Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday Stampede Induced Thoughts

  • It is Stampede time here in Calgary!  This is where a large number of Calgarians pull out any cowboy apparel they own.  For me that basically means jeans, a t-shirt and some cowboy boots that I picked up four years ago for $28 at an Aldo outlet in Texas.  Authentic, eh?
  • Stampede also means a plethora of pancake breakfasts around downtown.  My first breakfast was Tuesday morning.  Maybe not as impressive on the food front compared to others, but I rather enjoyed the champagne and orange juice…DSCN0425
  • Tuesday we did have a recovery group ride out in Cochrane.  We’ve had some crazy, very non-July like weather and it looked like it was going to pour as I was getting ready to leave work.  When a co-worker mentioned that a few folks were going for drinks it didn’t take me very long to decide that a beverage would be more ideal than a ride.
  • Of course it was ridiculously sunny out when I left the pub Tuesday night.
  • On Wednesday it was time to get my legs moving again.  I went out for a super easy 3 mile run over lunch.  It started off easy (sort of), although it took a good 20 minutes for my legs to not feel heavy. My legs picked the right time to come around because a few minutes later it started to rain.  Big, fat drops of rain.  That made for a sprint kick back to the office!
  • Today it was back in the pool for a good workout.  My swim volume is going to pick up with a good focus on building strength.  I had a reasonably short 1600m workout using a pull buoy and paddles.  First time using paddles and it really made for good workout.
  • After three days of pancakes I think I may have had enough pancakes for a year.  Well…at least a month.
  • For lunch today our social club at work held a Stampede lunch.  It was a good excuse to hang out with some co-workers outside of the office and we chowed down on beef on a bun, chicken legs, baked beans and some salads.  I apologize for the poor quality of the picture, but we may be able to attribute that to one of the other items in the picture.DSCN0427
  • Friday promises to be a fun day…  Stay tuned!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
  • And yes…I know this is just one big nutritional blow up…  Thank goodness Stampede isn’t very long…  And I promise that I don’t eat like this every day!

12 comments:

Trihardist said...

Oh man. That plate of food looks nothing short of frightening.

Marlene said...

When I read the title, I thought for a second that maybe you were going to join the rodeo. :)

I'd be in trouble with all that delicious food around, but I'd love to check out Stampede one day!

Have a great Friday - can't wait to find out what's going on. Hmmmm?!

lindsay said...

an excellent excuse for pancakes and more pancakes! yumm breakfast :)

hope today is super fun, with whatever it's bringing??

Wes said...

Crap! How come we don't have any cool stuff like Stampedes with breakfast?

Keith said...

Stampede. (shiver) NOT my fave time of year.

Badgergirl said...

Pancakes. Yum.

Bob Almighty said...

I'm really scared by that picture...

how could anyone tolerate more than one Molson?

Sorry my Family in Quebec are hardcore Labett drinkers ;) Granted they are also Montreal fans...

teacherwoman said...

using paddles in the pool is fun and has really helped me focus on my form, especially when you encorporate it with a bouy between the legs!

Have a great weekend, Leana!

Lauren said...

I thought you broke up with beef?

Lily on the Road said...

Yikes, that is some mean looking shnitzzzz, the breakfast looks like two bbq'd thumbs....bleck!

JK.

Glad you are having fun and exactly how did the deep fried Oreo's work out???? Where are the Rolaids????

LMAO

Julie said...

Hahahahaha!! Love the previous comment about the sausages looking like two BBQed thumbs -- the sausages reminded me of my dog's little nuggets on the lawn. LOL!!

You need all that fuel after your monster effort at GWN. :) :) Feed the machine, baby!!! :) :)

joyRuN said...

That Stampede lunch looks ALL sorts of heavenly!

You're making me hungry...