Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate Milk

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.


1 comment:

  1. I attribute this to hardly ever being sore after a workout my senior year. The one summer that Shane and I ran together, we made it a ritual to meet at my grandmas after work to get our run in. Right after our run we would stretch then walk over to the store to by a Smith's Chocolate Mile. It's by far my favorite