Tweaking Things

Occasionally when I ride my bike for periods of time over an hour or so, the front of my left knee starts to hurt. NOT the same knee as the one I injured from running (that was the right.)

 

According to bicycling.com, the cause is under-extension of my leg in the pedal stroke. This means that my leg doesn’t get a change to stretch out because the saddle is too low.

 

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I raised my bike seat up about 1.5 inches (can you see the line where it used to be?) and it made all the difference in the world!

 

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On my bike ride yesterday with Kelly, I felt absolutely NO knee pain! Success! This sure would have been nice to know during the half metric century ride. Hmph.

 

I love figuring out simple fixes to big problems.

 

Speaking of which, I had a pounding headache this morning. I hit up Dunkin Donuts for a small iced coffee on the way to job #1 to fix that problem.

 

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Lunch was leftovers from the other night…

 

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…they didn’t reheat well. The sauce got all watery. Maybe I put it in the storage container too early and it melted the sauce?

 

I also had Trader Joe’s sweet potato chips and an apple. YUM!

 

Well, I’m off to job #2. Still no word on the engineering job interview I went on last week, keep your fingers crossed!!

 

❤ MegaNerd

Easy Black Bean Burritos

One of the things that I hate about working out after work is that I get done and I’m starving. Working out during dinner time makes for a very hungry girl!

 

It helps to think of what I want to eat either before or while I’m exercising so that I can immediately start making it when I return home.

 

Last night, I met Kelly for a 14.0 mile bike ride. We started a bit late, and ended up chatting some afterwards. I didn’t get back to my apartment until after 8:00 pm.

 

Luckily, I had a burrito in mind:

 

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I love Amy’s frozen burritos, but they are pricey! This was an inexpensive and tasty option. It was easier than I thought it would be to make my own burrito.

 

My mom made black beans while I was in NC and she sent me home with a couple of frozen bags worth. I took a whole wheat tortilla and added shredded cheese, mom’s black beans, and salsa. If I would have had some leftover rice, guacamole, or green peppers that would have been good as well.

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I folded up the sides…

 

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…and rolled it up…

 

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Ta-da! Black bean burrito awesomeness:

 

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It was kind of small, so I had some extra beans on the side along with leftover steamed squash.

 

The whole thing took under 10 minutes from start to clean up. I am obsessed with quick meals. Pretty much everything I make these days is fast.

 

What are your favorite things to put in a burrito? I am open to pretty much everything, but I absolutely HATE sour cream.

 

❤ MegaNerd