That's kind of a cheesy title for this entry, but it works. You see, the most interesting facts I learned this weekend were the following:
A. Red Lobster's Admirals Feast has 22 grams of Trans Fat. Wow.
2. The longer the chain of Omega 3 Fatty Acid, the more health benefit it has. So it's official: Flaxseed, you can't compete with Salmon.
IV. Eggs can lower cholesterol! Recent studies have shown that patients with high cholesterol did not raise their cholesterol, and some even lowered their cholesterol, by eating one egg per day. I've been saying for a while that eggs are good for you--especially when they come from a free range chicken and they're not served next to bacon, sausage, and hashbrowns. Speaking of meat, Medium rare is the way to go on red meat. Well done meat can lead to denatured and carcinogenic proteins.
I remember learning a lot of this already but it was great to have a refresher on it and some practical applications to specific health problems. So to recap: Eat a salad!
I also ran a couple times this weekend, totalling 16 miles at a 7 minute pace. The runs really felt easy, and it was difficult at times to keep my pace at 7. After experiencing that, I decided to sign up for another half marathon this weekend, I'm approaching this one a bit differently, though. I'm going to go to the course early and run some miles before the start, hopefully totalling 18-20 continuous miles.
In other news, I also did some cross training this weekend--in the form of Wii. If you haven't played it at all, it won't mean much, but my right rotator cuff is as sore as it has ever been. Between Bowling, Boxing, Home Run Derby, and Tennis, I destroyed my upper right extremity. Thats enough "cross training" for a while.