Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March Madness Info

Ok so I figure there's enough people who would be interested in the tournament pool to start the ESPN group.

Here's the info if you want to join. Please pass it on to any other blogger friends you have who might be interested. Remember entries have to be in Thursday by noon I think.

Go to ESPN.com. Click on the College BB tab and select 2008 Tournament. Under the main picture on the screen there will be a link that says play the tournament challenge.

In order to do so you will have to create an ESPN account (it's free.)

Then you can set up your bracket and join the group.

Group Name: Blogger Pool
Password: Runner

Once you set up your bracket you are good to go.

I'm not sure if ESPN has tie breakers, but in case they don't if you decide to play just leave a comment with final score of the championship game and I'll use that as the tie breaker.

For the record my final score is Tennessee 79 UCLA 75.


In recent workout news, I got a solid 40 minute run in on Monday on the thrillmill. Nothing too fascinating to report on it. 40 minutes on the treadmill is long and tedious, but the run for the most part felt good.

This morning was a lifting day so I did upper body on the free weights and then did some core work with the stability ball.

Does anyone else find they are always extra hungry on lifting days? I was starving today by 11 a.m. I ate the same breakfast I usually eat. I ate my mid-morning apple, but by 11:40 I had to eat the sandwich I packed for lunch because my stomach was growling so loudly. And then at normal lunch time I had to go to the grocery store salad bar for some chicken noodle soup and tuna salad.

Anyway I've missed OFN for a few days so let's see if I can remember everything. On Monday I slipped on sweets. A girl from work offered me two St. Paddy's Day cookies and I ate them at lunch without even thinking. I completely forgot.

Breakfast: Cheerios and skim with half a grapefruit
Lunch: Tuna Sandwich and grapes
Dinner: Chicken with steamed broccoli and red peppers
Snack: Bowl of Reese's Puffs with skim

Breakfast: Cheerios and skim with half a grapefruit
Snack: Tiny, organic apple
Lunch: Panera Tuna Sandwich and baguette and two St. Paddy's cookies
Dinner: Turkey sandwich (I had packed lunch but ended up eating out), grapes, pasta salad
Snack: Two spoonfuls of peanut butter (yea I'm weird)

Breakfast: Cheerios with skim and half a grapefruit
Snack: Tiny, organic apple
Lunch round one: Turkey sandwich
Lunch round two: Chicken noodle soup and tuna salad


Jess said...

I'm always starving, but I don't lift.

J~Mom said...

I am extra hungry on swim days. I try to drink an extra protein shake that day to curb it.

teacherwoman said...

Okay, I was having a hard time signing in... am I stupid?! I got all the way to the log in page but couldn't get logged in.

teacherwoman said...

Yeah, I typed in the log-in information, but then it just brings me back to that page. hmm. I will play with it for a bit.

teacherwoman said...

Alrighty then. I figured her out! I guess I missed the part that I had to register myself first! oops! I AM READY TO GO!

Topher said...

mmmmm Cheerios. My favorite is a bowl with skim milk and diced peaches. doesn't get much better than that.

Firefly's Running said...

I am SOOOOO in! I can not wait!

akshaye said...

I do the spoons of peanut butter all the time! Actually have a jar sitting on my desk.

jahowie said...

I have a pool every year. Good luck on yours!! :-)

P.S. I have Duke losing to Xavier in the sweet 16. ;-) I hope it happens sooner. First round would be nice.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I am extra hungry on swimming days. On those days I'll eat anything I can get my hands on...it's scary.

Molly said...

Hey Lady
It is telling me that I have the wrong password...any ideas?
Take Care

Molly said...

I was capitalizing the "R" in runner...got it now! Thanks for the idea!
Take Care

Steve Stenzel said...

Man, I hate dreadmill running. Nice job!

Neese said...

i'm part of a bracket thing for the basketball already... i'm not doing great, or horrible... we'll see.

Happy Easter :)

CollegeGirl said...

Wow, you're a healthy eater. I'm awful at maintaining a nice healthy balance!

Annette said...

You need to add in some snacks - especially after your workout! No wonder you're starving afterwards. Have something within about a half hour of your workout(a carb/protein combo.) Your body needs to refuel AND it will benefit muscle development.

jahowie said...

DUKE SUCKS!!! :-) I know that you had to be celebrating along with me on Saturday. :-) I hope that you had a great Easter.

*aron* said...

i agree with annette above, you need some snacks!

i lift weights 4-5 mornings during the week and i am starving by the time i get home. i eat breakfast first thing and then 2 snacks before lunch :)yah i guess i like to eat... but after those workouts your body needs it!

J~Mom said...

Sorry I dropped the ball on getting into the tournament.

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