After getting up at 4:40 Saturday morning to get ready for work, working for 6 1/2 hours, and then coming home and loading the motor home, Davey and I were off to Lake Cahuilla! It was about a 2 hour drive, which, of course, I fell asleep during, but finally we made it.
We got to our camp spot and started making dinner (since we were both hungry). Dinner consisted of rib eye steaks, mashed potatoes, and corn! Yuuummmmm!!!!! Of course the hubs did the grillin'!
|He doesn't normally look this weird.....LOL!|
We decided to hit the hay around 9pm, but I could not sleep. Maybe it was due to the nap I took on the drive out there, or maybe it was because I was paranoid that my alarm wouldn't go off or I wouldn't hear it and I would miss the start of the triathlon....but whatever it was, I could NOT fall asleep. I eventually looked over at my phone to see it was 2am and I was WIDE AWAKE!!!!! Shortly after that, I eventually fell into a deep sleep and when the alarm went off at 5am, I was NOT a happy camper! I got up, put my tri-suit on, made sure all my necessities were in my tri-bag, and went to grab my breakfast of a whole wheat blueberry bagel and some Greek yogurt with fruit. This is when it dawned on me that I had put my yogurt and fruit in the freezer while the fridge got to a good temp and never took it out.........yup, it was frozen solid! Brought a whole new meaning to frozen yogurt!!!!! This morning was not starting off on the right foot. I ate my bagel and started chiseling away at my solid yogurt. I even soaked the container in hot water, but it wasn't melting quick enough. Ugh!!!! I was NOT going to allow this to be the start of my wonderful day.......I just laughed it off. I then realized that it was almost 6am and I had to get to the transition area to sign in and get my swim cap and race numbers. I was number 301!!!
I got all tagged up with my race number and age and headed into the transition site to park my bike and set up my little space. Then, ANOTHER thing dawned on me.....I had left my Camelback in the fridge of the motor home!!!!!!!! Really!?!?! I mean, really!?!?! Let me just mind you that I rode my bike from camp to the transition area.....so it didn't take too long......but since I was already all set up, I had to walk my butt BACK to camp.......a good half mile!!!!!! I am supposed to be conserving energy, not expelling it at this time. Davey's phone was off, so I couldn't even call him to bring it to me, so it had to be done.....I had to make the half mile trek back to the motor home.
So I grab my Camelback and realized that my yogurt had finished thawing out! Yay! Ok, so things are looking up now! On the walk back to my bike, I had to stop to take a couple pictures as the sun was rising up over the lake. It was gorgeous!
|You can't even see the transition area from where I was.......|
At 7:16am, my group started the triathlon by diving heading first into the warm lake! Yes, the water was warm! :) The swim seemed longer this year than it did last year, but I was ready for it!!!! I finished the swim with ease and started to head to my bike.
-Stir in oats
-Stir in Craisins
-Form dough into 2-inch balls and place on baking sheet or mat
-Bake 16-18 minutes until edges turn golden brown and center still appears soft
I labeled these cookies as "Recovery Cookies" since they have oats, pumpkin, peanut butter, and banana. All the good stuff you should have after a hard workout! :) Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
And now......time for the photo challenge! You know you enjoy them! ;)
Day 17: On The Shelf
Here is my little baking section of our cupboard!!! This is all I get and I try to utilize every inch of space I can!
Day 18: In My Bag
This is inside my tri-bag.....goggles, swim cap, water, and a t-shirt!
Next Sunday is the Race For The Cure 5K at the Temecula Mall. Of course I will be running, and will be with Team Lazy Dog Cafe. I am thinking of making some cute pink cupcakes and selling them for $1.00 each. Every penny I make from selling those cupcakes would be donated to Susan G. Komen. Who would be willing to purchase a cupcake????? If you are, let me know!!!! Thanks so much!!! :)
Have a great night everyone!!!