Regarding "My First Interview":
To all -- I've NEVER been able to do an April Fool's joke in my whole life, so this was tremendously fun for me -- thank you!
Stacy -- I loved your step-by-step brain tracking through the joke.
Stef -- I'm so happy!
Katie -- Thanks! Yeah, the meat part doesn't exactly line up with my vegetarian thing, does it?
Shelly -- Good one! :)
LizN -- So glad you like it, and I miss you!
Irene -- Hooray!
Jacque -- The short answer to your question about getting enough protein is twofold: 1) I think we vastly underestimate how much protein you can get from a whole foods, plant based diet. There's protein in broccoli and spinach and lettuce! So I think we group foods into protein and not-protein, and it's just not that simple. 2) Because I train as hard as I do, I use a whey protein supplement twice a day where each serving gives me about 20 grams of protein. I will post a sample menu soon, but don't be surprised when you see Diet Pepsi (!) and Raisin Bran Crunch cereal (!!) listed occasionally!
Matt -- You know SO MUCH! Thank you for the comments about getting enough protein, and you're right that the "you must combine beans and grain at a meal or you'll die of malnourishment" thinking has been disproven scientifically, and if you eat enough of the various aminos throughout the day, your body takes care of the protein synthesis from there.
Jen and Laurie -- Glad you laughed!
Regarding "Oh my aching muscles!":
Matt -- Thank you so much!
Anthony C -- Your intensity continues to inspire.
Colette -- Thanks for the words of wisdom. You know what you're talking about, and I appreciate the input. Although my family will assure you that I am NEVER in danger of eating too little! :)
Evelyne -- Thanks for the encouragement and the wise advice.
Regina -- I'm glad you liked the newsletter!
Regarding "Today is gonna be great!":
Matt, Connie, Colette, Irene, Katie, Take One, Evelyne, and Stef -- I'm so glad we're all feelin' the positive energy!!!
Karey -- You should do Women's Tri Fitness -- it's a fantastic experience. Unfortunately I'm nowhere near you, being here in Northern California. I trained with Darla Benfield of Roseville, CA and she was fantastic, and she may do some sort of online training. You can check her website out here. Best of luck, whatever you decide!
Time to head to the gymnastics awards banquet. More tomorrow...