For all non-runners out there, that would be #NationalRunningDay!
I did not run today for fear of my limbs falling off. Yesterday I had the first of four personal training sessions with April (work friend and my new personal trainer) and she basically killed me and then mopped the gym floor with my remains, all with a kind and encouraging smile. Last night I could barely utilize my thumbs to text bragplain (you know, when you brag and complain at the same time) of my pain to friends.
But I digress…
Last year I said I run so I can eat whatever I want. That is still partially true (Btw I have settled on being mostly vegetarian, not stupid, meaning I’ll eat veg until my mom makes me homemade Korean food, and other difficult scenarios I haven’t imagined up yet…I don’t feel I have to explain myself here) but for 2013, I will settle on a different answer:
I run because it makes me feel strong.
Also running is fun for my Type A personality that loves lists (hello, running logs?). Also nothing beats a catch-up running session around Central Park with a friend just chatting about life, and then gorging on bread at Le Pain afterwards and not feeling an ounce of guilt (hi Mer!).
Okay so maybe the number one reason for running will always go back to food…
officially starting the One Year Countdown until i get to marry my best friend.
heading out to the poconos tonight w/ three other couples - couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate.
- Kyle: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/05/_tiger_mom_study_shows_the_parenting_method_doesn_t_work.html
- Me: is this your subtle way of telling me to back off of our future offspring?
- Kyle: no
- Kyle: (yes)
- Kyle: i just thought it was intersting
- Me: haha
- Kyle: "—and greater psychological maladjustment—"
- Me: whatevs
- Me: people just need to man up
- Kyle: you might be a tiger mom if...
- Kyle: you tell your 6 year old to man up
Watched the documentary “Vegucated” on veganism here (for free! check it out!) on Hulu this weekend.
Old feelings from college (I was vegetarian for 2+ years) stirred back up — I remembered all I learned from the books I read during that time (Eating Animals, Skinny Bitch, Diet for a New America,etc.) on factory farming, hormone-injected animals which then becomes our food, the negative impact keeping livestock has on our environment, the list goes on…
I haven’t quite decided what this means for my diet yet. Will I cut out animal products in my life again? For how long? When will I start?
Some things I DO know…
1) On last night’s grocery run, I did not purchase any animal products. My meal plans for this week are all vegan.
2) I am not a wasteful person. The dairy/meat products that are currently in our cupboards or fridge WILL be used up. I am currently enjoying coffee with hazelnut creamer. After all, where possible K and I shop for responsible meats and dairy products. More on this on Point Four.
3) K and I have a trip to Austin in a couple weekends which means BBQ and Korean food. I’m thinking that weekend may mark my ‘last hurrah.’ TBD.
4) I personally think that eating animals is ok, if done so responsibly in small quantities. This approach may make it’s way into my eating plan.
Lots to think about!