Friday Five

1. Sorry I’ve been so distant. Right after ironman louisville I jumped back into grad school and boy, was this a shock! Writing papers every week, and still wanting to have the same amount of recovery time as I was used to during training.

2. I’m excited for IMOO 2015 and am already thinking about what I want to do differently next year. More on that later but it basically entails being even more awesome.


3. I ran the Bucktown 5K last weekend and let’s just say it sucked. I mean, the race was put on well, and I love this race since it’s in my neighborhood. But I ran it before I was really ready to race again, and I kind of thought I was dying the whole 32 minutes I was running. At least I positive split it– best 5k running strategy!

4. I’m in Arizona this weekend for Mike to compete in Paratriathlon national championships. I’m excited to hang out with the Dare2Tri team since I didn’t see them too much this summer, and see Mike race short course… It’s so much easier than spectating and handling at a half ironman race! Although excessive rain here may be cutting this race down to a duathlon if there’s too much e. Coli…

5. I don’t think I ever shared my cutest fan for my Ironman Louisville race…


Happy Friday!!!

WIAW: Eating Now that I don’t have an excuse to shovel my face

Well, maybe I do have an excuse… but that’s not for another year! Either way, since completing Ironman Louisville, I’ve drastically reduced the amount of time I spend working out.  And for now that’s nice.  I knew I had to start paying more attention to what I was eating so that I didn’t go from Iron-Fit to Iron-Fat too quickly.  After a few splurge meals, I’m now trying to get back into more moderate and healthy habits for eating.  Ideally I’d like to lose some weight before I hit the heavy Ironman training again as I know that carrying few pounds up and down the hills will help me to be faster overall.

Here are some of the things I’m doing on getting back on track with my eating:

1. Meal Planning.  I had really wanted to do this earlier on in IM training, but when things got busy, I was happy to eat whatever.  And the hubs does a great job of cooking and keeping me fed (thanks Mike!).  But post-Ironman I knew I wanted to focus on eating a healthier variety of foods, and cooking.  So I turned to meal planning.  I’m doing something similar to what Katie does on her weekly meal plans, but just keeping them in Evernote for now.  I haven’t been perfect in execution yet, but it’s a start. And I only plan the nights that Mike cooks, but not what he’s cooking.

2. Food Tracking. I haven’t been doing very well with this, but I have re-logged into MyFitness Pal and figured out how the new recipe thing works.  I had always found it hard to do cooking & figure out nutrition facts.  They have a new tool where you just copy the recipe ingredients in (or input a URL link to a recipe) and it will match the ingredients for you!  That’s great!  I just need to remember to log in daily & log my eats!

3. Recipe Browsing. Pinterest is my savior!  I’ve been finding recipes to try and keep things seasonal (these are some from last week – trying to get the best of summer!) and also looking to see how I can use some random stuff we’ve had in our kitchen.

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple

BBQ Chicken

White Bean Cucumber Salad


Thank you to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!


We interrupt the originally scheduled programming with an announcement…

After much waffling, I decided to take the plunge!  #IMOO2015

Bring it on!


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