Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Not a Dumb as Sh!t Athlete (DASA)

Today’s workout involved 3 miles on the treadmill at a 3% incline, then an hour of yoga. I then headed down  to see Matt Schaub at Handled with Care Massage for my second active release session. I told him I am gumby, I am running pain free, I am invincible. No, no. I am not those things. Once I start thinking I am those things, that is when I get injured. Bad SUAR. DASA SUAR (Dumb As Shit Athlete).

My body is not perfect (unless you like small boobs and a flat ass), there is still some discomfort and achiness, but I am encouraged because the pain is much less. I am beginning to feel “normal”again when I run.  This is a huge improvement. So, if you’re dealing with an injury and are in the Denver area - run (if you can) to see Matt. You won’t be disappointed.

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Look! This doesn’t hurt. Is that gum on the bottom of my slipper?

The Las Vegas Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon is only 19  days away, but who is counting? This won’t be my best showing in terms of race times, I can promise you that, but I it will be my funnest. And, yes, funnest is a word and so is funner, so get off my back. I know I’ll be in good company with Jason, EMZ, Aron, Sarah, Jess, Marjorie, Janae and lots of others. The great thing about having a blog where you tell all your secrets is that when you meet new people, they already know everything. Nice breaking the ice. Basically it goes likes this:

Me: Hi! Nice to meet you! (explosive fart)

Them: Hey! You are just like you are on the blog! (waving hand in front of face, backing away)

Another cool thing about Vegas is that I will be spokesperson for the Refuel with Chocolate Milk/Got Milk? campaign. This basically means getting the word out throughout the weekend about the benefits of low fat chocolate milk after a tough workout. Want to know more? Click HERE.

I’ve been with Team Refuel for a few months now and they’ve supported me in doing several races and have given me many other cool opportunities.  For me, working with Team Refuel is a no brainer. I’ve long been a fan of chocolate milk as a recovery tool, so to pair up with these guys is a match well made. You can find them on Facebook HERE.

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At the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon

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Other Refuel friends: Hugh Williams (@Runner Bloke), Running Yogini, and me.

Are you a chocolate milk fan after a tough workout? (There is a lactate-free version, you know). Around here we buy it by the gallon. I love the stuff. But I don’t drink it unless my workouts are greater than an hour and have been fairly strenuous.

Who will go from the Biggest Loser tonight? Please let it be Bonnie. Please let it be Bonnie.

SUAR

38 comments:

  1. Darn it, I knew I forgot to buy something at Costco yesterday. I meant to get the shelf stable chocolate milk. If we buy normal Spud drinks it all, but he doesn't like that stuff.

    +1 for Bonnie.

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  2. Oh please let it be Bonnie, but then again if she goes my impersonation of her goes too and I do a pretty good Bonnie.

    Listen:

    uuuhhhhhhwwwww......ooooohhhhhhhh.......uuuuuuhhhhhwwwwwwww

    Pretty good right?

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  3. If you look quick, one of your chocolate milk buddies in the last picture looks like Bob Harper.
    Next time find yourself a big D too, and you 3 would have the cast covered.

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  4. I have a sort of stupid question on this subject (chocolate milk). What is it about the CHOCOLATE part (besides the sugar) that makes it so awesome? I do not like chocolate milk. Never have. But I do like strawberry milk. Would that do the same thing? Thanks! Oh and I totally love your blog.

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  5. A lot of times I can't eat right away in the morning. I'll have chocolate milk as soon as I get up. I guess I use it as recovery from sleeping.

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  6. laur6401: chocolate milk is the ideal cocktail of carbs:protein as needed after a long workout. 3:1 is ideal. A serving of choc milk typically has 24 g carbs, 8 g protein. You need the sugar for the carbs I believe. So, yes, I think strawberry milk would be an equivalent.

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  7. choc milk for me for 6-7 miles and up and fat free.

    BL...Bonnie.....yes please
    but because of the strategy I bet she stays AGAIN...that is the part I dont like the alliances and the lets keep the ones I get beat around instead of sending the one who has the lowest numbers...
    and then have the real BL in the end.

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  8. watching BL right now. i agree bonnie is annoying as all hell

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  9. I'll be watching B loser tomorrow on Hulu so don't spoil it for me! You are going to have the best time out there with all of them! I'm so envious!

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  10. I'll be sure to bring my gas mask ;-)

    And I won't make obnoxious boob comments...or pee in my pants anywhere but on the race course.

    It will be the funnest.

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  11. ART saved me, my IT band and my hip flexor....I am also a DASA!!!

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  12. The chocolate milk facebook link did not work :(

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  13. This trip to Vegas/blogger meet up sounds too fun! Wish I was going too. I really should try this chocolate milk thing after my hard runs. Perhaps I will.

