Can fast food help you run faster? Meet Chicago McRunner

Although
many fear that fast food chains are making Americans fat, having
balance and common sense can prevail.  That said, Joe D'Amico decided
to eat only McDonald's for 30 days straight prior to his LA marathon
and see just how well he could perform. He completed the race (his
fifteenth marathon) in Los Angeles on March 20th, with a personal best
of two hours and thirty-six minutes. To him and contrary to beliefs,
one should note that eating fast food may make you faster!

Joe is your average "guy". Thirty-seven years old,  Joe ran his
first marathon in 1998. Despite vowing to never run a marathon again,
he returned the next year and has been hooked on the distance ever
since. But Joe understands the importance of good nutrition and notes
that even eating fast food at McDonald's for 30 days straight, he had
his best race ever.

To give back to the place that supports many health, sports and
fitness events throughout the world, Joe decided to make his distances
worth more than a personal time record.  Over the last few years, Joe
has raised more than $39,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana as a way to benefit families and children. All this made possible through the McRunner.com website, and McRunner Facebook fan page

Want to meet Joe? 

Come meet him in person and help support the MCD Charities:  10% of
all sales on the night of the event and 15% of Mizuno Shoe purchases
will also go to will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Date: Monday, May 2
Time: 5:30 PM - Arrive early to pick shoe to run in
          6:30 PM - Run with McRunner
          7:00 PM - Q & A with McRunner (Joe D'Amico)
Food: McDonald's La Grange
Sampling: Powerade Zero & Vitamin Water
Location: 5 South La Grange Road
RSVP: The Runner's Soul at 708.354.7685

Sponsors: McDonald's La Grange, Mizuno, The Runner's Soul, Powerade

Date: Wednesday, May 4
Time: 5:30 PM - Arrive early to pick shoe to run in
          6:30 PM - 30 Minute Run with McRunner
          7:00 PM - Q & A with McRunner (Joe D'Amico)
Food: McDonald's Northbrook
Sampling: Powerade Zero & Vitamin Water
Location: 800 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield
RSVP: Running Away Multisport at 847.945.2929

For more information on this event please contact Julie Travers; Community Relations Director for the Northbrook McDonald's. Julie.travers@comcast.net or visit their website at www.mcillinois.com/33824 or Facebook at McDonald's Northshore.

Please note that I do not recommend eating at any fast food restaurant for 30 days in a row.  Be smart, eat healthy and move.


Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle spokesperson and author or Naked Fitness (Vanguard).  She helps people find simple ways to live a healthier, happier life. Follow her on twitter for daily health tips: @andreametcalf

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