Today I was excited to see what effects Dorset Cereals Proper Raspberry Porridge had on my footballing abilities. I’ve heard it said that porridge is good as it is slow burning carbohydrates. Most Mondays I usually have cereal at least for breakfast and lunch but I knew that I couldn’t do that with porridge because of IBS. So I had a nice hearty bowlful this morning, it was OK but the raspberries in today’s portion seemed to give less punch flavour wise than they usually do. Maybe after 4 days I am just used to them. I got to work and nearly immediately I had a feeling that today was the day my body would react to the fact I have been sending oats it’s way for four days now. I wasn’t wrong. Four times I had to go to the loo at work today with an upset stomach, on one occasion for 20 minutes, after which my boss went to use the loo and walked straight out again deciding to get some fresh air instead and walk his dog. I had nothing left in my body, I ached and felt weak which was perfect as I was playing football tonight in -2 degrees which according to the met office was actually -9 degrees with wind chill. My porridge from this morning seemed a long time ago And it showed, after 90 minutes in freezing windy coldness, literally playing on patches of ice at times we lost 12-0. Strangely the game was fun though. I got home and was still happy we had played, I had my bath which felt like I was being poached and got out and went downstairs, I was still shivering and my body was like that of a frozen turkey at Christmas, impossible to defrost, unfortunately I don’t fit in the microwave.