Monday, July 15, 2013
Day 13 Saturday: TRIBAL QUEST DAY!! I woke up shaking in my boots about the 5 mile, 20 obstacle mud run. I'd never done anything like this before and I really haven't been training for the running portion. Breakfast was scrambled eggs w/ bell pepper & coffee w/ coconut milk. I squeezed in a trip to farmers market where I got 2 1/2 dozen eggs of all sizes and colors. Some even still had poop streaks on them, crazy I consider that an indicator of a good egg. Sped home, downed some prosciutto and fruit salad, put on my most raggedy workout clothes, and headed for the race site.
I can't tell you how nervous I was. My team was 3 parkour guys and myself, and I'd only met one of them before. They've all done Spartan Races and the like before, and here I was, not really knowing what to expect. But then our wave crossed the start line and the fun began. We slopped through mud and climbed towers of mulch and slid down sloppy slides. I was having a ton of fun! We got to the first water station and I threw a mini- hissy fit because all they had was this aspartame laced sports drink concoction, NO WATER. I found that out after I put the stuff in my mouth..I spat it on the ground and wondered if I would really have to choose between running in 90º with no water or breaking Whole30. Luckily the next water station actually had WATER. Geez people.
We came to a 10 foot wall that you had to scale. The parkour guys literally jumped over it... they didn't climb, they just up-and-over'ed. People were shocked. Then... it was my turn. I was huge baby and may have broken down into tears. I trembled, panicked, froze. But eventually they coerced me over it. Ten obstacles later there was another height-induced panic attack when there was a 10-foot rope ladder. It was the same fear, but with added wobbles. It created a wonderful Oprah Winfrey moment when everyone around stopped what they were doing and cheered me on as I blubbered like an idiot. But I did it.
Despite my phobic hangups, we actually kicked a ton of ass. We finished before most of the people in the start wave before us. Yay us. Everyone was eating pizza & beer afterward, but I honestly wasn't hungry even after expending all that energy. I happily drank my water and listened to the band, then I stopped at 2 different stores trying to find compliant rotisserie chicken so I wouldn't have to cook (no such luck).
Next meal didn't come for hours after the race, a mistake I would pay for. I had to buy a raw chicken, so I had that and a sweet potato late that afternoon. I was tired and sore and glued to the couch reading an awesome book. Bf got home from guard duty and we watched a movie which brought on the sweet tooth. Lazy movie days and ice cream go hand in hand. There was a moment of danger, but we just busied ourselves with making a steak dinner instead. I burned the rainbow carrots, but ate them anyway.
Day 14 Sunday: Soooooooooooore. Sore. Sore. Sore.
Breakfast was a rip off of PaleOMG's breakfast casserole. Eggs, shredded sweet potato, and sausage baked in the oven. Sweet meets savory. It was delightful, and I ate 2 pieces bc I felt like my stomach was a bottomless pit from accidentally fasting after the race. Lesson learned.. bring snacks and a pair of flip flops next time.
I made fried green tomatoes from Paleo Comfort Foods for lunch, with leftover chicken. I used tapioca starch instead of almond flour (no nuts remember?) and they tasted great but were soggy as hell. Don't know what I did wrong, I don't really fry that much. I smoked up the whole kitchen though.
Dinner was burgers with bacon, grilled avocado guacamole, tomatoes, and plantain buns. I must've been in a cooking funk because the plantain buns were soggy too. But I knife and forked it and all was well.
Day 15 Monday: Why am I at work today?
We're going to hang with my bf's family in NY this weekend (upstate not the city, don't get jealous or anything), so I traded my day off. It feels weird being here, but I get to take a class that I normally miss every week.. core rehab. Which is cool because my core is about the only muscle group that doesn't suck to move right now.
Breakfast was leftover casserole, with fried green tomatoes, guacamole on top. Wooooo I ate GOOD.
Lunch was leftover burgers with green beans.
I actually packed a post-WO meal today. I'm attempting to actually eat either a pre or post WO meal like they describe in the template. However, grocery store fail, I bought a can of sardines (that says they're packed in olive oil on the label!!) with soybean oil. It was going to be my first sardine experience..dang the disappointment.
Dinner will be whatever bf cooks for me on his day off. I'm nervous.. that kid cannot cook. We have a ton of compliant food in the house, but will it taste good? Fingers crossed.