Ten Terrific Things Thursday – TTTT #9

Fancy that, it’s Thursday once again. I’m most of the way through another big Ironman-build week, with less angst in general, which is always a good thing.  It never ceases to amaze me just how much nutrition alters your ability to perform and recover properly, day after day. Hence, the first 3 TTTT’s this week pay homage to nutritional goodness:

1) Variety! We  were getting a bit lazy with our fruit and veggie routine (spinach, oranges, bananas, avocado, tomato, repeat, repeat, repeat), so we did a big shop to mix it up and get some more micro-nutrients from different sources. Hurray for snap-peas, broccoli, watermelon, apricots, grapefruit, grapes… my body thanks you.

2) Salt. One very specific physiological-emotional tie that I’ve discovered in all my years of training, is that irrational anger means I need more salt!  If a few bumps in the road incite total rage for no reason it is almost always because my electrolytes are off. When one sweats as much as we do, replacing the loss is important. Bring on the V8 and giant tubs of olives!!

  

3) First Endurance Nutrition. I really don’t know what I would do without EFS drink, Ultragen (a.k.a. magic recovery potion), and Liquid shot. Not to mention my daily dose of multi-V and Optygen.  I do know that I’d be way more tired, I’d suffer more frequent bouts of irrational anger, and I wouldn’t be able to sustain my current level of training. Check out http://team.firstendurance.com/ for tons of useful info on endurance sport nutrition.

4) Having The Triathlon Squad here in St. George for a training camp! Man, 4500y in the pool goes by a LOT faster when there are a bunch of fast swimmers in the water with you. It also makes you appreciate how awesome the training is around here when you see others experience it for the first time.

  

5) This video! Hilarious. He’s SO so tired, but man, he still wants to eat his ice cream! Sometimes I feel like this after a long training day.

6) Solar Eclipse. An incredible thing to see, and it was extra awesome that we just happened to be in one of the best places on earth to view it!  Dinner with friends +  Jonny Cash, Ring Of Fire, background music = terrific evening

 

7) Calvin and Hobbs. My very favourite comic strip growing up. Clever little societal critiques, philosophical debates with his tiger and general mischief from a smart, brat whose imagination tends to get him into trouble. Thanks for being a genius Bill Watterson.

  

 

8) Having your RV used as cover in a police stand-off! Oh yeah. This officer had a large gun and was standing beside the RV, while another was using a loud speaker to convince he who shall not be named, to come out of the house and talk to them. New experience!

9) Our cat Manah. She’s cool. Not many cats are happy to just chill outside when you park the RV for a trail run.

 

10) This. Enough said (and it rhymes!)

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~ by trevorandheather on May 24, 2012.

3 Responses to “Ten Terrific Things Thursday – TTTT #9”

  1. lol. that was a very eventful week. Some don’t have that much excitement in a whole year. 🙂 Go get em next week. 🙂

  2. Fresh veggies… have you tried bountifulbaskets.org yet?

    The website’s a bit clunky but $15 bucks for a big ol basket of veggies and a big ol basket of fruit is pretty cool….

  3. Cold pickles too Heather!

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