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Sep 29, 2014 / 20 notes

I believe there might be a kickstarter campaign in the near future for my coffee bar. It was suggested by a friend. So I have to see what is required to set one of those up.

Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

Sunday is for baking stuff all day long.
Sep 28, 2014 / 25 notes

Sunday is for baking stuff all day long.

I love it when I start my run I the dark and finish in daylight, and still have plenty of time to bake a sourdough loaf left to rise overnight.

Also, today was my first run in the 40’s. And it felt amazing. 

Sweater weather is here.
Sep 23, 2014 / 26 notes

I love it when I start my run I the dark and finish in daylight, and still have plenty of time to bake a sourdough loaf left to rise overnight.

Also, today was my first run in the 40’s. And it felt amazing.

Sweater weather is here.

Sep 21, 2014 / 32 notes

I served espresso drinks at an outdoor “farm sale” event yesterday. Lots of vendors, food, and crafts. And I was so busy making cappuccinos and lattes that I didn’t even catch a break to check out the other vendors until it was pretty much done. I was exhausted by the end, but the $$ I made was worth it.

Today I chilled out all day and baked bread. Pictured below is today’s rosemary loaf.

Back to the grind tomorrow. Ugh.

Sep 14, 2014 / 14 notes
Sep 14, 2014 / 14 notes

Yesterday I had an awesome workout day: 25 miles on the bike, followed by a 3 mile run. It was amazing. Then I went and ruined it all this morning at Cracker Barrel where I consumed just over 1,000 calories at breakfast. Damn those evil biscuits!

Now I’m thinking about riding my bike on the trainer tonight for another 25 - 30 miles to burn off some of those biscuits!

Sep 10, 2014 / 40 notes

The exterior of my possible future coffee bar.

It’s definitely french cafe-ish in appearance, which makes it look classy and sophisticated. And it has that sweet outdoor seating area off of Main Street like a small pocket park.

This place will be the shit if I get it!

Ran some miles and baked this beautiful sourdough loaf this morning.
Sep 10, 2014 / 19 notes

Ran some miles and baked this beautiful sourdough loaf this morning.

Sep 9, 2014 / 24 notes

Running and Food

A week ago, I began tracking my food intake on the Lose It app. And it’s amazing how different how much you think you eat and how much you actually eat can be.

One of the things I’ve realized is how much I snack between meals. A few spoonfuls of almond butter here, half an avocado there, a handful of cashews or trail mix, and before you know it, you’ve consumed the equivalent of an extra meal (or two) throughout the day. And because you’re doing a little at a time, you fool yourself into thinking your eating is “not that bad”. Combine that with sitting in front of a desk for 9+ hours a day and it is no wonder we gain weight.

My running has been spot-on for the past few weeks. And tracking my food has helped tremendously with motivation. It’s a daily game, where I try to keep my daily intake under my recommended calorie budget. And I am much more aware of what I shove into my mouth.