Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ironman Wisconsin 2016 PrepWork: Nutrition

Next step, Nutrition. I found a nutritionist who will work with my diet for the coming years training peaks. Already I'm reflecting on my eating patterns and they could use some work. The nutritionist will help me with my daily nutrition to build my endurance and strength and help my sleep.

She asked me about my sleep patterns, and since I am an early-bird, there are times when I wake up way too early and can't get back to sleep. I lose a lot of Zzz's because my head is spinning.

In addition to this daily nutritionist, I have an additional race nutritionist who will help me learn which foods to use during the Ironman Race-day in September. I will learn more about this once I have my first meeting with my race nutrition coach later in January.

Lots to consider and step-through as I take this preparation day-by-day. 

Watch me grow!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ironman Wisconsin 2016 PrepWork: Bike fitting

Next step, Bike Fitting. I was pretty siked at the bike fitting and proud to have Cindi as a coach. She told me up-front what I would need, clips and new shoes and of course the bike fitting.

Pretty intense! Got new Frame Pannier Front Top Tube, Ironman Tri seat, Shoes and clips. The clips are so much easier to clip on and off. Next step, practice riding with clips on my trainer!

Just this little act of knowing who to go to and then getting the fitting done, was a great experience. I feel a little more knowledgeable each moment. I know the Ironman Training is a journey and I know that there is a lot to learn. Especially in the bike and swim world.


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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ornament Exchange, Dec 9

Christmas Tree Ornament
 
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ornament Exchange 2015 Wrap up (Last Day)

Here are our ornaments from 2015 Ornament exchange. 

Enjoy the Holidays, may you have many blessings with your connections.

 
 
 
 

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Ornament Exchange, Dec 12

Our final ornament for the season comes from North Carolina, bringing a little bit of home from the Wilmington beach.


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Friday, December 11, 2015

Ornament Exchange, Dec 11

Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays!
 

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ornament Exchange, Dec 10

Evening Snowfall

Smoky Quartz: opens the chakras, alowing a full experience of the joy and love of the season.

Silver: access to the spiritual.

Faceted Crystal: enhances the flow of energy; amplifies and activates energy as needed.

Hang on your tree or an area where you spend more time.

Happy Holidays

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ornament Exchange 2015: Dec 8

Ornament Exchange, Day 8

A cute little Owl.

I have a special request for this one.

For today's ornament exchange, each ornament is different, Anastasia would like everyone in the ornament exchange to tag yourselves to the owl that you received.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Ornament Exchange 2015: Dec 7

This ornament was created by Staci.  It is a Christmas tree made with a branch from her yard at her new home. It says:

Happy Holidays!
Here is a Christmas branch from my new place. A piece of me for you.
May you have a blessed Holiday!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Ornament Exchange 2015: Dec 5

This reindeer was made by me, and it was wrapped in a little something special.  


Here's what I wrote:

Awe is a gift to invite in
effortlessly and easily.

We can feel a sense of awe
when we stop to notice
life’s everyday miracles and beauty.

Gaze at this astonishing world.

Look up and you see, beauty.

Extraordinary delight,
soften,
expand.

Power!

It's a mystery.

🎁🎄
Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realize that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others. ~Pope Francis 

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ornament Exchange 2015: Dec 4

This cute little penguin was made by our long distance friend Jennifer. 


Thank you! 

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Thank you Jennifer, you gave this cute little guy a home on my stick tree.

Ornament Exchange 2015: Dec 3

This patchwork ornament was hand-crafted with care by my friend Bill.


Thank you!


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ornament Exchange 2015: Dec 2

This one gave me a chuckle, knowing that Jaidaa does not celebrate Christmas formally.  

It says...
 
Merry Christmas!

This is how snowmen look like in Saudi Arabia...
If we had snow...
and if we celebrated Christmas :)

Cute one.

Thank you Jaidaa!

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