Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ok, even though I know no one is holding their breath...

Ok, the rest of the race.

I knew it was going to be close, so I sprinted into the hill. About 30 meters from the line I was caught by the hard charging pack, and held on to 10th place. Not too bad considering all I dealt with, and with a race of over 80 people starting. I'm happy, as it shows the progression I'm looking for. As long as I keep improving my form at a steady rate and hit a peak in July, I'll be happy.

After the race I changed as quick as I could, wiped off some grime, and drove to Amsterdam for my grandma's 92nd bday. My brother and his daughters were there, as were my parents. We ate pizza, cake, ice cream, soda, and more. Yummmy!!! Ok, here's a typical picture of how much I eat. 9 slices of pizza, 6 sausage and 3 cheese, a big slice of cake, 3 scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream, 3 Pepsis to stay awake, some chips, and later on three sandwiches, 2 turkey with cheese and mayo and mustard, and a ham sandwich with the same. I topped it off with more chips, 13 Chips Ahoy cookies, 4 brownies, apple pie, and milk. Yeah, I eat a lot...

then I had the joy of driving home in the fog. Ugh, I hate fog!!! That was it. Besides talking to the person who makes my heart go crazy all night on the phone...

10 comments:

Bearette24 said...

Wow!!!! that's a lot of food...

good job on the race!! where is amsterdam? i'm assuming you didn't mean the one in holland...

Mike said...

Amsterdam, NY, west of Schenectady in the Mohawk valley. Thanks for the congrats, soon enough I'll win. Just depends on what soon enough means...

Lora said...

Fantastic job and so close.

While the amount of food you ate is understandable considering your activity level, I'm horrified at the number of refinded carbs you ate. How about some broccoli with that?

LostInTX said...

You know, when I previously skimmed through this post I somehow missed the amount of FOOD you eat.. now I understand when you say you don't gain weight and it's not for lack of trying. I agree w/Lora about your activity/energy level. Wish that worked for me :) Only 3 pieces of pizza here...

I'm glad you ate yummy food!

Bearette24 said...

I know, I was thinking when I read that, "That would make me gain 300 lbs"...

Mike said...

Refined carbs, unrefined, makes no difference to performance...but energy levels do.

Ok, lost, you SKIMMED through my post when I hand on every word of your posts?

As for food, you have no idea. Many times on race weekends I end up ordering two full entrees and still am hungry for dinner, and we get dessert, and we have food in the hotel, and...

LostInTX said...

Well, considering I get off work, call you on the way home, take a quick 30 minutes or so off the phone to eat, and then get BACK on the phone with you.. I think I should be excused. :)

Plus you have a lot more time at home before I get off work. :)

Mike said...

I thought you pored over the internet at work....lol

LostInTX said...

I do, but sometimes you don't post until later in the afternoon or evening when I'm busy! So there...

Gosh, can't a girl get ANY props around here? I probably failed my mid-terms REMEMBER? ;)

Mike said...

Oh, that hurts. But I love you anyway, wink wink...