Monday Brain Exchange (MBE) is sponsored by Jill, who blogs at Finishing Is Winning.
Question: What do you miss most when you are in the heat of training or gearing up for a race? Do you skip late nights out? Do you give up goodies and alcohol? What is the first thing you crave when training is over?
What I usually miss the most is staying up late Friday nights or sleeping in Saturday mornings. However, my body has adjusted and I rarely wake up past 8 am even on days when I try to sleep late. I try to eat healthy all the time, so I don't have to make a huge adjustment when I'm in the heat of training. I do go through waves when I seem to indulge in a lot of candy, but I find that the more active I am the less I crave sweets. I gave up alcohol when I started eating healthier to lose weight, and rarely crave it anymore. I drink the occasional frozen mudslide, usually when I'm celebrating, but I like it for the taste more than the alcohol in it. I have a weakness for milkshakes, so I'll usually crave and will indulge in one after a race.