’s best to ride close to home. I’ll save the long rides for other times.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Chocolate Builder Bar = 135 cal. (I entered the wrong number of calories for this yesterday. Should have been 135)
— Vitamin Water Zero = 0

Lunch:
— PB&J on whole wheat = 398
— 1 small glass LF organic chocolate milk = 180

Dinner:
— Club sandwich = 270 (est.)
— French fries (bad Alice!) = 200
— Iced tea = 0

Snack:
— Skinny Cow ice cream cup (2) = 240

Exercise:
— 30 minute, 6-mile bike ride (easy pace) = 179

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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