Sorry about the lack of updates on The Road Forager. I have a WordPress app for my iPhone but it has dumped about 5 blog attempts into the either…just fracking gone, so I am resorting to the clunky process of downloading the photos, then doing a post. Hopefully subsequent updates deal with this issue as it IS a nice way to update the blog when it works.
So, Nicki and I went through San Francisco Airport on our way to Chicago and I stopped by one of my favorite places to eat along the way, Max’s “The Greek” across from gate 71 in the United terminal. I usually go for the 1/2 Chicken with Greek salad (olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and red onions). It is damn yummy. We had a good bit of time to kill so I ended up getting some more food a little later, this was a grilled salmon and steamed veggies plate from a Japanese shop in the central United area. It was yummy, I did not get a wheat dose…both good things while eating on the road. Here is what those meals looked like.
This might be a good spot for a little training and food update. After becoming a serious fatty from my mass-gain experiment I started the leaning out process about a month ago with the Zone. 1/2 carbs, most of those post workout. It worked…kinda. Tired, hungry, and generally annoyed. I worked as a Chemist for years and I think I;ve done all the weighing and measuring I EVER want to do. I leaned out but it seemed sluggish and not very much fun from a culinary perspective. When I’m on the Zone I just do not cook.
I have not been doing much in the way of met-con for some time, focusing instead on rings work, handstand walking and general strength work…pretty much what I was doing before finding CrossFit. This inspired me to eat the way I ate for years which was cyclic low carb. Easy, fun and effective. I’ve leaned out remarkably fast, feel REALLY good and performance has been pretty good to boot. I did a 4:34 Fran with about a 80% effort yesterday and have literally done no met-con for weeks. My best ever was 2:58 so I’m pretty happy with this. The thing I’m reminded with all this is it’s great to experiment and it’s also good to have more than one strategy to answer a given problem. Some people absolutely THRIVE on the Zone. Fortunately or unfortunately, I’m not one of those peeps.