Delicious Cowboy Cricket Pancakes

Pancakes to Chirp About

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All photos courtesy of Melissa Ergo Photography

Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to incorporate a more sustainable source of protein in my life. Through a few podcasts, I heard about people eating insects – mainly crickets – because of the many benefits to our bodies and the environment. I started searching the internet for a company using insect protein in order to try it out. After all, if it was something that made me gag, that wouldn’t work. In a short time, I came across Cowboy Crickets, a company out of Montana. Cowboy Crickets Family PhotoThe site mentioned how they had just started and that owners Kathleen and James were both Coast Guard Vets      ( James is still serving as a medical in the Montana National Guard).  After some introductions and negotiating, Cowboy Crickets decided to sponsor me!

 

Why Pancakes?

I wanted to find creative ways and different options for using the cricket protein powder. But before we go any further, let’s clear this up:

It’s powder. No legs and heads sticking out. Just powder. We cool?

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Of course, I could simply dump it into my Simple Green Smoothie or a bowl of yogurt, but I wanted more. Also, I was having pancake nostalgia. Yearning for a simpler time where I ate pancakes for breakfast as a chubby kid, long before my born-again conversion to a Paleo-ish diet. The following recipe took a few tries to come together and was adapted from the Almond Flour pancakes from Wellness Mama. But this one has ground cricket powder, so it’s a next-level way to #GetYourChirpOn.

 

Cricket Powder Pancake Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of Cowboy Crickets Protein PowderCricket Pancakes-10
  • 1/4 cup of Flax Meal or flax seeds
  • 1-2 TBSP of Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup of Goji Berries
  • 2 eggs (bonus points for pasture-raised)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 TSP salt
  • 1 TBSP of stevia, Birch Xylitol, or honey
  • Coconut flakes
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Fistfuls of Berries

Best Music Pairings:

*Feel Me Flow – Naughty By Nature

*1,000 Miles – Vanessa Carlton (My daughter’s favorite)

*Flying Horses – Dispatch

 

Directions:

  1. Start the music
  2. Heat a pan to medium and add a bit of avocado oil, coconut oil, or ghee
  3. Mix the Almond Flour, Cricket Powder, Flax Meal, Chia Seeds, Goji Berries, Eggs, Salt, Water and sweetener into a bowl.Cricket Pancakes-17
  4. Whisk until it’s all blended (Let your Three-Year-Old whisk – she’ll do a better job).Cricket Pancakes-19
  5. Fill the 1/4 cup scoop and dump a few onto the pan (the 1/4 scoop seems like the ideal size)Cricket Pancakes-24
  6. Flip when the bottom feels solid enough -should be golden to medium brown.Cricket Pancakes-28
  7. Remove when the other side is doneCricket Pancakes-29
  8. Add a couple hunks of butter and a fistful of berriesCricket Pancakes-31
  9. Sprinkle some coconut flakesCricket Pancakes-33
  10. Enjoy!Cricket Pancakes-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Bad Fitness Habits I Learned in the Marine Corps.

One needs an ample supply of mental toughness to hack it in the Marine Corps. From day one of boot camp, the emphasis on physical fitness and the tolerance of misery is made clear. There is no getting around it. Weak-bodied young men are turned into PT studs, or at the very least lose their baby fat.  They learn the beauty of the pull-up bar, crunches, and a three-mile run.

Or Copy Code:

Ahhh, the memories…

 

 

At the end of my all-inclusive stay at MCRD San Diego, I lost 30 pounds and could hoist my pale body above the pull-up bar for double-digit reps. Like everyone else, I learned to push past doubts and the mental limits my mind had created for what I could and could not do. Ironman’s phrase of “Anything is Possible” became a mantra even before I knew what a triathlon was.

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Ironman Training- Month 5

This is the fifth installment of a yearlong training journey towards my first full Ironman triathlon. To start at the beginning, click here.

 

I knew it was bad when it got to me in the pool.

