The morning started off late for me. For the second day in a row my alarm clock failed to ring. Not 100% what is up with that, but I updated my phone software and all the apps. Hopefully that helps!
Luckily Derek’s clock acts as a great back up – it’s just a back up that rings an hour after mine is suppose to. What’s an hour in the grand scheme of things anyways?
I made it to the pool right when the kid’s swimming lessons were starting and managed to find a lane to share with a fellow swimmer. She had an ironman tattoo on her ankle and I instantly felt intimidated. Luckily, she was really friendly and even talked to me between sets on what to expect with Augusta in September.
I had to keep my swim short because of time, but was very proud of myself for some what designing my own swim workout.
- 250 yds
- 2 x 100 @ 2:15
- 2 x 200 @ 4:30
- 4 x 50 @ 1:15
- 100 yds
I think I’m getting used to this whole swimming thing.
After the pool I headed to the weights for NROLFW 1A – my LAST workout of the set! Woop! Woop!
There’s a special set next week to officially end stage 1, but after I finish that I’ll do an official wrap up post for the first stage. I have lots of thoughts to share and I’m interested to see how my number compare to where I started.
Protein packed smoothies are the perfect post-workout recovery fuel.
In the blender
- Silken Tofu <– what makes the smoothy extra creamy
- Frozen Cherries <– my current favorite frozen fruit
- Milk < —– 1% cow’s milk
- Chia Seeds <– for the omega 3s
- Xanthum Gum <– can find at local health stores. thickens the smoothie up
- Chocolate Whey Protein Powder <— Whole Foods brand
- Kashi Golden Goodness < — granola substitute
Enjoyed with a spoon.
I love the mix of chocolate and cherries which is strange because I don’t like chocolate covered cherries.
Random question: What’s your favorite chocolate covered fruit? I’m old fashion – Chocolate Covered Strawberries never go out of style. 😉