>> Thursday, April 08, 2010
Jenny Evans contacted me a few weeks ago. She said she’d like to offer me some nutritional advice if she can use me as an example on her blog. I was game.
You might remember Jenny. She’s run with me once at the Dome. (Only once, Jenny? Come on!...) Here she is running with Jen R, and Jenny is the one with the abs that you can still see in this photo, even though everything is super blurry:
She wanted me to HONESTLY keep track of what I ate each day, along with when I worked out. So from Monday March 22 through Sunday March 28, I kept an honest log of what I put in my mouth [insert dirty sophomoric joke here]. I REALLY tried to not let the act of “logging” change the way I ate, and I think I did a good job of being honest.
(Side Note: I can TOTALLY see how keeping a food journal would make you eat better. There were plenty of times that I wanted a snack but didn’t want to have to write that particular item down in my log [but I ate it and logged it anyway]. So if you want to watch what you eat, I’d highly recommend keeping a food / drink journal.)
Well, we met to record a podcast on Tuesday, and I was ready for Jenny to lay into me. We recorded about a 30:00 interview, and then we just sat around and chatted for nearly an hour. We talked about blogging, internet stuff, training, racing, the aerial set-up that she mounts in her backyard to practice the trapeze and other aerial arts all summer long, etc. (And yes, that last one is no joke - Jenny's pretty cool!)
Things that may have come up during the podcast:
The term "man sack."
I might have admitted to eating kittens.
Stuff I can't pronounce is d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.
If I have too much fiber, "...it's messy."
The podcast isn't that funny. Really. It's me getting my ass handed to me by someone who thinks I should be eating better. (And who is right.) So don't expect lots of LOLing or ROFLing. Yes, there are bits and pieces of our personality that show through here-and-there, but Jenny and I are just having a talk about small changes to lead to a healthier life (and therefore faster training / racing). Hopefully everyone can learn a little something from my mistakes.
So, click here to see her blog post about her podcast interview with me. The interview and the podcast are called "My Worms Eat Better Than Steve In A Speedo." (In reference to the worms in her compost bin.) If you go to that link, you can find the podcast. Or you can search for "PowerHouse Performance Coaching" in iTunes, and you'll find it there too. AND, as you'll hear Jenny ask during the interview, she also put up my food log for the week at the bottom of that post. So check out Jenny's interview with me, and let me (or her) know if you have other thoughts on my eating / training / living habits.
Other things to note:
- I'm not as fast as Jenny makes me sound.
- I'm a little sad that at times I sound PROUD of the crap I eat.
- I LOVE how low-key the interview was: we were sitting at Jenny's dining room table, and you can sometimes hear planes fly overhead.
- You should be bummed that you can't see Jenny's expressions after I say something stupid. ;)