(If you were hoping for a simple training update with no real life stress, you should probably skip this post)

 

My bike and American Flag during Ironman Training- Month 5

 

Training and Real Life Collide

The stress of life and everything that wasn’t Ironman got to me. I mean, really got to me. December was packed with the usual obligations of Christmas shopping and holiday parties to plan or attend, but this year there was much more on my plate. Studying for my clinical licensure test filled my free time. Someone close to me had been the victim of a horrible crime I could do nothing to stop. My daughter, though really loving her new baby brother, was distraught that her mom could not pick her up or carry her because she was healing from her C-section still. Our family unit was trying to find homeostasis again. Continue reading

Ironman Training- Month 4

This is the fourth installment of a yearlong training journey towards my first full Ironman triathlon. To start at the beginning, click here.

 

Ironman Training Month 4

November started off in a powerful way. My son was born on November 3rd, healthy and well. After the hospital stay, my wife and I brought him home and began the juggling act of raising two kids. Needless to say, there was not much training for the first week after his birth. I did my best to prepare food, run errands, and wrangle my three-year-old daughter. I spent lots of time at the park so my wife could rest and attend to the newborn. In the first two weeks I snuck in a couple bike rides and swim, but with minimal sleep, rest and recovery were priority number one. Some days, keeping my eyes open just to push my daughter on the swing was a major victory.

Seeing my newborn son for the first time in the hospital. He is grabbing my finger.

By Thanksgiving, I was back to swimming, biking, and running per the training plan laid out by Coach Nick Carling. I ran my MAF test in just over 30 minutes with 9:56, 9:58, and 10:18 splits. Relief set in that my fitness had not totally disappeared and I had even improved from last month’s MAF test.

 

Brace Yourselves, Winter is Coming

With winter approaching and Daylight savings time shortening the hours of sunlight, I sweated out most rides on the indoor trainer. One challenge I faced was being able to “let go” and accept that I would not complete all of my prescribed training sessions. At the same time, I made sure not to swing to the other end of the spectrum and justify sitting around when I had the time to train and ample sleep the night before. So goes the balancing act of parenthood and Ironman training. Since I work 10 hour days, I plan ahead to make sure my workouts fit into the day. To streamline my mornings I usually lay out workout clothes and gear the night before.

 

Even though I could not put in the training hours, my daughter was a big help with nutrition. She is at the age where she wants to help out, so I recruited her to help make my green smoothies.

 

Making a green smoothie with my daughter during Ironman Training- Month 4

My daughter loves to help make healthy smoothies.

 

My favorite swim was a Thanksgiving Day workout with the Walnut Creek Masters. We had the options of what we chose to “eat” on the menu, choosing different sets of freestyle and non-freestyle strokes. All said and done, it totaled about 4,200 meters.

My two kids in their Thanksgiving outfits.

 

The Big Picture

Whenever I felt frustrated by the setbacks or stalls in fitness and training, I reminded myself of the bigger picture: I train and race to improve myself as a person and triathlon is only part of that equation. It’s easy for me to get this confused and expect the rest of my life to conveniently fit around my training. Frustration and resentment build when people and events don’t align with my triathlon life, so the reality check and shift in perspective keeps me grounded. I think a lot of age-groupers feel this from time to time, expecting the results that the professionals get, forgetting the pros don’t have a full-time day job or other serious commitments outside of sport. And like all endurance races, it is a journey of consistent effort and not a sprint.

 

Upwards and onwards.

 

 

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Lucky’s Lake Swim

Lucky’s Lake Swim Review


“We provide all alligators for free. There is no extra or hidden charge” boasts the Lucky’s Lake Swim website.

 

After reading that I knew my casual google search for open water swimming in Orlando had struck gold. My family and I were on vacation and I hoped to get some training in during my time in Florida.

Glassy conditions for Lucky's Lake Swim

Not only are the alligators provided, but Lucky’s Lake Swim is a totally free event happening daily. In a world of $1000 entry fees for  Ironman triathlons, I figured there had to be a catch. Who would open up his own home and let strangers come each day for a 1k swim in the warm Florida lake waters? As it turns out, Dr. “Lucky” Meisenheimer would. Besides creating a swim with a cult following, Lucky has quite the resumé. One needs only to glance at Dr. Meisenheimer’s wiki page to discover the man who is the cross-section of medical doctor, author, former collegiate swimmer, actor, yo-yo enthusiast, family man, and foot-in-mouth-swim record holder. (Yes, that’s a thing.)

