Tuesday, November 22, 2011

EXCITING NEW CHANGES..and a remount that just keeps getting better

My goal for the next 48 hours is to (try)and contain myself from not consuming my body weight x3 in the food
selection that soon I will be facing. The carrot in front of me that will (hopefully) cause me to find some self control? I have to slip into a skin suit
on Sunday for a CX race without ripping the zipper off. Motivation if ever so slight. You know what my biggest weakness will be??
Onion dip.

Yes, that is what I said. Sour cream and Lipton onion soup mix. Like this:

I can sit down and scoop out 1/3 of
the bowl on to one chip and repeat without blinking an eye. Hell, just give me a spoon and I can save some calories
on the chip side of it. Frightening.. I know.

See.. this is EXACTLY why I am thrilled to have cyclocross in my life at the moment. It's a good calorie burner onion dip burner
so one can hope the start the new year I am not too far gone.

In other news, and way more exciting than onion dip.....
I have a new CX team! Last weekend, I raced for the first time as a Hup United team member. Before, I was racing as
a triathlete and honestly, it just wasn't very fun at times feeling like a dandelion in a field of poppies. For
the most part, all the girls are very nice but there is a lot of interaction among team members before racing, at
the starting line with the other women and while you are racing. A lot of teams/clubs have tents where they gather, hangout, w/up on trainers and EAT all day.
How fun is that?? VERY.. and I was missing out so I did some research found the perfect match for me.

Hup was started back in 2003 by some very cool dudes at Seven Cycles. Zac Daab was one of them and still remains
the constant in Hup United overseeing the different chapters across the country and designing the very cool
kits. There is no sponsorship involved which keeps out the drama/pitfall that can come with it.
Simply put: Hup really is about being part of something bigger than yourself and really enjoying being a part of a team supporting each other pushing each other, as quoted by our New England manager, Chip Baker.
Chip has gone out of his way to make me feel welcome and I've appropriately shown my gratitude by heckling him
while he is racing. (expected and welcomed in cross)

Here are some pix from this past weekend racing in Lowell of me. I thought Plymouth the weekend prior was tough but
Lowell bit me in the A$$ with 2 hills I could not ride and 5 laps of racing. My Garmin shows an all time record spike of 190 for
a heart rate. Good lord, did I suffer and I was NOT going to choke without a fight representing my new team
and I managed just fine. 25th out of 42 in the 3/4 women 


Thanks for stopping by!


Jennifer Harrison said...

Did you just say Onion Dip??? Crack me up. So 1980s! Lol. Congrats on your new CX team! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

GoBigGreen said...

congrats E I am so glad you are having a good fall!
That dip gave me the worst breath EVER but it is good:)

Born To Endure said...

I recently watched a cyclocross race, I give you guys major props!