Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bargain Biker Babe?

Hi hi!  Hope your weekend was fabulousssss !  

A couple days back, my friend Madeline (triathlon dominatrix extraordinaire) asked me if I wanted to go on a bike ride with a couple of her friends this weekend.   

Being a complete newbie to biking, I said "heck yes!" eager to learn skillz.  
Unfortunately, my quads are still completely shot from the marathon last Monday.  I don't know how all you other blogsters appear completely recovered...jealous!!  
I figured a bike ride couldn't cause problems because I figured "hey it's cross training...different muscles, right?".  

"Indoor" Bike Rack
 On Saturday I got up at 5:30 AM to drive to Brentwood (LA) to meet these girls.  After a few snafus (I don't have a bike rack and couldn't get the front tire off my bike to get it in the car) which made me late to leave, I made the drive up to LA.

As soon as I got on the bike in Brentwood, I knew I was in for soreness was incredible....  Since I'd taken so long getting up to LA, I missed the start and I literally took off on my bike, hoping to randomly run into the girls on the bike path.  Miracles of miracles, I did!

The miracles ended there though.  I definitely couldn't hang with the girls and so Madeline was sweet enough to spend her morning teaching me how to ride a bike...big girl style.    She taught me all sorts of bike handling tips that probably come naturally to most, but definitely not to me.    :)

Afterwards I went to Ralphs to get some food....
And purchase a 10 week supply of strawberries at $.88 a pack!  I totally can't resist a deal!  
If you have a Ralphs near you RUN don't walk and buy some bargain deliciousness!   

I don't know about you, but I know what I'm eating tomorrow morning. :)

Which brings me to my question...

Do you buy ridiculous quantities of stuff when it's on sale just because you're excited about the freaking awesome deal?    

Channeling the 80s post workout 


  1. I don't normally buy stuff just because it's a great deal, but there's no way I could pass up those strawberries!

  2. What a Margs adventure! But congrats to you for trying something new- you'll be an ironwoman before you know it :p. I spent $33 on 3 packs of cream cheese this weekend, does that count? It obviously was on anit-sale but since I can find it only like once every 3 months I bought as much as seemed reasonable considering the cost :D

  3. I'm a sucker for a bargain! I would have definitely bought tons of strawberries at that price!

  4. Having 3 kids, I am always buying in bulk so I would have snatched up that deal in a heartbeat! Great job on the bike ride. I would have been in the same boat as you......not to mention I haven't ridden a bike (outside of the gym) since I was 12!

  5. Absolutely! I love when they have fruit buy one get one free, I always stock up on strawberries and cantaloupe!