Yesterday was a weird day. How’s that for an opening line? There are so many places I could take this one.
After work, craving a bit of fresh air and freedom from screens I got ready to take a walk. I changed into more appropriate clothes–because I have been working from home the dress code really only applies from the waist up. I chose the music I would listen to (The Doors) and stepped outside. Only, it was just starting to rain. My feelings were conflicted. I wished I had gone out earlier, but then I was also glad I didn’t get caught in the rain.
I changed plans and started to clean up my hobby room/teaching studio. It was partly an organizational task and partly a dusting exercise. I peaked out the window and it didn’t seem like it was raining. I went outside to see if Mother Nature was mocking me. It turned out that it was a misty kind of rain which didn’t leave telltale drops on the sidewalk but was managing to soak everything.
I managed to dust everything, throw out a few things, and find a few things. You all probably understand how good it feels to find something you’ve been missing for several days.
I also came across the product you see in the photo above. This is my favorite Japanese sports drink. It has a lemon and grapefruit taste–kind of like Fresca without so much carbonation. Someone sent them to me from Japan. I am going to try them out when I finish a ride. I suspect this drink is on par with drinking a Gatorade or something like that. It is mostly there to restore electrolytes. I have some other stuff to take on my ride, but I will be asking for my cycling readers about their ride nutrition at the end of this post.
On that note, I definitely should improve my nutrition plan for this year’s cycling. As it looks like I am going to be doing more solo rides, I am going to have to be better prepared.
I also decided to do some baking. I made some banana bread. I didn’t follow the recipe’s sugar advice, so it isn’t very sweet. It did use up some ripe bananas, so I won’t feel guilty about wasting food. I hate that normally, but now I am even more cognizant.
Some questions for my readers.
Have you ever lost something for a long time and then found it in an unusual place?
And for the cyclists; what do you do for your nutritional needs while riding?