There are a lot of things that can screw up Ironman training. Things like time, money, injury, mafia, and Charlie Sheen. As of today, I can now add melons to that list. No, not those type of melons! I’m talking cantaloupes specifically. Actually, I am talking Costco cantaloupes specifically.
Today, I had the wonderful pleasure of spending an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom…not fixing my hair. I figured it was just something weird I ate at Starbucks. Then, I got an informative phone call from Costco telling me not to eat some cantaloupes I bought from them this weekend as they are being recalled for Salmonella contamination. Guess what this tri guy had as a refreshing snack after dinner last night? You guessed it. A delicious melon with some yogurt and granola.
I knew fruit was good for you, but I didn’t know it would actually cause me to lose weight rapidly. Things have worsened through out the day. I was able to get my workout in after work, but it ended short after the intervals and was followed by immediately passing out on the bed. Now, I’m rolling around with stomach cramps, fever and chills, and paying frequent homage to the thunder bucket.
Every day is another day to learn in triathlon. And now I know another important fact. Don’t eat cantaloupes, especially anytime soon before riding, running, swimming, or breathing.