2 Double cheeseburgers and a large fry! That's my skate diet, and what I had for dinner last night! It was pretty good until I felt the grease curdling the insides of my stomach. Then I came to this sad realization. I don't eat well by any means, and it is directly impacting my skateboarding.
This is a severe condition called “The Itis”. Not being able to move for hours until your food is fully digested. The problem is finding a happy balance between stuffing yourself and being completely starved. If you don't eat at all, you might pass out before you even step foot on a skateboard. Eat too much and step foot on your skateboard, you might be pedaling to the nearest restroom facility.
As I realized that I needed to eat better, I was reminded of a session from a year ago. Right after eating Pepe's in Fullerton we headed out to a spot that Daewon Song had some footage at a long time ago. There are ledges and a couple of good planter gaps that run out to the parking lot. Anyway, previous to our arrival I had a Carne Asada burrito at Pepe's that was smothered in red sauce, I ate the whole damn thing. We got to the spot and started messing around. What happened next changed my life (and my underpants).
I grinded a ledge a few times, and then Tre-Bombed in my pants. Needless to say, I was unable to skate with the homies for the rest of the day. I'd love to get into more details but it's a bit embarrassing. Moral of the story here is get something balanced in your belly. It will not only allow you to skate, but to skate well and be fully energized. A salad and some grilled chicken might sound kind of odd to us skateboarders, but it's a lot better than craping your pants.