We ate quite a lot of breakfast to prepare for Tomas BABEK’s interview
When the sky was still dark, we left Tokyo for the “Day in life of Tomas Babek” in Japan.
If we got a chance to do it again, we would definitely say “NO”. And here’s the reason why.
But first, lets talk about Tomas BABEK.
Tomas BABEK is a Czech track cyclist born in June 4th, 1987.
He took the title of Keirin, Sprint, 1kmTT in Czech national championships and one of the best Track cyclist in Czech Republic.
In 2011, he had a car accident that could have ruined his career. But after the surgery, he went back into racing and won twice in 2016-2017 Track world cup.
Just eat my breakfast!!
On our way to his apartment, we ate large served Udon (Japanese-noodles) during small stop around 7am in the morning.
We arrived his apartment at 8am and BABEK welcomed us from his old and cozy apartment.
Soon, he asked us to eat his usual breakfast.
Like I said in above, we already had a large served Udon as a breakfast and we’re actually quite full in the stomach. But he made a breakfast for us (how gentle man he is).
Chef BABEK:The Breakfast
The first thing came out was “Oatmeal”.
He poured the milk into oatmeal and boiled. Then he started to add more oatmeal with his grim smile and too much honey.
We thought athlete’s breakfast was light, but it wasn’t. Banana, Acai, Chia seeds, Nuts and more to add in oatmeal.
Babek called Acai as “SUPER FOOD”. We didn’t know what was so super or special about it, but also the package said “SUPER FOOD”, so we guessed something was super with this.
And the one last thing add it to the bowl was a lot of protein powder. As BABEK told us that he would assure the taste, we couldn’t spoke a word. In a…….way
Theo the “Boss” also known as “Prince Theo”
Babek’s roommate back at that time, Theo BOS came up to us and kept saying “Gyunyu? Gyunyu?（means milk in Japanese）” then he made us a coffee. What a nice guy here.
In Japan, it’s one of our culture to take off shoes in the house, but they live with their shoes on. Of course, they respect and understand our culture, but the real reason why they wore shoes was that if you live with boys in an apartment and don’t wore shoes, it’ll get too dirty and they dislike that. They recommended us to wore shoes, since it’s dangerous (you don’t know what to step on) in this house.
Hitting the gym