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Last night I was tired so at about 7:00pm I went and laid down in my bed to read for a little while. After about 15 minutes I fell asleep and woke up at 7:00am this morning. Yea, 12 hours of ZZZZzzzzzsssss. Trying to be a morning person is exhausting and eventually I knew a catch up day was in order.

The lengthy sleep meant that I didn’t post a blog yesterday. And today has been a rough one. An unplanned rest day, some tears, and finally a ton of retail therapy. I feel like I can head to California tomorrow.

I did get a video blog up yesterday. It’s here’s, and you get to see Michelle for the first time since I’ve been video blogging!

Day 13:

My eating has been rough these past few days (read = boring). But I’ve kept to my goals. Tomorrow is a busy day with training and packing for California, I leave late tomorrow night.

I had a really pretty eggs/hash/magic dust breakfast yesterday. Magic Dust is a recipe in Well Fed Two. And she is right, it can go on everything. I thought it was tedious, but then when I get to sprinkle this yummy goodness on my eggs, it’s worth it.

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This is a lot of what I have been eating and it’s been boring the heck out of me. But I’m just trying to hold myself over until I get to Cali. If I make up a bunch of stuff it probably won’t get eaten. When I leave Troy and Annie tend to live on Chinese food and pizza. Not so healthy, I know, but they lose their cook, and Troy is a single parent, and I can’t blame him! Once I get to Cali, I’m in the hands of my mom…which means I just have to request it and she whips it up! Love my mama!

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I shed some tears this morning. I was so groggy and there were a few things bothering me, but mostly, I’m going to miss Troy and Annie, and I sat in the bathroom and had a big cry about it. I finally got over myself and engaged in a little retail therapy. All’s good now.

So my goals for California. Here they go:

— Remain upright…if last year is an indication, over the next 10 days I will ride about 700 miles. So number 1 goal is to remain on top of my bike, tires down, head up! And smile…that too!

— Don’t bonk…that’s another big one. I know that some rice is most likely going to happen, and I will definitely be using training fuel. But other than that I really am making it my goal to keep my 3 meals a day as Clean and Whol30ish as possible, no ice cream, or desserts, just keeping the nutrition focus up. That really helped my ironman recovery and I’m hoping it helps with training camp recovery from day to day.

— Keep Video blogging. I want to keep up with the 100 video blog posts, but I’m not going to be keeping up with the typing posts. So there may just be video blogs posted here, or they may not even be posted here, and just posted on Youtube. I’m hoping to show you all some beautiful places along the way. This is going to be hard, but I’m going to try. If you are seeing the videos only via this blog you can go here for my Youtube channel.

— Sleep 9+ hours a night. That’s a big one, and I know that Monday night it probably won’t happen. That’s the day I finish Coast Ride (125 miles of riding that day I think), then drive 4 hours back to San Jose, then have track practice at 6:15am Tuesday morning. But I’m already promising myself a catch up nap on Tuesday to keep up on my sleep.

— Video Chat 2X a day with home. I miss them so much when I’m out there, and many times we go a few days without talking because everyone is busy, but this time I’m making more effort to make sure we connect.

So, that’s my goals. I’ll try to get a few blog posts in but I’m not making any promises!! Hahah!

Today I video blogged about one of my favorite tri-life-hacks. A little conversation happened on twitter about it, so I thought I would share it with you. So sorry for cutting off the bottom of the basket but these Video Blogs are one time recorded and done! hahah!

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2 Comments

  1. California sounds so wonderful right now!! (winter has returned to Toronto, yuck). Have fun and I would suggest not to stress about blogging/vlogging. Be kind to yourself, there are plenty of opportunities to fit 100 days of vlogging into a 365 year 😉 We will wait patiently for your return.
    Thanks for the cord hack! I could certainly use some more organizing around my bedroom. Got any hacks for clothes to fold/hung/wash themselves?

  2. Have fun in California! I’m sad that you were sad to leave, but also kind of glad to learn I am not alone in my pre-trip tears every single time I leave for another work trip. It’s hard to leave people we love even for fun adventures. Enjoy your ride! :)

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