These days it seems that everyone is running a marathon. Certainly there are many training tactics rookies and veterans use to make it through the 26.2 grueling miles. Â Yet, yesterday, I read about a method that is neither advisable nor reasonable to anyone with an IQ over 4. Â Joe Dâ€™Amico, from a suburb of Chicago, prepared for Marchâ€™s L.A. Marathon by eating every meal for a month from McDonaldâ€™s.
You might think that this fellow is another dopey first-timer or looks like the Stay Puft marshmallow man. Â You would be wrong on both accounts. Â He has run more than a dozen races and is in decent shape. Â However, there seems to be no real reason for Dâ€™Amico to do this beyond being a first-rate buffoon. Â In contrast to Morgan Spurlock, who notably, and revealingly, filmed the dire effects of eating at the golden arches for 30 straight days, this â€œrunnerâ€ went into this because he â€œwanted to do something different.â€ (Swell. Couldnâ€™t he have just dressed up like the cop from the Village People and call it a day?) I canâ€™t even image what this garbage did to his body on a day-to-day basis, but I hope thisÂ doesn’tÂ carry over to other would-be runners who will most certainly drop dead when combining such opposing lifestyles.
That said… Readers â€“ what do you think? Â Did this guy get his own punishment by having to eat Mickey Dâ€™s for a month, or was it all just in fun?
[Dâ€™Amico did manage to raise a good chunk of money for charity during his anti-cleanse, so that one good thing to come of this.]