I was bit by the bug, again.
Six weeks ago I began triathlon training. It's been two years since my last race (April 2010). I took a little hiatus after I got married, not because I didn't enjoy triathlon, but simply out of convenience. I didn't have easy access to a pool. Went on a few group rides, but never really started exploring the roads in Orlando. Shortly after we got married, we joined a running group and began training for our first marathon, and continued with marathoning and did another this past year.
Then I got bit. I was down at the Y clocking in for a consult and ran into the coach of the tri-club. As we got to talking he asked... "so when do you workout?" Which is quite a funny question. I thought to myself..."Oh uuhhhh".. "
God has been calling me to surrender my time to find space, and He has opened up doors that allow me to have more freedom to do the things I love. It is beautiful.
So I joined the team. Workouts are at 5:00, yes in the morning, which means a 4:40 alarm clock. Whoa Nelly. This was the commitment.
Before workouts I have been digging these homemade Lara
Fig Power Balls
makes 15 balls
1 1/4 cup pecan halves, raw
8 oz bag dried figs, destemmed (about 1 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
Chop nuts in food processor; then add figs and coconut and process until blended. Form mixture into 12-15 balls and roll in coconut or crushed pecans.