Thursday, June 21, 2012

So impatient

I swear, I'm going to be the LAST person to see "my" issue of Fitness! I've been checking the mail daily, waiting for it. Last night, after getting a couple of comments from people that saw my photo in it, I even drove to the store to see if it's on shelves yet (it wasn't).

Today, I saw this tweet from Ada:
Of course, that would be the moment Twitter decides to stop working for hours, and I couldn't view the picture, lol. It's not even a whole article--just a couple of sentences about my blog, so I don't know why I'm so impatient to see it! But speaking of Ada, she is actually going to be doing an IRONMAN competition this weekend!! If you're not familiar with that, it's like the mother-of-all-triathlons: a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and full 26.2 mile marathon... and it all must be completed in a 17-hour window. CRAZY, right?!

Ada is the last (but not least!) member of my Ragnar team that I still have to introduce you to. Many of you know her story from watching her on The Biggest Loser: Season 10, but she's working on a guest post like the rest of the team, and I will post that to share with you when she is finished with it--you know, after she's done with her 140.6 mile race and all ;)

The more I get to know my team, the more bummed I get that I won't be able to spend the entire race in the same van as everyone! There are only six people per van, and since I am in van #1, I won't get to hang out much with the people in van #2 during the race. But once we are in Key West, I plan on loving all over every one of them!

The Ragnar is still seven months away, but I'm sure the time will go by fast. I'm marathon training right now for my race on October 21st, which will keep me busy; after the marathon, I won't have any other races until the Ragnar (which is the first weekend in January). I may find a half-marathon to do in November or early December to keep up my training, but I won't be racing hard.



I didn't have a run on the schedule today, but I did do my strength training. I am up to doing 40 reps at a time (in 60 seconds) with the kettlebell swing. I got kind of bored with it today, so I only did five sets, and then I did some other weight-bearing leg exercises--squats, lunges, etc. And of course, I foam rolled my IT band. Hoping for a great race run on Saturday!

I made a loaf of homemade French bread today, and I used it to make really yummy grilled cheese sandwiches--fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and tomato slices on the homemade bread. (I've been obsessing about fresh mozzarella ever since I went to Panera on Sunday). I should have taken a picture, but I was too busy inhaling it. If there is one thing I've noticed over the past week of not eating meat, it's that I feel full for so much longer. My appetite has decreased a lot. I have a lot of leftover fresh mozzarella, so I think I'll be making homemade pizza for dinner tomorrow.



This is a short post, but I really don't have anything else to say! I'll leave you with a funny evil picture of Estelle that I took today...

14 comments:

  1. Which month of Firness are you in? I bought June today and am reading it cover to cover, looking for you.
    Just wanted to give you a shout out that you are inspiring and when I want to binge or quit counting calories, I read old posts of yours. You are awesome!!!

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    1. It's the July/Aug issue... technically supposed to come out on June 26, but a lot of people already got it!

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  2. Are you seeing much result from your swing exercises? I've used a kettlebell in Pilates and liked it so I'm thinking about trying the swing exercises.

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  3. I remember back in March you wrote a post about hydration belts. I looked on the amphipod website, and I can't find one with a larger bottle like yours. Did you buy it online?

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    1. I did--you can find it here: http://www.amphipod.com/products/hydration/full-tilt-airstretch-velocity

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  4. Estelle in this picture conjured up a few tv show lines in my head...
    "What are we doin' tonight Brain?"
    "The same thing we do every night Pinky....TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!" lol

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  5. I was a huge fan of Ada's when she was on BL. Can't wait to read her story here. I am also going to hunt for that Fitness magazine tomorrow when I'm out at Walmart. I was there the other night and they still had one of my cookbooks on the shelf. WOOHOO! It's no wonder you're excited. Fitness is a BIG magazine and you're in it! Of course, compared to Dr. Oz, it's not HUGE, but still pretty BIG!!!

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  6. I loved Ada on BL & can't wait to read her guest post! I am in awe that she's doing a FULL Ironman! I know a couple of people who've always been fit people (no past weight problems) & they've 'only' done a half (only, like that's shameful. Ha!). I'd love to do ome someday :)

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  7. Good luck Ada! I get Fitness downloaded to my Nook every month, I will have to see where you are!!

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  8. I can't wait to see the magazine! I'm so excited for you!!

    An ironman? WOW! That is awesome! Can't wait to read her guest-post!

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  9. I did get to see you in the magazine on Ada's Twitter link to FB. Did you check there? You look great, btw!

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  10. Which issue are you in? I am totally looking for it! That grilled cheese sandwich you made sounds SO GOOD! It's funny that you mentioned you have felt MORE full from not eating meat -- a few months ago, I tried that "Paleo" diet (for about 1.2 seconds) and could not deal with it. There is no way I will be able to go through life without bread and cheese!! No offense to anyone who is into it, it just isn't for me.

    Way to go Ada!!!

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    1. It's the July/Aug issue. And it's really not a big deal--just a tiny pic and a couple of sentences about my blog. But I'm still anxious to see it!

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  11. I am really looking forward to reading Ada's post.

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