Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Carbohydrates: a Runner's Bestfriend



I was searching through my files from last December. When I stumbled upon this shot that I did for Gardenia's 10th year anniversary ad.

I won't be a hypocrite and tell you that I only run for the health benefits of it. Well I too am in search of a new kickass body to boot with the new healthy lifestyle. :) The biggest hurdle in getting that lean almost single digit body fat percentage is by actually getting the right amount of calories in for the amount of calories being expend.

With training going 100% back to normal, every hard or long day run makes me want to just turn into a log after munching on tons of carbs. Kanin(rice), bread, sweet potato, crackers, did I mention monggo bread already??? :) Well the monggo bread and rice tops my weakness list. I just got to have my daily dose(huge dose).

But hey! I tried to skimp on it, I just crashed and burned while in training. Now repeat after me..... CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND. Try to repeat that 20,000 times.

9 comments:

rick said...

My cousin sells Foodman bread out of my grandmother's house in Bacolod and every time I'm home man, I steal Monggo Ensaymada's - daily! Now I just eat boring wheat bread but it's for the best. I eat other crap anyway. My sugar cravings are intense when my training hit's it's stride.

rorenz said...

CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.
CARBS ARE OUR BEST FRIEND.

hehe. ano tuloy ko ba 20,000 times?

Jan said...

wahahaha!!! kuya ben talaga oo! =D

Jaymie said...

Pizza and pasta and whole wheat bread and graham crackers and the list goes on and on. Buti nalang madami tayong best friends :)

Marga said...

aaahhh yezz. carbs din ang beer, bro :D

e-rod said...

skimping on carbs while training? what, are you crazy or something? carbs are the reason i run...mmmm...imagine the pasta, and the rice, and the pancit, etc. etc. etc....

Tech Spec said...

Hi Ben. Carbs definitely saved me for my first marathon.

Btw, thanks for the advice such as walking in the drinking station and the last 10K with be all heart. If not for your advice I would have not made it.

See you soon bro.

banggigay said...

carbs! hahahaha!

can i just gloat on my triple rice power?? :-)

and eric is correct in saying i run not for anything but just so i can always give in to our best friend :-) hahahah!

Daniw de Leon said...

Ganda ng pic!

KAMOTE IS MY BEST FRIEND.
KAMOTE IS MY BEST FRIEND.
KAMOTE IS MY BEST FRIEND.
KAMOTE IS MY BEST FRIEND.

Oh wait, hindi pala maganda effect niyan.