Friday has arrived—woohoo! Any fun plans for the weekend? One of my best friends from college is visiting today (hurry up and get here, Melissa!), so I’m super excited! The next 24 hours will be filled with gossiping, wine drinking, and cupcake eating, which sounds like a perfect way to kickoff the weekend. Anyway, as you can tell from this post’s title, I’ve had a series of pleasant surprises within the past day or so, which means it’s time for another list.
Surprise #1: Getting new neon gear!
Exhibit A: Trying to get me to buy a tri bike.
Last week, we exchanged a few tweets …
Exhibit B: Just being a #trigeek.
Which lead to this surprise—a cap that goes on your bike helmet during dark rides.
Surprise #2: Enjoying sweet potatoes.
I know, I know; obsessions with nut butter (guilty) and sweet potatoes are prerequisites for healthy living bloggers, but I’ve never been a fan of orange spuds—until last night’s dinner.
I tried a recipe from my Practical Paleo cookbook for sweet and savory potatoes, and holy yum, these tasted delicious!
They’re easy to make, too: Peel and cut the potatoes; coat them with coconut oil; sprinkle on a mixture of onion powder, garlic powder, and cinnamon; roast them in the oven.
Surprise #3: Swimming in the fast line wasn’t a one-time deal.
At this morning’s Full Throttle Endurance (FTE) swim workout, I returned to the fast line. Honestly, I’m still shocked. And the workout itself went well, too. After warming up and completing the same technique drills as last week (back kick with rotation, alternating right/left kick, one-arm stroke, etc.), we chipped away at the main set that included 6×75 (steady effort) with 20 seconds rest, 6×100 (alternating steady and solid efforts) with 30 seconds rest, and 4×200 pulling with 20 seconds rest. It was the final pulling set that got me; my arms will be sore tomorrow!
Surprise #4: Getting more gear.
Remember how one of the best parts about playing sports was getting team gear like t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants? (Or maybe that was just me?) Even though I’ve been training with FTE for two weeks—and working with Andrew one-on-one for much longer—I feel “officially official” thanks to this team shirt.
Woohoo! Have a fabulous Friday!
Do you like sweet potatoes? How do you prepare them? Did you play sports back in the day? What was your favorite article of team clothing?