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Last night in choir....one of the "odder" gentlemen said that he needed to "speak to me" after rehearsal. He's not one of the folks that I regularly stay all caught up with...so it was a bit wierd.<br><br>
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He gives me this bag of stuff that he wants me to try. Energy drinks (XS...anyone heard of it?).... capsules of things.....tubes of stuff that you mix with water.<br><br>
lol<br><br>
He was part of a conversation I'd had with someone else where I was telling what I was doing this coming year....and he wants my "reaction as an athlete." wow.<br><br>
That's the first time someone who's not one of my coaches, or one of my friends who are coaches has EVER referred to me as an athlete. Kinda nice.<br><br>
I told him that I'd try the stuff, to see what I thought. I looked at it last night, though, and some of the flavors have names that might not work for me. we'll see.<br><br>
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It might have been a first for you, but it's not very odd. Get used to it. Everyone's got advice for "that triathlete" they know.
 

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Stitch- I have had a hard time considering myself an athlete. I used to be one but didn't think I could be one again. I get that warm and fuzzy feeling when someone calls me an athlete- cuz I am one!!!! And so are you!<br><br>
I have never had someone give me energy drinks, but there is a nurse here at work that always makes me homemade cookies the week of my race. She says that since it's my race week, I can afford to splurge.
 

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Stitcher - The energy drink XS is distributed by a company named Quixtar, formerly named Amway. I have had the drink and it isn't bad, it is actually heathier than some of the brands that are on the market now and any convenience store.<br><br>
If you go to <a href="http://www.Quixtar.com" target="_blank">www.Quixtar.com</a> you can get information on all of the stuff he gave you if you are interested.<br><br>
Just be advised he will probably try and pull you into "the business" (Amway).<br><br>
Hope this helps.
 

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Ooohhhhh.....<br>
I did ask him if he was selling it or something.<br><br>
He said, "yes, but that's not the point. I just want your reaction."<br><br>
lol<br><br>
Thanks for the insider tip.
 

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Yeah.....<br>
it's neat when someone else "gets it" ....even if you yourself don't.<br><br>
No one makes me cookies!<br>
But then....I ALWAYS have steak for dinner AFTER the race if it's longr than 10K.<br><br>
I can taste the baked potato now!<br>
yuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 

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he he he<br><br>
You're channelling my MOM!!!<br><br>
"don't take the carnation from the Moonie in the airport....next thing you know, they'll tell you that you can't talk to ME!"
 

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That's funny........I'll never forget the day when one of my master swim buddies introduced me to someone as "this is Julie, she is a triathlete"..............also, the first time CS said to me, "I have my athletes........".....I was like, wow, am I really an athlete?<br><br>
Cool Beans <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Yeah....<br>
it's almost as if there is a group of people in a room, and someone says, "all the athletes come here and do so and so...."<br>
and everyone but me goes over.<br>
Then, EVERYONE turns and stares....like, "WTH aren't you over here too?"<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Cool stuff, Stitch, and yes, you ARE an athlete.<br><br>
The exact reverse has happened to me. I am a part of a certain message board. It's pretty awesome. I've become friends with a lot of the people there. There's this one triathlete in particular who insists he's not a triathlete just because he has a bum knee and hasn't been able to ride his bike much. I just laugh because, well, he is a triathlete through and through, and he's damn talented and hard working, too. I know this lad is a bit down on himself, and I would be too if I were in his shoes, but he'll come around and look back at this period as a good rest for the triathlete that he is.
 

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Well....<br>
I'll be reporting on the "trials" of the stuff.<br><br>
Some of the drinks have bubbles...so I'm not so sure I'd want them right away after a workout or anything....and, since I'm doing the "no soda" thing since New Years....I wonder if the bubbles will be a big temptation.<br><br>
Hope not.<br><br>
There are what look like capsules filled with dried grass, too. I'm lookin' at those puppies a little bit sideways, lemme tell ya!
 

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<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> Back when I was a triathlete I'd have probably understood.<br><br>
This reminds me of the scene in Wedding Crashers (love that movie) where Jeremy says to the Bobbaganoosh "I'm sick of your go##amn negativity, I don't need it!" Except in Thor's case, I just want to yell, "I'm sick of your damn positivity!!!" Please don't take a turn to Positive Town. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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