Out da Loop
Its been 2 weeks since last post. Been trying to get back in swing of new semester. Teaching A&P I and II labs now also. So is always stressful when you have to do new material.
Exercise and food going well. Just completed 50 mile ride in New Orleans last Sunday. Longest ride so far. Rode with tri group along bike route for Ironman New Orleans. Not a very scenic route. Suppossed to be 56 miles but by time me and fellow slowbies reached group they had stopped short of turnaround because there was a porta-potty available at that spot and I couldn't convince any of the others to do to turn around with me. It was cold, dreary, overcast day. Started misting badly on way back. Had to take glasses off because was afraid I was gonna crash having to wipe glasses every 10 seconds. Got cooler as we were heading in also. We got lost .... well we weren't lost but a couple of the others thought we were. They thought we were on I-10 but we were on Hwy 47. But by that time of day the traffic was almost as busy as on I-10 and all of us slowbie/newbie peeps were nervous. So we used someone's iPhone to plot different course. Well ... I would have rather braved a short piece of highway than go through the bog we ended up going through. Ended up on this road that was covered in mud. mud flinging every where. Stuck in break, coating wheel, water bottle caked in mud, and later after ride we discovered we all had these lovely mud stripes up butts so it looked like we poo'd ourselves *sigh*! We stopped at gas station to regroup and figure course back and one of the girls pulled up to pump and used the windshield sponge to clean mud off - was too funny. I know the next person to use it cussed big time! In between all this one of the girls had a slow leak in front tire. Had to keep stopping to pump up. On the bike ... off the bike .... clip in ... clip out .... It was so insane we all had to just start laughing. Ended up having a great time and learning a lot! And went after and had some wonderful chinese food at Five Happiness on Carrolton in NOLA. Delish! Only chinese place I know of around me that still serves only to table - no buffet.
Started using recovery drink after intense exercise and also soaked in epsom salts after ride and did not have any of the muscle soreness I usually have for several days following something like that. WOOHOO!!! So I went and bought a baby formula container that lets you store 3 servings of formula and you can dispense it into bottles ... using that to hold 1 scoop of this protein recovery drink in each compartment. So can keep in car and have it ready to go.
Tired today. Was up late grading UGH! Need to decide what am doing today for exercise. Prob run and then if time swim.
Next event is Dirty Diva/Dirty Dude race this Sunday. 3 mile-ish race with obstacles and something about you have to finish carrying something hmmmmmmmmmm. Should be fun - variation from norm. Was thinking about dressing divalicious! Girlie knee socks, makeup, princess hat or tiara lol Will let ya know if I follow through or chicken out :o)
More later. Better go if gonna get workout in.