Eating whatever is put in front of you

I do not put a lot of thought into what I eat. I am quite predictable: cheerios for breakfast, peanut butter and jam sandwich for lunch. Dinner is quite varied but i am lucky enough that my wife is usually the inspiration (and most of the effort) behind it.

However when I travel I typically have even less regular input into what I eat. Airlines feed us whatever they will. It is difficult to eat well in restaurants. And when I am hosted at a family’s home (quite often) it is only proper to eat everything that is put in front of you.

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I regularly take probiotics while traveling to other countries to ensure strange foods are not rejected by my systems.

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Chicken on a stick
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Rice and beans from a very sketchy restaurant

So because I tend to eat a lot more and to eat less healthily while traveling, exercise is even more important. But given the nature of traveling, exercise is harder to come by.

I always look forward to returning home to that predictable diet.

Any tips out there on how to eat while traveling?

Far Flung Places and Races

I travel to far flung places with my job several times per year but I can’t seem to get any exotics races in. I am constantly on the lookout for races in East Africa and there are a lot of them but my schedule never complies.

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I travel through London and Amsterdam but never can I just extend a couple days to include a weekend. In the last couple years I have been in Ecuador, Myanmar, Haiti, Colombia, Ghana, and a bunch of countries in East Africa. Even my trip through New York could have worked except it was in February and too miserably cold for a race.

I’ll keep checking because I think it could be an amazing experience.

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Does anyone out there have good success with matching trips and racing?