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Fitness: I mostly just try to have one good workout a day. I put a lot of emphasis on cycling because I race with my collegiate cycling team in the spring season, and I race triathlons all summer. When the season is in full swing I typically ride 200ish miles a week, run 20-40 miles, and swim 10 or 15km. Mostly I just try to watch out for injuries waiting to happen, soreness that doesn’t go away, trouble sleeping, and other signs of overtraining. Being a triathlete and an extremely motivated person, overtraining is more of a concern than not training enough.
Nutrition: I honestly eat whatever I want, but that comes with some stipulations - I know all too well how my next workout is going to feel if I binge on junk food. I’ll feel like shit, and that’s the last thing I want, and that makes it a lot easier to eat healthy if I can keep those things in mind. I tend to munch on granola bars and whole-wheat sandwiches when I’m hungry and I minimize the soda/pop I drink. I’m lucky in the sense that I burn off whatever I eat within 24-48 hours (I’m 19, naturally slim, and extremely active). I don’t use any supplements besides the occasional energy gel and I firmly believe that if you keep a balanced & varied diet, you probably shouldn’t need a lot of protein shakes / vitamins / supplements.
As for my favorite book… I have a lot of books that stuck with me long after I got done reading them. Like you inferred, Looking For Alaska was one of them. My favorite books would have to include Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman, Beat The Reaper by Josh Bazell, The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle, and The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway. I’ve loved to read since I was a little kid and I’ve read all kinds of things, and I honestly hope I can pass that passion on to my kids one day.
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