MONICA
37 years old
freelance photographer
running coach
Sunny Southern Cali, US of A

NO AUTOGRAPHS, PLEASE.
JUST TAKE THE BUTTON...





CHI RUNNING
by Danny Dreyer

GOING LONG
by Joe Friel
& Gordon Byrn

THE PALEO DIET FOR ATHLETES
by Loren Cordain and Joe Friel

KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE:
85% OF TRUE STORY

by Chuck Klosterman

WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING
by Haruki Murakami

HAVEN'T HAD CABLE SINCE THE MOVE SIX MONTHS AGO. NOW I HAVE THAT DIGITAL BOX THAT I GOT FREE WITH THE GOVERNMENT VOUCHER. I'M HOOKED ON THE FREE USN CHANNEL (NBC) THAT PLAYS OLD KONA SPECIALS FROM YEARS PAST!!!

THEN OF COURSE FOR THE HOURS I SPEND ON THE TRAINER...


MY O.G. IPOD SHUFFLE



2009
2/1/09 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/8/09 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
2/14/09 Tour de Palm Springs 55 MILE RIDE
3/14/09 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/4/09 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
5/3/09 Cinco de Mayo Run for the Cure HALF MARATHON
8/1/09 Vineman Full FULL IRONMAN
11/1/09 New York Marathon MARATHON
2008
2/3/08 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/9/08 Tour de Palm Springs CENTURY RIDE
2/10/08 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
3/08/08 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/19/08 Rage in the Sage HALF IRONMAN
5/25/08 IM Brasil FULL IRONMAN
140.6 BABY!!!
7/20/08 Strawberry Fields Triathlon OLYMPIC
2007
2/4/07 Pacific Shoreline HALF MARATHON
3/31/07 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
6/3/07 Danskin All Ladies Tri SPRINT
6/24/07 Breath of Life Tri OLYMPIC
7/12/07 Playa Del Run #2 AQUATHLON
7/22/07 Vineman 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
8/9/07 Playa Del Run #3 AQUATHLON
8/19/07 Hansen Dam Tri SPRINT
10/7/07 People Powered Ride METRIC CENTURY FUN RIDE
11/4/07 New York Marathon MARATHON

ALLEZ
BOLDER
DC RAINMAKER
DECAF PLEASE
DYING WATER BUFFALO
FE-Lady
GREYHOUND
IM ABLE
IRON DEAN
IRON JASON
IRON MOM JENNY
IRON POL
IRON WIL
KONA SHELLEY
Lance NotStrong
LITTLE MISS RUNNERS PANTS
LOCKED AND LOADED...
NEOPRENE WEDGIE
NEWBIE TRIATHLETE 2007
OBRATS
SPANDEX KING
SPOKANE AL
Steve in a Speedo?! Gross!!
TEA
TriFAThlete
TRI GEEK KAHUNA
triSARAtops


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Friday, February 1, 2008

WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE


CAUTION: free food can be dangerous

this post is inspired a bit by Little Miss Runner Pants whose doing some sort of Sparta project inspired by another blogger, Runner Susan, where they photograph everything they eat in a week. unfortunately, i don't think there's enough memory or bandwidth on the planet for me to do the same thing, but when i arrived at my shoot today, it got me thinking about all the temptations and potential for crap calories that i'm faced with on a regular basis.

so one of the many perks of my job is that when i'm on a shoot there's either catering or food is ordered in for the day or two days or the whole week, however long we're on the job. gotta love free food especially when you're training for an Ironman as undoubtedly, you are HUNGRY ALL THE FRIGGIN' TIME. not to mention the economic advantage as FREE FOOD = MORE MONEY FOR TRI CRAP. doesn't the spread above look all posh??? the chafing dishes (not that kinda chafing), the nice white china, the orchids......yeah, until you inspect a little closer...we'll start with the "healthier" stuff....


2 kinds of yogurt, granola, and lemon slices(?)

ok, ok, this is aceptable, what else.....


fruit n croissants

bagels n cream cheese

lotsa bread, some ridiculously thinly sliced fruit and cream cheese. harmless in moderation you say? a'ight, let's open the chafing dishes.....


Pandora's Box: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, and cheesy potatoes


and let's wash it down with a mini-fridge full of never ending high fructose corn syrup shall we??



"make the healthy choices, monica. there's always a healthier choice in any situation." so this is what i came up with:


a little o' this, a little o' that, but no eggs or french toast or bread

now mind you, this crap sits here ALL DAY, haunting me, tempting me at every moment. lunch was a little better though...


salad with pistachio encrusted chicken, brussel sprouts (YUMMERS) and rigatone pasta in tomato, capers, and kalamata sauce

fuck it. i'll just run my 8 miles tonight, then ride 90 tomorrow, run the Surf City Half Mary sunday, take a nap, then swim my 3200yds. oh, yeah the Super Bowl. GO BRONCOS??? i have no clue about that sport......

happy weekend

5 Comments:

Blogger Rainmaker said...

Any time I go to conferences...it's never good. I've got a weeklong one two weeks from now - unlimited free food and drinks everywhere. Danger Wil Robinson, danger!

Nics photos.

February 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

 
Blogger a.maria said...

whoa.

you're food is way prettier than mine!

February 2, 2008 at 2:47 PM

 
Blogger skoshi said...

Hi...I just found your blog and was intrigued by the reference to Angela Davis. Haven't heard her name in awhile. I always used to get her mixed up with Adelle Davis when I was a little girl.
Don't have time to wade through all the food, but I love the color in the photos.
And the ambiance of the musical background you've provided.
Plan to visit again and spend time actually reading something. Best of luck in your IM training.

February 3, 2008 at 2:16 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

two words for you:

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

February 11, 2008 at 4:17 PM

 
Blogger Dan Seifring said...

That is some good looking food there.

February 12, 2008 at 7:30 PM

 

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