I have about seven reusable bags and I am, sometimes, hard-pressed to remember to take the bags with me during my travels.
I went to Whole Foods to pick up a few things because, despite the prices, there are some products that I really like and that I can only find at WF. When I walked into Whole Foods, my eyes fell on pomegranates. Was it a mirage? The $2.99 price tag negated the mirage moment. I decided to treat myself because, apparently, I'm having a hard time letting go of the 'granates.
On Sunday, I was over at my aunt's house and I started to feel something strange in my throat. No, it couldn't be. I haven't had a cold in ages because all pistons in my immune system have been firing. Not anymore. So, one of the first things that I did was crack open the pomegranate. I was going to need those antioxidants. I could feel the acidity in the pomegranate juice as it connected with my tender throat. This cold thing was getting serious and I decided to attack it with Emergen-C, ginger tea and kiwi. This doctor might be right though. He said that you can eat all of the chicken noodle soup that you want but it doesn't lessen the duration (about a week) of a cold.
Despite being sick, I went to the 12th and Park pool today. The water was hot. Not warm but hot, hot, hot. You could see the steam rising above the water. It was hard to do the front crawl because the water was even warmer underneath. As it turns out, the temperature worked well for me since it was like being in a giant steam room and helped with my congestion. Although, I think that I was a bit delirious because I couldn't swim in a straight line today. My apologies to Kate because I ended up in her lane many times. Attune bars, 365 Organic Honey Graham Crackers, 365 Veggie Chips and Annie's Bunny Grahams were also in my Whole Foods bag. I bought a handful of items and spent about $26 dollars. The Attune bars really put me over the top and I don't even know why I'm so addicted to them. In all honesty, I guess that I'm just addicted to snacking.
Inhale as early as possible and for as long as possible.
Try to keep one eye in the water.
Keep your head on the same plane as your body.
from Freestyle Breathing Technique video
If it is in the wrong position, soon everything else will be, too.
In swimming as in life, you gotta get your head in the right place.
from Breathing While Swimming by Coach Dee, Excel Triathletes Blogspot
The greater the distance between your finger tips and your toes, the better.
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Alexia Oven Fries (Olive Oil, Rosemary, Garlic)
Almond Butter, Creamy With Sea Salt (Trader Joe's)
Banana Split SO Delicious Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Minis (Made With Coconut Milk & Agave Sweetened Center)
Bunny Grahams (Annie's Homegrown)
Chocolate-Covered Peppermint Sticks (Bogdon)
O'Coco's Organic Baked Crisps
Soy Creamy Mini Chocolate Sandwiches Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (Trader Joe's)
TLC Banana Chocolate Chip Soft n' Chewy Bars (Kashi)
Bahlsen Truffet (Meringue Biscuit with Cocoa Cream Filling and Swiss Milk Chocolate)
Baked Egg Soufflé (Panera Bread)
Barcelona Bar (Hickory Smoked Almonds, Grey Sea Salt...)
Belgian Chocolate Shells (Guylian)
Belgian Mini Cream Puffs
Bionic Apples (Merb's)
Cailler Rayon - 100 g Milk Chocolate with Nougat and Honey
Candied Pecans (Trader Joe's)
Cheese (Swedish Farmer's et al)
Cornbread (Hot Water & Regular)
Duc d'O Belgian Chocolate Truffles
Duc d'O Pralines Patissieres
Fried Anything (Yucca etc.)
German Chocolate Cake
Gooey Butter Cake
Half and Half
High Fructose Corn Syrup
High Maltose Corn Syrup
Ice Cubes (Moritz)
Izze Sparkling Clementine
Jelly Belly Tropical Mix
Krispy Kreme Original Glazed
Lay's Mesquite Barbecue Potato Chips
Lemon Creme Granola Bar (Attune)
LU Le Petit Ecolier Milk Chocolate
Macaroni and Cheese
Manner Mozartwurfel Cubes
McArthur's Bakery Cupcakes, Six Pack
McDonald's Trifecta: Apple Pie, French Fries & Orange Drink
Milk Afrika (Bahlsen)
Mint Meltaways (World's Finest Chocolate)
Nesquik Strawberry Syrup
Sierra Turkey Sandwich (STL Bread CO)
Spiced Sweet Potato Chips (Terra)
Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream
Sunchips, Garden Salsa Flavor
Sweet Potato Pie
Ted Drewes' Dutchman Delight (Butterscotch, Chocolate, Pecans and Vanilla Custard)
Thai Iced Tea (The King and I)
Three Cheese Organic Pizza (Trader Joe's)
Tiramisu (Edy's Dreamery)
Vegetarian Crispy Spring Rolls (The King and I)
Veggie Chips Potato Snacks (Trader Joe's)
Weissella Soft Gingerbread Cookies, Sugar Glazed or Chocolate Covered
Woolloomooloo Bar (Roasted & Salted Macadamia Nuts, Indonesian Coconut...)
N.Y.L. (New York Laundry): Relaxing, Exercise, Shopping, A Fun Time, Being Seen In, Anything
Navy Blue Speedo Ultraback (RIP: Jan. 2009 to July 2009)
Steamfresh Specially Seasoned Southwestern Corn
Trader Joe's Multigrain & Flaxseed Water Crackers
Wasa thin & crispy rosemary flatbread
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