This weekend was a whirlwind! This past weekend was Tribal Wars in Birmingham (I described what Tribal Wars is in this post). ITF New Orleans brought 12 teams in total to compete! I was part of Wait! Let Us Finish… which was supposed to be our same team as last year. A little bit of back story to the name: last year, my husband had a medical emergency during the first workout (casualty 1), and I went along with him to the hospital (casualty 2). Then, in the second workout, one of our remaining teammates popped his calf muscle (casualty 3) and somehow hobbled through to finish his portion of the run. By the end of Tribal Wars 2015, we had only one of our original members left standing. Our goal this year was redemption; we wanted to finish all three workouts with each member of our team! Unfortunately, fate struck again and my husband was forced to undergo surgery on Friday. He’s perfectly fine, but he was unable to compete this weekend. While I would have loved to have had him by my side, I am very happy with the men who basically went through hell with me this weekend! We were all friends before competitors and it showed in our communication and performance as a team. It didn’t matter where we placed out of the other teams overall or even within our own New Orleans community, we were elated to have finished together. I valued the camaraderie I felt within our group. I bonded with not only my own team, but with people I may not see on a daily basis as we all cheered for each other.
Of course the only picture of us as a team was taken right after (literally!) we finished the second workout of the day!
While I was on my way home from Birmingham, I received a text from “the patient” (as he is referring to himself now) that he would like some of my Paleo Chicken Satay Pasta (I will share this recipe on Thursday this week). Of course the last thing on my mind is cooking! I just wanted to curl up in bed and sleep for days. However, he went to the store and purchased the ingredients needed, so I have no excuse… The shining star of the dish is the satay sauce which I share below!