Training -- Making Choices to Support Our Athletic Lifestyle

The choices become much more complex when they involve giving up something that we either love or are afraid to give up. Drinking alcohol comes immediately to mind. Many runners drink. There is almost a culture of drinking around beer and running. I recently won a race and was presented with two large beers as a prize. All of the winners got beer. The organizer was a little shocked when I handed them to someone else in the crowd. He looked at me like an insane person when I said, “I don’t drink.” At a restaurant recently a fairly snotty waiter complimented me for winning a medal at a competition (I was still wearing it) and then he dismissively asked, “and something to for the man that does’t drink?” with an eye-roll. We all know as athletes that drinking alcohol is not a contributor towards our training, but making the choice to cut it out of our lives can be a difficult ...

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