Happy Mother's Day to my Mom and all mothers!
I am back home in Kingwood sitting on my couch drinking a cup of coffee and enjoying every minute of it!
Got in from San Antonio yesterday evening and promptly crashed out in bed until about 8am this morning. When I was younger I really used to enjoy going to these big conferences but now being a little older they are very taxing on the body. It is fun to hang out with all of my work buddies and see many of my clients in a non-formal setting but man does it beat me up! My feet and legs are sore as hell from the last 4 days of standing at a booth on concrete floors and my ankles are actually a little swollen. The schedule was pretty much get up around 5:30am go to bed around 1am and then repeat. I had a few beers but did a decent job at keeping the alcohol and crappy food consumption low. The good news is that I figure since my legs are tired and sore it will be a good day to get in a nice long run of 15 miles or so to see how I perform on a beat up body. See what I did there? Making lemonade out of lemons!
The Texas Man HIM is one week away. Many of you experienced HIMers mentioned I should focus on my nutrition and I really appreciate the advice! The cool thing is that I have been working on finding the right nutrition over the last few months (Thanks to Mike at 26.2 is my Cooldown! for the help with Infinit!) and seem to really have a good plan dialed in using a customized blend of Infinit. Here is a screen shot of my HIM blend:
My body seems to respond very well to one serving per hour of the above blend. On the bike I will carry 3 servings (20oz bottles) of the 281 calorie mix above and on the run I am going to carry 1 serving and mix with 2 GU packets (100 calories each). Sometimes when I drink too much liquid on the run I feel a little bloated and this slows me down so mixing in the gel with the Infinit seems to work perfect for me.
You may notice that the sodium intake is a little high and this is by design. I perspire like crazy and when I did the review for The Right Stuff a few months ago I realized that my performance increased with more sodium intake. So, I fooled around with the sodium level on the Infinit and this seems about right. Especially since I live in Texas and it is getting warmer everyday!
That is about all I got for today. Normally I like to do my Ramblings about what is going on in the world and with the Stock Market Crash, Oil Leaks, Lawrence Taylor, Muslim Extremists, and Incumbent Senators getting the heave ho - I just do not have the energy.
Instead I need to go get caught up on how my blogger buddies have been doing and get back to normal.
Have a great week everyone!
Thanks for Reading,