i can't believe it's been almost two months since my last triathlon (Ironaman Saint George). well, tomorrow i get to be back in the saddle for San Diego International Triathlon. this is probably my favorite local race and this year i'm stepping it up a notch. i was first in my age group at SDIT the past two years and i don't want anyone calling me a sandbagger :) . since the race is not USAT, the "elite" category is open to wannabe's like me and i'm taking on the challenge. the field looks pretty stacked and it should be a fun day out there. my main goal is not to be last (of the elites), but even if i am, at least i gave it a shot. i didn't take any pictures at the expo today, but i've got plenty of other random ones from the past week:
last sunday's ride with james- a little banana break atop mt. soledad
bought me a new toy- frozen yogurt machine.
and have been making some delicious frozen concotions:
acai "recovery" yogurt: 1 cup greek yogurt (0%fat), 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, 1 packet frozen unsweetened acai, sweetener of choice (agave, splenda...), .5 cup mixed berries, 1 tbsp flax seeds, 1 tbsp chia seeds, vanilla extract, glutamine powder, .25tsp xanthan gum. [makes 2 big servings. i topped mine with a little chopped walnuts and shredded coconut]
Peanut butter almond milk "yogurt" (makes 2 servings) : 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, sweetener of choice (i used splenda), 2 tblsp Pb2 powdered peanut butter, 1 tbsp Nuttzo. topped with cacao nibs + chopped almonds. I also made vegan brown rice krispie treats to take to the Rehab United (my strength coaches) barbeque..i'm such a betty crocker now that i have some time on my hands...trying to show james what life would be like with a stay-at-home wife :)
oooh.. and i'm racing incognito tomorrow. not the best pic, but the hair is DARK. i'm a sucker for a change every once in a while. the blonde will be back in a few months though, i'm sure.
can't wait to track everyone else tomorrow too...glad my race is only two hours, then i can plop myself for some virtual spectating.
see you after the finish line!