Formerly known as naughtynurseYes, I am a real nurse. No, I am not interested in giving you a sponge bath. My turn-ons are good grammar, good taste, and pleasant company. My turn offs include rude, obnoxious propositions to chat by people I don't know. I'm rarely here anymore as I am living my life, but message me and Ill answer eventually. Perhaps. My Collabaration with Delphi, winner of the Outstanding Series Award: Settle for Nothing (http://www.lushstories.com/stories/lesbian/settle-for-nothing-part-1.aspx)Collaboration with Poppet: http://www.lushstories.com/stories/cuckold/crimson-skies.aspx
To answer B) as Liz said, it depends on the judges. some might prefer more traditionally scripted stories while others might enjoy stories that are wildly outside the box. there have been times when i've read the comps and fallen in love with a story that i know won't do well because it's pretty out there - that's my tastes speaking. that said, quality is recognized - if there's a gay story, for instance, and a judge isn't into gay stories, but it's above and beyond the rest in quality, they are impartial enough to rank it up at the top of the list. hope that helps add some insight? I can attest to this after getting 4th in the Supernatural competition (and the last one I entered actually) with a gay story. Most of my readers do not care for gay male and at the time there were NO RR's in the gay division, but it still did well , and is a story I am proud of. If you want to improve your chances of winning work on your writing. Not just the erotic quota, but the more important part, the process of building a good complete story. Then really go to work on your editing skills.
Just to reiterate because I'd hate to see you waste your money...I hate to burst your bubble, but using BCAAs for endurance purposes is like buying a box of Cracker Jack solely for the shoddy surprise that's inside. I completely agree that caffeine doesn't help with long term endurance. but it does have a place. RE:the help when I bonked, it's well established that buccal routes are faster ways to absorb and utilize, plus liquids are digested faster. So the time it took to recover from improper fueling/bonk was much less than it would have taken if i had just taken a tablet(not something easily done on the bike anyway) and eaten a lara bar. Besides, I rather like the way the watermelon tastes and I end up hydrating better, something I struggle to do anyway. So the cost isn't terrible, $20/2 months or so and the peripheral benefits are useful, even if it doesn't make a perceptible difference.
Hey Miss D: thanx for the baby food packet idea! 12 hour mountain bike race???!!!!! Now THAT'S impressive!!! I'd be crashing over every second pebble and tree root in the last half of that ride.Have you tried melatonin to help you sleep? Might help with duration or quality of sleep but check out the potential side effects or interactions with other meds. Night shift wreaks havoc on the body's natural sleep patterns and I'd guess your schedule makes sleep a challenge. I use melatonin sparingly and have never noticed a negative impact on the following day's performance but then I am not at your level so a fractional difference may be more noticeable to you. Alternatively you may find Valerian Root helpful for sleep too.Hope you meet and surpass all your goals, after reading your posts I'm dying to get out for a ride! But how the hell did you find time to write all those EP's and RR's??? This is some footage of the trails I raced on(not race footage), ended up with a pretty sweet trophy for 2nd place female solo :D https://www.youtube.com/embed/W7lsxZ9NTG0 I dont have a problem getting or staying asleep. My Fenix typically only shows a few minutes awake each sleep.(night? day?) Its simply time consuming to put the hours in training that are required. I get off work typically at 7:30 AM, drive an hour home, train, sleep by noon, wake up at 1530 to plank/squat/what have you eat, shower, dress and leave by 1730 to be back to work in time. I havent written anything since becoming serious about my training. I simply haven't had the time :/
Hi Dirty D: I'm not convinced BCAA's are the answer for flagging spirits during long rides but I've only used them as part of a weight training regimen. I used to ride 800km a week with many 5-6 hour rides. Are you eating enough during rides? I mean real food; fruit, muffins, sandwiches, chicken, rice, gorp rather than hi-tech gels or bars (I do use gels and bars too) I used to eat like a pig and never bonked. On the rare occasion I felt myself flagging it was always due to lack of food or water intake, usually at the 2 - 3 hour mark which suggests a link to depleted glycogen stores. I have never used caffeine for rides but try it and see what works. You might also try new training routes or just a long ride with no HRM or cyclocomputer. Change things up, try something crazy. What do you think about when you ride, do you let your mind wander? Read everything fitness related you can get your hands on: nutrition, cycling, sports psychology heck even Zen Buddhism; I bet you find something that helps. I never found any one source in a book or a coach that was 100% 'on' in all situations. No offense to your coach who I'm sure is eminently more qualified than me but sometimes you have to find something new.Sounds like you have a very demanding training regimen. How is your pulse rate in the morning? Maybe you are over-training? Do you have a rest day?And huge hats off for challenging yourself!!! I know where the weak link is. Unfortunately there's not much I can do about it. I work night shift, and typically get 4hrs or less of sleep a day. I fuel rides with baby food packets (currently loving the banana/plum/apple and the blackberry/chia mixes), lara bars, and on rides >4 hrs ill add chews, Im pretty happy with the nutrition ive got going currently. I recently had a 12 hr mountain bike race, and felt good on nutrition, aside from a couple laps where I failed to fuel. That was operator error, cant blame the nutrition I carried but failed to consume :O once I ate it I came back feeling strong again but those bcaa's were a lifesaver there when I wasnt fueling as i should have.
Why not ride with a companion? I do not mean just anyone. I am certain there are many decent people who would love to ride with you.Even gypsies ride in groups. Who says I dont, occasionally Ill join in a group. My coach however, is fan of solo efforts for ironman training. Besides, my training time tends to differ from most people who ride. In any case, flagging spirits has nothing to do with people, but the burn that starts to set in on long efforts. Caffeine helps.
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Dirty_D if I may? BMI can be unreliable by itself but OK as a rough guideline, sounds like you may need to work some intervals into the cardio or reduce cardio in favour of resistance training? If your numbers are good and you feel good you could also tell the doc to piss off... :) I do what my ironman coach tells me. that includes intervals and strength training on top of running, biking, and swimming.
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