So where were we......
Having not gone back to college was a good idea. I should of went back but i wouldn't have the time to train like i am now. Me and my parents came to an agreement if i didn't go back to college i would also help out with work place inisfailcards. The business there has been going for years. My dad has been helping out since he was 13 years old and has kept it running. My granddads father was in charge of it before he died and then my granddad(whos dead now) had it when he died and took over and now my dad has it. Its a family run business. Well except for one who isn't related to the family but they have kept it going all this time and i was working one day and an order of over 8000 cards went out yeah pretty madness but it keeps the family running. So what do i do there?. Well i make out orders,count envelopes and pack cards into bags for other orders also. Its a job. There aren't too many jobs out there although we are heading towards getting out of the recession i have been told by many people. I would work there in afternoons and train on the bike in the morning or what ever days are on my program. Some days its personal training and work or training and work so its not a bad idea. Im making money and cycling at the same time so its grand. Ill have it for when i need to buy Christmas presents etc.... Please check out the website and if ye need anything contact them and they will reply back no doubt.
And onto the training bit....
What else would yeah be doing on a Friday night? getting absolutely pissed out of yer head or staying in and looking forward to the weekend spins. Id rather getting on a bike and heading out for a few hours.As the days tick down to the first race of the season in Monsterevin in Kildare it wont be along coming around. You see people getting new kit, bikes and so on to look the biz for the new season. I'm going to get a new group set. I'm thinking of the electronic ultegra as it looks so nice on bikes ive seen we shall see come January. Its kinda scary how close the season. It only felt the other day i was riding the last race of the year in Charleville.
The training has been going grand really. I'm out on the bike a couple of days just ticking over and doing what im told according to my coach. Nothing wont happen until Christmas time when ill be putting more hours in. Its good going out training. I have never done it much on my own but it does really clear the mind and freshness you up also. So im getting used to it. Although i did train with a best pal last week. First spin we have had in years together. Im really looking forward to next season when everyone shows up on the line with new bikes,gear and so on. We had a great spin last weekend . We did o ver 100km but the last 30 was the worst thing ever. Getting the hunger knock was really bad. I got it once before but this was worse due to been on a diet.I dunno how i managed to cycle home.I just kept thinking of getting back to Fermoy and having the Sunday roast and just sitting on the couch for the day. So telling the odd few not to talk about food or anything to due with food as i had the hunger knock was funny. We got home and i just got of the bike so fast and I came flying in the door with mam roaring " take of those cycling shoes" and clattering cleats from the tile floors. I was delighted to see a dinner in front of me....
On Tuesday nights we would have kealansbikeshed roaring at us at the turbo classes and getting us in shape for the long season ahead
Right.... The diet.
So having gone to two races last year and getting dropped it was time to loose weight so i did and i stopped as i felt grand but..... I decided to go back to Pat Reynolds to get more slimmer and lighter for climbing and get on a decent diet. So what ever mornings i am out there i would cycle out, do the personal training, get weighed in and cycle home. Its not a bad idea. Ok its only 16km in total but its still miles in the legs im getting in as well as the other miles im getting in. I haven't touched any junk food well . . . . for last Sunday when i got the hunger knock i went to see a show in local community theater but i haven't touched anything since. Do i miss it? well yeah. Having rice and fish tonight here was my sister having a pizza and i was like ahh this is so unfair and she replied hahaha you on a diet..! Well i dont miss it much because staying away from it is no harm. People do love it but its really bad for you.
I wake up every morning. Make scrambled eggs, 2 turkey rashers, 8 almonds, pepper and a pint of water with lemon juice or just make an omelette and add in that ingredients also. Its really nice once you start getting used to it.
Lunch- Well seeing all those school kids munching on deep fat fried chicken or wedges is nice when your in school but once you get out of school after 6th year you will realize why was i eating it. I wouldn't miss any of that . I love having a chicken salad or turkey salad for my lunch. Its really nice getting all the nice food you should really be eating not this processed chicken.
Snack- Greek yogurt, frozen berries and 3/4 scoop of any protein you use is nice. I would stay with strawberry on this once. I changed to cookies and cream to try it and I would fancy the strawberry protein. Although i have bought coconut milk and im starting to make smoothies out of them and they are delicious.
Dinner- would be sweet potato,chicken or turkey or what ever you have and veg. I never ate veg until I started with pat back in March. What was i thinking. I used to never eat carrots and so on and now i eat them every day at dinner.
I would have nothing after 6:30pm and just wait until the sunshine/rain appears and start again for the next day. Im really loving the diet but at weekends i am going to eat alot more clean/healthy food so i wont get that hunger knock again and... Always bring TWO bottles. From now on at least on Sunday spins its more food and another bottle.
Thats all for now.
Happy pedaling and see ye on the road.
Reds or @IanCyclingreds
|Coconut milk, Greek yogurt,Berries, Protein|
|Greek yogurt, berries and optimum nutrition protein|
|Breakfast this morning|