Anyhow, I had a 70 minute spin workout on the schedule focusing on gear pyramids. Keep your cadence and increase the gearing. I did the workout in my big chain ring and it was hard!! This is probably the highest I’ve managed to get my heart rate up on one of my at home spinning workouts. I followed it up with a quick 15 minute run.
I set up part of Finlay’s crate in the garage with some pads and he kept me company the entire time. He definitely seemed a lot more comfortable curled up in his crate, and I really like the he wants to hang out while I’m spinning.
In the afternoon I stopped by Best Buy and picked up a small radio to dock my iPod into. This way I can play tunes, but I don’t have to worry about the earbuds falling out all the time. Because yeah…those stylish white earbuds are a pain when you work out!
In the evening I whipped up some Baked Penne with Sausage and Ricotta. The recipe suggests making your own ricotta since apparently it is pretty easy. I just bought mine from the store though.In the future I might try to jazz up the tomato sauce a bit more with a few more herbs, and some more garlic but it was a tasty dish! I served it with Tinhorn Creek‘s 2006 Cabernet Merlot from Oliver, BC. Delicious!