Sunday, November 12, 2006

Weekend recap

Wow, that was a busy weekend and I'm zonked.

Friday night I worked a little bit on the later side (I had a really cool experiment work out just the way I wanted- yay!). When I got home I still had my bike technique workout to do, and then snuck out with the roommies to have a quick glass of wine. Then I went home and passed out.

Friday night, after being awakened twice during the night by a running toilet I realized I had to be plumber Jodi on Saturday. But I was on a Saturday time crunch. I had to go to the gym to get my 40 minute run in, go to Home Depot to get plumbing supplies, go to work to take some petri plates out of the incubator, get home, fix the toilet, and set up my trainer for my 2+ hour bike ride... all before the Badger's 12:00pm kickoff. And I made it! I love when I can fix stuff in my house without help. For dinner I had Barilla Plus (high protein) pasta with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, garlic, fresh basil and pasta sauce. Then I worked on some graphs from one of my experiments while watching The Wedding Crashers with the roommies (I love that movie just as much every time I see it!)

This morning I met Jen and some other great gals for a trail run. I enjoyed it a lot, but my knees are complaining a little bit. For some reason, the worst surface for me to run on is uneven trails. Even worse than concrete. I think I might just need to invest in some trail running shoes. Jen was nice enough to wait for me to finish up my 90 minute run (she had a 60 minute run on the schedule) and we went out for bagels with peanut butter. Delicious. The only downfall of the morning (other than the pissed off knees) is that it was quite wet and now I have some dirty nasty wet Asics Kayano's to deal with.

Then I ran home, cleaned my kitchen, ate as much as I could possibly find to shove in my face (huge appetite this week), and headed back to the East side for the CTC newbies meeting. It was my first official newbie meeting. I'm going to try to help out Jen this year, because it's going to be impossible for her to manage the newbies all by herself and train for Ironman at the same time. I'm thinking of leading a newbie's open water swimming session. I love open water swimming. I won't take them out on my favorite days though. You see, I love swimming in waves. I'm weird like that. I don't think the average triathlete appreciates swells and whitecaps quite as much as I do.

Then I ran back to work, and headed home to a PB&J sandwich, and then did some cooking for the week. It should be an interesting quinoa concoction that I threw together. Hopefully it won't suck because it made 7 servings. Very healthy though, with muchrooms, onions, garlic, 2 yellow peppers, 2 cans of tomatoes with hot chili peppers, zucchini, tons of fresh basil, oregano, salt and pepper. I'll find out tomorrow if it's edible :)

Allright peeps, it's time for me to get my stuff ready for the week and do some reading. I haven't gotten my schedule for the week yet, so I don't know what I'm faced with- just that I'll have to do some of it in another state!

14 comments:

DaisyDuc said...

Sounds like one heck of a busy weekend!

Let me know if you keep up these weekend trail runs as I would love to join you ladies!

Ellie80 said...

i'm tired just reading about your weekend - but it sounds ace! i hope your quinoa is good too - i have wanted to try that for ages but i always default to cous-cous because its so easy...

hmm surf swimming is definitely on my agenda of 'things to learn to do' - i think i have a mild fear of waves - which is absolutely appalling for an australian!

hope that the schedule is a good one!

rice said...

wow thats a big week. its great to have a goal though isn't it..

cheers.

Rice.

Cliff said...

That's busy..way to fix that toilet PLUS get your 2hr bike ride in.

As for trail running, I found my knees give me some prob too. I believe it is the uneven surface makes it a bit harder on my legs. I found that it is harder especially i run downhill on trails.

Rachel said...

You'll be fine during Thanksgiving. You've been working so hard that even if you relax a little and eat a lot (which you should do), you won't lose anything. Also, it's earlier enough that it won't affect your schedule. You've certainly been putting in the hours! That's awesome.

Charlie said...

I love the waves.

Anonymous said...

You are a sweetie! Don't forget that you are training for IM too, but any help you provide is appreciated.

I'm so hungry too. I couldn't get full yesterday no matter how hard I tried. Good luck with your concoction!

Wes said...

Since you owe me, I might need some plumbing advice... and we could'a guessed that you would luv to swim in rough waters. You're a damn fishee...

allbilly said...

trail running always makes me ache even when I am in good shape. I would assume its the lateral stabilization that does it and I haven't found shoes to make much of a difference.

i think i was just not born to be a trail goat.

Lance Notstrong said...

I don't do that much stuff all week!!!

Aleks said...

I bet all of the guys reading this blog would love to take you off the "single's" list. :) Cooking, plumbing, football, PhD and MD student, great shape, great attitude... the list is endless!

On a completely separate note, how do we get the recipes to your concoctions?

Kate said...

Yum- you've inspired me to pull the quinoa out of my cupboard. I'm sure you'll have us all meat-eaters going vegan!

I'm so impressed that you can do your own plumbing. Also very jealous of the trail run! I need to find some trail running buddies...and some friendlier trails than the ones on my mountain!

LoneStarCrank said...

She runs, she swims, she works out, watching football AND does plumbing? You sure you're not posting to some dating site.

And by the way, send some of that love for rough open water swimming to the rest of us. Uggg

Anonymous said...

My toilet runs allll the time, any tips?

BTW, thanks for the kind words about my baby. Frame is a goner, but I think I can work my skills and get a warranty out of it! Lets hear it for new frames! I'm gonna take better care of this one...maybe.