Bad To The Bone

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 1, 2010

Goooooood evening!

So yes. We got caught in a torrential downpour on our bike ride today! The heavens just opened up and it was beautiful. We knew we were getting soaked one way or another so we just had fun with it. I felt like a kid again.

On another note, swimming seems to have unleashed the hunger monster in me. I see a peak in my appetite the next day, similar to how I feel the day after a long run. Eric called me on Friday from work and he said, ‘Guess where I am?’ and he was beside Fresh restaurant. He kindly took a ‘to-go’ order for me and brought it home for me. The only snag was that they took 45 minutes to get him his to-go order. I can’t believe he was patient enough to wait that long…I felt so bad!

For dinner tonight, I had the…

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I had it without the vegan mayo.

As you can see, the half on the right is no longer a half. That’s because I almost inhaled it after my swim last night. I seriously had to use all my will power to save this wrap for today!

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It was so, so good.

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I am totally envious of how good they fold wraps! I wish I could find a good tortilla (i.e., huge, stretchy, and THIN) like they use. I find our selection of tortilla wraps is so limited in Canada as opposed to the US. Well, the US has a much better selection of all foods, but that is another can of worms!

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This is the pesto wrap that Eric had at Fresh last year, with cheese:

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Pesto rocks my socks. I need to make it again.

We also went back to…

Swim & Sports

We decided to rent our wetsuits for our Try-a-tri instead of purchasing them. We want to see how this Triathlon goes and then if we end up wanting to do them on a regular basis we are going to purchase them down the road. Tri wetsuits are BIG bucks!!!

They are $35 to rent at Swim & Sports and you get the wetsuit for a full week. I think that is reasonable. We pick them up on Wednesday June 2nd. We are planning to do 2 open water swims in the lake with our wetsuits on- hopefully the Wednesday and Friday before the race. As good as swimming laps in a pool is, it will be NOTHING, absolutely nothing, like the open-water swim. I am quite nervous about having so many people around me, choppy water, elbows to the face, etc.

Our race is Sunday June 6th.

We are going to have to practice putting the wetsuit on and taking it off before the race! Thankfully they showed us the proper technique or it would have been an utter disaster!

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I LOVE the wetsuit.

In fact, I would do a triathlon just to be able to wear the wetsuit! I felt amazing in it!

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Does that not scream Bad to the Bone, or what? :mrgreen:

Although, I would change one thing…

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Ladies, you feel me?! ;)

We are off to a friend’s place tonight for some good ol’ R & B (Relaxation and brews)!!

I leave you with a quote that brought tears to my eyes today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

“You never know what you can do before you try it. And each time you go out, it’s an experiment, a work in progress. You learn an awful lot about yourself- about your limits, your endurance, your capabilities…I think that everybody has a certain level of fear. The question is how we manage it. And I have managed to be able to control it enough in order to do my job.”

~Christiane Amanpour, international correspondent

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Lisa May 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

That’s an AWESOME outfit!

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Grace aka Triathlonbabe May 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I wish we had a cool place like Fresh here in North Texas…there might be I just don’t know where. I may have to Google until I find one, cause seeing the delicious wrap like that one….YUMMM!

Great tips from all of the other tri-family members. Another good tip is to set up a mock transition area so you have all of your items ready for pick up through T-1, T-2 and T-3. I’ve had issues in my races where sometimes folks are a bit rude and just throw their stuff and knock over your stuff. I also have a triathlon checklist if you’d like a copy….it’s kind of a list of all the things you’ll need to have the day of your race.

Lovin’ the wetsuit look. I own a wetsuit, very expensive, but worth it if you continue doing triathlons. Very good tip with body glide….it works. You might get lucky in some races where they actually have volunteers who help you remove your suit. The open water I did in Galveston Bay back in 08 had volunteers, as you came out of the swim…they were waiting and you just dropped to the mat set up on the ground and they pulled it off. It was awesome but funny at the same time. Oh my wetsuit is sleeveless, which, here in Texas, is not so bad as the waters are not quite as frigid, however, the cold water does seep in and wooooo, it’s colllllldddd!

I am so looking forward to your triathlon just to hear how much you and Eric loved it!!

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bodyhacker May 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Your wrap looks amazing and definitely made me hungry! :-)

Not sure if you ever tried La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas. They are only 80cals per tortilla and taste great! We use them for all of our wraps although we actually use them with several of our recipes for all meals – breakfast (egg burritos), lunch (all types of wraps such as turkey, fruit, veggie..etc) and dinner (make pizzas with them) although they can be also used for snacks (you just have to get creative).

If you are interested, we list one of my favorite recipes (Italian Veggie Pizza) on our site. It’s an easy, quick and tasty dinner! :-)

Hope you like the recipe! Thanks for great post and forward to reading more!

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bodyhacker May 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Sorry forgot to mention that you can order these tortillas online from their store if your local grocery store doesn’t have them. Hope this helps!

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Susan May 3, 2010 at 7:15 am

Totally agree on the tortilla front!! All the wraps here are thick, calorie dense, and full of extra ingredients. That’s why I always choose pita bread of tortillas. The pita bread here just has better stats.

Love the Christiane Amanpour quote. She’s one of my heroes. I can’t imagine her being scared of anything!

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Leanne hanlon May 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I love your blog and having been following it for months!
You have given me inspiration to start my own health idea blog.
Thanks for the great tips and motivation!!!!
You inspire us!

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Leanne hanlon May 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Follow me, help me with some of your great ideas!!

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:: christine : : May 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

aw…you look SO cute in that wet suit :) You go girl ~

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Tahina September 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm

hah, you think YOU have a small range of foods? i live in Perth, Australia aka the most isolated capital city in the world :| to get almond milk here i have to convince my mum to drive me to the 1 good health food shop here which is like an hour and a half away! the best my local shops carry is soy milk which makes me sick :( perths great but this part sucks!!!

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