Besides being a touch sore, another side effect from my triathlon is the “racer’s high.” I keep thinking back to the race and cannot stop grinning. For anyone who is nervous to sign up for race, be it a 5k or a marathon, the feeling at the finish is worth every single worry leading to the race. Y’all read daily and heard the struggles I went through, look at how far you can go if you have some courage.
A 400 meter swim, 16 mile bike and 3 miles run doesn’t wear on me like a half marathon. It could be because I am in better shape or it’s a different exertion of physical activity on my body. I was in spin class yesterday morning and running yesterday evening. While I felt fine, I know I needed the proper nutrition for recovery. Insert my new obsession with Ovaltine.
We know chocolate milk is the ideal recovery drink because chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrates to protein to help refuel tired muscles. Pretty sure I wish I had known about the O years ago.
Andrew: I told you Ovaltine had no fat.
Me: I think I’d remember hearing about a FAT FREE chocolate beverage.
Anyways, if you love the Nesquik bunny or Hershey’s chocolate syrup, you’ll be looking forward to your next workout knowing there is a tasty glass of brown moo moo juice waiting for ya.
OK, I’ve kept you all in suspense long enough. Who’s the big Ryders Eyewear winner? Alas, to keep it fair I used the handy random # generator. The first time I did it, I chose #77, since that was clearly a fail how about:
Thank you to all who entered and also included your favorite movie character that wore sunglasses. I will say the Ferris Bueller, Maverick, Morpheus and even Johnny Depp Wonka references were brilliant. Becky, hit me up and I’ll be sure to ship out your goodies!
Am I the only one on the Ovaltine bandwagon? If you don’t reach for the chocolate milk, what’s something you enjoy to treat yourself after a good workout?