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Elevate Me

So, a few of my favorite bloggers have been posting about nutrition today and it got me motivated also post about nutrition. Now, I am a fairly complicated eater, not that I’m picky, but I’m a lactose intolerant celiac. Yup. It’s just as annoying as it sounds. One thing that’s really great is that racing and training diets are fairly easy for me to follow because my regular eating habits are pretty much exactly the same as a racing diet. The one thing I find quite difficult to do is get enough protein. The only meats I eat are chicken and fish. With the amount of excercise I do, I’m pretty much constantly snacking on something to keep my energy up. One of my favorite things to snack on that I always have on hand are Elevate Me bars. I have about 8 in the glove box of my car right now. If you haven’t heard of them, check them out! It’s a locally founded company from Vancouver, and the bars are just fruit, protein and awesomeness. Best of all, they’re gluten free!!! AND I just noticed that they made a new breakfast bar snack. Of course I ordered some, I’ve gotta try it! For those of you who are still confused as to exactly what a celiac is, check out www.celiac.com¬†for a little clarity!

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My deep dark secret

I have to come clean. I have a secret. It’s embarrassing, and sad. And I’m going to tell you it right now!

I don’t

know how to

change a flat bike tire.

RIGHT!!!!!! I can’t believe I just threw that out into the universe but it’s true. And embarrassing. I’m the worst triathlete EVER!! See the thing is, all my friends that I ride regularily with all know how and keep telling me they’ll show me when one of us gets a flat. But we never get them. They get them if I’m not there, and I’ve never gotten one. I live in fear that one day, during a race, I will get a flat and be stuck crying in the mud on the side of the road because I can’t fix my own bike tire. So, as a general rule, when things perplex me, I head out into the world wide web searching for answers. I found a video that de-mystifies the changing of bike tires and hopefully will stop me from turtling and crying when faced with such an obstacle in real life.

Sh*t Triathletes Say

There are so many of these videos out right now and this one totally made me chuckle.

I just wanna ride bikes!!

The weather has really been glorious the past few days, which of course makes outside training just the best thing ever!! A few days ago I went on a lovely road ride out to Sidney and back with an old friend. Pretty good time, about 5 mins a mile, a good place to start!! Ideally we will see that time drop in the upcoming weeks! We are going to try to plan a ride up to Comox and back, which is a pretty long trip so we would probably ride up, spend the night, and then ride back. I need to be doing more nice long rides if I hope to do well at the half-iron distance this summer!!

My visit to the physiotherapist went well. He does lots of IMS (intramuscular stimulation), which is probably my favorite and least favorite thing all at the same time. HE gave me some new excercises to do that will help me to not fall apart. The moral of this blog post is: DO WHAT YOUR PHYSIO SAYS……I’m so happy I have someone to put me back together when I start feeling broken.

Still cold!

So today my sister and I had an adventure. In case you are not aware, Alana is a magical and very talented graphic designer. You can check out her work here . In case you’ve never been relate to a graphic designer before, its pretty awesome. She pretty much has brilliant ideas and tells me to do things and takes pictures and video of me doing those things. Today we made a triathlon video. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it’s going to be so cool. It definitely involved me jumping into Thetis Lake and swimming around. Let me tell you, it was so so cold. But worth it in the end. So I will have some stills and footage to share at some point in the future as soon as editing is done! Very exciting stuff.
Also, it’s April now, which means I need to get serious or I’m going to drown when I try to race. Cranking the running up to 3 a week, two short ones and one long one. Obviously right now they’re all 10ks and then soon the third one will start being longer. Yay! So much fun! One of my friends who is running Tough Mudder with me has been training lots with me so he’s my new running companion. It’s good to have friends!!

Have a magical day!!

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