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Last Day at Home

Hi, everyone—Happy Hump Day!  Was today your first workday of 2013?  Sadly, it’s my last 24 hours at home.  I’ve had so much fun spending time with my family, celebrating Christmas, and ringing in the new year, but I’m ready to head back to the Big Apple.  Don’t get me wrong; I’ve loved being at home, but it’s time to go back—my big-girl internship starts next week!

Dinner

Last night marked my second-to-last dinner at home, and we had spicy shrimp with cilantro and lime, plus jasmine rice and steamed snow peas.

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I mixed the spice blend, so I made sure the entire 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper made it in—love the heat!

Workout – Swimming

On Tuesday, I called the pool hotline about eight times, hoping to hear the updated hours, but last week’s message kept playing.  Even without confirmation, I headed over at 6:30 a.m. this morning:  It was pool or bust—I was determined to swim.  Thankfully, it was open (woohoo!), and my 45 minutes of drill work passed quickly.  If I counted my final set of 5x100s correctly, then I set a new record, but since it was about 1:30 faster than the times I’ve been clocking at Chelsea Piers, I’m going to assume I messed up.  We all know how much I like math—ha!

Breakfast

I was obviously ravenous after swimming, so I quickly cooked up a breakfast sandwich.

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I usually use egg whites, but there was only the equivalent of one left in the carton; if I’m being honest, I was too hungry to walk to our fridge in the garage to get a new container, so I just added an egg.  It worked.

After breakfast, I drove to the Pewter Spoon Café to get coffee with MB.

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It’s my hometown’s newest (and only true) coffee shop, and even though it opened about three months ago, I hadn’t been before today. The menu looked impressive—lots of breakfast sandwiches/wraps, soups, and salads—and the coffee comes from a local company, too.  Anyway, MB and I caught up and talked triathlons for more than an hour.  I had some questions for her, and it was great to discuss the upcoming season.  My first task when I get back to NYC?  Buying and getting fitted for aero-bars so I go faster and really look legit! (For the non-triathletes, aero-bars basically move your body into a more aerodynamic position, making you faster and more efficient.)

What I want to look like:

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(70.3 and Ironman World Champion Leanda Cave.)

What I actually look like:

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Girl can dream, right?

My mom, sister, and I ran some errands and went shopping this afternoon, and I stocked up on running shorts, and I finally found a new swimsuit.

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Since I’m on the taller side, I’ve been struggling to find a swimsuit that’s “long” enough.  The first one I bought ended up being too big, and the one I wear now has stretched out quite a bit, yet somehow doesn’t stay up.  I hope this TYR one works! (Oh, and Craig Alexander is a TYR athlete, so I have high expectations.)

Lunch

After shopping, we stopped at Cantina Laredo for lunch.

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Yummy chicken tacos!

What’s your go-to brand of athletic apparel?  Do you have a hard time finding shoes, shorts, swimsuits, etc. that fit?

Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of Sept. 9

Hi, everyone!  How was your weekend?  I watched the Ironman World Championship 70.3 online this morning and afternoon.  Wow.  Just wow.

From this Thursday through Sunday, I’ll be in New York City interviewing and apartment hunting, which prompted me to restructure this week’s workout schedule.  Running in the city won’t be a problem, but my swim and bike workouts will obviously be put on hold during the four-day timeframe.  With this in mind, I’m going to frontload this week with open-water swimming and biking; I’m saving running for the Big Apple.

(Sidenote:  If I end up with a big-girl paid internship and apartment this weekend, there’s a possibility I might move to the city in two weeks, which would nix any plans for the DeRuyter Lake Triathlon.  However, I’m going to cross that bridge when I come to it and continue to train.)

Here’s this week’s edition of Write It Down, Do It Up!

(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works:  Every Sunday evening, I’ll post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same.  This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable.  Sounds like a win-win, right?)

Monday – 35-minute OWS; 70-minute bike

Tuesday – 80-minute bike; 30-minute run

Wednesday – 45-minute OWS

Thursday – 50-minute run

Friday – off

Saturday – 30-minute run

Sunday – 40-minute run

What’s your workout schedule like this week?