Sunday, April 12, 2009

T minus....ONE WEEK!

AAAAHHHH! I'm terrified.

I still haven't been able to do an open water swim! Kayle was totally planning on coming up here and we were going to head to the lake and do a quick swim Thursday, but no. Someone had other plans. As Kayle puts it, "Someone up there doesn't want us to do an open water swim." Wildfires. Multiple. And, as the reporter that I am, that kept me at work until 9 p.m. Not only that, but had that not been a factor, the smoke was so thick all around town (and even worse at the lakes), it wouldn't have been good for either of us, and the roads were blocked off. Great. I'm going to try to go out tomorrow or Tuesday because I for real need to...I've never swam in open water before! Or with my wetsuit! I'm a little worried about going out there by myself, though. Gah!

I biked and ran this weekend. As far as food goes, I didn't eat real well, but I made wise choices. We were celebrating my sister's birthday and Easter, so that came complete with fried rice, egg rolls, fried cheese wantons and German Chocolate Cake. Easter, of course, came with ham, deviled eggs (amazing!), rolls, a number of other foods and chocolate! They even had my favorite pop, but I chose water instead! Again, I made wise choices on my portions and never got above a 7 or 8 (I'll explain in a minute). I'm eating my amazing See's candy one per day until after my tri. I think that's reasonable. Real test, though!

The number thing is from a study I heard about. They asked people to rate their fullness on a scale from 1-10. One means practically starving still while 10 is about to burst...100 percent overfilled. They found that overweight individuals consistently measured themselves a 9 after every meal, while their average weight counterparts were a 7, not hungry, but not really full either. Now after big meals, my family always says what they are, which is usually higher than it should be (again, after big family meals, like holidays). I remained a 7 almost the whole weekend, which is always tough when there are about 10 different amazing things to eat! Try it out and see what number you are!

3 comments:

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Good job on the # scale! Holiday weekends are always the toughest. I know. While I did ok with the regular food, the candy got me.

al said...

best of luck for your first race :) i'm new to tri's also, finding inspiration from fellow bloggers! i feel your open water pain, i've got my first open water tri in august and i'm already freaking out. look forward to hearing how it goes!

http://runcycleswimvirgin.blogspot.com/

cheers, al

Lisa said...

Good Luck!!!!! You are going to do awesome. Your adrenaline will just take over. I always wanted to do a triathalon myself. Maybe once I have these babies I will have to sign up for one. But I can't wait to hear about how yours went!!!!