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Have you ever altered your diet for athletic purposes?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 16, 2008

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Photo of Luke Struckman

“I usually eat a lot more food when I’m exercising a lot, but it’s not a conscious effort, it just makes me have a larger appetite.”

Photo of Zayna Robles

“Yes, for swim season. I eat a lot more pasta for the carbs, and I try to eat less fatty foods and don’t eat out as much.”

Photo of Ryan Hall

“Yes, for high school football I had to eat a lot more to increase my weight. I was eating at least double the amount I usually ate.”

Photo of Melissa Morris

“Yes, I would always eat spaghetti before each race when I ran cross-country.”


H_Lecter 10 years, 2 months ago

like oysters before a....marathon? nope

notajayhawk 10 years, 2 months ago

Yes. I've eaten a five dollar hotdog at a baseball game, when I usually wouldn't do that at home.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years, 2 months ago

Eating is my I don't really know how to answer this! I'm not a professional but I am obsessed with this athletic endeavor. I hold a record in full slab rib devastation, rank crawfish downing, accidental oyster shell ingestion and keeping down rotten chicken gumbo. This kind of eating is an art...with an "f".

Tony Kisner 10 years, 2 months ago

R_I & H_L - both are in rare form this AM. Very funny.

ms_canada 10 years, 2 months ago

TOB - this I would love to see. Can I bring my digital camera? and where in this day and age do you find a codpiece?

sgtwolverine 10 years, 2 months ago

Ha! I don't think I've ever done anything for athletic purposes. But I take pictures of athletes now, so I guess it all evens out.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 2 months ago

In this day and age, I'd think you could find a codpiece with a built-in flashlight. I'm with Nota on this ?...I only alter my diet when watching sports.

ms_canada 10 years, 2 months ago

You are right Sue - baseball and a hotdog just seem made for each other. Now then, when I am watching grandson Rob in his hockey jersey on my computer, I think a glass of white goes very well indeed. Except when they score a goal and I let out a grand whoop and spill a bit of it. Not good.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 2 months ago

Ms_C, I have found that one can pour an entire beverage on a keyboard and not do it any harm...except to make some of the keys stick for a while. :)Dear Sgt, I have to go back to something you said yesterday...about doning school garb in non-school colors. I agree with you, but I'm also an offender. I wanted a baseball cap in t!tty promote breast cancer awareness. I happened to find one with a Jayhawk on it. I couldn't resist. I figured since nobody has t!tty pink for school colors, it would be OK. What is your ruling on the matter? Can I wear the hat year-round, or do I have to wait until October? (BC Awareness month)-Pink and proud in KS

jonas 10 years, 2 months ago

I drank more beer to get into the beer drinking competition. It was very competitive.

tonythetiger 10 years, 2 months ago

Me an' ole cap'n crunch have a thing going 'bout what to eat.That Trix rabbit is a coniving fella though.

tonythetiger 10 years, 2 months ago

Did I mention it is Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch?

sgtwolverine 10 years, 2 months ago

Dear Pink and Proud,From my perspective, there are no exceptions; school names and logos without school colors simply are not acceptable. Certainly, school names and logos paired with rival school colors -- I have actually seen red Michigan shirts and green Michigan shirts, and I have quietly questioned the presence of brain activity in the people who wore those shirts -- but names and logos paired with any and all non-school colors just aren't acceptable in my mind.However, if you wish to wear a particular color for a particular reason, that color may be worn on a separate piece of clothing; for instance, it is acceptable to wear a KU shirt with a pink hat, or vice-versa. That way, you can wear the color without betraying the identity of the school.Sincerely,The Sartorial Sgt.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 2 months ago

But, but, Sgt! The hat matches my gardening gloves! (And I look really good in pink.) But I'll try to forgo buying any more off-color school garb in the that you've set me straight on the matter.Sincerely,Still pink but now I'm bluep.s. can I still tell off-color jokes?

sgtwolverine 10 years, 2 months ago

Well, depending on the school you're representing, off-color jokes may actually be an integral accessory to school colors. For instance, if you're representing a state-run university -- yes, any state-owned university -- then you'll want to pack the off-color jokes. Just visit the student section at a major sporting event hosted by one of those state-run universities and you'll hear why!(Seriously: Michigan was once reprimanded by the NCAA because of the Michigan student section's language during a hockey regional hosted in Ann Arbor.)Sincerely,The Sartorial Sgt.(If anyone would like to visit Ann Arbor during hockey season and experience one of the best collegiate sporting atmospheres in the nation, I'd be happy to take you to a Michigan hockey game. You may not want your kids repeating the traditional student section chants, but the atmosphere is outstanding.)

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