 

Am I in the right place?

I drove to Lake Cane, entering Lucky’s lakefront property around 6:00 am and parked beneath an outdoor basketball hoop. A regular to the pre-dawn ritual greeted me, “You swimming today?” Al Johnson,  a Vietnam Vet, took me down to the dock and got me the orange clip-on float buoy, required for all newbies, including “Michael freaking Phelps” as the website states. He traded my signed waiver for a green swim cap and we set our gear on the dock. Al noticed my outsized military tattoos and told me he had served with the 173rd in Vietnam. Apparently, I’m not the only veteran-turned-endurance-junkie out there. Al and a pair of former Air Force F-16 pilots were regulars.

Lucky's Lake Swim fake alligator

It’s a little more convicing in the dark

 

It was then that I noticed a hungry gator just a few inches deep staring up at me. “It’s not real!” Al chided me after glancing my open jaw. Good to know.

 

Floaties are provided for Lucky's Lake Swim

Floaties are provided for Lucky’s Lake Swim

 

Dark Waters

The swim starts at 6:30 on weekdays, so it would not be light until halfway through.  The other regulars showed up, some with wetsuits because it was likely the coldest swim of the year. In central Florida, this means 63º, which felt like a bath tub compared to the San Francisco Bay. And to boot, the water was a full 20º warmer than the air temperature that morning! A novel experience for a west-coaster like me.

When it finally reached half past six we all paddled out and began our lake crossing, keeping left of the buoys. Of course I wasn’t thinking about gators biting my legs, or arms, or neck. Nope. Quickly those thoughts disappeared as I settled into the familiar rythm of stroke and breath. The silence of early morning complimented the still, dark waters of Lake Cane. The only sounds were my breathing and the splash of my hands entering the water. Soon enough I touched my feet to the soft banks on the opposite side of the lake. Halfway there.

Lucky's Lake Swim sunrise

During the trip back a sunrise slowly peaked over mossy oak trees and simplified the sighting back to Lucky’s dock. A thick mist hung over the Lake Cane’s surface, catching the orange rays of the dawn.  Twenty-seven minutes after I had jumped in, my hands reached the dock and feet found purchase on the shore. My first crossing was complete!

Lucky's Lake Swim dock signs

 

Hanging Out

The air temp. was still in the 40’s. Warm up back in the truck with the heater on, I figured, until I heard someone call out to me “you gotta try the hot tub!”  A quick rinse and then into the tub. Heaven. I chatted with a few of the other regulars who were happy to hear about my swims in the Pacific. They were used to the out-of-towners and glad to hear about my first time here in Lake Cane. They told me about the duck who sometimes made the crossing with them and a Jack Rusell terrier who also completed multiple swims. Why not?

Lucky's Lake Swim hot tub

Fully reheated, I stepped out and was promptly handed the first-timer’s goodie bag. It included a bumper sticker, patch, and log sheet to track all my future crossings. Swimmers are given various caps and shirts after milestone crossings (25, 50, 100, etc.).

Lucky's Lake Swim swim cap, bumper sticker, and patch

 

Lucky himself took me to sign the wall and was nice enough to snap a picture with me, talking about how it all came together back in 1989 when he first organized the group swims. Eventually, it grew from him and a couple friends to dozens of people a day and sometimes 200 plus swimmers on summer weekends. Crowds like that sound like great training for an Ironman mass swim start, but I was grateful for the relative solitude my group of seven afforded me that morning.

Lucky's Lake Swim photo with Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer

The photo on the right is none other than Gwen Jorgenson, who swam here in September ’16.

Lucky's Lake Swim wall signing

…and it’s official!

I always enjoy the feeling of starting my day with a good swim, especially in open water. But more than the exercise, the feeling of community and shared experience made Lucky’s Lake Swim special. Not only was there a tight-knit group of regulars, but they extended that welcome to me, a tourist. When it comes down to it, the shared experience is what makes this special.

The walk to Lucky's Lake Swim

 

Driving back from Lake Cane, I smiled. Only 24 more crossings until I earned that white swim cap!

