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a.k.a. restinG. I'm in my active rest phase right now. Not that I felt all that great about my practice performances previously, but I do agree that there isn't much to be gained in the finals days leading up to an event. So I'm banking on things I know will help - sleep, rest, nutrition. I'm cutting out dairy fo sho fo sho until after the race. It's got a lot to do with inflammation, but more than that - it causes gut irritation due to either an intolerance or an allergy. I've never gotten tested to see which one it is, but I figure it doesn't matter - I know what it does. I don't need a lab test to tell me how to handle it - just stop consuming it. If I were a lolCat I'd say - o hai there milk free lifestyle, o lookie, no belly pains and bad juju on teh otha end. Yeah, don't know where that came from other than the fact I'm using my restful time reading the lolcat Bible. Srsly.

After this triathlon I plan on taking some soothing time off for a pedicure, which I've never had, and also a massage. I won a VIPeel from a medspa, so I get that $290+ facial next week too :o I'll let you know how it goes. Tomorrow, I plan to start packing some of my things and checking out my bike to make sure she's pretty for the event.

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