Recomposition on the road
Good morning, %FIRSTNAME%.
I’m about to head to Tamworth for the Country Music Festival (long story) with the boys.
Travelling involves a death of quality nutrition, but I'll share with you a few of my tips for making it a bit easier.
For the record, I don’t bring any food with me when I fly. I realise some people will Tupperware a whole days food, but that’s not for me.
Airplane food is usually awful, and airports aren’t much better. If you sneak into the lounge, there is usually some good protein, salad, and fruit you can mix together.
If slumming it in the terminal, refer to the driving recommendations below.
If I am driving, the snacks for the day will usually be beef jerky, blueberries, apple and a protein bar. Combine this with lunch on the road and dinner at the destination, and nutrition is pretty simple.
If jelly lollies are in the vicinity – they will be eaten. Therefore, I try to avoid buying them in the first place.
Lunch on the road in Australia can be limited, but that depends on where you are and how far you are willing to drive off the highway.
Since I like to go <500m from the highway for fear of losing too much ground in traffic, McDonald’s, Subway, and KFC are usually the available options.
My rules are pretty simple: eat any burger or sandwich you want (two, if needed), don’t get fries (small, if you have to) and drink water.
Oliver’s healthy fast food is great, but every time I go in there the line is out the door, and moving slower than the octogenarian I passed driving a Toyota Camry in the right-hand lane.
You will rarely have a good day of eating on the road, but the key is to not let it turn into a shocker. McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is usually avoidable.
Activity recommendations stay the same.
If flying, I will work out in the morning, even if that means getting up earlier than usual. I can sleep on the plane - the pilots rarely need me in the cockpit these days.
If driving, ideally I will work out in the morning, but I won’t get up earlier than I usually would to do so.
I like to be at the wheel and am a horrible passenger (Ellie can/will confirm). Therefore, I try not to add any additional fatigue before long drives.
However, getting up early as a standard means I can usually get some training in with my normal wake up time.
That’s what I do when travelling, and I find it pretty simple and easy to follow.
If I make it back from the Wild West, I’ll let you know how it goes this time.