Nutrition is something that has eluded me. Though I consider myself somewhat-of-a-healthy eater, there are a lot of things about nutrition that I don't know about. There are a few things that I make sure I do throughout the day or week (ex. fresh foods), but I couldn't give you the exact reasons why it works or why you should do it. That is why I will not be likely to give you advice on how to eat. Still, I believe nutrition and diet is very important for a runner to stay on top of. There is only one thing that you might hear me talking about though - chocolate milk.
It is not uncommon for me to go through a gallon of milk every couple of day. I like mixing in Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, it is what tastes the best for me. Recovery wise, I can contribute this almost-daily ritual to keeping my body somewhat regular. In a nutshell, chocolate milk keeps my bones strong. I can't tell you the last time I drank just a plain glass of milk, but you are sure to see gallons of milk in my trash each week, along with a few bottles of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup.
Go to Jackie Dikos' blog about chocolate milk. She is much better at explaining the benefits of it. Jackie is a Registered Dietitian and Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon. Plus, she went to college at Cincinnati, just a couple hours down the road from me. Her blog has given me a better understanding of nutrition and it is nice seeing the thoughts and advice from an actual runner and not just a "regular" dietitian.
With all the benefits of drinking chocolate milk, I simply love the taste of it too! It's a win-win.