I think I quit about every 10K of my 90K bike ride today. Then, I quit again once I finished my ride and was supposed to be running. I quit because my bed and two bouviers were calling. I quit because I was sick and tired of battling it out with pickup trucks that like to drive too close and yell obscenities at cyclists (even though I was following all the rules). I quit because I would rather be at home drinking coffee and eating soup. I quit because I have a long run planned for tomorrow. I quit because my legs were tired.
I might have quit over and over again but I also started again. I did lots of math. 90K = 10 + 10 + 10.... or 10 + 10 + 10 + .5 + .25.... I bribed myself with honey stinger waffles. I thought about race day. And, I thought about soup.
Anyone have some motivation to spare? I'm accepting donations.
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 sweet onion diced
2 cloves local garlic
2 large carrots sliced
1 small grated zucchini or your favourite summer squash
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
48 oz water + 2 vegetable bouillon cubes OR 48 oz of vegetable broth
1/8 buttercup squash diced (I didn't bother to peel)
1 14 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed (nobody likes bean slime)
1 T dried rosemary
In a large pot warm 1 tsp olive oil. Add onion & garlic saute until onion is transparent. Add carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, water, bouillon cubes, chickpeas, buttercup squash, rosemary & pesto. Simmer on medium until carrots and squash are tender (30 minutes or so).