So the next 2.5 weeks will keep me good and busy and tired. I have a little break to race Columbia and then I'm sure I'll get back to work again before I taper for CdA!
In the mean time, I've made a re-commitment to eat well. This coincides well with a hard block of training if I do say so myself! Let me explain some - we always eat relatively well. I am a dietitian after all! But I do have some bad habits - one of which is to turn to quick and easy dinners (including going out to eat) when I'm tired and too lazy to cook. This often means I don't eat enough fresh vegetables (I'm the queen of fruit...veggies...not so much) and not enough whole foods (quick and easy foods come out of a box...BAD BETH!). This certainly isn't the end of the world but I know I can do better. And I know I HAVE to do better.
So we've been filling up the fridge each week with tons of fresh vegetables and I've made a rule I'm not allowed to throw anything away! It's either eat the veggies fresh and when they are good or eat them when they are rotten. ;) I've also been trying some new grains including barley. I've never had barley before. It was pretty good!
|The barley is on the left there. There is chicken under the tomato/avocado pile and the stuff on the small plate is apple/carrot "slaw." My mom is probably reading this and falling over in disbelief!|
I've also been trying to cut back (notice I said "cut back" not "eliminate") my Diet Pepsi intake. NOT because I think Diet Pepsi is the devil (as some seem to think), because I think most all things in moderation are okay. But my Diet Pepsi habit is definitely bordering on being highly NOT moderate, if you know what I mean. Mostly I'm trying to cut back because DP definitely makes my reflux worse and at the rate I'm going I'm going to need a Nissen before the age of 40! Time to reign 'er in!
So that is what I've been up to. And if you don't hear from me for a while it's because I'm (1) training, (2) sleeping, (3) making Oscar eat barley or (4) working (occasionally I do still do that :). Hope everyone has a great start to May! (which, by the way, is the Merry Berry Month of May if you are from around Pittsburgh and go to Eat 'n Park!)
Oh, and just a few more pictures from New Orleans, courtesy of Heidi and her wonderful husband Scott!
|Run, run, run! Also, I'll have you know that that #49 is still branded on my arm and multiple people have asked me what it's from at the pool...|
|This is my signature move after crossing the line! (either this or just laying down on the ground altogether) Glad Scott caught this one! :)|