Daring to Bear…the food edition

Nutrition is pretty darn important this week too. I plan to eat the hell out of some veggies, while also upping my protein intake so I recover well (so more protein shakes for me). Carbo-loading? Meh… not for me. I’ll stick to carbohydrates I know I can handle, so mainly complex ones from vegetables with…

Daring to Bear… the week before

One. More. Week. This is what some would consider their taper week. I like to think of it more as a week where I try not to do anything new (so I won’t be sore). I’ll have one more day of heavy lifting for legs, and then leave the rest to my usual workouts. Also……

vegan for a day, or ya know maybe a month

I am obsessed with the whole “eat clean” and “plant-based” movements recently. Nothing against meat, because I still like it. So much so that I originally thought of this *brilliant* idea to go vegan for an entire month, and then quickly redacted (it’s grilling season, so fuck that noise). I certainly have been eating significantly…

PeasantMan

As planned, I opened up the triathlon season with the High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon. This race is truly for the High Cloud Foundation, as all proceeds from the race go directly to the charity. I was really impressed with the way DC Tri Club volunteered and setup the event. I treated this race as a…

just keep swimming

So Week 4 into training and I have hit the pool a total of 3 times. I know I planned on twice a week, but given my social life (yes I have one) I was in Boston two weekends ago for St. Patty’s Day madness and got caught up with a lot of work this…

the tri “diet”

I have debated seeing an actual nutritionist for an eating plan, but since money does not grow on trees… I have put that one on back burner for now. I have found that if I follow these few simple rules I stay full and feel energized for all my training needs. Overall the theme is…

tri time- let the 2015 season begin

The hibernation is over. March 1st officially marks the beginning of triathlon training season for me. I wish it also meant warm weather outside but beggars can’t be choosers right? I have a 12 week plan at the ready to prepare for the Black Bear Olympic in May. I’ll be following it loosely, but the…

heavy lifting- back and biceps

It seemed fitting to post a back/biceps workout for my heavier lifting segment… so here it is. I added glutes to this one, because why not hit the three B’s..? Back, Biceps & Booty [unless otherwise noted- first set heaviest weight, x8-10 reps; second set weight down 5%, x10-12 reps; third set weight down 5%,…

heavy lifting- chest, shoulders and triceps

Now that I am on a roll with the heavy weights, time to post my routine for chest, shoulders and triceps. I do not always work these together by the way. Sometimes I do chest and biceps/triceps, other times only chest… it really depends on what I have going on each week. Chest/Shoulders/Triceps Routine [First…

heavy lifting- unilateral workout

So earlier in the Winter I promised myself that I would stick to yoga and spin, and I have for the most part. Which, SIDEBAR: I am also taking part in a yoga challenge all month-long with the studio I go to, Mind the Mat. So please follow me on Instagram @paradisem36 and check out…

tri and tri again, my (tentative) 2015 race calendar

I’ve been neglecting this space, and for that I am sorry. I’ve been trying to maintain and also make sure I am not broken. Which I am not, entirely. Still have to deal with the tendonitis but also have teeny tiny meniscus tear (maybe, after all my surgery it may also just look the way…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 360 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…