Run – 4 miles (treadmill)
I have come up with a revolutionary new triathlon training program. Patent pending. (Wait, do you patent a workout program or copyright it? I might want to figure this out before someone steals it from me and becomes a bajillionaire). Anyway, this is how I will be training for the swim:
And this is how I will be training for the bike:
Maybe for the run I should do some parkour? What do you think?
I think my new program is totally a winner. The only problem I can think of right now is I am not capable of doing anything gymnastics related and I would probably cry if people actually hit me with foam thingies while I was swimming. Hmm. It’s still a work in progress.
I know you all have been in food picture withdrawal the past couple of days, so I am going to try to make it up to you.
Friday breakfast was cocoa and banana oatmeal (see recipe at the end of this post) with an apple.
And now for the REALLY exciting part!! I had my first birthday celebration for this year!! One of my high school girlfriends was home for spring break, so she had me and our other friend over for some CHEESECAKE FACTORY CHEESECAKE!! YESSSSSS.
My weekend was pretty crazy–I actually stayed up past midnight Friday AND Saturday night. Unheard of. I probably won’t recover from this craziness for two weeks.
Saturday I got up at 6:45 to get my run in before the in-laws came to town (oh the things I do for my training!:). We went to lunch at the Georgetown waterfront for an awesome birthday lunch por moi and then walked around Arlington Cemetery. The Cemetery is pretty hilly and I actually felt like we got a pretty good workout walking around all afternoon, hah!:)
No, I was not practicing my parkour running, I came to watch the husband and my best friend’s fiance skate!! (I figured I owed the husband some support after all the many, many hours he’s spent at races waiting for me to run/bike by for .5 seconds:).
This indoor skate park shuts down just for rollerbladers on some special Saturday nights, and since it’s been pretty cold out lately the guys were excited to hit up the indoor park.
Not a typical Saturday night activity, I realize, but we had fun!!:)
Cocoa Banana Oatmeal
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
1 cup water
1 ripe banana
1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
Directions: Cut up the banana into small pieces and put half of it in the bottom of a small sauce pot. Add water and milk and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add oats. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes (or when oatmeal is desired consistency), turn off heat and stir in cocoa powder. Put in bowl and top with remaining banana slices and enjoy! (Note: 1 cup of oatmeal is a lot, and if you’re not fueling up for a big run/workout and want to do less oatmeal just cut back the water a bit and leave the rest of the recipe the same:).