I’m pretty beat. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my ultra long days, and from running at 5 in the morning yesterday to training until dark, I was one tired chica. Today, however, I only have to attend one of my part time gigs (Hi, BIC 🙂 ) and then I’m doing something I haven’t been able to do since I broke up with my gym. I’m excited, and I’ll write more about it after the class (any guesses?)
The other day, (Labor Day) the husband suggested we cook out. You all know I love grilling out, but the only thing I had to grill out was a chick’n boca burger, and that just didn’t sound good. What’s a girl to do?
Well, if you read Mama Pea’s blog, you may know the answer to this question…
Guys. If you are looking for a good veggie burger recipe, this is it. I took one bite, and told Shane, “I don’t think I should be eating this…I’m vegetarian!” It’s been about a year since I’ve had a real burger, but this tasted SO burger-like. It was almost eerie. But a delicious eerie 😉
With it, roasted okra + sourdough garlic bread.
A perfect late summer’s meal.
Pre-dinner, we lined our stomach with homemade pico and guac w/ some tortilla chips
Alcohol and Athletics
I don’t keep it a secret on the blog that I enjoy a few cocktails from time to time…
Every now and then, a mixed drink with a girlfriend.
But gone are the days in my unhealthy ways when I would drink to the point of extreme drunkenness. I just don’t care for the feeling the day afterward…or really the feeling that night anymore for that matter!
Being an athlete, (sure, I’ll consider myself an athlete) there are several things to consider in regards to partaking in the occasional adult beverage or two. After each workout, the body needs to recover. When one drinks several alcoholic beverages per week, it’s inevitably factored into muscle repair and recovery.
- Drinking alcohol, especially when it carries into the late night, disrupts sleep. Sleep in key in workout recovery.
- Alcohol is absorbed directly from the stomach into the bloodstream within 5 minutes after consumption.
- Although alcohol is a fluid, it’s also a diuretic. The more you consume, the more fluids you lose. Have at least one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage you drink.
After those three points considered, if you still drink to the point of having a hangover, here are a few points to consider about hangovers:
- Hangovers are mostly due to dehydration and loss of electrolytes.
- To lessen the hangover’s effects, drink water and beverages with sodium – gatorade, broth, soup.
- Hangovers generally take 12 hours (or more) to pass.
So do you have to abstain from alcohol completely for your body to recover during training? No! Is your body going to recover and repair more quickly when drinks are not consumed in excess? Heck yes!
With that said, cheers to moderation, solid recovery, and fun!
Now for the Thermos Cold Max Giveaway Winner!!!
First off, let me say that you guys are all very supah cool 😉
But the coooolest is……………
#9: elizabethlacy 🙂 Send me your info and I’ll send it on to Maggie so she can send you your prize!
Thanks for entering, everyone!
Have a lovely day, friends!
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