I applaud her for raising money for Ronald McDonald House. It’s a great charity. And running a marathon isn’t easy, doesn’t matter how many you’ve done. (she’s done 9)
The thought of eating at McDonald’s that often makes me want to vomit. In fact, the only use I have for McDonald’s is in this order: emergency bathroom, something to drink, a snack. And that’s only if I can’t find any other place to do/get those things. I can’t even stand the smell of walking into one. The last time I ate there, I was out of town and needed a light/meal snack. So I got their asian salad. It was decent, but I’d never be able to stretch that into a real meal, i’d be starving shortly afterward.
I know she’s under a Dr’s care, but I would think that as evidenced in Supersize Me, that it would cause some health issues, even if you were really active. And maybe she burns a lot more calories training than I do, but I’d think she’s taking in a ton of excess calories and saturated fats. I burn just over 1800 calories for a full marathon. Not sure how far that goes at McDonald’s, but considering I wouldn’t touch 95% of the items on their menu, I guess I don’t really have to worry about that.
I’ve also noticed in her training log, she’s been sick a lot. May just be a coincidence, but thinking the stress of training and the lack of balanced nutrition you get from eating junk, may not be the best for your immune system or running recovery. Just a thought.
I have no issues with eating burgers and fries. But they better be good quality and I don’t do it everyday. I ate one yesterday in fact, but it sure as heck didn’t come from McDonald’s.
I guess who am I to judge? She’s an adult, raising money for charity, and an experience marathoner and she’s way faster than me, even with junk food for fuel.