The Catch Up Post

Well hello there strangers.  I hope all is well with you and that you had a fantastic weekend.  I certainly did!  I saw the Avengers along with the other 20 million folks on Friday and it was amazingly fantastic and exceeded all expectations I had for the movie.  If you haven’t seen it yet, drop everything and go see it now.  Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo so a few friends and I went to downtown San Antonio.  We hit up a couple of places for drinks, I got to go to my first Ben & Jerry’s shop, and we saw the Luminaria Arts and Lights festival in Hemisfair Park. 

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My favorite light display – Taiwanese Lanterns

Gotta say that my favorite part of the festival though was people watching.  I saw some pretty interesting folks to say the least which included a chica with a dress made of balloons in the shape of a flame. 

Anywho, so remember that picture I showed you weeks ago with a promised explanation?  Well, you see our Senior cardiopulmonary class graduated the day we took that picture and left MY class a little surprise.  Since I bike to school now, I get to there super early and found our surprise before the rest of my class.  Just look at this chaos.

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They even shrink wrapped our calculators.

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I thought it was pretty funny until I realized that it was 6 AM and I couldn’t make any coffee because the big jerks took apart the coffee maker, shrink wrapped it and hid all of the pieces.  Steaming mad

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Apparently no one ever taught them that you don’t mess with a Sergeant’s coffee pot

To add insult to injury, they removed the wheels from all of our chairs and hid them all over the room INCLUDING inside the CPR dummies!  I’m not really one for huge pranks like that.  Scares yes but not creating a lot of unnecessary waste and work for someone else to clean up.  However, our baby class is so gonna get it when we graduate!  I’m def going to perpetuate the cycle on this one.  Be right back

So let’s transition from pranks to clip in pedals here.  I did finally get them on my bike when I realized that my quads were really tired throughout my day even if I took a day off in between cycling days.  I decided it was time to share the workload with my other muscles and headed to the bike store.  I found myself some new shoes with these fancy little clips on the bottom.

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Those metal pieces clip right into these fancy new pedals

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Just like so

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They were pretty tough to get used to for me (I’m sure they are for most people)  My store loosened them up a lot so that I could clip in even easier while I get used to foot placement.  What I like the most about my pedals though is that they only have clips on one side.  The other side is smooth so if I miss the clip it’s no worries.  I can just keep pedaling and give it another go when I’m in a comfortable spot.  Once my body realized that I quit getting tripped up.  I only really fell once when I got one foot clipped in and tried to clip the other shoe in while stationary on the bike.  Doh!  I forgot I was clipped in and lost my balance Open-mouthed smile

The clips are going really well now and I can totally tell a difference in speed and the muscles I’m using.  The workload on my legs has really evened out and my quads don’t feel as fatigued anymore.  I’m off to go finish out my day now.  I have a really big test tomorrow afternoon so the rest of my to do list is kind of hectic. 
Today’s Agenda:

  • STUDY
  • Grocery shop
  • Make meals for week
    • Slow cooker oats
    • Spicy Black Bean Burgers
    • Cake batter cashew butter for Oats
  • Laundry
  • Dinner with In-laws
  • STUDY STUDY STUDY
  • Get uniforms together
  • STUDY

Hope ya’ll have a wonderful Sunday evening!

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6 thoughts on “The Catch Up Post

  1. High five for transitioning to clip in pedals. I’ve read about them being tricky before, but I never knew what the point of using them was. Now I know!

    I bet cinco de mayo in San Antonio was fun! No big celebrations here in Dallas. At least none that I attended. And as for pranks, I’m with you, not a huge fan. But I’m sure you’re already brainstorming what you’re going to do when you graduate! Haha!

    Oh – yeah! I saw the link you posted on fb about making hummus. The timing is so serendipitous because I made hummus for the first time every today! I used the recipe in my Vitamix book, but next time I’m going to try yours.*

    • Thanks chica! The pedals are a lifesaver and though difficult, completely worth it. San Antonio was pretty fun but I think it was the company rather than what we did.

      I hope your hummus came out pretty well but I’m going to be biased. I haven’t tasted a better one than Heather’s recipe. I really add a garlic-lemony spicy kick to it though. I like a lot of flavor in it. Do you like onions? If you do, you should totally take her up on her suggestion of caramelized onions added to the mix. :)

      Thanks so much for sticking with me lady! I appreciate it more than you know!

  2. Damn girl – looks like you’re busy as ever! Hopefully it’s the good kind of busy – productive & makes the time fly. :)

    I agree w/you & Amy – pranks are one thing, but I don’t like big time-wasters. Seems like there must be a million ways to utilize the class props as a gag, w/out it requiring hours to un-do… hmmmm

    Soooo… your posts about biking made me get off my a$$ today; gave my bike a tune-up & put the bike rack on the car! Damn it though – have a punctured rear tire… BTW – the clip-ins will spoil you. Now even if I’m just doing stationary bike at the gym, I have to find one w/straps so I can pull up as well as push down! I’m a wimp on a bike, but clips make it so much more fun. ;)

    Not sure if you figured out a better route yet; if not, maybe try mapmyride.com, or see if San An has their own website showing local paths?

    • Super busy but I’ve gotta make more effort in writing posts :) You’re right though, the time is absolutely flying by.

      I’m really glad you’re biking again! Are you biking trails or commuting? I already feel a little spoiled by the clips and I’m glad that they weren’t that terrible to transition into. Oh, and I did find a really good route to get to work. I ride public roads in the morning when traffic is light and then I take a backwoods trail in the afternoon when the sun is high :)

      • I have a road bike, so no trails for me… too klutzy. lol Awesome that you’re actually doing 2 different kinds of riding ea day – seems like that will definitely keep it from getting boring!

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