Monthly Archives: September 2011

T minus one

Cold turkey Saturday morning. I’m finishing the last of my espresso tonight and will not have any coffee in the house tomorrow. I think I might need to go for a long bike ride away from other humans until I adjust. That might mean running away from home permanent.

So. October. No wheat. No dairy. No excuses.


I’ll take another 30

okay. off-season. done with racing. done with the mega-deadline at work. time to turn my attention to blogging, cooking, and building my body and life by design, not default. So, beginning 1 October, another Pure Paleo 30. Or make that 31.

I’ve hooked up with an accountability buddy, Danielle, a fellow tri-athlete and all-around interesting person.

I’ve been negotiating with my inner caffeine-addict at the moment. I like milk in my early morning coffee and in my morning coffee and in  my afternoon coffee.  And, well you get the idea. If I’m cutting sugar and starch, then I ought to dump the lactose. And so I’m toying with the idea of dumping the coffee altogether. That  always seems like a good idea in the evening and a really awful idea in the morning. I’ve done well with some good tea instead. So, between now and the 1st, I’ll think about it some more. And try to talk myself into it. Like I do with cold water. It’s easier to just jump in.

I have a week-long training program the first week of October, followed by visitors for a couple weeks. So I’m giving some thought to successful strategies. Apart from starting this in November.

So easy dinner ideas: keep it lean & green

Chicken Caesar Salad. pre-washed salad.  grill and dice chicken breasts. Anchovies.  Cardini’s. (I know, it’s not pure paleo but it’s delicious.)

Veggie Stir Fry + Protein. Fish, beef. Mix up the veggies you choose to keep it interesting.

Grilled Steak and Asparagus. Crush some garlic, drizzle with olive oil.