So, I ran my 10k race over the weekend (including a PR, thankyouverymuch), and that means that it’s now time for me to refocus and get ready to train for my first marathon in October. I’m thinking if I’m going to up my mileage so much, I’m going to need to refocus, or, you know, focus, on my nutrition. I decided to do a little bit of research on the internet, because I know I’ll find truth there.
I came across several articles (Lord, runners love to talk about food). Here’s a sampling of the advice I saw:
1. Determine your daily calorie goal. Bo-ring. Next!
2. Eat dinosaur kale. Really? Because I don’t even know what that is. And I’m pretty sure that if I tried to bring that into my house, the littlies and the big guy would revolt.
3. Eat sardines and jarred tuna. I can’t get behind sardines, sorry. But tuna’s not so bad. Add enough mayo and put on some nice white bread and I’m good to go.
4. Learn how much food you can eat and still run comfortably. This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Because you know I’m going to guess wrong at least once or six times.
5. Go easy on fats. Pffffft. What kind of quack wrote this article?
6. Choose a carbohydrate-rich diet every day as the foundation for every meal. Now we’re talking!
7. Add the spice turmeric to just about anything because it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. Or, and I’m just spit-balling here, I could add some chocolate to anything because it will make you forget about anything that hurts.
8. Distribute your calories. Yep, I like to have food in both hands. Check.
I’m continuing my research until I come across an article that tells me to eat pizza and Oreos. And not in stupid moderate portions, either. Stay tuned.