As predicted, it’s 1:45 PM and I’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), here’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 – check out this old post for tons of hat pictures, if you’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 Fenwick’s.
Fenwick’s is popular with the senior crowd. 🙂 And for good reason – 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 Fenwick’s) wasn’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 couldn’t decided if I’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 you’ll get a stomach cramp and drown to death. Or at least that’s what my mom told me. “Wait at least an hour!” 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 – 25% – 41% of victims are drunk at the time of drowning (source).
- Swimming on a full stomach might increase the odds that you’ll get a stomach cramp because blood rushes to your muscles, not gut, when exercising. Cramps can occur when muscles don’t get enough oxygen. The odds that this cramp will be so painful that you cannot swim through it are small (source).
Old wives’ tale – busted!
I love how you go for regular lunch dates with your dad! I researched the same thing about eating and swimming a while ago. When I used to swim competitively, my coaches always emphasized that we should eat snacks between races at our meets, so it didn’t surprise me when I realized that what my mum had warned me about was just an old wives tale!