June 01, 2004

2 Life Lessons

In the past two days, I have learned two very important lessons. Two things which I will not soon forget, and hold with me for the rest of my life:

1- On Memorial Day, Jay and I took my mom up to People's State Forest for our usual trail run. It was a nice little jaunt through the woods, like it always is, and a good way to start the day. So, what did I learn? I learned that two cups of coffee and a bagel with peanut butter minutes before running 5 miles through the woods is NOT... I repeat, is NOT... the breakfast of champions. It kind of felt like my stomach was a bowl, and inside was a half gallon of liquid and one huge brick, sloshing around with every step. I now know what not to eat and drink before exercising.

2- Today I woke up 3 hours after falling asleep to join the crew at the local YMCA for some early morning basketball. I used to do it all the time, and I actually really miss it (except for the early morning part). Anyway, I needed a little energy before going to play, but at 5:30 in the morning, my motivation level isn't at its highest. I searched for a quick fix before I got in the car, and found some coffee cake and diet coke. I soon found out that this, much like the aforementioned meal, is also NOT... I repeat, is NOT... the breakfast of champions. Sure, it gave me instant energy that lasted the entire car ride to the gym, and actually proved to work quite well once I got there. Not to mention soda (in a small amount) tasted awfully good first thing in the morning, which is something I had never done before, at least that I can remember. Come to think of it, I can't really think of any bad consequences to this breakfast, except that instant jolt of energy it originally gave to me, caused me to fall sound asleep once I got home. But seeing as I didn't need to be up until noon time anyway, it didn't really matter.

So I guess if you ever have to wake up fast, but only for a short amount of time, and can fall asleep 3 or so hours after you first wake up, coffee cake and diet coke really is the breakfast of champions.

Although it seems to have effected my brain.


Posted by jed at June 1, 2004 04:20 PM

Paley's argument is made with passionate sincerity and is informed by the best biological scholarship of his day, but it is wrong, gloriously and utterly wrong.

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