Monday, July 05, 2010
I gave private lessons this morning. OMG the water was cold. Hurley pool has no heat other than the sun. I had to add a considerable amount of water...and that did not help the temperature at all.
We had the pool sparkling clean and ready to go for the kids after the completion of lessons. The weather was perfect, there was no wind, and as you can see in the picture....NO KIDS!
We open the pool for open swim at noon. No one came for two hours...Boring....like watching paint dry. Finally we had a grand total of 6 kids for 2 hours and then 3 kids for another hour. I had time to think and this is what I came up with.
Breakfast this week: 2 packets oatmeal made with water. Add 1 Dannon yogurt, 1/4 cup of blueberries, 1/4 cup slivered almonds, 1 whole wheat English muffin with 1tbsp peanut butter, and 1 tbsp of apricot preserves. 685 calories
Lunch: 3 pieces of Turkey breast, 1 cup cherries, 1 Clif bar, romaine lettuce tossed salad. 430 calories
Dinner: salmon, tossed salad, sweet potato, squash with black beans, green chili and fat-free mozarella cheese and corn, onions and tomato. 750 calories for a grand total of 1865 calories.
Exercise: Mon., Wed., Fri.- core and upper body lifting, biking 9 hours total, swimming 6 hours total, running 9 miles total.
Tues. and Thurs. swim 2 hours each day, lift lower body and core again, run 6 miles on these 2 days.
This is my common week. I will cut this almost in half for a taper this week. My calories intake will be within 200 of this total shown everyday. I know I burn 485 calories in 3 miles, 1260 calories on a bike in an hour, and I have no idea about swimming...but I am not losing weight...not gaining either. The settings on my nutrition page go nuts telling me I am undereating...but I eat all the time! My snacks are always fruit...banana, apple or pear and 1 oz. of almonds. Plateau or just right...What do you think?
Sunday, July 04, 2010
I went to the local parade yesterday. The weather was clear, calm, very humid and extremely hot. We took the pups with us and they enjoyed laying in the wet grass of the park. We were standing in the shade and an older gentleman and his wife asked if they could stand in front of us. I said of course...now I wish I had said no!
The veterans came by with the colors and a nice float and then there were several all star floats and then came PFLAG--local group of gays and lesbians.
The gentleman in front of me commences to come unglued by the "nastiness" and the "wrongness" of this group. They are infiltrating small communities like fleas, etc. The military should destroy all of them and how it is morally wrong....I could go on.
I guess being a scientist that I am more open minded than a lot of people. I know that there are some chemical and physical reasons why people feel the way they do. I also know that "I" am not the person to judge people as I was taught that this is a no-no! I do not care what a persons sexual orientation is as long as I am not having that preference pushed on me. I have a lot of friends that don't see life as I do, but what a person does in their personal life is just that...personal!
People condemn others for not feeling, thinking, agreeing with them. Variety is the spice of life and if we all agree on everything, life would be terribly boring. I don't think we all have to get along, that we have to accept everything thrown at us, that a big "Barney" hug will cure all of the earth's ills. I DO believe there is a time and a place to express personal feelings and I do not believe a public place is the best place. PFLAG yesterday had a booth, they were supporting veterans...many of them are vets. I can't imagine not loving one of my kids or friends less because they aren't orientated the same as me! No wonder there are so many hurt, angry and confused people.
Life is short and we should enjoy every minute of it. Gay and lesbian is not something that is catching. It is not contagious...you either are or you are not! I struggled writing this because now I figure people will judge me, fear me, dislike me, etc. I did not blog yesterday because I was thinking about this and I decided that it a subject that some understand and many do not. I hope people are not too upset with me. I am easy going on this subject maybe because I do not fear it.
Have a great Fourth of July!
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Yes folks, I now know that I am truly nuts for triathlon! I live, breathe, and eat exercise (or anything that does not eat me first). My bike and I see more of each other than I see of my teenage kids. I know every scratch on my bike...can't tell you how many are on my own leg.
This morning I was up at four and on the computer looking at wetsuits. I had no idea that they are as popular as they appear to be! YES...I ordered one. I think I need my head examined...should I have bought a new wheel set instead? I am nervous about hubby's interview, my next triathlon, new classes at WNMU, the price of gas, and when I'll get the new wetsuit....not neccesarily in that order.
I find that the older I get, the more likely I am to do things out of the normal for me. A wetsuit...I can't even run and I suck at swimming, but I feel that the wetsuit will improve my time. I have not been last, yet, and I have an awesome bike time...but make up time on a swim? I am planning holidays and vacation around Tris. I suppose there are worse things....lol.
Have a wonderful Friday and 4th of July weekend. Be active, have fun, play hard and be safe.
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