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Breakdown! October 8, 2009

Posted by Richard Lowe in Thoughts & Musings.
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Ever have one of those days where, after four weeks of intense marathon training—which means running 25 miles a week, being hungry all the time, and staying conscientious of what you eat—you take a turn down the wrong aisle at the supermarket? And then that aisle haunts you all day and night to the point where, at 10pm, you can’t take it any longer and have to run out and just quench that craving? Today was that day.

Yeah, you know the aisle I’m talking about.


I couldn’t resist. I gave in. And it was delicious.

It could’ve been worse, actually. Much worse. When I got to Ralph’s, my eyes went huge. All I saw were cupcakes, red velvet slices of cake, pies, cookies, brownies, donuts, and on and on. I didn’t even register the produce department and I breezed by the energy bar section. The organic food didn’t stand a chance. I made a beeline to the glorious shelves.


However, still wanting to be somewhat health-conscious, I went with Pepperidge Farm cookies. They don’t use all the unnatural, synthetic food products like high fructose corn syrup, which is a plus. And besides they taste better than everything else. (Pretty sure that’s a result of not using unnatural, synthetic food products!) I also got some of Barbara’s all-natural Fig Bars because I love them but let’s be honest: against a Milano or Chessman cookie, they don’t stand a chance.

I got home and my wife was thrilled—and very surprised. We cracked them open and dug in.


I made sure to try every one of the Pepperidge Farm cookies, just to be sure they were all okay. *wink wink*

I’m also glad I went with the variety pack, too, because now I don’t have to worry about craving yet another type of cookie.


I. Am. Satisfied. That was fun. And I’m glad I got it over with! Luckily, these cravings for me come few and far between, and I’m also glad I did it on the day before a rest day. There’s no way I’d do this again if I had a long run to do the next day.

Okay: back to training! Until the next breakdown…


1. yas - October 9, 2009

lol, can you imagine the cravings when you hit the double digit miles?

And yes, those chessmen are like crack.

RJL - October 9, 2009

Chessmen are by far my favorite.

2. Chelsee Lowe - October 15, 2009

I’m happy you had a breakdown. More cookies for me!

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