Thursday, June 3, 2010
Foodie or Fitness Freak
These challenges occasionally elicit one of two extreme responses. Participants might become more athletic than they've ever been or, in my case--and I may be alone here--I've become a foodie. Actually, I've been a foodie for a long time, but I rarely made the food I craved. I would only eat it at fancy restaurants, while I mostly made kid-friendly foods for dinner. Since late winter, however, I've been relaxing by perusing food blogs (foodgawker is a fun place just to look) and cook books. I've also been talking to friends and complete strangers about food, asking them how they fix salmon, what's in their favorite salad, the ingredients for summer grill marinades. And best of all I've been cooking and enjoying it. I even ordered myself recipe cards, something I'd never done before, for the recipes I really like.
Now about that exercise. Many of you are doing amazing races and feats of strength that defy my understanding of how a body works. I'm so amazed with your transformations, your endurance and your persistence. I'm doing the exercise daily, but still haven't seen a mentality shift there. I think it's because I'm still obsessed with good food.
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 12:56 PM