I’ve got a serious running hangover. The kind that
has kicked the sh*t out of me. I’ve the post race
plague and have been fighting like hell.
Here is how I’m fighting it.
Pizza. This was my post race awesomeness.
I visited All Star Pizza since it just recently opened
in my neighborhood. I inhaled two slices.
I went to trivia. Me and Laura picked Dead Last as our team name.
Except the problem is- we came in 3rd place. Beat that you
Green Smoothies. I added almond milk, protein powder, pineapple,
spinach and chia seeds to mine. It has been a good little hangover
cure for me.
And finally- I’ve been reading a million articles on the science
of running. After I noticed I was getting a little sick, I decded
to investigate. Yeah, I could easily blame it on sitting in a van
with 5 other sweaty, smelly runners. But, I’m going to blame it
on a few other factors. Runner’s World recently had an article
online the Post-Race Cold. Basically it states that in the 80’s everyone
was blaming their illness on a weakened immune system and upper respitory
tract infection. But recently a new study was performed regarding the post-race
cold and found that is more likely we should be blaming allergies. The article
goes on to discuss the J curve between exercise and immunity and it finishes with the
best part- Beer provides health-enhancing polyphenols. So the moral of this story-
eat lots of carbs, take some colds meds and drink plenty of beer. Happy