Wednesday, June 2, 2010

3 More Sleeps...

With 3 sleeps to go before the "Race Weekend"...since I get to have some painful fun 2 days in a row (Hawaii 70.3 & Kukio Challenge) it's all about get the job done then rest easy. Todays training was a 90 minute ride (with the one and only Belinda Granger). We had some pick ups in there to get the legs moving. And tonight is swim practice. In between....sit, nap, watch a surf flick, make balls.

I've got my trusty side-kick with me every step of the way this week. This morning he helped me change the bar wrap on my bike and give it a good clean up. He picked out new speed laces for the KSwissers, and helped me fill water bottles. It's awesome how Kainoa is growing up and becoming more & more like my best bud along with our mother/son relationship. He totally gets that a race weekend is coming. He has begged over and over to be at the finish line and to pack a picnic (he also understands its a long day for spectators out there). Truly, having his hand to hold day in and day out makes all of this worth it...
...and of course, we rolled balls. Every girl owes her favorite training partners Spirulina Recovery Balls on race week! Here, try to make them yourself, super easy....
In a food processor put: Almonds (good for runners knees), sea salt (electrolytes), dates, flax seeds, honey, spirulina powder (from any health food store), sun flower seeds, pumpkin seeds (you need those to get iron ladies!), and then you mix it all and roll it into a ball.
Better get ready for swim practice! Happy training (or tapering) this week!


Blogger Kelly said...

Bree...I hope you have an amazing weekend, although we will be missing you at Rev3 Quassy this year! I might just have to ride a roller coaster for you.

And I definitely have to get some spirulina...those balls look amazing! ( it okay to write that?)

June 2, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Blogger july said...

Yum...I will definitely make those and maybe add a handful of chia seeds?! Good luck, Bree!!

June 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Blogger Sherry said...

Those green balls looks yummy- nice and fresh!

Enjoy the last few sleeps! Best wishes to you this weekend!

June 3, 2010 at 2:25 AM

Blogger Christi said...

Enjoy the experience! I am sure you will kick it!

June 3, 2010 at 3:28 AM

Blogger Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

I love the part about Kainoa wanting to pack a sweet. That's one of those little things in life that is so priceless and just plain full of happiness. Good luck in the race and enjoy the picnic.

June 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Blogger Go Gammie said...

Have a great race Bree!! Just like Lavaman, kick some bootie :) Glad you are doing so well,,, wish I was there to cheer for you !!

June 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Blogger Furacán said...

Nice blog! i just add to my favourites :-)
Good luck for your challenge! a fully weekend. Enjoy!

From Spain


June 4, 2010 at 4:36 AM

Blogger Adam said...

you have a really really nice back!

June 4, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Blogger Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

You are truly blessed!

June 5, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Blogger Anika Glass said...

Good finish in the Honu, Bree!

June 5, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Blogger Jen Bott said...

Love your blog! Could you help out a beginner triathlete by adding the amounts to the ingredients for Spirulina Recovery Balls????

June 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM


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