It was quite hot on Saturday, to boot - easily in the 80s before I was done with the race. Went back to the hotel with a partial intent of taking the cold shower or bath advocated for good recovery - and I sorta did. I ran cold water over my right shoulder and glutes for as long as I could stand it - don't know if it helped or not, really - and later in the afternoon, I took a nice hot bath as well, which may have undone the good of the cold stuff.
Eating was a mixed bag over the weekend. I had some of the dark-chocolate M&Ms on Friday at work; I'm finding them less satisfying than I hope each time, so the 3 bags could last me a very long time. A salad with chicken in at Wendy's for dinner because I really wasn't very hungry. Then dessert once we got to Cheyenne, which was creme brulee - AND a brandy Alexander because I'd never had one. It wasn't bad - fairly egg-noggy. But I walked out of the restaurant feeling overstuffed. Saturday was breakfast, nuts, more Wendy's (double cheese, no bun, adequate), and dinner was at a restaurant with a chef from South Carolina - I had a salad and shrimp-and-grits, which was good, but spicy. Left a lot of the grits. Yesterday breaks down like this:
- sausage (bland!)
- cottage cheese
- tea with cream
- 3 raspberries
- a bag of potato chips
- filet mignon (from Costco, I think, and absolutely tasteless)
- salad with homemade zesty Italian dressing
- a strawberry Haagen-Dasz cup
- chocolate almonds
148.2 this morning, and damn glad to be there. Hoping to keep things in that neighborhood or lower this week - also hoping that my return to racing may improve my muscle comp in the hips/legs area.
I remembered to cool down my shower this morning - it actually felt rather good - and will be continuing the standing experiment this week.