Sometimes I’ll encounter a week in my life that has several new and exciting aspects. Such was the case this week (and you will see how un-exciting my life really is if these things are considered exciting - how many times can you use the word “exciting” in an sentence?).
Here’s what’s fresh:
Have you seen these? I think companies are getting very, very desperate. There is no way that cappuccino and potato chips ever need to be mixed together and called a snack item. This marrying of flavors does not even make sense. Would you ever drink a cappuccino and eat a side of potato chips? Not likely.
The precious kids are back in school. I have about a day
a minute of feeling lost and alone when they leave. Then it is party time with Heidi and my Lay’s Cappuccino Chips (yes, I wear slippers the entire year long).
I am late to loving this show. I know many of you have been watching it forever. I cannot get enough. Truth be told I have learned a ton from this program. Who knew that goat was the most eaten meat on the planet? Who knew that 100 year old eggs are really only a month old? Who knew you could put a pop tart crust on Mahi Mahi with a side of 100 year old egg/goat hash and it would taste good? (If you don’t watch the show, the chefs are given four random ingredients to create an appetizer, then an entrée then a dessert).
Driving into Boulder last night, the double rainbow appeared. I think the double rainbow epitomizes our society today. It is not enough anymore to see just one rainbow, but now there have to be two! I cannot remember a single time as a child when I saw a double rainbow. In fact, it was a rarity to even see a single, lonely rainbow. I think Mother Nature has upped her game.
Ironman training did not allow for a ton of trail running, mostly because it is difficult to ride 100 miles on your tri-bike on the trails. It is also difficult to swim on the trails. It felt incredible to get back out there on Sunday (Heil Ranch). 8 lovely miles into the wild.
I admit I am a training plan-addict. After “resting” for a week or two I was in no-man’s land. So, I have started a 9 week plan for the Runner's World Hat Trick in October (for 10% off coupon codes for the race, go HERE). I took this plan from Competitor (I could make my own, but too lazy) and quickly realized it was a bit aggressive (what the hell do you mean 14 x 400 intervals at 3K pace??). Pass the cappuccino chips.
I will be doing some writing for RunHaven.com. If you haven’t been over there, check it out HERE. It is an edgy site about all things running and training. Definitely not your cookie cutter running site. My first article is up, so check it out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Favorite new show? Chopped, but also Married.
Favorite new snack item? Well, it’s not new, but I’m really into ranch flavored Corn Nuts these days
Worst snack item out there? Cappuccino chips or watermelon Oreos
Favorite place to get training plans? If I don’t have a coach, I usually create my own.
Did your kids start school yet? You know, in the good old days, school was out Memorial Day to Labor Day. I wish that was still the case.