Make Me Weep

I’m alive!!  I have missed Monday Monday and Hump Day Miscellany but consider yourself saved from drivel.  I had nothing to say that couldn’t be said in 12 words or less on FaceCrack.  I admit it – I’m hooked!



So today in email I was directed to  this article

Top Cyclists Can’t Eat Anything They Want…

So maybe I knew the whole “I’m training – pass me a cheeseburger!” thing was a myth but did I need to see it spelled out like this?

“When the Amgen Tour of California pedals around downtown Sacramento and launches off from Davis next week, its 136 cyclists will rely on fine-tuned nutrition to fuel their efforts over the 750-mile trek. The right timing of meals and the right combination of food and drink may mean the difference between a podium finish and a spot back in the pack.”

On the other hand, who’s looking for the podium?  I’m just out for fun! 

And what about this:

“What distinguishes the pros from the amateurs is at the elite pro level, these athletes are really tuned in to their needs,” said Dr. Helen Iams, team physician for Fairfield-based Team Jelly Belly. “When the margin between first and fifth is 3 inches, a 1 percent difference in your performance is huge.”

Is it just me or is there a twee bit of a disconnect between talking about great nutrition and being on Team Jelly Belly?  For me 1 serving = 1 huge bag of Jelly Bellys so I’m not getting a whole lot of good nutrition there, am I?  Is there something about the magic bean I have yet to discover?  I don’t think they even make the sport ones anymore because really – $22/pound for jelly beans wasn’t fooling anyone.

“It’s not unusual for a pro cyclist to down the whole box of cereal at breakfast (with fruit and yogurt, too) and four sandwiches for lunch. And unlike athletes in most other sports, cyclists have to eat and drink while in the midst of intense competition. They’re constantly refueling their “engines,” their muscles.”

Okay – now we’re talking!!  THIS is what it’s all about, right?  Think I could fit a 6″ Subway sandwich in my bento box?

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10 Responses to Make Me Weep

  1. Mother Chaos says:

    LOL! OK, and now I’m trying to figure out how, exactly, you COULD get a 6″ Subway sandwich into a bento box…(it has to be possible…it just HAS to be possible…)

  2. Don says:

    Thanks for checking in. It was getting awful quiet down there!

  3. IHateToast says:

    oh, but eating t-mobile phones is better?

    when there’s team candy corn, then i’ll follow cycling more. i respect a candy that’s meant to look like a beggible and can be nibbled and arranged to look like teeth. oh, and what’s more? fangs or molars. team candy corn does not make you choose between stabbing meat or grinding cellulose.

    team candy corn. it’s your team. no. wait. maybe team bit-o-honey. team necco. no no no. team pop rocks. team menthos v. team diet coke. team paas. team peeps. peeps’ peeps. team peanut butter. team chocolate. oh no, teams peanut butter and chocolate collided around the bend. team peanut butter accuses team chocolate of getting their uniform on team peanut butter’s bikes. team chocolate countersues. both teams disband and team reese’s forms.
    oh oh oh, how about team tang? they can promote their saddles. “when team tang’s wangs feel a lotta lotta bing bang and go ooh eee ooh ah ah…”

    i’m in a sugar coma just from this post.

    wait. where was i? see what happens when you go? we get comment constipation. then it all goes …

  4. jeanne says:

    whoa, did someone have too much caffeine today, miss IHT???

    I have nothing to say except that lady who swam the Atlantic? She didn’t. Uncover the deets for us!

  5. fe-lady says:

    Oh please bring back the days when sponsors were beer companies! (Bud Light though only- no Weitzen companies in the US-darn!)
    Glad to hear from you…I should talk…on my own blog….
    off season is so BORING though! 🙂

    Joined Team Grasky- Endurance!
    Shift up!
    Liked the sound of it!

  6. Julie says:

    I like Jeanne’s comment on IHT’s comment. LOL. I have not ideas on the bento box dilemma but let me know if you find a way.

  7. Runner Susan says:

    NO. FEED.

    Shoot me. I can’t read you. Woe, woe, woe is still me.

  8. Runner Susan says:

    It’s working. It’s working! My life is complete now.

    But I’m going to go insane trying to figure out why.

  9. I’ve never crammed a 6″ Subway into my Bento Box, but I did manage to get 4 granola bars, a Blackberry Pearl, a lip balm, and a co2 cartridge in there…

  10. I’m with you on the “just want to have fun” bit. Now pass me a cheeseburger…


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