I read that recent Japanese research has found that ripe bananas (with brown spots) are actually really good for you, and have the ability to fight abnormal cells (cancer).
This intrigued me, mainly because I feel like ripe bananas tend to get a bad rap. Guilty as charged; I prefer them more on the green side versus brown. However, knowing this, when glancing at my bananas this morning when making a smoothie, I got happy that I was able to add some cancer-fighting action to my daily drink.
Anyways, what was this post suppose to be about? Oh yeah, how I used to by an Olympian.
Obviously that a semi-false statement. Let's correct it to be a little more true: I used to live, eat and train among Olympians. There we go.
|whose that in the green ring? me.|
Spring 2010 I had the opportunity to intern at the Olympic Training Center out in Colorado Springs. It truly was a mind-blowing experience, even just to live in the dorms on the campus, dine at that state-of-the-art food hall three meals a day, and use the same workout facilities that some of these athletes we are watching over there in London used.
I got to swim in the same pool that Michael Phelps did.
|No, that is not the pool.|
|This is posted up at the Training Center. I love it.|
|I AM SO PROUD|
I can't remember the last time I ran 12 miles. Maybe sometime in May?
Cheers to a great weekend!