In general I'm not eating much grain- instead I've been subbing them for lentils or beans to keep my fibre and protein intake nice and high.
Exercise has been super fun lately- I've added some strength training (hence the extra protein) and have been enjoying some long runs, and getting back into swimming. I ordered a new bicycle today! An entry level road bike so I can train properly for the tri in September. I haven't had a bike since October 2008, when my six month old bike was stolen from the carpark at work:( Along with my bike, I'm getting a swimming wetsuit to get out into the sea more. I had a nice sheltered sea swim last weekend. Mixing it up is such a great way to keep exercise from turning into a chore.
However, a few things have happened lately (not always to me) that make me really despair of the world we live in- why is it that some men think that a woman out getting some exercise, minding her own business, is fair game for unsolicited attention, wolf-whistles, cat calls, feeling up....yuck. Seriously. While I do get nervous sometimes, there's no way I'm changing my preferred workout or choice or clothing in case I might attract the attentions of some idiot with his brain rerouted through his you know whats. What really galls me is that if I was a guy, I wouldn't be typing this. Anyone else experience this sort of crap?