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  14. I grew up allergic to milk and even though I can tolerate some of it now, I never developed the taste for it (chocolate or otherwise). But then again, very few of my workouts are longer than an hour yet.

    Vegas is going to be a blast - wish I could go, but I'm headed there in Feb.

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  15. Oh, oh! Small boobs and a flat ass, great legs, and flexible like gumby! That does it, I'm moving and hiring a hit man. Wait, that would be to the USA. That's no fun at all. Are you sure you don't want to move to Calgary and experience a real winter?

    I'm looking at that one photo of you standing by yourself. What's with your left leg. It looks all crooked. And you're all tilted over to the left. Maybe that has something to do with the LAC problems.

    I love chocolate milk after races. But it has to be cold. One race I drank a litre in about 5 minutes.

    No habla BL.

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  16. I hate Bonnie and I hate her crying. It is beyond time for her to leave the ranch.

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  17. I crave chocolate milk after a run.

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  18. I *should* be a chocolate milk fan - I freakin' had a dietician tell us in our running clinic that the BEST recovery drink/food you could have right after a workout is chocolate milk!!

    Sad to say (sort of)...I still <3 my lattes. One day I will stop being a DASA, wake up and smell the coffee, then move over and start drinking chocolate milk instead.

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  19. 2 things:
    1) I think you have a perfect body. (I like small boobs and a flat ass)
    2) I drink chocolate milk after breakfast evey morning. (OK unless my wife has squeezed orange juice for me!)

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  20. Glad you're feeling better! Can't wait to meet you and everyone else in Vegas! I love Being around funny people - people notice less that I'm not. I laugh easily. I don't usually go for choc milk... I do put milk in my coffee. Does that count?

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  21. It seems to me most great female distance runners have small boobs and flat asses. Further, I have no doubt Kara Goucher has farted during a race. You may be closer to perfect than you think. And for that, I am going to have to hate you!

    :-)

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  22. I don't like sweet drinks of any kind (i'm looking at you, cosmo) so no chocolate milk for me. I prefer my chocolate in solid or semi-solid form.
    I'm going to be in Denver the weekend of Dec 18th. Any races going on that I should sign up for?

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  23. Have I mentioned how incredibly jealous I am of all you guys doing Vegas together? How much fun will that be?!

    So glad the butt is getting its act together. Here's to some healthy, kick-ass running!

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  24. glad you are feeling better! ART is mystery magic but hurts sooooo good!

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  25. Your blog is the first blog I read every morning. You are hilarious and crack me up! Good luck in Vegas!

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  26. love chocolate milk too, but it definitely contributes to the fart factor!

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  27. I love me some chocolate milk! Especially after a tough workout... cures my thirst and enough bulk to feel like I don't need to stuff my face with a ton of other food.

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  28. I do the same thing...if the workout is more than an hour, I have a glass of skim milk with 1 tablespoon of Ovaltine and one scoop of Gold Whey Protein powder. A quick and easy 250 calories that will get some carbs and protein flowing back into the muscles for repair and recovery !

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  29. Love love love chocolate milk after a workout--best recovery drink EVER. We get half-pints of fat-free chocolate milk, and that's just the right size/calories for me. Have fun in Vegas--wish I were doing that one!

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  30. Curious about your 3 miles at 3%, what's your speed? Since one of your posts about incline I've kept mine at 1% although it's been an adjustment. A good thing I guess...?? :)

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  31. Dolvette sure does know how to bring tears to a girls eyes! He gets more and more amazing every episode!

    I will see you in Vegas, although even with your ass issues (your choice) you'll probably still be faster than me! I'll try to search you out near the choco milk tent!

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  32. P.S. The only thing I liked about Bonnie was that she gave herself up for Becky's sake!

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  33. I haven't found anyone near me that does ART but I did find a Chiropractor gone wellness guru who does myofacial release and after just a couple of sessions she has done wonders for my IT band/knee/plantar fascitis. I'm going to see her at least once more before Vegas. She is a godsend and at $25 per session, I am a happy camper - except for the whole I can barely walk when I leave thing. haha

    I like chocolate milk after long runs, but I'm so hooked on chocolate coconut water right now, that it isn't my go to at the moment.

    I heard you screaming with joy when Bonnie put herself up last night. When she said "but I'm not ready to go home" I was like really you can't say that EVERY week and expect to hang around until the end.

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  34. Mrs. Mac: speed @ 3% was slow. About 9 min/mile.

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  35. This might be the laughingest post yet.

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  36. Bonnie was a punk ass cry baby.

    I am a chocolate soy drinker after a long run.

    Yum.

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  37. Active release is magic.

    Painful magic, but magic.

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