You guys, I confess…
I’ve been consuming animal product on a daily basis this whole time. Turns out, there’s shellfish in my glucosamine supplement.
I would have never thought to check the label on vitamins or supplements, but my neurotic husband did. He throw a temper tantrum at Wal-greens upon making the discovery. There he was, frantically checking the labels of every brand, people were looking, I pretended I didn’t know him.
But other than that, four weeks in, the vegan thing is going well. I’m jacked up on carbs, my foods all taste like the best meal I’ve ever eaten, and we’re having fun with it. I look forward to Sunday cook-ahead day when we pre-cook vegetables to our heart’s content. All is lovely.
Other than annoying vegan updates, I need to get this off of my chest… Ironman is already stressing me out. I’m not even training for it yet, but I’ve had a few episodes, if you will. The weight of knowing how much I will be training this summer is beginning to feel heavy. Every time I get stuck late at work my irrational inner monologue immediately goes to “How am I going to get a 2 hour bike ride in if I’m stuck at work late every night? How am I going to keep myself properly fed and fueled when they force me to go to lunch at irregular hours? How am I possibly going to be able to train at the volume I should train at with this job? Damn it!! I’m always stuck late at work!!”
The reason for being stuck at work late is because I’m a noob, their system makes it entirely too easy to mess something up, and, even if I don’t mess something up, someone else can and cause my drawer to be off balance. Crazy. It drives me crazy when I’m stuck late for reasons beyond my control. Craaay-zie.
Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE my “new” job, and I’m still EAGER to train for Ironman. I just have moments of panic, and I’m going to assume that’s my human right, to feel.
Speaking of training, volume, two hour bike rides… I still need a training plan. How long is an Ironman training plan? Should I be training now? Oooof, can I just taper my way to the starting line? That’d be okay, since I’m jacked up on carbs and all.