 

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Ironman Training- Month 3

Finding the Groove

Month 3 of training using the Maffetone Method is complete. I found my rhythm and it feels good. Waking up early enough for swims, hitting those lunchtime runs and getting on the bike are routine. I don’t have any more races for the season so no speed work, no intervals, just good old fashion aerobic training. Coach Nick Carling decided that the next few months should be dedicated to building my aerobic base.

 

Bike in front of garage

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Ironman Training- Month 2

My September training was a bit of an overlap with my last race of the season and the annual open-water swim I coordinate. Unlike Month 1, the second month was a little busier.

Overlap

Santa Cruz 70.3 was on the 11th of the month, so workouts were planned accordingly to give me a buildup, taper, and recovery from the race. I came down with a minor cold a week before the race and eased off training more than my taper called for.  Listening to my body paid off. The race went well and even more of a plus was that recovery did not take as long as in previous 70.3 races. I was satisfied to finish in under 6 hours and seeing the race as practice for a full Ironman in terms of pacing and strategy added a fun element to the day.

Running into the water for the swim start at Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz

 

Off the Couch

While I didn’t hit all my prescribed workouts, I stayed consistent with the three disciplines after the race. This alone was a major step for me. I tend to anchor myself on a couch for a month after a big race and binge on junk food. Breaking that pattern with some light workouts boosted my confidence considerably. I’ve noticed that many times there is a fine line between staying active and going completely dormant because “I earned it” after a big race.

 

Training schedule for Ironman Training- Month 2

More yellow and red than I would prefer, but I listened to my body and made the right choice.

 

Life Events

The two other major events in the month were the Alcatraz swim and a trip to Boston to see my good friend from the Marine Corps get married. Fitting my training into that trip back east took a little creativity, but was very doable. I had a 6-hour layover in Los Angeles, which I used to get my “run” in by walking the terminal and carry my luggage up and down stairs for an hour. Staying active in Boston was easy. The city offers plenty of things to see and I could walk to most of them. It also helped that the hotel had a pool and stationary bikes for some quality morning sessions.

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to have a long run and see neighborhoods usually missed by tourists. The early fall weather of New England was optimal for running with the low temperatures helping to keep the heart rate down.

All in all, I made an effort to get my training in and didn’t get down on myself when the schedule didn’t fit into my life.  When I couldn’t fit in the exact workout, I just made sure to spend a lot of time on my feet walking.

 

So far, so good.

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Take the Rock 4.0

This is a recap of the 2016 Take the Rock Swim. For a more detailed article, check out my review of the 2014 event.

 

Me drying off on the shore after Take the Rock 4.0

On Sunday, September 25th, I had the honor of coordinating 59 swimmers in an Alcatraz swim. This wasn’t just any Alcatraz swim, but the 4th annual “Take the Rock” Veterans Swim Challenge. Participants were military veterans from Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and peace time. Many brought family members to train with them each Saturday to prepare for the 1.4-mile open water swim. We had perfect weather, with air temperatures in the 70’s and sunny and the water in the 60’s. And unlike years past, every single swimmer who jumped in was able to finish their swim and greeted by a cheering crowd at Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

 

How it started

Earle Conklin kayaking for Take the Rock 4.0

Take the Rock started in 2013 when a local Vietnam Veteran, Earle Conklin, challenged me and coworker, Maurice Delmer, to help him facilitate an Alcatraz swim for veterans. He envisioned the swim as a means to empower returning service members, many who struggle readjusting to civilian life and are looking for a way to return to “normal” everyday civilian life after deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 

When I balked at the idea, Earle told me he understood, saying, “Yeah I’ve taken 12-year-old boy scouts on this swim, but if it’s too much for you I understand.” The Marine in me couldn’t let that go and I took the bait.

 

After my first swim, I was hooked. The feeling of peace in the water, the all-encompassing body high after getting out of the bay, along with the empowerment that helped me gain proficiency and even mastery in other areas of my life convinced me this swim was worth growing. More vets needed a taste of this.

