Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Random Thoughts Tuesday!

1. Sometimes I hate my dryer.

I'm the kind of person that thinks that an article of clothing is worthless if it can't be washed and put in the dryer. So regardless of washing instructions, that's what I do. My roommates are so much better than me. They take out appropriate garments and air dry them. Not me. So when I went to the dryer this morning to empty my clothes I was very disappointed to find one of my bras.... in 2 pieces. Like I don't have enough of an undergarment problem with the labrador that has a taste for my underwear! Pretty soon I'm going to be resigned to granny panties and sports bras. And I wonder why I'm single?

2. The Elections

New Flash.... If the exit polls are correct, for the first time in my 10 years of faithful voting I actually may have voted for a winner! Sad but true.

3. I joined a new team!

Blogger Wes has nominated me official trainer of Team HM Express ! It's a group of wonderful people in training for half marathons. Since I'll be tackling Vegas, and probably Cleveland as well, I thought what the heck! Not sure how great of a trainer I'll be, but it should be tons of fun. Anyone want to join us?

4. Organization takes so much time

I think I spend a good 30 minutes preparing for the next days workouts. I have it down to a science now. 1. Get food ready for the morning and to last through an entire day of >2 hours of training 2. Fit all my clothes and accessories for my swim and run into tiny little swim bag. I've become quite good at it, actually 3. Lay out clothes for the morning. This is essential, as my normally terrible fashion sense turns downright vile at 4:45am 4. Don't forget to set the alarm 5. Make note of things I forgot to do from said list so that I can remember to do them right when I wake up because I'm too tired and lazy at 9:45 to get out of bed to do it.

5. I discovered the world's most perfect recovery food:

It was a dark day in my history. I was 16 and still so naive to the ways of the world. I made myself a extra grande double expresso mocha from the bagel shop where I worked. That was the day my lactose intolerance got the best of me. 3 hours of bent over, fetal position style cramping abdominal pain. I haven't touched chocolate milk since.

Until this morning.

Sweet, sweet morning filled with sunlight and anticipation of the day ahead. I finished a grueling 75 minutes on the trainer and then I tried it.

Chocolate Silk

Approximately 15 seconds and 16 ounces of the sweet nectar of the Gods later I knew I had found the fountain of youth. Chocolate soymilk. I easily could have drank the entire half gallon. But I knew that would be robbing me of the pleasure after tomorrow's swim. It will be a post-swim meal to remember I'm sure.


E-Speed said...

I love chocolate milk after a workout, so tasty!

Wes said...

Chocolate soy milk... OMG :-) Whatever makes you happy, makes us happy!

Ellie80 said...

yeah - i never use a dryer (don't have one) but haev a similar rule in relation to ironing - ie if you have to do it i don't buy it :)

might explain why i'm single...

erichollins said...

Normal chocolate milk I love. chocolate soymilk I can't stand. This is coming from a guy that tries to avoid soy but has ended up drinking vanilla soy milk on breakfast cereal. That was a big step for me.

Cookie Monster said...

Hey, congrats on joining Wes' HM Team. That should be fun! 4 more days to Championships... then off season!

Samantha B said...

We drink soy milk all the time! I don't care for chocolate, but the vanilla is good.

For Tyler, she's big into socks and undies--more so socks. I don't think I've worn a matching pair for 2 years!

Lance Notstrong said...

You dry your technical clothes too?

rice said...

Where to start… #1.. Oh so many comments, but I will just say ‘silly puppy’. #4 I think we were meant to be together..



PS. Kidding of course.

LoneStarCrank said...

Going from 4 miles to HM coach. Great job of taking the torch to motivate others. You'll be a great!

Papa Louie said...

Low fat chocolate soy milk, emm, my favorite!
Please tell me more about the team via email. Thanks, Lou

JenC said...

I prefer the regular chocolate milk version, but if you like it, go with it!

You should throw the HM stuff up on the forum and see who bites.

Lana said...

I am so with you on the dryer thing - except that in some circumstances if it can't be dried I just take it to the dry cleaners and let them deal with it.

I am very impressed by your organization skills - I will definitely have to adopt some of those if I ever try to take on the Iron distance...that's awesome!

I see that you are running the Vegas Half, and I am excited - I'll be there running the full!!

Kate said...

I am lazy with clothes too. Especially ironing. I just don't wear shirts (and when I do, my ironing is so bad that my boyfriend takes over.. sneaky!)

Hope your toe feels better soon :-) Good work with the voting. My country thanks you.

Curly Su said...

yeah for voting for winners!