So yesterday for my birthday, my wife ordered an amazing pumpkin cheesecake.. one of the best I've had (next to the Chocolate Guinness version from the same bakery). So yes, cheese cake is decadent, and not necessarily the healthiest, but so what? It tastes amazing, and I don't eat one every day!
The point is, there are always special occasions, and reasons to live life and enjoy these kinds of things. Where we get in trouble is when every day becomes a special occasion :-). You could eat three meals from McDonald's one day each week (although not sure why you would want to), and spend the other days of the week just eating "real" food, and you would be fine from a health perspective. Granted, I am not a dietician, but you get my point. So if you focus on consistently eating well, and exercising, then take advantage of those periodic opportunities to indulge yourself, and go for the good stuff!
From a running perspective, I did the Incline last week on Tuesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving), and was happy to finally start moving my time down, cutting 2 minutes off on Tuesday, and another minute on Thanksgiving. My goal is to break the 40 minute mark for the climb before the end of the year. These 1 mile climbs followed by a 3.5 mile trail run back down twice a week have done wonders to offset my cheesecake forays! I've also been trying to work in at least two 5k runs a week around the neighborhood.
Also, after I go again on Thursday this week, I'll post up a review of the Injinji Outdoor Series toe socks I've been testing with my Invisible Shoes.
Have a great week!
"Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a
wearisome malady." - François Duc de la Rochefoucauld