1. I tried to make my first smoothie this morning (I know). I put in a container of raspberry yogurt, a scoop of protein powder, and a big handful of frozen mango. The blender started to smoke but wasn't chopping up the mango, so I thought maybe it needed more liquid and dumped in an entire muscle milk light (the big one). Then it was watery so I put in more frozen mango. And on and on until the blender was full and I had to stop. My smoothie is the consistency of a milkshake and tastes like muscle milk and nothing else and I will be drinking it for the next two days. Where did I go wrong? I tried to chip off some frozen spinach to make a green monster but it was frozen solid. Maybe next time.
2. I've got some pretty awesome folks lined up to entertain you guys while I'm gone next week. I'm pretty pumped about this (you should be, too!).
3. Recovery is going well. I've been lifting every day and I'm really happy to be back in the weight room, but I'm not doing much else because I can tell my body is still tired. Yesterday I commuted to work and back and was pretty worn out, so I bagged this morning's ride. All of my soreness is gone, I can just tell that there is a level of exhaustion I haven't recovered from quite yet. I was very happy to discover that there is an outdoor 25m lap pool at the resort as I'm really enjoying easy swimming right now. It feels stretchy and calm without making me feel worn out the way cycling did. I haven't run yet, but I might do a few miles before we leave. Or maybe not. I'm in no hurry, especially as we leave in 2 days and my to do list is 40 pages long. Gak!