Ingredients * 2 cups dates * 2 cups almonds * 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder * 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes * 1/4 tsp sea salt * 1/2 tsp vanilla extract * 2 T unsweetened coconut milk (almond milk works too) Instructions 1. Put dates in the food processor and process until they are chopped up and come together into a ball (this will happen, just wait … Continue reading Chocolate Energy Balls!
Awesome day! First off, I got to sleep in! Sleeping in is so wonderful after days on end of getting up at 4:20am! Got a brick swim & bike workout in that covers the sprint route coming up in two weeks, plus I was able to do it with The Mermaid! Awesome sauce! Then met with Amber to do the course a second time. The … Continue reading Two-fer Sunday!
Tonight I threw together a salad, when I served it to the girls, my youngest said, “I don’t usually like your salads,” Gee thanks… “But this salad is ‘The Bomb Salad’.” One, I thought I was the only person left on this earth still saying “The Bomb”. Two, any salad that a nine and ten year old LOVE, is a huge win in my opinion. And three, it’s … Continue reading The Bomb Salad
Four things of note today after reading Primal Endurance by Mark Sisson: “Studies suggest reduced muscle soreness and improved performance using compression garments.” “Post-exercise hydration is essential to ensuring that assorted recovery mechanisms work without interference from the immediate urgency of needing to rehydrate.” “The ‘athletes mindset’ of being lazy in everyday life on account of compiling an impressive workout log must be reframed … Continue reading Happy Thursday: Getting Things Accomplished!
Today Bill adopted the girls. The girls & I couldn’t be more lucky to have this man in our lives. I know how blessed we are and I couldn’t be more thankful. Continue reading Adoption Day!
After a long night of sleep, Monday’s are always a jolt to the system. This is an outline of what my day looks like on a typical Monday. 4:20a: Alarm goes off, lie there and think about how much I don’t want to crawl out of my warm cocoon of a bed 4:25a: Kiss Bill, take running clothes into bathroom as to not wake Bill … Continue reading Just Another Manic Monday…
Great bike ride today, up the sprint course for an upcoming triathlon. Cars were driving crazy close to us, which always makes me a little nervous. So thankful for The Racing Mermaid, I feel 100x safer riding with her. Going to be a killer training week! Things are totally starting to pick up. I’m ready to bear down and focus hard on my end goal. … Continue reading Sunday Fun Day!!
Great weekend of training! Friday night was kicked off with a Batman 5th Birthday for Abel. He was pretty excited!! Saturday morning, a hilly, chilly bike ride. Followed by an afternoon shopping for grade-money-gifts and a movie at the theatre with all the kiddos. Sunday, half marathon distance run, and sweaty butt cheek marks! Followed by an afternoon at my dad’s place shooting guns and … Continue reading Balancing training & family!
So a friend of mine is doing a sprint triathlon in four weeks, she hasn’t been training and asked if I could put something together for her to be ready. I figured that since I already had one put together, I would go ahead and share it here for my readers! In A Pinch 4 Week Sprint Triathlon Training Plan! **be advised that she is in … Continue reading In A Pinch 4 Week Sprint Triathlon Training Plan!
Great swim this morning! Watch Star Wars, or Star Trek? Star Wars Read on a Kindle or paperback book? Paperback Go to a play or musical? Musical Go to the theater or rent a movie? Go to theatre Hike or bike? Bike Wear jeans or chinos? Neither, yoga pants!!! Have a Margarita or Pina Colada? Pina Colada (in Hawaii!!) Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire? Neither, not a beer drinker. Crash … Continue reading Would you rather??