Well, it’s official. I am running my first race since 2004 on May 29 of this year, the Sri Chinmoy Running Festival. I’ll be running the 10k (does this count as two 5k’s?). I started training on Saturday and I thought my legs were going to fall off on Sunday, I was so out of practice.
In order to train for this momentous occasion I’m going to be eating a lot of delicious beef. Beef, as you may know, is chock full of zinc, iron and protein and provides the energy needed to fuel a healthy lifestyle. Beef is also a good source of B vitamins which are essential for cell metabolism.
Additionally, there are 29 cuts of beef that qualify as ‘lean’ by the USDA, meaning they contain less than 10g of total fat, 4.5g or less of saturated fat, and less than 95mg of cholesterol per serving and per 100 grams. Some of these tasty lean choices are the 95% lean ground beef, sirloin, flank stank and T-Bone.
I’ll be running almost everyday and doing toning exercises on non-run days so in order to fuel all this activity you can be sure I’m going to be consuming heaps of lean beef! I recently became a member of Team BEEF (formerly known as Team ZIP) and I’m very excited to run and show off my TEAM BEEF jersey which I hope to be receiving in the mail before the race. Check out the sweet jersey I’ll be sporting!
Any of you experienced runners have any advice for me? I’d welcome your suggestions!
Until next time,