Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spinning & Black Bean Tacos

Spinning
Today I went ahead and opted for spin. I did try re-adjusting my bike to try for a better fit. My PT thinks (and I agree) that spin is aggravating my piriformis issues because I can't get the bike adjusted for my height (or lack thereof).

I usually go with the seat all the way down because just one notch puts me too high, but I know all the way down is too low. I need someone to drill a middle notch just for me ;-) So, since I can't make the seat height perfect, I did adjust the seat's distance from the bars.

I do think this made a little bit of a difference. I did feel my piriformis start to hurt towards the very end of class, but I think that might be because it's already unhappy with me to begin with. For those that spin, do you fight with trying to get the bike adjusted just right?

Of course, this is just one more reason in Jason's current list of reasons that I need a road bike. So I can ride outside and we can then rationalize the purchase of a trainer that we could both use at the house. I, however, am terrified of taking out an entire family or plowing over another cyclist. At least everyone is safe from me during spin class ;-)

So, do you enjoy cycling outside? Or do you have fears of hurting yourself or others like me?

Taco Tuesday
I had physical therapy after work, this meant dinner was going to be later. I wanted/needed something pretty easy to throw together. Seeing as how it's Taco Tuesday, that pretty much helped make the decision.

I had wanted to use lentils, but didn't have time to fuss with cooking them, so I used black beans instead. I Just tossed them with finely diced red onions, bell peppers, garlic and seasonings like cumin, red pepper, chili powder, salt, black pepper, cilantro.

To go on top, I asked Jason to throw together a quick pico de gallo - only we were out of jalapeƱos so it wasn't spicy. Just fresh tomatoes, cilantro, red and green onions, salt, pepper, lime juice and a splash of red wine vinegar.
We topped the tacos with jalapenos and Daiya Vegan Cheese. My only complaint is that the tortillas fell apart. Don't know why, but that makes me irrationally upset when my food falls apart. But, at least it tasted good!


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Rain to wash away pollen
  • Easy dinner
  • Spin class