Sunday, February 21, 2010

stuff and some junk

so, since the Rocky Raccoon trail race, I have gained a few pounds. Maybe I was sitting around feeling sorry for myself, maybe I was just plain old tired. I ate a lot of junk food and did little else. You all know how it goes... I was exercising the hand to mouth.

Now, it's time to get back into the routine of REAL LIFE and race training. Eating real food... walking, stretching, yoga, cycling, strength training. I'm ready.

I have gone for a couple of short walks since Rocky...
Wednesday, Feb 17 - 3 miles (mile 1 in my new Vibram KSO's)
Friday, Feb 19 - 3.92 miles in trail shoes on the gravel path at the little league park
Sunday, Feb 21 - 5.9 miles (1st 2 miles in Vibrams) most of the walk at the high school track. 2 miles in... I stopped and stretched very well before changing shoes and continuing the walk. I also stretched again when I got home.

Notes on Hammer Nutrition: I have been trying to come up with a more tasty way to have my whey... yes, pun intended. Today, I mixed in a shaker: 1 scoop Hammer Vanilla Whey powder, 1 4oz container of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/2 serving of Hammer Raspberry gel, and about 3oz of apple cranberry juice. Shake well with one ice cube... Drinkable. Just an awful lot of calories. I guess I am going to have to cut something out during the day... maybe it will be the Oreo cookies. LOL


  1. Interestingly, in the couple of weeks after McNaughton, I actually LOST weight; but then I was exhausted and didn't feel like eating, and I was just getting over a stomach virus prior to the race.

    I started to gain about weight about 2 weeks later.

  2. MA, you need to cut yourself a break. You probably need at least a couple weeks to decompress from the race. has a bunch of protein smoothie recipes. They may even have one with oreo cookies.


  3. What....cut out the Oreo Cookies....are you
    Seriously, we all have times when we turn to food for a little comfort but you know full well that you will burn it off in no time flat. Listen to your body and if it feels the need for some junk fuel then so be it...unless of course the few pounds are like 10 or 20lb...then yes...ease up a little

  4. thanks for the nice comments everyone! I know it's time to get back to the grindstone!