I’m the Nutrition Mechanic. And occasionally enjoy a cookie. Ain’t no thang.
Many people don’t know Board Certified Sport Dietitians/Registered Dietitians exist, don’t realize the value of working with one, or simply prefer to do trial and error until they just can’t any longer. As somewhat of a shy gal, this has given me some fun challenges as I work to educate more local coaches and athletes as to the value of li’l ol’ me and what I love doing as a career.
I have to admit that of the 15+ years I’ve been participating in endurance events, it’s been difficult to have several race DNSs ("did not start") over the past 2 months. I am sad to defer these races. But really, I mean REALLY, I go back to “This is just an elbow and arm.” Things could be far worse.
My tendency to think I have worthy blog posts comes and goes. Lately, I admit to the "wane" slump. However, I’ve been asked by many “What have you been up to and what are you racing this year?” so I figured it’s time for a quick catch up blog post. And also to let you know I, too, have to pick myself up from a metaphorical (and literal) fall.
I’m not really sure how to explain it other than a feeling of denial that Ironman was over and there was no other new and special event on my schedule thereafter. Dealing with the “what next?”...