Sunday, June 29, 2008

Heading Into...

my taper for Lake Stephens 70.3!  YES!  I'm glad. You know why?  Because I'm freakin tired THAT'S why!

I asked Coach Liz what I should be eating this week to help my body get ready.  She summed it up with two words: "Eat clean.".  THIS is easier said than done for me!  I am VERY fond of having a couple of packages of graham crackers with a big glass of milk around 9 pm!  I also like me a McDonald's milkshake on occasion... like yesterday for instance... sometimes you just gotta have it!  Don't get me wrong... I love healthy food!  But the thought of not having a Twinkie... or a Ho Ho... or a doughnut?  Well... that repulses me!

This has really got me thinking about next year... yes... already.  The big question is: Do I have to eliminate those sorts of food indulgences in order to put together the kind of race that I think I should have?  I mean... can I nail my splits AND eat an occasional pint of Ben n Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie in one sitting?  Geesh.  

Anyway... the "eat clean" train has come into the station... and I'm going to do my best to get on it.  Like the above picture... there's dinner!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  If you happen to be on vacation this week... perhaps at a lake somewhere? Take the time to sit on the dock... lie back... bask in the sun... read a good, funny book... I'd recommend, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and relax.  Absorb the magic of being disconnected from all the hub-bub!  Maybe hop in the water and do a few 100 meters. Whatever you do... I hope you enjoy yourself...

Breathe...

5 comments:

Bigun said...

give up cupcakes? Blasphemy! You eat healthy for Lake Stevens, you hear me?!?!? I got a couple rooms all ready reserved for you in "la casa d' bigun"...

Flatman said...

omigod, that grill looks fan-freaking-tastical!!!

tri-mama said...

So good to meet you in person at CdA! Thanks for scouting the run course for Tac- I never did see the big guy on the run until he finished :-( Happy racing!

Jamie said...

Wait, doesn't anything that is washed down by a thick Mc D's milkshake count as "eating clean"?
I'm guessing Coach Liz and I have different standards...

kt said...

I hear ya. That is a challenge. Although I do shop to minimize packaging (fresh foods only) there are a few things here and there that I would be lonely without. Yikes, do we have a problem!?