After my tempo run tonight, I was totally parched. I stopped at a street vendor and bought a Gatorade, then hopped onto the subway. Where, literally as I was pounding sugary orange goodness, I noticed this lovely ad:
Now, I don’t really see a problem with the use of a drink like Gatorade in my specific circumstance – I’d just run over ten miles and several of them pretty hard – but it gave me pause. I’ve mentioned before my general dislike of plain water, and I usually opt for something flavored when I pick up a post-run thirst quencher. But maybe I shouldn’t be?
I’m not a calorie counter, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that I generally drink some of my daily caloric needs. *Points to title of blog.* I’m totally okay with this, as I’m not really trying to lose weight, and I enjoy a daily indulgence. But good lord, if I’m going to go home and suck down two beers after dinner, maybe I really don’t need that Gatorade too.
Sigh. Thank you, NYC subway ad, for ruining my Gatorade. Well played.
Today’s EAT: The hubs was pulling this awesomeness out of the oven as I walked in the door tonight:
A plain Amy’s cheese pizza, all gussied up with with pears and caramelized onions. Nice work, hubs! Thursdays are usually pretty random dinner nights around here, so I was very pleasantly surprised to munch on this pizza instead of foraging in the fridge.
Today’s DRINK: I swear, I am not normally a drinker of girly beer. But this Blue Point Blueberry Ale sounded so refreshing and summery, I could not resist!
It is delicious. Not sweet at all like some froo-froo-fruity ales I’ve tried: it just has a slight hint of fresh blueberry flavor. This will definitely be in my summer drinking rotation.
Today’s RUN: CPTC tempo night! We did 2 X 3 miles at half-marathon pace, with a mile recovery between. I felt pretty good tonight and while it was a challenging workout, it wasn’t nearly as vomit-inducing as I feared it might be. I hit the first 3 miles in 22:50 and the second just a few seconds slower, keeping a mile pace of about 7:35. With the two recovery miles and a mile each warm up and cool down, I did 10 total tonight.
Today’s QUESTION: Gatorade, Vitamin Water, etc – do you drink it?