OK, so not much of a frenzy if you discount this evening’s wild windmill swim-surf into the shore then chase after blowing crocs and other swim accoutrements as a storm blew in at the tail end of the swim. Yes, that was a frenzy, but this post is really about feeding. That’s right, alliteration over accuracy any day. Just so we’re square.
Tonight I will answer all of the food-related questions from the Ask A Question blog.
First the easier one: What does The Crumpler eat for breakfast? He’s not always out of bed at breakfast time, but he does start the day with hot tea. Not just any tea– he opts for the fancy stuff. Latest favorite is Rooibos from South Africa, but he also likes Lipton Yellow Label. He gave up coffee a long time ago. Having said that, I can say that he eats a lot of peanut butter. Last Sunday, I received a basket of gluten free items as a birthday gift which included a jar of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. The jar was empty by this morning. I didn’t get any of it. Crumpler sez, “that stuff doesn’t last very long.” My favorite is the white chocolate flavor.
Another question is regarding what I eat since I am gluten intolerant and lactose intolerant, which certainly limits me to a degree. Mostly, I find it limits me from stuff I shouldn’t be eating any way. Obviously, I eat peanut butter. Usually the natural kind with just peanuts and salt, but the sweeter stuff from Peanut Butter & company is good too. Mainly, I use soy milk instead of cow milk and get carbs through fruits, fruit juices, corn, rice, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat and various other non-gluten containing grains. They also make some pancake, cookie & brownie mixes if I’m feeling indulgent.
Eating at home, it’s easy to stay gluten free, but it’s the hidden stuff in the kitchens when I go out to eat that’s the risky part. I go through a lot of soy milk for smoothies, protein shakes and occasionally on some gluten free cereal. I also love orange juice– the kind that hasn’t been dehydrated then reconsituted and preferably with lots of pulp. Grapefruits are good too, but not all of them. The kind with thicker rinds and sweeter flavor are the best. Haven’t had any lately– bummer.
Speaking of orange juice pulp and grapefruits, what is the proper term for those individual teardrop shaped kernels of goodness in citrus fruits? I call them “nuggins” which is totally made up, but I know they’ve got to have a technical name. I have worn google.com out trying to find the answer online. Anyone know?
Other thing about my eating habits is that I eat meat. Generally once per day, particularly if I’m training a lot. A while back, Crumpler bought us a large order of ostrich and buffalo meat, so we’ve eaten a lot of that lately. No hormones and leaner than pork and beef. I do love me a good medium rare grilled steak though. Yum…
In general, I eat often and lots. I also weigh more than you think I do. In fact, the horrid unsmiling nurse at the OB/GYN just had to weigh me right after lunch, which is when my appointment happened to be, so I’m even heavier than I thought I was. Super great for confidence in my speed for Worlds coming up. Thanks, lady. Please also note my impressively low pulse and blood pressure. Oh, no comment? Well, fine then.
So that’s about it. Let me know if you have any more specific questions.