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Eight Years, No Cheat Days

Tuesday, September 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Julia Pinney

www.georgetownvoice.com, 08/30/2019

 

Lunch was inevitable. In the few months I’ve been rock climbing, I’ve learned to recognize the predictable rhythms of angling my foot just so, willing energy into my shoulders to grasp for the final hold, and listening to the ache in my stomach telling me it’s time to call it a day. We set off for Whole Foods, my new friend and I, rubbing our sore forearms, digging chalk out from under our fingernails, and laughing about the belay test he nearly failed.

I had secretly been hoping we’d decide on Whole Foods. Amongst the wealth of options in the prepared food section, we could both get the food that made our respective digestive systems happy. No mental calculus as I decoded the menu, looking for red flags. Plus, I could pick up the oat milk that had been sitting on my shopping list for a week, the kind without too much sugar that I can never find at Safeway.

“I’m not much of an exotic eater,” I told my friend. “Eating can be kind of complicated for me.”

“Why’s that?” he replied, with a look of mild curiosity and confusion as if eating should be one of the simpler parts of life.

 

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