Ironman training, like race day, involves dealing with the unexpected. I wanted to do my favorite pre-ironman ride and thankfully Shannon jumped at the idea. I showed a bit of gratitude by making homemade fruit/nut bars for our journey (copying my favorite Clif bar ingredients).
--Grind walnuts and raw sliced almonds in the blender (amount-no clue. I never measure, but I'll guess here. prob 1.5cup of nuts). Set aside. Grind 20 unpitted dates, 1/2C dried cherries, 3/4C unsweetened coconut, 1/2 lime juiced, 3T apple juice. Fold fruit mixture with nuts until well mixed. Flatten into cookies and bake at 350 for 15mins (flipping half way through).
Onward- Palomar bound. Then past my favorite street in San Diego County: (it's at the midway point on the climb). Every time I go by it I think of my Grandpa -Harold Lee, I love you!!! I think about how proud he'd be of his youngest granddaughter out touring the wilderness.
Thanks for keeping me company Bessie...and Mr. Ed
It was an awesome ride! I'm feeling more fit than ever, and know I'm leaps and bounds ahead of where I was on this ride a year or two ago. Riding this looop means one thing to me: Ironman is fast approaching! Hell's ya =)
And the quote of the day courtesy of Shannon: "Well, if a ride costs $80 in rubbers, it had better be a good one!"