Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I thought that I exhibited exemplary restraint when I passed by the Giant Reces Pieces Peanut Butter Egg in the checkout lane. Although the second one, a few feet down had me pause for though. Two Reces Pieces PB Eggs in such a short space...and I'm not even looking for them...Is this a sign from some Two-Floppy-Eared Higher Power showing me that I should toss one OR BOTH into my cart?

And then I kept going. There is, after all, too much of a good thing. I simply love PB eggs too much to eat many more. In the past when I've really liked some particular food item - I've never actually stopped myself from enjoying it. Try eating two trays of Ferrero Rochers in one sitting. I guarantee that you'll never eat another rocher again. Trust me.

Thankfully, the PB eggs will not meet the same fate as the Rochers. That I guarantee. Next year, though, all bets are off.

In other news, I'm back on the bike. Not the TT bike, just the converted-cervelo-into-a-road bike. Today's ride was meant to be an easy one, and I figured the lack of aero bar end-shifters would keep me from gunning it up the hills or chasing down riders on Pacific Coast Highway. Yeah (small laugh) right.

The wind, hills, headwind, cross-wind, more hills, (and did I mention wind?) kept me from going "fast". My ride turned more into a "cruse": enjoying Elfin Forest, pedaling DOWN Canyon Del Dios (ahem - MORE headwind), sightseeing through Rancho Santa Fe, smelling the Dill and other herbs at random moments, and finally receiving a well-deserved tailwind on my foray back into Carlsbad. If 25 mph could feel so easy ALL the time. I may not have even been pedaling (much) -

Trust me when I say I was a happy camper with the wind on my back.

Honestly? I'm giving myself until Thursday afternoon for the Ironman training to really start hurting. So far, I'm doing okay (knock on wood and famous last words, right?). A little sore from lunges yesterday... But as the work builds, I know the fatigue will really set in. By next week, any semblance of "normal", "springy", or "fresh" legs/body/fill-in-your-body-part-of-choice will be long gone.

The good news in our house, though, is the start of Season 5 of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". The small things in life, eh? Nathaniel's love for the show got me interested; and last year during my recovery, I spent many hours in bed watching reruns and previous seasons.

I (read: he) enjoyed the show so much that Northwestern coffee mugs arrived on our doorstep one day... He loved them so much that he refused to take one to work, claiming it would be gone before the day's end. And while I don't agree with the logo "I'd rather be crab fishing" - the mugs feel great to drink coffee out of. Even if I do color mine with a skirt (read: coffee creamer).

And with that, I'm done. Off to eat dinner and enjoy a show about crab fishing. And while it seems wrong to eat Turkey Loaf while watching incredibly hearty souls fish for crab, well, that's what's on the menu. And maybe, just maybe, a PB egg.

You never know.


Jennifer Harrison said...

Jerome likes that show, Deadliest Catch....! Welcome back to training! hee hee...And guess what is in my house? like 20 of those PB eggs.....and I have to look at them everyday. I have not had one. And, I actually did forget about them until I read your blog. HAHA! :)

Missy said...

HOLY crap, they just had the marathon on the other day...in case I missed ONE show last year. In fact, I think it's on right now...what am I doing here? Love the crabs;)

Molly said...

I sympathize with the choosing to pass up pb eggs- they might actually be my favorite food (much better than regular reeses). I admit though, I gave myself this week to eat as much easter candy as possible, then no more candy for a month!

Shan said...

Dude the wind today was EPIC!! I think I was running 2 MPH going south on Torrey Pines...ack!!! Rarely the wind goes in that direction, so I was super confused. Tomorrow doesn't look to be much better (although it might be sunny)...

Ahhh the IM build...how I remember it well... :) You'll kill it!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I came across your blog through Jen H's (she's also my coach). Great job at Oceanside - your journey is inspiring.

I do the same thing with food. I became obsessed with something and then eat it to the point of becoming sick of them and then move onto a new obsession. I once ate nothing but candy corn for 48 hours. It was both sick and fantastic.

D said...

I can't tell you how many time I've TRIED to eat something to the point that I would never want it again. No dice. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough? I guess I will have to try again since I'm not one to just give up ;)

Mama Simmons said...

Should I know what Ferrero Rochers are?

ADC said...

I am with D on this one. Nope, after billion pieces of various choc I can still eat it a lot. I wish I had your willpower.

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Hi Marit...I'm Jen, not a psycho stalker. Well maybe a cycle stalker. So any way I'm friends with Beth, Mer, and Shan. That's how I found your blog. I read your Oside race report...and how you were riding with a girl Elizabeth and having a good time. I think Elizabeth and I alog with a few others are going to do a GWL plus Laguna Loop Thursday, April 23. I'm not sure your schedule but if you would like to join us we'd love to have you.