Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I have been doing my best to drag myself to the gym, go for a run, or bicycle ride daily in hopes of being in better physical shape and health. Why? you ask, because I am offically going to be in the Nathan's Qualifier at the new Hard Rock park in Myrtle Beach, SC!! This will be my first eating competition ever, and I do not want to embarrass myself, or take the position of someone who deserves to be there. With that being said, I am shooting for a goal of at least ten hot dogs (both Sadie, and myself have decided that is a formidable and realistic goal for my first attempt) but hopefully more. Unfortunatly, the other half of the hungrysister duo will be in Cancun and unable to experience my debut; but, I will have a few friends along for moral support and the excitement of Myrtle Beach. I am extremely excited to find out who will be at Myrtle Beach on the 21st of June and measure up my competition :].


Monday, April 14, 2008

Its official. I, Jamie have entered to compete in either the Myrtle Beach or Atlanta Nathan's qualifier on June 21st. If I will actually get to compete or not, we will soon find out. Regardless, I will most definately be at one of the qualifiers, cheering on whomever may be there, and hopefully partaking in some free Nathan's hot dogs (if the qualifier is anything like KSO, with loads of leftover sliders). Sadly, I will not be in North Carolina on the date of the Charlotte qualifier but Sadie will be there in all the hot dog glory to witness the special occasion.

Anyway, even if I am unable to compete in a qualifier, I'm going to start training (aka... I just need to get in shape and drop a few pounds) and maybe try a practice run or two on some Nathan's. I have doubts in my ability to make it to the big table, but you have to start somewhere!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas

On a recent update to her website, Sonya Thomas discussed what is inhibiting her from being even higher at the top of the competitive eating world than she is now, and her explanation made me love and respect the Black Widow even more:

"What hurts me, for sure, is that I don't practice, per se, except for a minute or two to increase my speed. To be honest, and this may sound weird, but I don't like to practice because I love, so much, to eat for enjoyment. Eating is my biggest hobby in life -- thank God for my metabolism and health. As such, my not practicing is a double-edged sword. Though I might sacrifice a higher ranking at the expense of enjoying my food, so be it. I can live with it."

Its good to know that competitve eaters still enjoy their food.