Today was the second game for my new ultimate frisbee rec team (they won last week when I was away, with only 5 players present to the other team's 11 - need 5 on the field all the time, so no spares). It's been raining pretty much straight for 3 days, cold and windy. We decided to show up, despite the 10C/50F wind and heavy showers. Ended up cancelling once we were all there, as the field was completely saturated and full of standing water. I wasn't really keen to play in that, but figured since I signed up for a team, I'm sort of obliged to show. At least this way, it's not a default, so hopefully the league can reschedule us for another day.
And as I suspected, the people on my team all looked WAY younger, like in their 20s or maybe, just maybe early 30s. Hahahaha.
Good on you for going for it. I'm not a team sport person, I sort of wish I was. Of course there aren't a whole lot of opportunities around here for adults to play on any kind of team. But I hope you get better weather and a chance to show your stuff.
Sounds like nasty conditions to "play" in. Good thing you didn't have to play!
Even though they are younger, you'll still kick their butts!
So I shouldn't tell you I got a sunburn today???
How was Son#1's birthday celebration?
18! I bet you are wondering where all those years went! I know I sure as hell am wondering where 50 years have gone :)
[QUOTE=Siobhan;1196718]Good on you for going for it. I'm not a team sport person, I sort of wish I was. Of course there aren't a whole lot of opportunities around here for adults to play on any kind of team. But I hope you get better weather and a chance to show your stuff.[/QUOTE]
I'm not a team sport person either. This is a deliberate attempt at going outside my comfort zone, with adding something to the sorely lacking "play" category of PB. I think it will be fun, if the weather cooperates. Next game next Monday.
[QUOTE=winencandy;1196781]Sounds like nasty conditions to "play" in. Good thing you didn't have to play!
Even though they are younger, you'll still kick their butts![/QUOTE]
I'll be happy if I can hold my own!
[QUOTE=winencandy;1196781]So I shouldn't tell you I got a sunburn today???[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=winencandy;1196781]How was Son#1's birthday celebration?[/QUOTE]
He went out after work for a bit last night, returning with 3 friends at 1203 with beer. Ok, technically his birthday, though not really until 525 am - believe me I remember that. Bugger was determined to impact my sleep right from day one! He seemed fine when up at noon, though admitted a bit foggy headed. We took him to the new Star Trek movie (very good, if you're a fan of the original series). Right now he's at the restaurant he works at for dinner, and according to his texts, people "keep buying him shots"...At least he left the car at home. And son #2 is working in the kitchen there tonight too.
[QUOTE=Suse;1196783]18! I bet you are wondering where all those years went! I know I sure as hell am wondering where 50 years have gone :)[/QUOTE]
That's for damn sure. But now I'm smaller and in much better shape :D.
Belly is feeling close to normal today. Didn't eat much, I suppose a bit of a break is a good thing. That, and probiotics.
2 brazilian cheese buns, one with cashew butter & honey, one with almond butter and honey
D: (post game cancellation) 1 beef and one shrimp kebab with chimichurri, few roasted veg
2 glasses of wine.
Back to the office and reality tomorrow. Sigh. Should be an okay week, we're hosting our own aerospace medicine conference on Wed/Thurs, so get to sit in on all the talks. Always interesting.
Hey GS! Catching up w/ you and sounds like you've been quite busy. I was in Chicago last week too. Only 2 days and no time for shopping which was probably a good thing as I love Lucy and live way too close to a store.
Good for you for joining an ultimate frisbee league! It sounds like great fun.
Not sure where you're at with hormones these days. I started w/ paleo as I was entering menopause and was miserable. So was everyone under our roof :(. I physically felt like crap as well as emotionally. I worked w/ Robb Wolfs' dietician and she really helped. Not that you don't know all of this already but she pushed adequate protein @each meal w/ plenty of cooked/raw veggies and 2 fat equivalents. A fat equivalent=1 tbs oo,co,ghee, 1/2 avocado,18 medium olives, 1/3 cup coconut milk or shredded coconut. She recommended no nuts and very limited fruit (berries). I'll be damned if after 2 months I was feeling great! This is really the best way for me to eat and when I veer too far off, it takes it's toll - but you've gotta live, right? Travel makes it challenging for me. My weight has stayed steady @ 135-138 @ 5'8 since the start. I started seriously lifting a few months ago and am seeing some results.
Enjoy your summerí :cool:
Went to son #1's rugby game after work, great that the rain stopped and the sun came out. Major testosterone fest, of course. Don't know how late the kid came home last night, but in the morning my phone had a text from him at nearly 1 am saying "hey, I"m up $15 at the casino"...O_o. He didn't seem too worse for wear at the game, and played well. Victory over the next door private school, which is always a major coup for his school. Son #2 is working tonight his 4th day in a row, the kid probably hasn't worked so hard in his life, aside from when he played high level soccer a few years ago! Good for him.
Perimenopause stuff. I started taking black cohosh a few days before leaving for Chicago, so a week and a half ago. Might be making a difference. Still get some hots during the night, but not as much. Only one night since starting that I've awoken in a major unpleasant sweat, but still have hot spells near the end of sleep. BJD, appreciate your thoughts, will do some further research.
Saw physio today for my knee assessment. It's been feeling better, but a weird pain still occurs here and there when walking, in between days of feeling fine. Not sure there's a proper diagnosis, but my IT bands are very tight, and likely because of that, my patellas are tracking not where they should be. Have some stretches and exercises to do, and am supposed to not squat heavy for now. Grrrr. Otherwise, no restrictions unless it gets bothered, and come back next week.
L: 3 egg salad with mayo, dill pickles, a plum
late D: 2 BBQ chicken thighs with salad - romaine, yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, queso fresco cheese with an avocado lime dressing. Very nice.
2 glasses of win
Forgot to add that last night's cancelled ultimate game is being rescheduled for Thurs night. Weather should be good.
Good day with the conference. No time for gym, nor did I do my physio exercises this evening, but will stretch. Need a good night's sleep, was feeling rather tired this afternoon.
Son #2 is out again, last buddy in his close group is 18 today, so they were meeting up with work people to go out. I dropped them off at the restaurant, and they will cab home. Hopefully not too late!
L: bone broth, one chicken thigh
chocolate coconut butter
4 pecan halves, one pepperoni stick
3 slices bacon
banana egg pancakes fried in butter topped with a smidgen of cashew butter and a drop of maple syrup.
Son #2's girlfriend asked for the pancake recipe :).
I've just placed grass fed beef shanks and bison short ribs in the slow cooker with onion, garlic, rosemary, beef broth and a bit of red wine. Should smell delicious in the morning :).
I think I should invest in a slow cooker this winter.