…well, besides ME?
Weird thing 1:
Jess Blond Ponytail left me a comment a few posts back. This is what it said in reference to my bike’s name:
“Nice! Lovin the Nelly name, but CIRN is prewtty clutch!!”
True story, I had no idea what clutch meant. I asked The Hubs and he could only relate it to a sports reference and we came to the assumption that it must be a good thing. Plus I have heard people much younger and cooler than me use it. So, if I am wrong just let me think it is good.
But now, yesterday I received a comment, again from THE Ponytail that is blonde. This is what she writes:
“Congrats on shedding some lbs Noob! I have no idea what a "noob" is??”
So, I feel compelled to explain to her (and anyone else who is wondering but embarrassed to ask, like me and the term clutch) that a noob is another way to say a newbie, someone who is new to something, someone who made a mistake because they are new…
Weird thing 2:
H.Love (who is training for marathon #2) asked me about protein and what kind of protein I use. With my hubby going through phases of muscle building and whatnot we have had a lot of different protein powders in the hizzouse. One review I did a while back was the Rockn’ Refuel protein drink. It boasts 20g of protein which is really good! My only problem with it is that it was hard to find. My local grocer didn’t carry it and the website said Subway had it. Sorry guys but I am not going to subway to purchase my protein drink. But other places may carry it now, I don’t know. I also like Muscle Milk, sold in bulk places like Costco or Sam’s club. Currently we are using Syntha-6 purchased from bodybuilder.com. Also if you want more info go HERE and read about it. One scoop has 200 calories!! So I take just under a full scoop and add it to water with a little bit of milk. Lately, if I am in a hurry I add it with water and a Slimfast and it is my lunch then I munch all day on veggies…but I digress.
There are a lot of protein powders out there and they all give you gas…wait, that is embarrassing, but weird too. Just remember, some of them are high in calories so take that into consideration if weight loss is your goal. Also, taking in protein is not just for those lifting weights. It is really important for muscle repair and building, like after running and ESPECIALLY after long runs! So for H.Love, and all my lovely readers who are training for marathons and everything else, protein speeds up and aids in recovery. It helps the tiny muscle tears heal quicker which in turn gets you back out there laying down quality runs sooner.
From The Hubs: Protein needs to be consumed within 10 min post workout. He prefers any brand of protein but specifically a blend of protein that includes at least a quickly metabolized whey and more slowly metabolized milk protein. He suggests the use of protein before bed, after waking and post workout.
Weird Thing 3:
Today when I ran I listened to my favorite radio show on my iPhone: The Mens Room out of Seattle. I miss them.
Weird Thing 4:
I am loving this tri training!! I have done three sprint tri’s and never, NEVER actually trained for one. I’m diggin’ it so far! I think I could do really well in this one. Well as in actually qualify for the Championship Half Iron held in Myrtle Beach. I need to get top 33% of my age group…I think I can do it!
Weird Thing 5:
I hate typing “LOL”. I don’t mind reading it though. I prefer to type “HA! “or “Ha ha ha ha ha!” Or “HA HA!” I had a funny conversation with Jill from Running to Sanity about this at a park while driving the Mercer Island half course back in March. Every time I type it I think of her….
Weird Thing 6:
I made this delicious White Chili for dinner. This is weird because 1) it was my own creation, no recipe 2) I don’t really cook very well, and 3) it was DE-Lish!! (notice the chopped yellow bell peppers…mmmm)
So this was my dinner….
Weird Thing 7:
I can’t wait for tomorrow’s workout!!! I’m going to park my bike on it’s trainer on the back porch and set my computer up to watch some Netflix…it’s going to be AWESOME, off the chain!!! Or could I say, "It’s gonna be clutch!” Is that right??? I’m such a noob at being hip in the 21stcentury…
I love weird things!!!!
Did anything weird happen to you today???
Did you see anything weird?
Smell anything weird?
Find anything weird??? Ooooh that is the best!!
And lastly, what should I watch tomorrow while I am riding in one place on my bike for 1++ hours?