Sunday, July 26, 2015

A little update

I have been very absent from this blog lately! Where do I even begin...

Here's what I've been up to!


  1. I have a race on my horizon, at last! I've decided to do the Tempe AZ Lifetime Olympic Triathlon in September. I have 4 other friends that are doing it as well, so it will be a good excuse for a "girls weekend".
  2. I'm not following a specific training plan. I still like to try lifting weights at least 2 times/week. I've found from triathlons in the past (for me), it is most important to make running a priority. In a triathlon, you're running when you're the most tired.
  3. For those of you not aware, an Olympic tri is a 0.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run!
  4. I've been terrible about swimming this time around. I'm so scared of getting an ear infection, and I seem to have a hard time getting my butt in that pool!
  1. About our upcoming Hawaii vacation! We have been planning this for about 1 year, so I am so excited it's almost here!
  2. On the agenda so far we have: 2 day backpacking trip through the Napali coast in Kauai, scuba diving with sea turtles in Kauai, a few days in Oahu, more hiking, possibly more scuba diving, and mai tais.
  1. I've been on a major thai-cooking kick lately. I did a shrimp red curry a few weeks ago, and a chick curry last week. I think I could eat curry every day of the week...
  2. Lots of high protein food. I recently joined "team eggs", and started to eat more protein-filled meals, and less "cereal meals". This morning I made "Blueberry Protein Pancakes". They were fun!
  3. Going to make rhubarb crisp today. That is not a high-protein, low sugar recipe. But that's okay, I like to keep things real. When I was purchasing the rhubarb at the store, the cashier had NO IDEA what "this object" was. He said, "This is a rutabaga, right?". Almost, buddy. Oh, Arizona. But in their defense, before moving here, I wouldn't have been able to recognize a prickly pear. We're even.
Here's a few snapshots of my weekend! 1st weekend Ryan and I have had had since the July 4th, so we are soaking it up!

Poor Miles lost his "man hood" Friday morning. He has been slightly pathetic to watch mope around the house all weekend, and bump into walls with his cone. Poor baby.

Saturday night we did a double date. We went to Grimaldi's Pizza, and then to a comedy club. I have made my decision that Grimaldi's has the best pizza in Tucson...

We had a blast at the comedy show. This is my friend Anna and I who worked together several years ago. We have stayed close despite both of us changing jobs! Sometimes I feel like we were raised in the same family, as our stories are very similar! :) And both our husbands are math nerds, so our date nights are always a success!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

All of the Thai food you've been making sounds amazing! I feel like I could eat curry every day, too! You'll have to try making banana pancakes next - it's just 2 eggs, one really riped banana that has been mashed and a dash of cinnamon. It's really good!

Your vacation is SO SOON! I can't wait to hear all about it. I am sure you guys are going to have an absolute blast there.

Good luck with the training for your tri! I hope you don't get an ear infection. Swimming is definitely my least favorite aspect of the tri but I am glad the swim is only 500 yards. I just have a hard time not getting water in my ears as my swim cap seems to leak. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't mind the swimming part.

Marlys said...

It was great to see a post today! I miss reading them so thanks!
Sounds like a great weekend, and I'm sure Miles will heal quickly, or I hope he does. His face sort of looks like your Dad's last week but he is better after a fun and relaxing weekend at the lake! The grandkids and fresh air was just what the doctor ordered!
Can you wear earplugs when you swim? I, too, hate getting water in my ears when I swim. I have to drop peroxide in them after I swim so I get the water to drain. It works like a charm!
Sounds like a fun date night and lots of good food! Lisa's recipe for banana pancakes sounds really good, as did your blueberry pancake one that you posted on facebook.

Amber said...

I am SO excited for your Hawaii trip because I can't wait to see photos after! We really wanted to go to Kauai on our recent trip but the flight prices were too high so that's how we ended up in Maui instead. I would definitely like to go to Kauai the next time we go to Hawaii though and I'm so intrigued by this amazing backpacking trip you guys are doing!!