Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Highlight of My Week (It's Not What You Think)

Is it weird that the highlight of my week was picking up my husband from his colonoscopy?

What's not to like? He is heavily sedated and dribbling apple juice down his chin. He and the other guys in the recovery room are all laying on their sides farting uncontrollably. I just sit there with a wild smirk on my face trying not to pee with laughter. And before you blast me for not being compassionate - I have had a colonoscopy and have been in this exact same spot. I laughed at myself then.

Yes, I think farts are just as funny now as when I was in second grade, third grade, college, grad school.... Not sure why. Is it the sound? Is it the fact that it is highly embarrassing for people and kind of taboo?

I know for certain it is NOT the smell.

Speaking of smells, when I picked my daughter up from school today early (because she wasn't feeling well) I had just eaten an Egg McMuffin, but for some reason I didn't want anyone to know (probably because McDonalds is gross and I like to pretend I don't eat it but on the rare occasion I forgo my kale smoothie for the devil). Well, eggs and farts can oddly smell similarly, so when she got in the car she said, "Eww, did you fart?" And I had to make the quick decision whether I wanted to be responsible for the fart smell and say I did pass gas or whether I wanted to fess up to the Egg McMuffin. What do you think I did?

Yep, the egg.

Anyway...wow that was such a major digression into the dark world of bodily functions. Can you tell how fried my mind is from work and writing clinical/sterile reports that I need to come over here and just start vomiting whatever words come into my head?

The good news is, because I know you have been wondering...I have figured out a training plan for the TransRockies Run. In my last post I was kind of freaking out, but thanks to Maria, who has done this race before, my freak out has subsided. AND I HAVE A PLAN. I love having a plan. I am not a fly by the seat of my pants type of gal.

Here's what I did last week for my first official week of 17 weeks.

Monday: Rest
Tuesday Rest <---- yep training is going well, My excuse? I had to take Emma for her driving permit (proof below)


Wed: 6 miles
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: Off
Saturday: 10 miles. Trails. Hard. 1,800 feet of gain (proof below):



Sunday: 6 miles easy

Total: 29 miles. No cross training even though I should have. This week, I promise.

So, there you have it. GAME ON SUCKERS. (I despise the phrase "game on" but it just seemed to fit. I know, right? < another hated phrase).

And, in random news to make up for Egg McMuffin blues (<cute rhyme) I made this yummy zucchini thing. Go make it, it's really good. You're welcome.





Do you like having a plan or do you prefer to be all laid back and just do whatever the eff you want?

Share a favorite recipe.

When was the last time you had fast food? Today. But before today it probably has been at least 2 months.

SUAR

25 comments:

  1. We had Subway on Sunday. It sounded yummy after our trail run!

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  2. Plan 95% of the time. Kentucky Fried chicken about 2 months ago. I'm 56 and a good fart still makes me collapse with laughter.

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  3. Must have a plan! Saturday I had 2 bacon and egg biscuits, no cheese, from McDs after swimming. It's my guilty pleasure once in a while after swimming.

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  4. Gotta have a plan! I had a Laughing Planet quesadilla recently. And I still laugh at inappropriate times. Picking up my older sister from her colonoscopy was sweet sibling revenge as I laughed at her so hard.

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  5. I was clicking on the link from Facebook to see you doing a handstand on the beach! Where's that picture in this post? WTH? ha! Congrats to your daughter on her permit! Fun fun! ha! One of my favorite recipes is this thai quinoa cashew salad...If you google just that: thai quinoa cashew salad, you'll find the recipe. It's soon good. Especially if you add lime and even put chicken in it. It's one of my go-to recipes. In fact, I made it for book club tonight! As far as plans go, I have loved this cycle of not having a plan while "training for my 50k that's next week. But, as much as I've loved the freedom of running whatever I feel like, I'm definitely NOT prepared in the way I would hope to be for a HARD 50k trail race. A little scared. Last year when I trained for a 50k, I was following some sort of plan and ran Boston as a training run so I was in way better racing condition. I think there are seasons... I'm signed up to run Twin Cities marathon in October and I'll start following a plan again. IN fact, I might be asking a friend to coach/train me... she totally knows her stuff and will be nice have someone do the thinking work for me and just tell me what to do!

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    1. YUM that salad sounds amazing. Will Google. You just seem like the type of person who can whip out a fast and strong marathon at the drop of a hat...with some structured training...you will ROCK Twin Cities.

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  6. Kids and permits are scary...I don't want to get there but my oldest is now almost 14...ugh!
    That Zucchini thing looks good. I used to make some casserole with zucchini and lost my recipe. I'll have to try this!