 

Take the Rock 4.0

The first year Take the Rock included twenty vets and family members. It grew in the following years to thirty-two, then forty, and now fifty-nine this year! Advertising has been largely word of mouth, with only a few fliers and Facebook posts enticing people. I expect next year to be closer to eighty.

Swimmers waiting on the boat near Alcatraz for Take the Rock 4.0

 

We have been fortunate to provide this swim at no cost to participants because of funding from the Danville-based Vietnam Vets of Diablo Valley. In addition, our coaching is provided by the Nadadores Locos and South End Rowing Club members who love teaching people to swim and improve their technique. Others volunteer as safety kayakers or ground crew, whose tasks include helping paralyzed or amputee swimmers back into their chairs or prosthetics.

Bill Green, President of Vietnam Vets of Diablo Valley posing with swim founder Earle Conklin and his girlfriend Rhonda.

VNVDV President Bill Green with founder Earle Conklin and girlfriend Rhona.

 

Swimmers jumping off the boat near Alcatraz for Take the Rock 4.0

Beyond the notch in the belt for participants to say they  swam from Alcatraz, this event is about opportunity and empowerment. As a Marine Corps veteran who has served 2 tours in Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD upon coming home, I don’t want pity from people. I just want  a fair opportunity to succeed. Many vets struggle with the transition of getting out of the military and back from war because the change of pace, societal norms, and sense of teamwork is dramatically different. The Take the Rock swim helps veterans to apply their military mindset and focus their energy on both swimming and encouraging others. It’s a team effort, which is why we call it a challenge and not a race.

 

Swimmers waving to the camera in front of the Golden Gate Bridge during Take the Rock 4.0

 

Three notable finishers this year were Michelle Davis, Jeff Jewell, and Dave Smith. Michelle has worked hard over the last couple years to overcome injuries and confidence in the water. This year, she finished the swim for her first time and was greeted by her very enthusiastic friends.

Michelle high fiving friends after Take the Rock 4.0

High five enroute.

 

Jeff Jewell is the director of the Concord Vet Center. He has undergone major lifestyle changes in the last two years and lost over 70 pounds. This year he decided to literally jump in with both feet and train for the swim through his local US Masters Swim team in Solano County and with the Nadadores Locos during our Saturday practices. It had been a few years since he had regular exercise in his life, so this was a challenge, but one he did not back down from. Jeff dedicated the swim to the Gold Star families of California, which are the families of active duty military who have died while in service.

Jeff finishing the swim and walking on the beach after Take the Rock 4.0

This way to the beach party, sir.

 

Our oldest swimmer, Dave Smith, is a Vietnam Veteran and had volunteered in past years for the Take the Rock support crew. He decided that swimming from Alcatraz would be a great 70th birthday present to himself. Dave was in great shape, but did not have any experience swimming in the pool or open water. He proved that with determination and some coaching on technique, age is just a number when it comes to swimming Alcatraz.

 

Dave Smith finishing Take the Rock 4.0

Dave Smith, not even tired.

 

I have no background in swimming growing up. I learned how to “not drown” in the Marine Corps and became adept at the combat side stroke, but that was it. After swimming Take the Rock I signed up for the Ironman 70.3 Vineman in Sonoma County and began training with the Walnut Creek Masters and improving my technique tenfold thanks to coaches Kerry, Mike, Steve, and Deb. I’ve found a new home with everyone at the pool during the 6:45 practices and discovered that I actually love swimming. This also provided an opportunity for me to start this blog  about my own transition out of the military and how I have used endurance sports to deal with feelings of anxiety and depression. I’m currently training for the full Ironman Vineman 2017.

 

 

Next year will be our fifth anniversary of Take the Rock. Do you know any vets who want to join us? Would you like to volunteer and be part of the fun? Find out more at www.taketherock.com.

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz Review

Standing on the pier awaiting the swim start for Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz

 

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz was my third middle-distance triathlon. In contrast to the first two, I did not feel an excessive amount of pre-race jitters. The lack of fear coming into the race was a welcome change. I felt confident I would finish and  had no attachment to any finish time. Okay, I wanted to finish in under 6 hours, but it wouldn’t be a heartbreaker if it took longer. After all, I race for fun. I race to celebrate being alive and honor other people I care about. It was also the first triathlon training strictly with the Maffetone Method.

