Bet you didn’t think this post would be about soda! I am a total sucker for the stuff. My drink of choice is pictured above. An ice cold, Diet Lime Coke. Now, I am not a snob or anything, I can drink a Diet Pepsi with Lime, too. Regular Diet Coke, yep, that’s cool.
As a runner, and being part of the running community in general, I hear all sorts of bad things about soda. I hear about people kicking the soda habit, and how much better off he or she is after. Makes one feel more alive, and cleansed. I am not sure I really buy the hype of giving up my Diet Coke. I don’t drink alcohol, so why can’t I have my fizzy soda pop?
Before, during and after runs, I do like to charge and recharge with electrolyte drinks like Gatorade or Powerade. I often have Zym drink tablets, and Nuun on hand to drop into a bottle of water per-run. I like them both, and the variety of flavors offered really makes it interesting. I just don’t think I am ready to give up my soda. Plus, I never drink the full sugar versions of any soda, I much prefer the taste of a diet drink.
The reason I am writing this blog entry is to sort of spark a debate, both external and internal. Do you drink sodas? How do you feel about them? Do you think they affect fitness performance? Share your thoughts, I would love to hear them.