Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back from Pennsylvania.....

Wow I've been back for over two weeks and have not had time to post about my competition/vacation. I am finally caught up with my food posts and baking for the weekend so now a bit about my trip. DH and I went to Pittsburgh for my first masters figure competition; figure is between bodybuilding and fitness. This is the first competition I have competed in that has an age class for 55 and over, I'm 58. The oldest age class out here on the West coast is 45 and over; I really wanted to compete in a class that was more even in age and I had a blast. I enter these events hoping to place but never expect to place, this sport is like other subjectively judged sports, you have to pay your dues and there are some politics involved. But, that said, I won't give up!!! Yes, I work out all year, eat clean all year, have a nutritionist/coach all year; all this for one or two competitions a year. No, I'm not crazy, I enjoy pushing my body to the max and I didn't start working out until I was 52; so I'm a late starter. Anyway, to make a long story short, I didn't place but learned what I need to work on for next year and next year will be here before I know what hit me. I have had two weeks off and tomorrow it all starts over!!!

Pennsylvania is beautiful, I'm ready to move there, LOL. Ya, ya, ya....wait for winter; is it really that bad? I mean, I get tired of no seasons except, well I guess we have them, Hot, Warm, Cool and Warm, maybe those don't qualify. We stayed a few days in Lancaster County and drove all over the Amish areas, I actually saw a covered bridge.

I loved the farms, fresh eggs and homemade root beer. Very simple and clean; I fell in love with a small town called Lititz. Went to the chocolate museum and pretzel museum, what fun!!!

Saw many horse and buggies; finally got to see fire flies and ate shoo fly pie; I'll give the pie an OK, maybe homemade is better. Then on to Philadelphia for just a day, not enough time, but I saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Basically I ate my way through Pennsylvania and it was so nice to just eat what I wanted.
It's always good to get home, but in the back of my mind I see a home somewhere East of the Mississippi with my name on it.


Karin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time in PA- its a wonderful state and we love to live here. And no- shoo fly pie isn't much better if its homemade. I never understood what people like so much about it!

margot said...

I'm glad your competition went well and that you enjoyed your vacation. I have relatives who live in Pennsylvania and think it's fascinating to drive around the countryside there, so much different than California.

Flourchild said...

Wow good for you working out like you do and eating well! I am a work out girl myself and never miss a day in the gym! I think it's so cool you started at 52! You look so good I can't believe your 58! My goal is to keep in shape and the weight off. Im 44 and Im telling you it gets harder and harder. I do love sweets but I TRY to control myself!

TeaLady said...

Glad you had such a good time. PA is a beautiful state, but COLD in the winter.

Good luck on your next competition.

(You are lying about your age, right......)