Hi, friends—Happy Hump Day! And Happy 12/12/12! Did you make a wish when the numbers lined up?
I invited two friends to my building’s holiday party last night, and we enjoyed some wine before heading to GustOrganics for dinner.
It’s funny what you’ll find when you veer off your traditional route. Because the restaurant is situated farther south than I usually walk, I had neither heard of nor walked by it before last night. I really wanted a turkey burger, but they don’t serve burgers after 4 p.m. (weird, right?), so I ordered the hummus pita and quinoa tabbouleh instead.
It was delicious, especially the grilled zucchini and eggplant.
Workout #1 – Swimming
Not to jinx myself, but I think I hit a swimming turning point. The 45 minutes of drill work flew by this morning (no Vince Vaughn sightings, by the way), and I feel more fluid in the water. The body rotation exercises are becoming easier, but I still favor turning to my left, which is why I breathe exclusively to that side. Swimmers, do you drill more on your weaker side? (During my basketball days, I used to shoot twice as many left-handed layups because I’m right-handed.) Now if only I could learn how to do a flip turn!
Good thing breakfast required zero prep work.
I inhaled these overnight oats in a jar; swimming gets me every time!
When lunchtime rolled around, I didn’t think twice—repeat of yesterday’s lunch was a no-brainer.
I also ate an unpictured banana and carrots.
I have a 60-minute interval ride scheduled this afternoon, and I’m trying a new-to-me sports drink—PowerBar Perform. (Thanks for the clarification, MB!)
During prior rides, I’ve been drinking Powerade, which has kept my energy levels up, but has led to some stomach cramps. Nothing too bad, but I want to experiment with other kinds of nutrition. Even though I don’t plan to do an Ironman anytime soon, this drink is dolled out at Ironman-sanctioned events. Plus, if it’s good enough for three-time World Ironman Champion Craig Alexander, then it’s definitely worth a try.
Are you left- or right-handed? Are certain tasks reserved for your dominant hand? Do you use your non-dominant hand?