Up until a week before the race, Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz was simply another triathlon. Sure, I cared about it, but I did not raise funds for any charities like my previous race in Oceanside. That all changed when my coworker, Dave, shared some heavy news with me. His wife, Sarah, just found out she had cancer. Both of them were understandably devastated by the news, but as a testament to their strength in the middle of uncertainty, they were not hiding from this. Dave and Sarah were sharing the news with others, partly as a way to have some choice in the matter. How do you react when someone shares this with you? I certainly didn’t know. Continue reading

Ironman Training – Month 1

 

The Journey Begins

Month one of training for my first full Ironman (140.6-mile triathlon) is in the books. While the work was familiar, the methods were new and I feel good about my progress so far. Because I have been training for a Half Ironman next week in Santa Cruz, I did not start from scratch. There are a few new things about training for my first Ironman including:

  1. Hiring coach Nick Carling
  2. Using the Maffetone Method
  3. Upgrading my watch to a Polar V800

 

Getting Schooled

Working with Nick has already been rewarding. Previously I have used a training book to keep me on a schedule and improve incrementally, but Nick has personalized my training plan and scheduled MAF tests to gauge my progress. Even though he is half a world away in Australia he can program a workout on Training Peaks and see how I performed once I upload the data after training sessions. Not only has this kept me accountable for training, it clears up the confusion on how to train and allows me to fit in each session according to my schedule.

Coach Nick Carling coaching athletes before a swim start.

Coach Nick Carling in action.

Including a warm-up and warm-down built into the workout is one of the biggest changes added to my training. Novel concept, right? I always believed these were good ideas, just not enough to actually incorporate them into a workout. Planning for them has changed how I feel afterward and avoided the much-dreaded injuries that arise when the body is not yet ready to perform. I admit, starting and ending my runs with a walk was maddening at first. I worried about the other people passing me on the trail, likely thinking “I remember my first jog.” Thankfully this worry passed and I now enjoy both the ritual and function bookending my workouts with slow movement.

August 14th

Graph showing mile times during the MAF during my first month of Ironman Training

 

August 21st

Graph 2 showing mile times during the MAF during my first month of Ironman Training

 

So far I have done two MAF tests running and seen my mile time decrease by nearly 30 seconds (from 09:51 to a 09:25). Given the slow nature of building an aerobic base, I am very encouraged by this progress, which occurred in only one week. I think the junk food binge a day prior to the August 14th test might explain some of this. MAF tests usually don’t happen every week, but I had some equipment malfunctions earlier in the month and could not trust the data from my August 7th test.

Training Peaks schedule for Ironman Training - Month 1

My weekly training schedule generally looks like this:

  • Monday: Bike
  • Tuesday: Swim in the AM and lunch run
  • Wednesday: Bike and Yoga
  • Thursday: Swim in the AM and lunch run
  • Friday: Off day
  • Saturday: Long bike ride
  • Sunday: Long run

 

I complete almost all my training in the morning starting around 6:00 am, which works well for my schedule. Not only do my 10-hour workdays make evening training close to impossible, but morning workouts are a great way to s

 

Nutrition

So far I have not implemented the High-Fat/Low Carb approach consistently. Besides a couple few FroYo binges, I did not want to change things up before my Half Ironman next week. Afterward, I will find what feels like a good balance between eating healthy fats and having the energy to maintain my training and lifestyle. I don’t plan on going into full ketosis but will continue to decrease junk food as much as possible.

 

Ingredients for a green smoothie

Most days I eat at least one salad. My go-to salad is a Kale & Broccoli crunch from Trader Joe’s mixed with blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and a homemade salad dressing. I also either make my own bone broth or drink a mug of store bought broth each day. Ben Greenfield has a great page on everything you ever wanted to know about bone broth, but the gist is this: it makes you feel like a superhero even after a heavy day of training. Drinking green smoothies is also a regular staple in my diet because they are quick and easy.

 

For now, training is coming along nicely. I have only missed a few sessions due to my lunch runs being squeezed out by work or a brief cold I got last week. Stay tuned next month for the next training log journal.

 

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