So I have been in Augusta, GA for about a week now. When I take a left out of my hotel, I am greeted with Wendy’s, Arby’s, Five Guys, and Olive Garden. If I take a right, I get McDonald’s, the Devil (Krispy Kreme), Chick-fil-A, and a whole other host of Satan’s eateries. So long story short: THANK GOD FOR PREMADE PALEO!
I ended up getting an entire month’s worth of food which luckily has not thawed out in my fridge. So I have gotten this question pretty often: Is it any good? In short, it is AWESOME. It is like down home Southern cooking in my hotel room. A little example of the awesomeness:
So these things are set up to be one portion of protein and two sides. The protein has ranged from the White Meatloaf to Homemade Sausage to Poblano Hamburgers. The sides include Tomato Bisque and Sweet Potato Home Fries and Roasted Broccoli. There are so many options that they don’t get boring. And it is hard to screw up portion control like this.
So the eating has gone well. What about the marathon training and the CrossFit? I actually haven’t missed a WOD or a run. Well, I missed a Saturday WOD because my alarm decided not to go off, but it was a silly WOD anyway. At least that is what I am telling myself. The box has been awesome and everyone has been really supportive. And it is huge.
I drove to Aiken, South Carolina to get my six mile “long run” in. I have done all of my training runs around the hotel in Augusta, and there is a serious lack of sidewalks. And/or decent driving by the locals. Seriously. It is scary. I am pretty sure they are actually TRYING to hit me. So I drove to Aiken and found Hitchcock Woods. It is not as ominous as it sounds except for all of the horse poop on the trails… and the six inch deep sand. It was like running on a beach that was invaded by horses… except with trees… and no water. Or bikinis. I slept in late so I missed the morning run and I certainly was not running in 91 degree Georgia, so I waited until a little later in the day. Unfortunately, I waited a little TOO long. I started running… in the woods… at around 7:20 p.m. I should probably point out that sunset is around 7:30 p.m. I knew it was stupid when I started, but I was going to enjoy my new running environment. Plus you have 30 minutes after sunset of twilight, right? Well, I didn’t do a map study of the woods and ended up four miles into my run and still heading away from my car. And it was starting to get dark… REALLY dark. Fortunately, right as I hit about 4.2 miles, I popped out on a road, and thanks to the Nike+ Running app, I was able to follow the map back to my car.
Alright, so I have been eating clean, made it to a whole bunch of CrossFit WOD’s, and ran 28 miles since my last update. What are the fruits of this labor? I weigh 213.2 lbs and my waist is 38.2 inches. The post last week? 217.6 lbs and a 39.3 in waist. I would TOTALLY post a picture of this, but I decided to, ummm, trim my chest hair for my reunion with Jaime at the end of the month. And I ended up shaving a little too close. I can’t even begin to explain how awkward my chest looks right now. Its like somebody held down a grizzly bear and shaved its belly. Seriously. I will prove it later this week.