Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Digestive Saga Continues

Since Jan. 1; I have had 4 days normal days.  The rest have been dealing with digestive issues and the pain associated.  I can not explain why the frequency has increased again.  I have not changed my eating; except getting better.  Hummus was my new recipe for the week.  I was amazed how easy it is to make and yummy but I could only enjoy the first recipe.   So now on to keeping a log of all I eat and how I feel.  My goal is for the next 7 days and see if I can find a culpit to my issues.  
Off to bed!

Friday, January 8, 2010

January Week 1 of 2010

Wow, the week was long compounded by long hours at work all week plus a long Thursday night at work with an issue that I was involved with until 2 AM then back up at 6 AM for work all day Friday.  I hate nights like that; it effects my sleep, immune system, and training for days.  I was not able to complete any workouts today (a lift and yoga was planned for today), it became rest day for me.  In addition, I may have had gluten sometime during the week so I was dealing with the effects of that on my body. 

I did make a successful loaf of gluten free bread today.  It was almost a mistake because of being so tired I used a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of xanthan gum.  I caught it and was able to remove most of the mistake; then the dough was a little wet so I about 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour and it helped with the moist dough plus added a little nutty taste to the bread.  The bread was really good; moist, airy and the best loaf I have made to date. YUM.

What should i do for my new recipe this week.  I have this weekend to figure it out.  Maybe a soup because of the cold weather...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to Work

Back to work today but thanks to all the friends and family that made 2009 holidays special.  I feel rested and excited for 2010 both professionally and personally.  I know that work is going to busy along with the continual challange of balancing a professional life and being a triathlete.  Not an easy challange.

My challange for this year which is a continuation from last year but a little easier.  I will make at
least one new recipe a week.  (Last year was an ingredient but became harder than I imagined and did not last all year; I think I made it to May or June.)  A new recipe/week will be easier.  This week I want to find something for Kris's new cast iron grill and for me to use my new food processor.  yum...  I can not wait to try my new recipe.  I want to do this to expand my cooking horizon and learn more about cooking.  My only fear is it to  become a drag when I am tired from 100+ mile bike rides but like doing a triathlon; cooking and training is all about planning.

Goals for this week:
1. Back in the pool - yes I have been extremely lazy about swimming.  It has been so cold and I hate getting in a cold pool when it is so cold outside.  I know excuses.
2. Lifting again, my flu and holidays also reduced the "official" lifting but with all my work around my condo over the holiday I think it counts for something. 

I moved a workout around today and did my run in the cold.  It is colder here in Nashville than it was when I was home over the holidays.  AUGH!  I guess people in here are not use to people running when it is cold because as I my run someone yelled at me, are you crazy... are you not cold?  Hello, of course I am; but as a friend always tells me there are not bad weather days but bad gear days.  I was perfectly dressed today.  With the head wind; my wind jacked needed to be fully zipped; with the tail wind I could unzip a little.  The run was a different story, glad it was an easy zone 1-2 run but I crept into zone 3 on the hills.  HR is a little high for the pace.  Now that it has been 2 weeks since being sick, the run is coming around again.  Consistency is important now. 

Yippee!  I got in the pool today.  It was short and easy but back in the water.  Triceps hurt, felt like I had no feel for the water and could not even think about holding an interval.  I hate coming back to swimming; it is always painful but it is quicker each time. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Hello to 2010.  I am excited for this year; it is going to be a year of changes for me that brings me both sadness and excitement. 

The past few days have made me feel like I am training again and back from the 2 weeks off because of the flu. I still have not been in the pool; but not because I have not tried but the pool was closed.  On Monday, I will get back in the pool.  Today was going to be a mountain bike day but the cold weather deterred us from doing a long mountain bike outside so about a 2 hour indoor trainer ride won today.  Darn, not as much fun as mountain biking.

Monday is back to work.  (Of course, I had to work a lot over the holiday but it could always be worse.)

Happy New Year!