Every single day of my life is special. The only constant thing about my day is that it’s always hectic and busy. This requires me to have a lot of energy and that’s where U.S. potatoes come into play. When you’re always on the go with myriads of to-dos and passions, proper nutrition is crucial.
On regular days, I usually start with a hearty breakfast and potatoes remain a staple on my meals. That’s my Carbohydrate, Potassium and Energy Source for the whole day. I enjoy simple potato recipes, especially in the morning. Sometimes I munch on hash browns, other times I just quickly stir-fry potatoes with eggs and other veggies.
After consuming the needed energy from my potato-packed meal, I go to the gym for an hour of work outs just for maintenance. I then go to work, which is extra stressful at this time of the year. After work, I usually have meetings for upcoming events we’re planning or just meeting friends to catch up. Of course, I still get my average of 6-8 hours of sleep. Every day is really tough for me but I’m glad I get to be properly nourished by the right vitamins and minerals from nutritious foods.
My weekends get even tougher as that’s my time I spend training outdoors and push myself further. Over the weekend, I went to my hometown in Baguio to attend a wedding. A weekend in Baguio is even more active as I take advantage of the cooler weather to enjoy a good run and just walk around the city in between errands.
27,535 steps and 17.4 kilometers. This is pretty much an ordinary day for me in Baguio City. Let’s restart the day from the first step. I got a really good sleep and woke up at around 8 am owing to the cooler weather of Baguio City. This is one thing I enjoy about the city; I don’t have to wake up early to train as it remains cool even at mid-day.
I started with breakfast. That’s corned beef packed with Potatoes. In about an hour, I was ready to hit the trails of Camp John Hay. My house to John Hay is about 3 kilometers but I decided to take a cab since I wanted to be fresh when I hit the trails. John Hay has been my home trail. The trails of John Hay have been always scenic with rich pine-forested view that made the 8-9 kilometer run such a visual delight.
Starting at the Forest Bathing Trail, I made my way to the upper part of the yellow trail. This is relatively a flat to rolling stretch, so this is the speedier section of the trail and has several glimpses of the mountains of Itogon. The second half of the trail was a descent from the embassy area to the lower part of the trail. For me, this is the more scenic part with the rich pine reserve giving a green setting for the run. It then ends on a challenging note with a climb back to the horseback riding area to wrap up the run.
Since I had a really good breakfast with Potatoes in it, I had energy to sustain me during the run. I also had sufficient electrolyte to improve cardiovascular and nervous system function. That’s one of the advantages of having potatoes in your meals.
Well, the day isn’t over yet as I had several errands to do. I had to walk my way from John Hay to the terminal to get my return ticket to Manila. I also had to go to the Orchidarium to buy some plants for a friend. That’s probably another 4-5 kilometers of walking. After that, I rewarded myself with a good meal. Steak with mashed potatoes on the side. Then I walked home to rest.
Home was really inviting with the cool breezy weather; I was back in my bed in no time. Then, I got a message from my friend that there’s a post wedding gathering so I had to go again. I still had energy to go and might as well make the most of my time here. I had my dinner there then went home to prepare my things for my trip. I had my trip back to Manila at around midnight.
Potato Powered Days
From busy weekdays to busy weekends, I get to appreciate the importance of rest and nutrition. I don’t only have to power myself up for my trainings but my everyday life as well. I highly recommend potatoes. They provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best.
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