Friday, August 5, 2011

Paleo update

I feel so amazingly good! Granted, I'm not too crazy about it. For instance, yesterday I ate wasn't even good. I wanted a nice fillet of fish and some grilled veggies. This morning I did P90X shoulders and arms and I was shocked at how much stronger I felt. And, I was able to lift more weight with less effort. Then, I had so much energy, I jumped on my bike and did a tabatas routine. Tabatas is an evil interval workout in which you go full-speed for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and then repeat. Try to hit 8 fast intervals. Your booty should be exhausted! A crazy awesome workout in less than 5 minutes. It feels SO good! Followed it up with a protein shake and I've been going full speed ahead effortlessly all day.

For a delicious protein shake, I mix chocolate protein powder (today I used 2 scoops) with a straw of instant coffee (I used hazelnut), ice, water and blend. Tastes like a frappuccino...but with lots of protein and without the fat. Technically, it's not paleo, since there's whey protein in the protein powder, but I don't care. It's awesome and speeds recovery.

Last week, I ran a lot and it felt great. Unfortunately, however, little Hanky split the pad on one of his paws, so he can't run until it heals. I didn't run at all this week because it kills me to leave him behind. Shooting for my first outdoor bike ride since the Ironman this weekend.


  1. Aaaw. Poor little guy. Congratulations on that Ironman! Completely awesome!

  2. Just found your blog and I loved reading about your Ironman. That is amazing - way to go!