This week started out with a *bang* yesterday doing the 70.3 in Galveston. Now, if I'm keeping it real, I only trained about a month for the swim so I wasn't completely deserving of a great swim time. I'm good with that. You get out what you put in.
It was a really tough race for everyone, including the pros, who were rolling behind their normal performance (so they say). The swim was the easiest of all the years I've done this race, and my my worst time. In the end the swim took me 48 minutes. I think my best time in Galveston was 43.
The swim was wetsuit optional and I chose to move to the wetsuit wave. With 50+ relays, we weren't in contention for anything, so we kept it light and fun. I was a bit uncomfortable until the first turn, but then found my pace. I swam, what seemed, pretty darned straight. So straight that I wished I wore my Garmin. And I didn't wear my Garmin, well, because I didn't want to suck the fun out of it. and see bad data…
So I went to Panera Bread the other day and enjoyed their Fuji Apple Chicken salad. I have to say it was yummy. But after I went to the website and read the nutritional content I was less than pleased. A 500+ Calorie salad and a ton of ingredient names in the dressing I can't even pronounce. Although one that I can pronounce is Propelyn Glycol, which is found in lighter fluid. Uh, yeah... I don't think so.
So I took it upon myself to make a similar salad.
Romain Lettuce (they used mixed Spring Greens)
Pecans (just a few per salad)
Dried Apple Chips
Gorgonzola Cheese (just enough)
Rotisserie Chicken (Breast only No Skin)
Donna's Fake Fuji Apple Dressing (6 servings) 2 T. Olive Oil 1 T. White Balsamic Vinegar 1 T. Apple Cider Vinegar 1 T. Garlic Powder 1 T. Onion Powder 1 1/2 t. Dijon Mustard 3 T. Organic Frozen Applejuice Concentrate
Theirs: 80 Calories 6 g. Fat and full of processed crud.
Mine: Calories55.5 Total Fat4.5 g Saturated Fat0.6 g …