Stupidity in the name of fitness


#1

As a fun side question: what is something you’ve done in the name of fitness, but later realized was really foolish? I’ll start.

This happened about 25 years ago. I was on a ride with a buddy, and we stopped at a gas station. All they had were candy bars. I wasn’t going to put that kind of food in my body! So, off we rode. About 10 miles later I had a ridiculous bonk. My buddy urged me along to climb 2% grades at epicly slow paces. When we finally got to a downhill, he went to the front and brought up the speed. I drafted on his will until my blood sugar got so low, I started to black out. I crossed wheels, fell down, and slid and rolled for about 40-50 meters. Now, if I’m really hungry, I would eat a lard-dipped Twinkie and like it.

How about you? Any foolish decisions you care to share?


#2

Oh wow…I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

Let me chew on this one, I’m reserving the first response to your post for my own endless list of dumb-in-the-name-of actions.