Thursday, January 13, 2011



4 easy miles. I didn't even want to run today. Then on the run I was a little short of breath. And tired. Uhhg. I've been going pretty strong since Sunday, so this is fine. I put together a little plan which also makes me go Uhhg. For sure I will be making sure I have fun. I do not want to try and overdue anything. I am only doing this because I have some epic fitness responsibilities. That is the secret. As many of us know. Sign-up for some events and get prepared. This spring will hopefully spring me into a very eventful rest of the year.

But I have to get to work. Like I said earlier, the plan will make my training life a lot easier and more productive. I will be spending some time getting fit to train. This happened in 2008. I got pretty fit in the fall of that year. The time is now.

But I definitely need some balance. Family, nutrition, work, training, and recovery.

I haven't been blogging my diet, but things have been pretty clean. A lot of green shakes, salads and good chips and healthy dips. Tonight I practically killed my family. After my jog, I came home and made some homemade hummus (can of garbanzo beans, 2 big cloves of garlic - oops, lemon juice, water and braggs) and cracked an IPA. I was craving something yummy and clean with a little bite. Unfortunately, the breath took a hit. I might be sleeping on the couch tonight as both son and wife have told me, collectively, to split.

Wife then made a great salad. I helped with the chopping: cauliflower, carrots, red bell, onion, mushroom, turkey bacon, iceberg lettuce. .. .all chopped up (chop salad style). The dressing is a light mayo mix. Really good. Wife puts a little cheese on hers. This can be totally vegan; we cheated a little but not much. It's a salad my brother-in-law's mom made once (they're straight-up Dutch).


  1. You should have tucked that banana in your shorts during the race - you would have been faster.

  2. Sorry, I'm not falling for the ole banana in the tail pipe.