I have no idea what the prize is but damn, I am a sucker for free stuff! She upped the challenge to me via my training plan - I have a race next Saturday so wouldn't that be a great opportunity to try an ice bath? Ummmm, you mean after I finish running my race? Outdoors - in February - in Minnesota?? <cue the whining> Yeah, well, now I'm thinking I may just have to take her up on that. You know, show some intestinal fortitude, some mental toughness, some chutzpah, whatever........ I have almost a whole week to find the cojones to do it; there must be some around here someplace. And you can bet that if I do somehow manage to find said cojones, there will be photographic evidence. (Of the ice bath. The cojones will be figurative and thus not included in the photo.) I may soon be a prize winner - stay tuned!
Cause and Effect
|sometimes I need to be hit with one|
of these before I really "get" a concept
The concept has now become reality. I now understand first-hand why I often feel the way I do upon exertion. <Everyone say it with me: "DUH!"> OK, so I'm not the sharpest knife, the brightest bulb, etc., but I am slowly getting the clue about diet. Maybe it's NOT that I am a delicate flower, maybe I just ain't fueling the machine the right way! Went home on Friday and had a favorite meal again: cod, rye berry salad and kale salad. So delish......
Since I wasn't interested in bonking on my 5 mile run on Saturday, I made sure my breakfast was more protein than carbs; felt great the whole time! Fast forward to today: Had me a heaping helping of protein before kettlebell class and voila, I didn't see stars or get that old LBS (low blood sugar) feelin' today either. See??? I CAN be taught. Huzzah!!