I finally got back to the gym yesterday. It felt good, especially because I had a new running singlet to sport on the treadmill. Let there be no confusion– the workout felt good, not the run.
I’ve been eating super healthy food, drinking lots of water, and staying away from beer. However, I got cramps/side stitches, and I hope I’m not sore from it. I completed all 3 miles I wanted to run, but it could have been prettier.
Oddly enough, I’ve had most of my good runs the day after I’ve had a beer. Sunday’s good run came after a feasting on pizza for dinner. What gives? I’m not saying beer or junk food leads to peek performance, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be hurting me. Draft Magazine’s Beer Runner seems to agree with this unconventional fueling.
Speaking of beer and health, here’s a serious yet comical (seriously comical?) article about beer vs. brain cancer. If you’re a beer nerd or science geek (like me), I recommend you check it out.
That was a fun link. You know what’s not fun? Trying to eat a frozen smoothie. Seriously frozen. Rock-hard frozen. (Don’t make fun of my oh-so-smooth transition… please.)
I left this baby in the freezer overnight so that I could have it after my workout. By the time I worked out, showered, and got to work, it was still pretty frozen. Oh well – my coworkers have seen me eat plenty of weird things. This is nothing new.
By about 4 p.m. yesterday, I was starving. I made it home at 6 p.m. without noshing on junk, but I decided this detox had to go. I wrapped up the day’s eats with turkey spinach alfredo with my favorite pasta – Hodgson’s Mill Milled Flax Penne (buy it in bulk on Amazon.)
It was so much better than green juice for dinner!
- What fuels your good workouts?