Sunday, May 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home ...

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,



  1. Just started reading your blog a little while ago and I really like it! It's also linked me to a couple of other cool blogs :) Thanks a lot, and best of luck in the HIM next week!

  2. Good for you keeping your nutrition on track during the conference. Things like that are always a challenge. Last night Mongolian Death Worm premiered on SyFy, I loved it, worth a watch!Have a good week!

  3. 3 bottles of Infinit, 800 calories per bottle for IMSG on the bike. Used 2.5 bottles along with one Power bar. You should be good on the HIM but I am going to mix in some solid food for the next IM because (keep the kids away... graphic section coming).... the total liquid nutrition was coming out the wrong hole on the marathon.... and that can be not pretty if you are wearing white...

    But Inifinit still Rocks!!!

  4. I just got my first batch of infinit. Have to test it out in the next few weeks.

    PS: The Stock Market Crash, Oil Leaks, Lawrence Taylor, Muslim Extremists, and Incumbent Senators getting the heave ho will all be here waiting for you.

  5. Welcome back home! Isn't it crazy how when we get out of our routine, you feel so mucked up, especially the older we get? I've noticed that over the last 5 years. I bet you are getting excited for the HIM!!

  6. I like how you think...making a postitive after all those hours standing! Hope that 15 miler goes well for ya!

    I JUST watched LOST this bummed about Sun and Jin. I noticed something about "bad John Locke's" face today, he has a verticle scar on his right cheek, that the other John doesn't have. Then when I watched the previews for next week, I saw that he had a fresh cut where the scar is. ???????

  7. That sounds like a brutal schedule to me! Glad you are back and can return to normal. Rest up for next weekend!

  8. It is so hard to keep on track when you are away from home and out of your routine! Sounds like you did a great job of it. Hope the 15 miler goes well.

    LOST - I was so sad about Sun and Jin! Not so much about Sayid. Now, is Lapidis dead? Happy to confirm that Desmond is alive though!

  9. Hi Jeff,
    Welcome back! I am so glad that you said that you drank alcohol and ate like crap at times:) I thought that you were so freaking perfect:) It makes me feel good to know that you cave every now and then too:) I am sure it must have been tough standing on concrete feet are getting sore just thinking about it. Take care Jeff!

  10. Great to "see" you back. Why does it not surprise me that you test your fatigue with a 15 mile run?

    Btw, I like the nutrition formula.

  11. Cool, thanks for the reminder, I have a gift card for them, might as well order something.

  12. Yep, it's confirmed. Tradeshows/Conferences are all the same. Nicely done staying on the more or less straight and narrow.

  13. Wow...I used to have a 15-mile commute. There's no way I'd run that and consider it an endurance test. Glad you survived your conference and are back to crash-train for your HIM!

  14. I've heard great things about infinit, but haven't tried it yet. I'm looking forward to hearing how it works for your HIM!