Mt. Soledad Sunday

IMG_1556Thought I’d take the long way to spin class, so I mashed up the 5.4k, 4.6% climb to Mt. Soledad this morning. I’d never climbed it before, but I scoped it out on Strava, and knew what to expect. (Short 8% sections hurt riding 48×16 fixed, but are bearable.) The cross is now part of a federal war memorial. From 250m of elevation, I saw some nice views of the city under the morning mist.

I probably burned about 1500 calories this morning, and went right to the stove when I got back home. I fried up a burger from 100g of grass-fed organic beef (my first time trying it), and ate it on a whole-wheat bun with avocado, onions, tomatoes, and a bunch of dark greens. I guess it would have been Paleo if I didn’t use a wheat bun. And it would have been vegan if I used a veggie burger patty. Like it matters.

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