Friday, December 16, 2005

My Geek is frozen

I mean literally-my geek magnet is frozen to the back of my car. He looks cold. Maybe this geek thing is just for you people in warmer climes. My training brain seems to be hibernating right now, waiting for the storm of holiday season to pass.
Not training makes me feel like this. And it makes me want to chain smoke. I finally figured out that craving connection last night. Haven't touched the things, but they sure sound good. I bought "Going Long" which is a training manual for Ironman. Enjoyed it so far, but has me convinced that I will never be more than a m.o.p. largely because of the nutrition chapter. The author contends that the final step toward greatly improved status is to eat like a cave man. "Most energy should come from lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables." No processed foods (no loss) and carbs only during intense workouts or races. On this out and back course of dust to dust I can see the turnaround point ahead and am more focused than ever to living life to it's fullest. I don't know any other cave men, so I think no carbs would greatly infringe on my pursuit of relationship. There is a whole post here, but suffice to say, I don't value the podium more than my abiity to share tea and cookies with my elderly neighbor. I imagine that one response to this might be, well you could visit and pass on the cookies. No for two reasons, that would be rude and hurtful, and I don't want to go through life explaining why I'm being rude and hurtful. This sport infringes on my life just enough right now, I don't mean to make an obsession of it. I eat a lot of whole grains, vegies, fruit etc and encourage my family in the same, but if I don't eat carbs I feel like this By the way, this is what Soapinator and Buck Naked did on their sick day. They both have asthma, both were getting behind on their battle of the bronchitis so both stayed home for a day of rest. The rest part didn't work out so well, but they had fun. Come to think of it, they both got better too.

For the record, Buck Naked wants a "real gun" for christmas. By "real gun" he means a starting gun and it factors into every current life pursuit. "Mom, do think I will get a real gun from Santa? Then Neighborboy and I can race when we sled." Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a decent cap gun? He decided he wanted a starting gun after he manned the finish line at Hyphen Girls track meet last spring. He has the whole start procedure down, he just needs a gun.

Rome wasn't built in a day.

It actually took four, and about forty bucks from the craft shop.
Some day 2000 years from now some mom is going to be cursing the existence of microwaves in antiquity.

Finally, the Adventure Girls say Merry Christmas!

19 comments:

Spence said...

This post made me smile and giggle and laugh out loud! Thanks for the snow friday morning pickup!! I wish I had such cool underwear... Hang in there...the holidays will pass before you know it!

Spence said...

Oops, sorry I meant "snowy" friday morning pick up...

Mica said...

I'm with you...we can only let this sport infringe on our life so much. I'm not going to make my husband change his diet just because I'm training.

Fe-lady said...

Oh wow...If I could drag someone in my office right now and read them your post to giggle with them I would. I love the names for your kids! Especially Buck.. :-) Glad they are feeling better!
And BTW...I am cluless as to what a m.o.p. is that you mention.
And I also want to thank you personally for reading my blog! :-)
Can't wait to hear about Christmas morning at your place! (My daughter would have siblings had I married the right man...) :-)

Fe-lady said...

Oh yeah..and tell your little guy that if he gets a gun he will surely "shoot his eye out" and then watch "Christmas Story" with him!

Flatman said...

Best movie ever...A Christmas Story!

Your kids are so awesome (and so are you, mom)!

Eating like a cave man huh? Not me...

Nice underpants...where's your pic?

tarheeltri said...

The thought of the Kahuna in speedos magnet on the back of any car in the snow and ice just makes me laugh. Too funny! I've got "Going Long" too and its made me think the same thing for different reasons, but now the carbs thing too.

Comm's said...

Christmas Story hands down best.

Hey BNB and I were the same underwear!

nancytoby said...

I hear that Faris what's-his-name that won Kona eats at Taco Bell. Hey, if it's good enough for him, it's good enough for my training table!

Bolder said...

i really need to read 'going long'

Susan said...

I like Rome. It looks fun.

Your kids are too cute.

Keryn said...

It took me a moment to figure out what they have on their heads. :)

Comm - where do you get adult size underwear like that? I need to get some for my man!

Ellie said...

Such a cool post I have to TAG YOU and say YOU'RE IT!! Witness, everyone... Trimama's been tagged...

RunningandCookies said...

Hey tri mama you the best mom ever
Have a merry christmas
from your daughter and blogger

Ellie said...

"Out and back course of dust to dust" -- I LOVE it!!

Cliff said...

Haha great pics...u are talking about the Poleodiet..right?

I see what he is talking about. I also see from your point of view as well.

For me I have reduce taking less grain food and more veges. I tried to replace with it (grain food) with what i call, heavy veges. These are veges that will fill me up. Carrots, beets, red beans.

I reduce about 10% of my grain intake for now. It is something i want to do since I know I should take on more veges.

I was talking to a friend just now how you don't have to go all out on diet. There is so much gray area. For example if you are really time starve and need to rush on a meal..get fast food..that's what they are great for. Just have to make sure we ain't grabbing fast food everyday.

I love diet...they are so custmoizeable..

Wylee said...

Haven't we all put underwear on heads at one time or another? ;)

Fe-lady said...

I have "tagged" you if you haven't been already...if you have the time and energy that is. (Some of this stuff I just don't "get" about blogging...but I can be trained!)

Chris said...

As much as I also advocate the paleo diet (when I'm dieting, that is), I still say everything is good in moderation. I just like eating lots, and I find that I can physically eat more if I'm not eating pasta and rice and breads, etc.

As always, I love the pictures! Hope you're staying warm up in MN. I'm in California for Christmas and am not looking forward to my return to the artic. :(