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  7. Must have a plan, it's the only way I'm accountable. But beyond that, I have to have a coach, so that I am accountable to someone other than myself. Otherwise, Krispy Kreme and Netflix would win :)

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  8. wow..you are so amazing and thanks for sharing your artickel :-)

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  9. I like large, nebulous plans, that leave lots of room for adjustments. I generally set a target goal for each year. I did well with a specific high mileage plan last summer, but usually work or something gets in the way of my short-term specific plans. I'm usually fine with that. I feel selfish when I choose running over other needs. With that said, I find short term plans exciting.

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  10. Plans stress me out. I ate a chicken wrap from McDonalds a month ago. First time in 3 years. (For the record i do not live in the US and fast food isn't really available where i live). A nice easy recipe is a quesadilla wuth avocado and carmelized onions. My kids love it.

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  11. I like *having* a detailed plan, but reserving the right to go by what my body needs.

    I've been doing cabbage salads recently. I start with a bag of slaw mix and then start adding tons of stuff based on what I want. It ends up being about 1-1.5 cups of cabbage and 1/2-1 cup of everything else per serving. I mix it all up in a big bowl and portion it out for lunches. It actually gets better if it sits a few days. Here are my recent mixes:

    sliced beets (canned, plain, drained and chopped), walnuts, pear, dried cranberries, grapes, and shredded horseradish cheddar with a simple, honey-sweetened balsamic vinaigrette (SO PRETTY AND PINK, OMG)

    Asian-style with spicy peanut-ginger dressing, edamame, diced tofu, diced red peppers, and sliced radishes

    Baja-style with a honey-cilantro-lime dressing, sliced radishes, diced red peppers, avocado, frozen corn, and tomato (you can throw in whatever leftover protein you've got--I added black beans to this one, and in retrospect, um, mixing cabbage and black beans was *not* a good idea.)

    Just a warning, for the fart-gigglers out there: consuming large amounts of cabbage at lunch may result in fart-giggles :D

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  12. You're so funny, thank you for making me laugh!
    I had a plan, but then I lost my mojo and now I'm kind of lost.. I don't know how to get back on the plan or if I want to, but if I don't then how am I going to survive my upcoming races?
    I rarely eat fast food since it's hard to find vegan fast food where I live, but I had fries last week, does it count?

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  13. Until having kids I never would have guessed how much of our daily conversations would involve the phrase "who farted??". Or describe my car as having "stinky kid fart smell". Oh man! :)

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  14. I always have a plan but, if possible, it contains lots of wiggle room. For example, I'm currently training for Calgary Marathon at the end of May. The plan I came up with calls for four 30-ish km runs to be sure I'll do enough long runs even if I ended up missing one because of weather or illness. I need a plan to force myself to do hills and tempo runs. Tempo runs especially. Hate them, but I know they're necessary if I'm ever going to get any faster.

    Gosh, the recipes others are sharing sound great. I've nothing to contribute at the moment because my husband's does most of the cooking these days. (What? He's retired. I'm not!) However, our favourite healthy meals include a terrific mediterranean lentil salad with sundried tomatoes, and a couscous salad with walnuts and artichokes - both awesome.

    Good luck with the training! I know you're gonna rock the event as you always do!!

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    1. Here's a recipe for a lentil salad that seems to be a lot like the one Husband makes: http://www.food.com/recipe/mediterranean-lentil-salad-287986

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  15. Good deal on setting up a training plan! Thought of you when I read this in the paper the other day. Would this fit into your plan? A benefit run for the Four Mile Canyon fire department. There is the Boulder Mountain Marathon and the 10-Mile Ascent, both on Sunday, May 15th. Being right in your backyard, thought maybe could be fun. Anyway good luck on your training! As always, enjoying from afar. Thx Deb

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    1. YES!! I saw that too and am definitely considering the 10 miler. Sounds a but grueling, but perfect training.

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  16. I scheduled my first colonoscopy for next month, so thanks for the mental picture of dribbling apple juice and farts ;)

    I've used a 16 week plan when training for a marathon and really love having it, but I am always ready for a break from the structure (and the long runs) when it's over.

    I found a new smoothie recipe that I''m really loving:
    1 1/2 cup milk
    1 frozen banana
    2 Tbsp PB2 (or 1 Tbsp regular peanut butter)
    1/4 cup oatmeal
    1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
    5 ice cubes

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  17. Egg McMuffins are the fairly "healthy" compared to some of the other gut busters McDs offers. And totally made the zucchini pie. SO GOOD!

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    1. Yea I guess it's not the worst option and I get it w/o meat fwiw

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