Yesterday was a hectic day for me in that I had three presentations. Because of the schedule I sort of neglected the whole need for eating an actual meal.
I started the day with two McDonald's oatmeal things before my first presentation. I didn't have much time then to get from one presentation to the other so I had a Wheaties Fuel bar and a Red Bull. Yes, I know somewhere a nutritionist is cringing.
My 2nd presentation was at about 3:20 and I was off. I wouldn't say it was a bad presentation, but my words came slower and I was nowhere near as animated as I usually am. All in all the best word to describe it would be to say I was 'sluggish'.
There was about a two hour gap between presentations and a coworker went to go get food from Steak n Shake (somewhere Ryan is cursing my name at the mention of that place. Ryan, you'll have it someday in the northeast) so I ate the first real meal of the day and within minutes I was feeling better.
The final presentation of the day was much like all the other ones I do. My words were fast, crisp, and my sentences actually made sense.I've always known that I feel crummy when I don't eat right, but I never had a 'before and after' example so close to each other to judge just how big of a difference there is.
Driving back home I thought of my days in school and just how little I ate. Could that have made things rougher? I'm sure it didn't help, but as much as I'd like to expand on that point I have to leave for my presentation I have this morning and then my drive towards Atlanta so hopefully I remember to write about this in the near future.