Plus - more about the Cookie Monster.
So, last week, I pulled it back a bit. I decided to keep in the â€˜spiritâ€™ of Half Ironman training but not really follow my plan. I needed a mental break, you know? Additionally, on Monday night, I was making macaroni and cheese and splashed hot water on my stomach â€“ I ended up with a quarter-sized second-degree burn on my stomach and didnâ€™t want to get into the pool for fear of infection. I still got a lot done, though!
Monday: 3400 yard swim (wowza!)
Wednesday: 4 mile run
Thursday: 1 hour bike + 1 mile run
Friday: 5 mile run
Saturday: 1 hour bike
Sunday: 1 hour run
Total: 3400 yards of swimming, 10 miles of running, 3 hours of biking
So I was investigating this â€œCookie Monster eats carrotsâ€ thing a little further. I found this fun video of Cookie Monster and Scott Jurek, a vegan ultramaratoner, at a TedMed conference. Cookie Monster says that vegetables are always foods and cookies are sometimes foods, although itâ€™s always sometimes.
Turns out that a few commenters who pointed out the Cookie Monster has been promoting fruits and vegetables for a while were right â€“ Cookie has been exposing the value of a balanced diet (â€œthree square meals and circular dessertsâ€) since the 1970s.
He also did the Healthy Foods rap:
I found this fun list of other items that Cookie Monster has eaten (besides cookies and vegetables): a safe, snow, a pencil, a Volkswagen Beetle, a suitcase, a vacuum cleaner, a grandfather clock, and more. He also remarked once that he likes tofu stir-fry.
Other fun Cookie Monster facts: His real name is Sid. His favorite kind of cookie is chocolate chip, followed closely by oatmeal. And he has a Twitter account, where he says gems such as:
So there you have it. Cookie Monster does eat a varied diet, although he likes cookies the most. Obviously.
But who doesnâ€™t?
Iâ€™ve been so into yogurt messes lately. So satisfying, and a great way to get protein in post-workouts, thanks to the Greek yogurt. In addition to my chocolate yogurt mess, Iâ€™ve been eating this mess every now and then â€“ when we have cookies in the house!
Raw oats (and yes, they really do taste good!)
The Cookie Monster would approve!