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Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm working on the Coronary Hall of Fame

During marathon training, I went four months limiting my intake of dairy products, fried food, red meat, and soda. And when I say limit, I actually mean once a month on fried food and soda, once a week on dairy, and once of twice a week on red meat.
After the marathon, I rewarded myself with as much wine-drinking and bad-food eating as I desired.
I now know what the guy in the movie, "Supersize Me." must have felt like. I feel real yukky right now, having wolfed down, in just the past week, these list of items from the Coronary Hall of Fame: chicken enchilada plate; Gyro sandwich; chicken fried steak; 10-layer lasagna; guacamole burger; bar-b-que sausage plate; oatmeal with milk; chocolate cake; chocolate donuts; eggnog lattes; pappadeaux po boy sandwich with fries. Fries. Fries. And. More. Fries.
Get the picture? Writing all this stuff is making me sick. That's a lot of grease for one week, heck, for one month. I knew things were getting bad when, Sunday in Austin, I'm eating the chicken fried steak and I start getting a little dizzy from the smell of all the salt and chicken grease. I stopped halfway through and gobbled down a handful of TUMS. I used to lovvvvvve this kind of food, and now, having figured out how to eat right for the last four or five months, the mere smell of some of this stuff makes me nauseated.
I'm going to the store tonight and reload on the good stuff, fruits, veggies, turkey, rice, etc. Sounds boring, but you'd be amazed at how good things taste when you wash it down with a glass of wine.


Blogger Rachel said...

Very funny!!! When I was training for a marathon last year, I cut out pasta, wine towards the end of the training and added TONS of greens cooked in olive oil. Now, even if we go on a weekend away from home, I miss my veggies.

December 22, 2008 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

i know the feeling on the fried chicken! you imagine it tasting all good and delicious and then it just makes you feel gross while you eat it. can't be that bad of a thing to have healthy taste buds.

December 22, 2008 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger peter said...

Aw you're no fun! Get back to that Chicken Fried Steak! I was digging reading about all that dreamy food you were eating. And after your successful marathon, why not? I read your prior posts, and think you're a good runner! You'll "smash" that four hours soon or someday. It took me 13 tries to do that, and now it's my benchmark, altho I just try to hit 3:59. Those 5K & 10 K times are fast! Keep it up! (Cute kid!)

December 22, 2008 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger butcept said...

Well, I guess eating all that at "once" could do it! But you earned pigging out! And your body has said "okay, enough already!"

I love chicken fried steak, all that good stuff. And as for the wine, i just can't cut that out...but then again, I'm not doing times like you are...

December 23, 2008 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I can't eat much "bad food" without starting to feel nasty. Wine, that's a different story.

Can't wait to hear what you're thinking about for your next race(s)...

December 23, 2008 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Burger said...

Isn't this the whole point of running? eat whatever the hell we want? ;)

Try and try as you might Kev - you've got nothing on me brother. I'll out-gross your intake of all things fried and bad any day of the week!

December 23, 2008 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger untpawgal02 said...

Hey I went off ice cream for my Ironman earlier this year and for next year's White Rock... I've cut out ice cream already until later in the day on Dec 13! Nice job on styaing healthy :)

December 24, 2008 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Just_because_today said...

Agree. Nothing wrong with enjoy bad foods once in a while if it's once in a while!

December 24, 2008 at 8:42 AM  

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