Nothing is "just in". Nothing is exciting.
I just couldn't think of a better title.
I haven't written about tri training lately, so I am going to do that. Just in case you think all I am doing around here is grounding kids and taking naps.
I have three areas to discuss. (Really just two. I'll have to think of a third one while I write.)
I texted my sista-girl buds and told them for our girls night I wanted to go to the 59 Diner and have a fried egg hamburger and a milkshake. Sarge texted me back that it sounded like a great meal for an athlete. It's ok. She can make fun of me all she wants since she called me an athlete.
Other than that we are holding strong on the sugar limitations. No sodas have been in the house diet, or regular. As far as I know there have been no pop tarts. It turns out that left with no other choice the kids will eat strawberries, blueberries, cantalope, watermelon, apples, and oranges. After about two weeks they will even quit griping about it.
I finally ventured into the realm of smoothie-ness. I have been making delicious sugar free smoothies with greek yogurt, berries and peaches and spinach even. It is good to get some protein in the morning and even a couple of servings of fruit/veggies. I hope to keep this up when school starts. Rushed breakfast is the hardest time for me to make decent food choices.
I could really use a win. I don't think I have completed a run in like two weeks. That completion was awesome. The first time I have run six miles in under an hour!! Woot. Followed by two weeks of crap!
For example, this morning I was supposed to run 7 miles starting at warm up pace and slowly getting faster. I didn't make it.
Biking has been more difficult than usual. Two workouts a week I am supposed to get up to zone 4 heart rate and my legs just aren't cooperating. They kind of feel like big useless sacks of sand.
My imagine reasons are: resumed weight training, heat, workouts geared to building back up to olympic length triathlons, waking up to late and then dealing with heat.
My imagine solution: fried egg hamburger and beer and a cruise.
I have seen a lot of critters lately.
I have seen snakes, bunnies, squirrels, armadillos, a deer, buzzards and one possum who was walking right down the sidewalk at 5:30 am.
I don't know about vermin behaviors, but I guess the severe drought has them searching for water. Or maybe they are searching for Popsicles because the snake was right on my front porch. (Oh why didn't I take a picture!?)
The neighbor lady I accosted when I first moved in told me today she was running over the weekend and ran right past two coyotes thinking they were deer. She said one was pissed and lunged toward them. I guess after that he decided it was too hot to attack her or her dog. I will be on the look out.
I got slightly spoiled by the Texas drought and I was quite shocked when I woke up to rain the other morning. I had to set up the bike trainer. I asked Ty to come take my picture. He smiled and said, "ok" then I never saw him again.....so just imagine me riding my little heart out here.
Do you know if any tried and true solutions for sand bag legs? Do you like fried egg hamburgers? Have you ever fed a snake a Popsicle?