I had the hardest time falling asleep last night! I kept getting up and down, turning the heat on and off, opening and closing the window….and then Dexter kept laying right on my head. For some reason I just wasn’t tired AT ALL! I think I was all hyped up from that awesome yoga class!
Today is the first official day of my Echelon Gran Fondo training!
I’m going to be working with a coach based out of Berkeley
because I’m just so
new at this and want to train the right way. Shawn
is setting me up on a customized 12 week plan suited to my needs and endurance levels—should be interesting! Today’s training includes a 40 minute CrossFit strength workout outside with Anna and Lisa followed by an easy 30 minute ride later this afternoon and some stretching. I’m taking my bike to the shop today to have my pedals loosened a bit so its easier for me to clip in and out. I think that will make all the difference in the world! I also need to find some cheap jerseys on the clearance rack so I look more professional 🙂
To jumpstart my morning I had a big cup of a black and green tea blend
(though now after yesterday I’m really craving another strong iced coffee!!!) and a bowl of chia oat bran:
I used 1/3 cup oat bran, 1 T chia seeds, 1 cup soymilk, cinnamon and almond butter. Plus a huge organic grapefruit! I LOVE grapefruit!
I mentioned last night that I was giving up meat for Lent and immediately got a ton of questions asking if I considered FISH meat. To answer your questions, yes, I will be giving up fish as well for the 40 days. It’s going to be a huge challenge for me because I rely on salmon burgers a lot for protein but I’ll just have to start thinking outside of the box.
Time to get some writing done before my workout. See you later!