Kellie’s 5K Challenge – Training diet

Sweet temptations – Douglas Stockdale 2012

Another part of a training for a run is maintaining a good diet, with a proper balance of carbs, proteins and fats. And after making that decision, it seems that is when folks starting bringing in the sweet temptations. It’s like they have a sixth sense for this, knowing what might be a vulnerable weakness. Very evil. And then this overflowing plate just seems to follow me from one room to another.

All the while, the caves are still just a little sore from the morning’s treadmill. sigh. And I did the good thing for lunch and traded up the can of Coke for a bottle of water, which in retrospect did not seem like a big deal. So less sugar carbonated Carmel flavored water for just plain water.

Likewise for dinner, some lightly grilled salmon and stir fry chicken with mango, along with one glass of Pinot Noir. Someone recently shared with me that Pinot Noir may be one of the best red wines, with almost 3x the amount of antioxidants as other red wines. I don’t know if that is true, but I like the sounds of that.

I think it is tough to travel and find the right balance of food, but if I don’t look for that balance then its easy and brainless to make the “almost right” decisions, which slowly allow the pounds to creep on. So one thing to do is for me to think of eating as part of training, selecting great tasting food that will work for me, not against me. Good food does not have to be boring and dull, but can be a delight to the taste buds. Just choose well, and if I have that yummy chocolate cake craving, go ahead and get a slice for the table; taking one bite to satisfy the craving and then pass it along.

Best regards, Doug


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