Yesterday began with a big waffle mishap.
It’s my fault. I began by just mixing up some stuff because I was all out of my normal TJ’s pancake mix. This is surely where I went wrong (although it looked okay??)
I poured the batter into the heated waffle iron and everything still seemed okay at this point.
But, alas, once the light flashed that the waffle was “ready” I tried to open the waffle iron and discovered that my waffle did not stick together.
It was very sad, indeed. But then I just took the rest of my batter and made a normal pancake and it seemed to work out just fine
along with homemade hashbrowns
I cut the pancake in half (I’ve been making the most giant pancakes lately!) and served it up with some turkey bacon. As a pancake “syrup”, I warmed up a little Bonne Maman blueberry preserves. It was delicious!
Perfect way to start the day!
Then I went on a long bike-ride. Most of my bicycling training thus far has been either: super short distances (5km) or have been inside at the gym rather than on the real roads. Today I wanted to do 30km (the triathlon will be 20km biking) to get a good road-bike-ride in.
I road down to my favorite river trail path – it’s specifically made for bicyclists and runners. Here are some of the views.
little dog park I rode by
But, unfortunately the trip to and from the river path was pretty terrible. Tucson is an OLD city and the roads are totally falling apart! The river path, itself, was pretty nice. But I biked there from my house – here is just a sampling of the roads I had to travel on to get to the river path.
best case scenario – the road is all cracked up
but, mostly, there are lots and lots of potholes.
Get it together, Tucson! You need to get your streets in order! Made biking on the city streets MUCH more difficult than on the river path – which was perfectly smoothed.
After my stellar breakfast and long bikeride, Chris and I went to a friends’ apartment to do some BBQ-ing and relax by the pool.
We didn’t play any volleyball because we didn’t bring ours – but we will definitely do this in the future!
It was a lovely, relaxing afternoon. Perfect.
Which is great, because this week is going to be absolutely grueling. It’s nice to be able to go into the work-week well rested and relaxed. I cannot wait until summer so I don’t have classes on top of my work. CANNOT WAIT! 2 weeks (not that anyone is counting)
How was your weekend?
Anyone else seriously lusting after summer?