I had a dream last night that Barack Obama came to my high school classroom to give a presentation, and we ended up making out on the teacher’s desk. Seriously. How weird is that?
He was a good kisser!
After all my nocturnal activities, I needed a HEARTY bowl of oats to get me going.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large sliced banana
- Toppings: 1/8 blueberry granola plank, some loose plain granola, a few almonds, and dried cherries
And, of course, a big cup of coffee on the side…. AKA my liquid crack. <3
I’ve got another busy day at work coming up (I say that every weekday, don’t I?). My boss is out of town and I’m expected to get a lot of work done! No slacking permitted.
Future Husband and I were talking about lactic acid last night (I know, we’re such dorks). We both were under the impression that lactic acid is BAD and makes your muscles sore–after all, that’s what we were taught in middle school biology class, right? Well, guess what?
Recent research indicates "that muscle cells convert glucose or glycogen to lactic acid. The lactic acid is taken up and used as a fuel by mitochondria, the energy factories in muscle cells. Mitochondria even have a special transporter protein to move the substance into them…. Through trial and error, coaches of runners learned that athletic performance improved when athletes worked on endurance, running longer and longer distances, for example. That, it turns out, increased the mass of their muscle mitochondria, letting them burn more lactic acid and allowing the muscles to work harder and longer…. Intense training makes a difference before an endurance event because it can make double the mitochondrial mass."
I’m going to do more research on this topic and write a longer "Musings On Lactic Acid" piece, and that article definitely peaked my interest!
Have a good day!