Showing posts from March, 2017

Tri Season Begins - 2017 Great Clermont Triathlon

I like to start the year off with the same race to judge where my fitness is. I was curious to see how much fitness I had lost due to taking time off while in Hawaii and while I did lose some fitness I didn't lose as much as I thought I would.  I've been working my butt off to get back in shape and it shows.  Alia and I were originally going to drive down to Clermont the morning of the race, but our friend Sue offered for us to stay at her place in Ocala so it would cut the morning drive time in half.  It was wonderful!

I raced well for the level of my fitness and I finished 1st in my age group and 5th overall.  I made a mistake that I never have before which ended up costing me about 5 minutes and a much better overall placement.  I made a wrong turn on the bike!!!  I know this course so well so I have no idea what I was thinking.  Wrong turn or not, my bike and run were both slower than last year, but not by a whole lot.  I did swim faster than last year (not by a lot, but …

Breakfast Biscuits

I've been really enjoying biscuits in the morning and I have gone through all kinds of recipes and this is the one I enjoy the most. I usually half the recipe which makes about 6 small biscuits.

2 Cups Flour
1 TBS Baking Powder (not expired)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Cup butter
3/4 Cup milk (higher percentage = better biscuits)

Mix flour, baking powder and salt.  Then cut the butter into small pieces and mash it into the dry ingredients.  Once the mix is evenly chunky, add the milk and just mix until combined.

Put a little flour on the counter and smash the mixture until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Fold in half and use a flour coated cup to shape/cut the biscuits. Mush the leftovers together and repeat until you have no dough left.

Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes.

Yum, Yum!