no such thing as too much chocolate

by @according2kelly on April 2, 2012

i drink a lot of chocolate milk. it’s been scientifically proven to help refuel your body so you can perform at your best. meaning, that drinking chocolate milk after a hard workout (or any workout) can make you stronger, faster… better. plus, the most important factor – it tastes good.

chocolate-milk& i’m not the only one with a chocolate milk addiction.

this weekend i traveled to galveston, texas  (for ironman texas) with ben (he eats a high-fat, low-protein, lower-carb diet that intrigues me & takes cold showers twice a day), michelle (a soon-to-be-mama of two & super fast runner who is sweet-as-sweet can be), monica (my newest orange blogging bff who will definitely be competing in her first triathlon with me, very very soon) & ray (he run 10 miles at a 7 minute pace, followed by 6 more miles at a 6:30 pace just for fun. & while he doesn’t know it yet, he’s destined to me my tech guru), to spend the weekend with one of chocolate milk’s biggest fans – chris lieto.

chris-lieto-team-refuelimage via competitive image

if you don’t know already, chris lieto (the handsome dude i was lucky enough to stand next to, with my arm around his waist) is a professional triathlete (my dream job), 3 time ironman champ (ironman japan, canada & wisconsin), husband & father of two (i think our daughters would be bffs – they sound very similar).

me & the gang met up with him early saturday morning for chris’ version of a quick & easy 4-5 mile jog… which meant he ran along, chatting & joking with us, while the rest of us tried to keep up – trying being the operative word.

did you notice i brought along an orange team sparkle just for the occasion? having the entire collection of skirts has it’s rewards. i was thrilled when the skirt ended up matching my team refuel shirt perfectly, as did my new balance minimus shoes. too bad kt tape pro doesn’t come in team refuel orange as well.

team-sparkle-team-refuelmaybe if i had tapered for this run (like i would for a race), i would have been better prepared. but after a 13 mile early morning jaunt, plus all that texas humidity – i was more concerned about having an asthma attack, than keeping up with chris. so, instead of sprinting to keep up for the entire run, i took it slow & easy – finishing a total of 17 miles for the day.

after all that running, we all opted for a quick dip in the gulf, & some chocolate milk… don’t be surprised – i told you, we are chocolate milk enthusiasts.

chocolate-milk-refuelmonica, me & michelle

all the chocolate milk is definitely doing chris lieto’s body good, as i’m sure you would agree…accroding2kelly on twitterchocolate-milk-does-a-body-goodno wonder he was selected as one of the REFUEL | got chocolate milk team captains, with his very own “my after” ad campaign, which he revealed at the ironman texas this past weekend.

chris-lieto-my-afterso far, the REFUEL | got chocolate milkmy after” ad campaign has focused on world class athletes: carmelo anthony of the new york knicks, members of usa swimming including chloe sutton & ricky berens, miranda carfrae a professional triathlete & the man with quite-possibly-the-nicest-legs-&-butt-in-the-world – chris lieto.

although, i’m secretly hoping REFUEL | got chocolate milk comes knocking on my door, & asks me to pose for a “my after” of my very own. i envision it would look something like…

according-to-kelly-my-after-chocolate-milkwhat do you think? don’t you think it’s timeREFUEL | got chocolate milk added some real people to their roster of athletic all-stars? i’m more than happy to volunteer for the job. i’d even be willing to take a lifetime supply of chocolate milk as payment  – it would save me a bundle!

disclosure: i have honestly been drinking chocolate milk as a recovery drink following workouts for several years now. so, i was super stoked when REFUEL | got chocolate milk invited me to ironman texas in galveston for the unveiling of chris lieto’s (a man with very sexy legs) “my after” ad campaign. while they did pay for my airfare & hotel to texas, all opinions are 100% my own (hence my constant commenting on chris lieto’s “nice” legs.)

9 comments
Cindy
Cindy

oops.....entered my Twitter handle incorrectly..... It's DairyFuelsMeUp

Cindy
Cindy

Kelly, You are so right....chocolate milk is amazing after a long run. The carbs and protein together help rebuild and refuel your muscles. Love your blog.

Laura
Laura

This post had me smiling the whole time! What a fun experience!! I wonder if chocolate almond milk has the same benefits? Is it the chocolate or the milk with the wonder powers? :-)

Christina Williams
Christina Williams

I ALWAYS drink a chocolate milk after runs too! I rarely have injury anymore either. I'm convinced there is a connection and I can't imagine I'll stop any time soon. Wish Refuel Chocolate Milk would add real people too ... and I would love them to send me a fun tee at least, ha ha :-) Out of all the fueling, nutrition, and other items that we all try, chocolate milk is my constant (besides pasta).

Kate @ Brooklyn Running
Kate @ Brooklyn Running

Love the orange sequine skirt!!! Though your "my after" is much more impressive than mine... I think I would write: Trying a new recipe, watching Harry Potter, making customized stationary, and dodging cars and bikers while running through my beloved Brooklyn neighborhood.

Emily
Emily

Mmm, chocolate milk! It's definitely my after! :) Chris Lieto has always seemed like such a nice guy (not to mention the very nice legs!). Sounds like a fun weekend!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

The only problem with drinking chocolate milk to refuel? keeping the fridge stocked! The kids love to drink it too!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

I LOVE you "myAfter" - I can't even imagine how crazy it must be to run through Brooklyn! That takes some incredible dedication!

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