I hope you had a great hump-day!
Today was a good day for me. Productive with a little play time on the side. This morning, I labeled, packed and shipped out all my orders and then I rushed off to the lunchtime swim. Our weather was cold and rainy AGAIN today so I knew it was a swim or nothing. Luckily the weather is supposed to be better by the weekend (21C and sunny on my birthday!). I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it!
I had this Endure Glo Bar for fuel…
Today’s swim was much better than last night’s swim!
I really struggled last night with my freestyle stroke. For some reason I couldn’t get into the groove and I was just feeling very out of breath. The pool was also packed last night and there were about 12 people in the lane so the water was very choppy (but I figure that is good practice for the try-a-tri anyways).
Today I got back into the groove. It was still quite busy (about 8 people in my lane), but it had a nice flow to it. I felt good today. I repeated my mantra- the ‘You are powerful’ one, not the ‘chocolate, banana, coconut’ one. :lol:
I fixed last night’s breathing problems by doing two things:
- Kicking more (my legs have a tendency to trail of leaving my poor arms to do all the work!)
- Taking bigger breaths of air
Both of these things were easy to change and seemed to make all the difference today. I felt really strong. Although, my poor arms were tired since I just swam last night.
I swam 30 lengths (750 metres) today and was out in just under 25 minutes! Quick and to the point.
Lunch was a speedy Ezekiel wrap of leftover Delicious Vegan Chili. Man, was it ever good!! I had it with an orange and 2 glasses of lemon water to replenish my fluids.
This afternoon was all about the Gluten-free + Raw Glo Bar! :cool:
They are currently in the dehydrator and I am almost certain that this version is the one. The feedback I had from the last version was all positive, but I just wanted to make a final couple tweaks to it before I am 100%. Hopefully this is it and then I can proceed with cost analysis, labeling, and prepping the info to list in the shopping cart!
Dinner looked quite strange, but I promise it was good…
It was leftover Coconut Red Lentil Soup + crushed Mary’s Crackers + 1/2 a tomato. Heated and mixed up. I love taking leftovers and transforming them into new dishes!
- The email notification for comment replies that I had going before the blog re-design is no longer working. I am currently looking for something that will work!
And that’s a wrap. See you tomorrow morning for a discussion on sports, exercise, and body-image!