Hunger is a delicate subject for triathletes. Wait too long and you’ll get your head bitten off by the hanger beast. This makes all sorts of food-related tasks difficult. From brunch to grocery shopping, none are a safe bet after a long workout.

Often times you’ll go to the store in need of one or two essential items and leave with an extra box of candy, doughnuts, three pizzas and who knows what else. Sometimes, these extra goodies don’t even make it home or even to the car. Instead, without shame you sit down right outside the grocery store and pig out on sweats in your workout clothes.

So the next time you see someone sweaty and pigging out shamelessly, give them the thumbs up because most likely they are saving the world. Or so it may seem from their point of view.