Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is what I saw on my run this morning...

So what did you see on your run???

It has been a busy week. My TNT group had their last BIG training before the Capitol of Texas Triathlon on Memorial Day. We had our BASS AKWARDS training day. We ran for 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back in, biked 40 minutes out and 40 minutes back in, and then swam a good 1500 M in a lake. We finished it off with a picnic complete with hamburgers and hot dogs. Nothing like a hot dog at 10 am in the morning! I think that they are ready. There are a few that are going to be the last ones to cross the line before they shut the timing clock off, but their goal from day one was just to finish.

After the training, I took Buddy downtown to go see the Art Car Parade. It was HOT but the cars were fun to look at. I am trying to convince El Esposo that the ugly "medical scrubs" green Dodge truck that is sitting in our driveway could be put to good use as an art car. At least it would be more fun to look at each morning when I leave out the back door. Here are a few of the highlights. There were some other really cool cars, but I have tons of pics and not enough space here...
The scales on the snake are all pennies.
It is the "I Dream of Jeannie" car!
Lots of painting on this one...
The Rubber Chicken Car!
The Wiener Dog Car!
Here is a bike you won't see at your next race.

Mother's Day was uneventful mainly because I woke up with a splitting headache. I felt horrible at church and we scrapped our plans to go to the Aquarium for brunch and just stayed local and went to a Texas Land and Cattle. I did not feel like eating but I put a smile on my face. The boys went off and did something while I crawled back in my pajamas and went back to bed. I only got out of bed to crawl to the sofa and watch the Houston Rockets beat down the LA Lakers. Of course Kobe got mad and had to "teach us a lesson" on Tuesday and the Lakers shamed the Rockets with win by 40 points. Was that really necessary??? Game six is tonight. We shall see what happens now that the game is back in H-Town.  Dr. DeWalsh said I had some embrocations in my neck and the facets were all jammed together causing all the pain.

I have found a new treat! Last week at the grocery store I was headed down the aisle with all the breakfast cereal. I have not had cereal in a long time with this whole gluten intolerance and milk allergy thing that I have been dealing with. I have found that I really like the Rice Dream enriched rice beverage. It has the same consistency of skim milk unlike soy milk that is as thick or thicker than whole milk (ugh!). So as I am picking up a box of frosted mini-wheats for the kid, I spy a new box on the shelf...Chocolate Nirvana!!! I was so excited and I was not disappointed when I got the box home and opened it up for a sample. It was just as tasty plain as it was with the Rice Dream. Well, after a few days of savoring my Chexs, look at what dropped out of the box and into my bowl...
WTF is that??? 
After a little dissection with a knife, it proved to be a rogue lump of the cocoa powder that found it's way into the box. So much for quality control. I trashed it before the kid got a look at it and wanted to give it a taste.

Ok, the 12 mile run is done. I had my recovery smoothie. It is now time to head to the pool and get my 2500 yds done. After that I have errands to do and stuff to pick up and move for the carpet guys who are coming tomorrow. Being sick was a kick in the pants and the back stuff did not help. I felt slow and worthless in the pool on Tuesday and the run this morning was tough. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that when I headed out at 9 a.m. it was already 84 degrees. I hope I don't look like a floating log at the pool. One of the kid's swim coaches is doing Buffalo Springs with me in June and all I need is for Coach Alan to comment on my bobbing skills today.

The Silverlake Sprint Triathlon is this weekend and I get a BIG TREAT next weekend. I will be dropping hints.

Later Gators,



Greyt Times said...

Ok, that's gross. How did that even make it into the box??? Bleh...

Rainmaker said...

Wait, so you didn't try it? That seems like a sign from above (in this case, the box) - pure chocolate! Like a massive chocolate bar!

norms said...

For a second there, I was afraid to read what the dark clump was. `=0
Your team looked good at Silverlake! =)