Maybe it's the Texan in me (adopted...lived there 7 years), but to me there's almost nothing more fun than hopping in the car and driving ridiculous distances. This love is incompatible with my need to run and feeble attempts to eat healthy.
HOWEVER....it is SUPER compatible with my love for McDonald's Ice Cream Cones!!!
Late night indulgence from trip last year -------->
Sorry for nearly flashing you guys in this picture...it was Vegas...ok?
My road trip eating usually goes in three sections...
Part 1 - Ecstasy
The idea of eating all this fast food sounds like an amazing fantasy. I survey the truck stop to see where I should eat first.
Inevitably, I land on McDonald's.
IT'S SO FREAKING DELICIOUS!!!
Time to get 10 diet cokes, 4 icecream cones, and 20 McNuggets!!!!
Also time to stop to pee every two hours due to insane Diet Coke consumption.
On a side note, Mcdonald's claims their icecream cones contain 150 calories. I am 100% sure that is a lie. Nothing this good has 150 calories in it.
Is Subway healthy or do they just say so in those commercials?
Maybe it won't hurt to stop by McDonalds for a cone afterwards...
Part 3 - Stomach Ache
Did I swallow a rock?
I would kill for a cup of fruit or some freaking lentil soup.
Maybe I will spend $6 for one of those way overpriced mini food packs at Starbucks...
Running While Traveling
I also love to run when on road trips, but unless I'm traveling with another OCD runner, it's hard to pull off, given that we have places to get to and stuff.
To me, there is a special joy in exploring a new place on foot, even if it's just for a half hour.
Some of my best run travel memories:
1) Running in Memphis right along the Mississippi at sunset (LOVE Memphis!)
2) The sheer pain of "running" in Vegas in 110 weather when everyone else is drinking up a storm.
3) Driving out to Olympic National Park in Western Washington and running on the trails while the rest of the tourists looked at me like I was crazy.
Neon Blonde Runner just wrote a cool post about her running with a local running club while traveling.
Do you run when you're traveling?
What is your travel food weakness? (for me it is the cone ALL THE WAY!!)
This Blog Entry Made Me Hungry.