Is cool, especially when I have a fever. It’s almost too cool.
Today LB and I both are home sick. Insert Rest Day #2. Or is it even considered a Rest Day? I guess more like Sick Day. I tried so hard to stay away from the sickies living in my house (The Hubs is sick too, bless his heart he can’t stay home). I guess I could tell I needed to take the day off yesterday, I felt tired and then last night the fever started. What was it I said in yesterday’s post? Overtraining can lead to getting sick? Right…..I’m convinced. I don’t have time for this jazz. I’ll see how the rest of the day goes.
On a brighter note, Jodi from Runjodirun emailed me and asked if she could highlight me for Thumbs up Thursday!!! I have never been highlighted before so this was really fun and exciting!! Check it out if you want to HERE!! Thanks Jodi for taking the time to get to know me and putting me in the spotlight for my one day of fame!!
On a training note, I tried to read Chapter 2 of the Tri Training Bible last night but I ended up flipping around and reading random parts. Of special interest to me was the chapter on nutrition and fuel. An interesting fact I learned is that a study of Olympians by the International Center for Sports Nutrition compared the diets of Olympic medalist with nonmedalists. The only significant difference was that the winners ate more protein than those who did not win a medal. To be honest, this section did say that animal foods are the most efficient and effective way to get the nine essential amino acids in protein, ounce for ounce. But it was compared to plant sources. The verdict is still out for protein supplements. I used the equation to determine that I need about 3.6 ounces of protein a day. 3.5 oz of chicken breast has about 1.05 oz of protein. 3.5 oz of tuna has .82 oz of protein, a whole egg has .42 oz. So really, yes, if I am cognizant of my food intake I probably can get sufficient amounts of protein from food. But some days I don’t eat chicken, eggs, tuna, cheese or steak. Yeah, I never eat steak actually. I don’t eat read meat, rarely if ever.
I feel like I want to tell you everything I am reading but that would be impossible. The book is really long. If you are interested my local library has a copy. I bet yours does too. You should check it out!! Ha ha get it? Check it out….
And for the random photo of the day, this was in Tacoma and LB was creeped out by it. I wonder why? I thought it was awesome.
Well, off to crawl back into bed and snuggle with my little hot box of a son. What do you like to do when you are home sick?