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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Friday, January 18, 2008

An Endurance Athlete Wife's Best Friend

I opened the front door on Tuesday night at 8pm having just returned home from my T3 Indoor Trainer Spin class. My day had started at 5:15am when I woke up to get ready for 5:45am T3 Swim class. In between, I had worked a full day, finished a load of laundry, taken the trash out, emptied the dishwasher and prepared dinner. Yep, I had prepared dinner that morning and boy did the house smell good when I opened that door.

Early that morning I had dumped soy sauce, white vinegar, garlic, pepper and a couple of pounds of chicken breast into a crock pot and left the house. Twelve hours later, I had returned and dinner was waiting for us, ready to go and smelling great. Shawn had picked up some steamed brown rice on the way home. We threw a salad together and, voila! Dinner was served.

I'm thinking the crock pot is going to save my life more often. It sure made me seem like a power-wife if nothing else. Training for an Ironman while cooking...it's ingenius!


TrainingtoTri said...

Soo true! I feel guilty for being gone 3 nights out of the workweek for workout stuff, so I use the crock pot at least twice a week so hubby doesn't feel like he is cooking all the time. My fav, a bag of frozen scallops dropped into a bunch of marinara sauce with diced eggplant. Boil some pasta when you get home and voila.

Farley said...

so that's one wedding gift put to very good use....now if you can just figure out how to make that crystal gravy spoon work for you too.

I'm kidding, of course, crockpots are THE BEST!!

You rock girl!!! Keep on kickin' a$$!!

Tri to Be Funny said...

oohh--thanks for the recipes! I could use them all! Although I've heard from a lot of people who have said you can pretty much throw anything in a crockpot for 8 hrs and it will taste yummy!!

triguyjt said...

a pot... tons of green peppers..onions...brown rice...chicken.. hot sauce...
spices...and viola! a meal..

what a crock!!!!! :-)