As predicted, itâ€™s 1:45 PM and Iâ€™m dragging as a result of the Royal Wedding Watch Party. Yawn. Still worth it, though. :) Since so many of you voted YES for fascinators (AKA hats), hereâ€™s mine from my wedding:
I only wore it for an hour or so during the reception as a nod to my British in-laws. The rest of the time, I wore a traditional veil. My whole family bought hats, too, to make the Brits feel welcome â€“ check out this old post for tons of hat pictures, if youâ€™re so inclined!
We should make fascinators cool over here in the USA, I think!
Anyway – I got through some work at the clinic without napping on the desk, and then I met DadHTP for lunch at a little diner called Fenwickâ€™s.
Fenwickâ€™s is popular with the senior crowd. 🙂 And for good reason â€“ the menu is packed with fresh takes on all the comfort food favorites.
I got the Soup, Salad, and Muffin since their quiche-of-the-day (my favorite at Fenwickâ€™s) wasnâ€™t vegetarian.
The soup was Cream of Mushroom and Artichoke, but it was a very light cream-based soup with chunks of veggies. Yum.
Snagged a few fries from Dad:
On our way home, I debated whether I wanted to swim on my lunch break or after work is over. I couldnâ€™t decided if Iâ€™d rather be tired as I swam or risk swimming on a full stomach.
I did some Googling and discovered that the rule about having to wait an hour after eating to swim is a total myth! I always thought it increased the odds that youâ€™ll get a stomach cramp and drown to death. Or at least thatâ€™s what my mom told me. â€œWait at least an hour!â€ she admonish.
Hot goggle marks, hollar.
Interesting facts about swimming on a full stomach:
- In only 1% of USA drowning deaths did the victim eat a full meal before swimming (source). However, a drowning has never been conclusively linked to a meal.
- Alcohol is another story â€“ 25% â€“ 41% of victims are drunk at the time of drowning (source).
- Swimming on a full stomach might increase the odds that youâ€™ll get a stomach cramp because blood rushes to your muscles, not gut, when exercising. Cramps can occur when muscles donâ€™t get enough oxygen. The odds that this cramp will be so painful that you cannot swim through it are small (source).
Old wivesâ€™ tale â€“ busted!