Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday 26 miles

Am) was Walker Ranch which from home is 15 miles round trip. Fun and relaxed watching the sunrise over Denver, happy to be 40 miles and a couple thousand feet higher (removed) from the city. We had a bit of snow last night and there was a dusting on the road.
Pm) I spent the day out with the boys and my girl. We went to an all you can eat salad bar and I gorged myself on spinach and French onion soup. It's actually really tough to fill up on these two things. 12 bowls of French onion soup is about 3.2 calories and you burn about 100 calories eating 80 calories of spinach. We eat out at restaurants maybe once a month and when we do it's often a salad bar. Eating genetically engineered cow lips and assholes from a burger joint makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit which to me is more appetizing and certainly more healthy (true story... when I was a kid I worked on a cattle ranch and we had a cow with a gigantic tumor on it's head the size of a football. The slaughter house took it no problem. It almost certainly ended up in a hamburger). But I digest. When we got home I made a double Kenyan black tea/ green tea with sucanat and headed out to Shimley road again. 11 miles with 2100ft of climbing. 26 miles on the day and a crap load of vertical. Had to be close to 5000ft of climbing.     

8 comments:

Dave said...

It's amazing how much crap (literally) ends up in fast food! I used to eat a lot of fast food on the run and never realized how bad it was until I heard stories like the "football sized tumor" one you told. Disgusting!!! I'm amazed that stuff like that goes on in this country! All just to make a buck! Haha, I'm off to eat some broccoli:)

Lucho said...

You're seriously better off not eating. That is a crazy thought. If you believe the show 'Super Size Me' then it's mind boggling to think that you are better off not eating at all for 30 days than eating McDonalds for 30 days.

RunColo said...

Tim, with regards to food do you buy organics?

skatona said...

Read Fast Food Nation.
(bonus items of interest: Colorado Springs and Greeley are featured)

Lucho said...

Simon- We do buy a lot of organics but not exclusively. My wife makes Oliver's baby food and she uses only organic vegetables. Buying 100% organic with 2 kids is a bit unrealistic in our tax bracket but we do eat very healthfully regardless.

Shaun- Greeley for the slaughter house? What's CoSprings in it for?

skatona said...

Taken from the book:

"I chose Colorado Springs as a focal point for this book because the changes that have recently swept through the city are emblematic of those that fast food - and the fast food mentality - have encouraged throughout the United States."

Mary IronMatron said...

Okay, on a totally different note, I think we should play-- which wolf do I feel like today?
I feel like the second from the bottom.
I was totally scarred as a teen after I read Diet for a New America. Remember that book?

Lucho said...

Mary- I'm definitely the second wolf.