Wanna see what I was up against on Sunday?
Dude in the last picture probably is going 50 km/hr. I laughed when I was uploading my pictures and found all these ones of people on bikes. Of course that’s what Chris would take pictures of Guy in the middle is actually the athletics director at my old university and an ex-NHL player.
I also got an e-mail from the race director yesterday asking how I made out! How nice is that? I interviewed him for work last week and got to meet him at the course orientation. He was talking about competing in an ultra triathlon in Africa a few weeks ago. Crazy!!!
I have big news to report: I slept 8 hours last night. That hasn’t happened in weeks!! My body is definitely in recovery mode. I’m just praying it doesn’t shut down on me now that my “stress event” is over and get sick. That’s something Brendan Brazier talks about in the Thrive Diet. Makes total sense.
Anyways, rambling aside, here’s what I ate after the glorious eight hours.
Leftover Pbu frosting on two Nature’s Path Flax Plus waffles and strawberries and blueberries. Still a little early in the strawberry season here, these are pretty bitter.
Topped it off with a protein pillow.
This is the little bowl I cook them in. About 1/2 cup egg whites nuked for around 2 minutes. I like to slather laughing cow cheese on top
The s’mores Luna was eaten as my morning snack, shovelled down while speed walking down the street.
The apple and tzatziki n’ turkey pita were eaten while driving.
The trail mix (apricots, lexia raisins, soy nuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews) was partially eaten in the car, part at my desk.
It was one of those days…
I got home much later than I was hoping to. The second I walked in the door I knew I needed a little miracle worker yoga. I did some yoga for triathletes, hips, and muffin tops. Am I ever glad I did it! Wowza, my body is SO stiff from training and racing. My poor body, it’s been so good to me, I need to get better at being good back!
I’m running out of groceries, but I don’t want to buy any more since I’m going out of town Friday. So my eats may be a little plain for the rest of the week… including supper!
Soup and a sandwich. The sandwich is a grilled cheese with meatless pepperoni. The soup actually turned out to be quite a treat!
Okay, it looks disgusting, but I swear it was delicious! It’s leftover Knorr Green soup (pea and spinach) with sweet potato and butternut squash. I also dumped a pile of curry powder in it. It was wonderfully spicy, I love curry spice!
Where do I go from here?
So I left off yesterday’s post with a little tease about my future fitness goals. As you can see on my sidebar –> I’m planning on doing a 10k in September and 5k in October. I’m actually most excited for the 5k. I’ve done Run for the Cure a bunch of times before, but this will be the first year I’ll be able to run the whole thing. I’ve never been in good enough shape to do it before. Plus, breast cancer, and cancer in general, has touched my life in more ways than I can count now. So needless to say, that event will mean a lot to me!!
My reward for finishing the triathlon will be a new pair of running shoes. While running still causes a little hip pain, I’m confident that I can slooooowly increase my outdoor mileage with some properly fitted shoes.
My biggest fitness goal is to learn how to kick ass at cycling. I’ve totally fallen for cycling, and I want to get in some serious saddle time before summer’s end. I’d love to get up to at least 80k by the end of the summer, and start clocking in some much faster speeds. I’m also going to work on my dreaded hill climbing. I think it’s time I suck it up and do it!
As far as attainable goals with cycling, I want to do the Mactaquac loop, which is around 60-70k to a nearby town. (village?) A little more far off is a 100k trip to Chris’ cottage outside of Saint John. Chris and I also spotted a road bike race in Lunenberg, NS in September, with both a 50k or 100k. He’s obviously all over it, but I’m going to wait it out to see how I’m feeling as we get closer.
Even more long term, I’ll be starting a new weight lifting program in October. As I’ve mentioned many times, my heart belongs in the weight room. I can’t wait to get back on a scheduled lifting program. I’m a weak person by nature (I’m not just saying that, I have trouble opening most doors) so I love how strong lifting weights makes me feel. The “hard body” doesn’t hurt either
So there you have it, all my future fitness plans! What are yours?