Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Training without training


My beloved Broncos won 30-10 last night. Yea!!!!! I'll admit, I fell asleep in the middle of the third quarter, they had the game in hand and I'm trying to make sure I rest well this week. If it had been any other team I wouldn't have made it to half time. Bronco games and chilli go together like Elway and (insert just about any WR or TE) so I whipped up a batch. Like Orange Crush and Mile High Salutes, my chili is not for the faint of heart nor for those afflicted with Little Kahuna Brother problems. "fire in the hole" takes on a whole new meaning. Like they say, if you can't take the heat stay out of my kitchen. Or, you can just eat waffles with my kids. Typically belgian waffles are a Sunday brunch affair, but I made the exception because we weren't home for brunch and I love my kids and don't want to prematurely fry their taste buds. The waffles are a whole other food catagory. My two ocd kids spend 15 minutes just preparing their masterpiece. Should I be worried about the one who decorates each square of 2 waffles with perfect synchronicity before consuming? Contrast that with the two who prefer the dump and shovel technique and it's quite a spectacle. BTW the waffle camps aren't divided by gender either, there is one boy/girl in each camp.

Verticle Man signed up for Chang's so the movement is growing. With Commodore's new swimming lake we could have a great kick off training weekend for Ironman '06.

Of course this presumes I've made a final decision on Florida (my long held contention has been that I need to complete a marathon first-ask me Monday) and that any of the tri geek alliance wants to hang out with Trimama in Arizona in January and that any of you plan to be actually training in January. If you live in a cold state do you really have a choice. Just think, training outside in the winter-I know bizarre concept.

One final very rewarding part to all of this endurance stuff. For some reason it is easier to persuade people to try running 3 miles or 13 miles when you are traveling 26.2 or 140.6. To date Team Trimama has added 8 members and is growing every week. That's not including work clients, so 8 new people training for better health, that's a good thing.

6 comments:

Flatman said...

Could you fed-ex me a tupperware of that chili? I didn't know they had chili anywhere else but Texas! And don't worry about the hot...my dad was a cajun...

Wil said...

Fire in the hole...now if that isn't a tag line I don't know what is...heh!!!

terence said...

Thanks for visiting the Malaysian Penguin and compliments. Linking up to your site soon.

TGo said...

Best of luck at the TCM! I'm running it too, and it's my first marathon. The idea of a tri is appealing, but first I'd need to learn how to swim!

My five year old has offered to teach me. Maybe I'll take him up on it.

Susan said...

Wow - 8 new members is fabulous. What a rewarding way to affect peoples lives. You should be so proud!

Comm's said...

A woman who enjoys making and EATING chili. You are a wise and underappreciate woman.

I have held a long standing belief that a chili dog is a purely masculine food item. i have never met a woman who willing ate one and enjoyed it.

Say it isn't so with you or I may need to weep in the presence of an angel.