Sunday seems so long ago – but my muscles certainly remember I ran a sprint triathlon two days ago! I’m still achy and sore. I think the bike did me in. I decided to swim it loose by hitting the gym for a light 20-minute freestyle. Usually, it’s better to rest; but occasionally, it helps to move my body a little more.
It was quiet at the pool tonight!
I did some strength training, too. Stickin’ with it! Aren’t you proud of me?
Those are my new Saucony Triumphs – I wore them during the race on Sunday and they were so comfy. Very neutral, very soft and forgiving.
I noticed this community board right before I left. They have laminated workouts you can borrow and place by the side of the pool to refer to as you swim. Pretty neat!
I spy an Operation Beautiful note! See it?
I don’t know if I could handle this kind of yardage, though. 3,675 yards would take me FOREVER. At least an hour! That’s a long time in the pool.
Came home, grabbed some cashews to refuel, and set to work making dinner.
I actually made two dinner tonight, one for us and one for Tonya’s family!
Many of you have asked for another update on Tonya’s situation, and I finally have news for you! The results of her brain biopsy came back yesterday, so now she knows what type of cancer it is and how they are going to treat it.
Her tumor has been diagnosed as a “Grade II Low Grade glioma most consistent with astrocytoma.” It’s slow-growing. She’ll begin radiation and chemotherapy in July and has plans to get her life in order before that.
Side note: the winner of the Garmin 305 fundraiser for Tonya was Heather C.! Congrats, Heather! And thanks to everyone who donated… Tonya and her family really appreciate it. You can donate to help Tonya and her family here, if you are so moved!
Tonya and her husband Kevin are switching to a vegan diet called the Hallelujah Diet (also based on Christian principles) so I’m trying to craft meals for them that fit with their new guidelines.
Our batch included millet, sweet English peas, carrots, sweet corn, cilantro, chickpeas, and lots and lots of Mmm Sauce!
A wonderful dinner!
Tonya is pretty incredible for keeping her spirits up during trying times, but I have to commend you as well for taking the time to help this family out all while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, helping your husband run his business, and write a book. It seems kind of silly to ask since I follow your blog, but how do you do it?! You both are simply inspirational.