Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Race Week Randomness...

~How funny is this?!? I love my athletes! This one is in Texas right now gearing up for Ironman on Saturday... He sent me this pic on FB and I've been laughing ever since!


~It's mango season! There's a giant mango tree right outside our door and it spits out a mango every 90" or so... which would be cool, except that most of them that fall are over-ripe... and then they hit the ground and get smashed so they're not edible. Unfortunately the tree is gigantic and really too tall for us to try to pick any. Such a waste because at the grocery store they're like $2 each. I don't understand that. I need to go in search of a shorter tree because that is ridiculous.

~Our weather here the last week or so has been phenomenal. Like seriously just incredibly awesome and perfect. Blue sky and light breeze and like 80ish degrees... I look around lately and feel like I live in a postcard. In all honesty I think this is the type of weather people think we live in all the time... and it's the weather we pay for so all of us here expect to live in it all the time... but the reality is that it storms a lot here and much of the time the wind is out of control (and its not as warm as you think!) So I'm trying not to take this awesomeness for granted right now! I will admit that I wore my fleece this afternoon though. True story. The sun went behind a cloud for a bit and I got a chill. #spoiled

~I took Moana to the pool yesterday afternoon... the big one where we train in the mornings is open for play time swimming in the afternoons and I know I should take her there more often. The truth is I don't because I'm such a wimp and it rarely feels warm enough for me to just hang in the water without actually swimming! I know. Get over it, right? Moana had a BLAST yesterday though... jumping in the water and going under (she was so proud of herself) and starting to float on her back. She's old enough to learn how to swim now I know and you all will be shocked to hear that she is not yet swimming... totally my fault and I'm blaming the cold wind we usually have for that but I am committed to turning that around this summer. We had to get out at 5:00 b/c the swim team was getting in and Moana said, "I want to be on the swim team!" Ok melt my heart! She actually can't be on it until she's 5 but the sentiment was music to my ears.

~Just a couple more days until I get to race! This weekend is just sort of a tune-up for Honu which is 2 weeks later. I'm trying to drop a couple pounds to get down to that elusive race weight people talk about... Everyone looks so skinny right now. It's challenging because I love food and really enjoy eating and feel this need to fix it when I feel hunger pangs. I'm not filled up after eating two bites of food so this cutting back is a bit of a challenge for me... and I still like to train a lot and I'm not a fan of bonking so the balance is tough. I'm not trying to get all uber-skinny or anything (I'm not even sure I could or that it is best) but I've weighed a few pounds less in the past and no one was ready to commit me to a psychiatric ward so I think it won't hurt me. Goal is 128lbs and I'm only 3 lbs away at the moment so it may or may not be possible. We'll see. I'm conscious of it at this point anyway which is a start. I'm not cutting out any major food groups or any particular foods (other than straight up sugar which I don't eat much of anyway)... just trying to give myself a new 'normal' on what an acceptable portion size is for a meal. I'm starting by eating off of smaller plates. :)

~Tomorrow is my four year anniversary with Scott! (It's only been 4 years? I swear I don't remember ever living without him or Moana...) So of course we are going out to an awesome fancy dinner with wine and all that to celebrate... I guess the race weight goal will have to start on Friday. :)

8 comments:

Beth said...

Good luck this weekend!! And happy anniversary! Hope you have a big celebration! :)

tejasrunnergirl said...

Happy Anniversary! Funny, I don't ever remember you being without Moana or Scott either. :) Download My Fitness Pal on your iPhone. It's free and though you log everything (POA) it takes any and all guesswork out of it. Those 3lbs will be off superfast.

JC said...

I hear you with the cold pool. The Midget goes to swimming lessons at a pool here that is like a bath (LOVE IT). He loves it too and it makes a HUGE difference in how the kids learn. I had him at another pool before and he just hung onto to the teacher because he was SO COLD.
Happy Anniversary - woohoo!
Kick some bootay this weekend too - goooo Mama Simmons!

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

get one of those tree picker things!! Our neighbor has one for the top of his grapefruit tree? It's like maybe 6 feet? So 6' higher than your arms? Or is it way taller like a palm tree?

race weight…..I'm laughing that you have 2 weeks to get there. I'm wondering if I can reach my goal in 4 months! LOL. It's 3-4lbs. ANd, I think the only time I've been this weight is when I got really really sick last time training for IMCA and didn't eat for like 3 weeks ;)

#ifonlyididn'tlikealcohol :)

Shevaun said...

You just need along pole with a gripper on the end so you can pick the mangos. They are awesome.

ChrisC said...

Have you tried one of these for the mangoes? http://www.amazon.com/Flexrake-LRB189-Picker-8-Foot-2-Piece/dp/B002S84OOU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337266878&sr=8-3

We have a bunch of very high orange trees in our yard, and this works perfectly to pick the fruit. You can get different lengths of extension handles for it too, I think.

Katie said...

ok, I won't tell you about the mango picker, so instead I'll say happy anniversary :)

rr said...

Happy anniversary to you two! I can't remember you not with him, either. :)

Our raceweights are the same. Totally doable. I'm going to go throw away all these Riesens now....

GL at HNL this weekend.