Vegas and I are giant kids.
Giant wine-drinking kids.
We first met 7 years ago playing softball and reunited last year when I flew to Vegas to play ball in a tournament. This year we played in that same tournament again, this time on our old Atlanta team.
In 4 days we played 12 softball games, ate 5 bags of jerky, and drank more beer than I will ever admit.
Between the flu, the heat, injuries, and all those games… we were doing everything possible to hold ourselves together. At one point I had pain patches taped to my elbow, a brace over that, an ankle brace, and a thick coat of IcyHot on my hamstring and groin. Vegas was coated in IcyHot too, and she had two hamstring braces on… on the same leg. The night before our last day, we toasted our wins with pain pills. It was hilarious.
To help us hold ourselves together, we made sure to have breakfast every day and drinking Vitamin Pit Stop’s USANA Rev 3 and water at the field. I prefer it to coffee, especially when it’s hot outside. Because it’s natural energy and antioxidants from green and black tea it doesn’t give you the shakes. I don’t do well drinking plain water, so the lemon-y tea flavor helped me stay hydrated too.
They sent me a bunch to try, and to share with you in a giveaway (see bottom of post). Whoot!
I also used the Rev3 as my pre-workout. Yes, I totally went to the hotel gym after playing. No, I’m not crazy. I only did it once and it was early in the series. Vegas was in bed with the flu and I needed to entertain myself.
And who can resist an empty gym?!
If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I travel with all sorts of fun things. When I was prepping for my first competition, I brought 21 meals with me on a business trip. That’s not necessary these days, but I still like to have the comforts of home.
We had room service breakfasts some days, but I had our morning cocktail ingredients from home. I also brought our vitamins and supplements, and the Natural Calm for bedtime. We stopped at a grocery store for ACV (it’s a serious addiction). I also had Quest bars, jerky, protein powder, and airplane pretzels for snacks.
This is how Vegas and I roll. We don't start playing til 1 so we treated ourselves to a room service breakfast. Note the ACV, @teamnaturalvitality Natural Calm, @optimumnutrition BCAAs, and vitamins in the background. Gotta have my morning cocktail and night time draaaank. I'm not high maintenance… I just know what I like.
I discovered I have a teammate who shares my love of sweet potatoes. I had no idea anyone else ever traveled with them! When I conveyed my envy, I was surprised with one at the field one morning.
Eating sweet potato out of foil. Some things never change.
Back to softball. Our team, Laid Back, is good… but there were 28 other really good teams playing. I never thought we’d make it as far as we did (terrible, I know).
Out of 29 teams, we finished in 2nd place. And we were totally happy with that.
Annnnd we did the Tough Mudder yesterday… my body feels marvelous. (Where’s the sarcasm font?)
Do you travel with your own food?
What’s your favorite energy source?