Monday, February 8, 2016

RSBC 2016: Week 1

I'm thrilled to be back doing the Run Swim Bike Cook Challenge, which includes running 26.2 miles, biking 112 miles, and swimming 2.4 miles in February, plus a weekly cooking challenge. Let's dive right in to my progress in week 1. (See what I did there?)

I run with a friend outside on Saturdays, and I've started running a mile on the treadmill when I go to the YMCA. My total for this week in running is 5.2 miles. 

I hope to fix the flat on my husband's bike soon and take it for a spin on the trails. Meanwhile, the YMCA has upright and recumbent stationary bikes. My biking muscles are undeveloped, and I recognize the burn that I haven't felt since I was on bike as a missionary on the southwest coast of France 20 years ago. Total for this week on the bike is 4.3 miles. 

My swimming total is 0 miles, but I did order a swimsuit from I wonder if I lie on my belly on the piano bench and flutter kick and make arm circles if that would be worth anything besides a laugh for my kids?

For the cooking challenge (something with yeast), I made some raised waffles, following this recipe from the smitten kitchen. Here's a shot of the finished product, unadorned by syrup or berries. I'm not convinced that my yeast is still good; although it smelled yeasty, my mixture didn't grow much overnight. Still, my kids were delighted to have waffles for breakfast, and it's hard to go wrong with maple syrup. Next time, I think I'll try this recipe for Liège waffles that Christy suggested.

It's not too late to join the challenge! Do as much or as little as you feel like. Check out the original post (link at the top) for details.

What new things are you trying this year?

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