Friday, January 28, 2011


I love breakfast! I like to mix hearty Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty Hot cereal with creamy smooth Poconos Cream of Buckwheat cereal. I cook it with a banana and add Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla almond milk plus a dash of cinnamon. Smells like banana bread! Yum. During ironman training I would add protein powder too.

Although I had to switch to these brand when I went gluten free, my breakfast is still just hot cereal with a banana! What's your favorite breakfast?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seaweed snack!

My new favorite snack, wasabi seaweed! Gluten free of course.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Getting Organized!

I'm sorry I've been such a blogging slacker lately! Most of the gluten free stuff is just habit to me so often doesn't seem worth writing about, and due to my hip injury I haven't been doing much training, so I haven't felt like I've had anything to say! But I know my mom likes to read my blog so I figure I should update it every so often. (If anyone else is still reading, I would like to refer you to RBR's blog, because even though she hasn't been writing much lately either, she is much more entertaining than I am.)

A month or two ago I emailed my fellow members of the local triathlon club and asked for advice on how to organize my triathlon gear. I have it everywhere! People have a lot of different ways of organizing! I found something that works for me, although it is really just step one of a bigger project. I bought a build-it-yourself cubby storage unit. Right now this unit holds ALL of my triathlon clothes, plus a little bit of equipment. The fabric drawer inserts are sold separately (I like the Martha Stewart Fabric Drawers because they have a place for a label) and they hold a lot of stuff. Just one of those fabric drawers holds 5 bike shorts and 5 short-sleeve bike jerseys! All my workout clothes are made with wrinkle-free fabric, so I just toss them in there. I have a drawer for cold weather gear that has my gloves, ear warmers, rain pants, etc. Another drawer has all my running tops - I figure as the weather warms up the long sleeve tops will make their way to the bottom of the pile. A couple of swim suits, goggles, and caps fit in another drawer with my tri tops and tri bottoms. (I would not put my wetsuit into one of these, but I bet it would fit.) I even have a drawer just for socks. Usually my helmet rests on my aero bars, but it could easily fit in a cubby with a pair of bike gloves and sunglasses. Even though I'm not in training right now, I think I really love this setup. It is easy to grab my clothes depending on what sport(s) I'm doing, and it frees up my dresser for my regular clothes! Next I plan to use a separate cubby unit to organize my bike tools and all that other equipment that is piled up in a big rubbermaid container in a disorganized mess.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cleared to run, but...

I can't remember the last time I updated. Oops. I got cleared to run, but only after I can consistently walk 3 miles without pain. I am not having much luck with that. The second shot that I got in my hip seemed to really help for a few weeks, and I even took the dog on a few brisk 3 mile walks one week - pain free! Then I went for a 3.3 mile walk to look at holiday lights one night and it hasn't quite been happy since. So I am starting with shorter distances and stretching a lot. (I love the Crunch Candlelight Yoga dvd!) This morning sierra and I did 1.5 miles. Wow walking is so boring when we both want to run!