Some people post pictures of kittens. Others post pictures of dogs. I post pictures of adorable miniature beers next to mountains of guacamole. Okay, I’ll admit it – I couldn’t get the scale quite right (the Hennepin is a 25.4 oz bottle).
Today’s post is about guilty pleasures (and managing them). My top 3 are:
I don’t just like guacamole, beer and kettle chips – I love them. If I ate as much of them as I wanted, I would look a lot more like:
And a lot less like:
So here’s what I’ve done:
Can’t stop, won’t stop. If it’s around, I’ll eat it. Fortunately, it’s the most harmless of my guilty pleasures. In fact, due to the avocados, there are many healthy benefits for runners.
For the most part, I’ve stopped drinking while training for goal races. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still have a beer here or there. However, my 2am nights of stumbling drunkenness are on hold. Since I’ve cut back during training, I’ve managed to lower my marathon time from 2:53 to 2:42 – not bad!
I love these things. Love. Occasionally, I’ll have a few during training because they’re so good. Did I mention that I love them? After a race, I’ll definitely have “a few” more.
What are your guilty pleasures?
How do you deal with them during training?