My son Aiden sleeping with our dog Max
I was supposed to go on a run this morning at 7am with my neighbor friend (also a mom of a 4th grader) but she cancelled at 6am. She didn't sleep well so she begged off. But I ran anyway! And instead of doing the 3 miles we were going to do I did 4! It was a good run, no significant pain except the stupid blister on my left big toe. Still unsure about the shoes...
Besides being a runner I am also mostly a vegan. I tell people I am 90% vegan, 8% vegetarian and 2% pescetarian. When I am at home I eat vegan. When we go out or travel I am vegetarian. And rarely (like when we were in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago) I eat fish. I tried being 100% vegan in the past twice and lasted about 6 months each time. It is too difficult when eating out or travelling. I know some people, especially animal rights folks, think this is a cop out. I really do care about the treatment of animals. But I do the best I can do and that is that. The primary reason I am mostly vegan, anyway, is for health. I believe, and I think the evidence supports this, that eating vegan (or now it is called plant based since vegan has earthy hippy overtones to it) is the healthiest way to eat. I don't know if it will prolong my life (yes I could get hit by a bus tomorrow) but I do know it makes me feel good now.
When I have more time I want to figure out how to create a sidebar list of the blogs I like. For instance, No Meat Athlete, the Athletarian, Brendan Brazier and more. But my lunch hour is almost over and I still have some patients to call. No run tomorrow as I have surgery early in the morning.
Finished Run: Jul 22, 2013, 7:58:45 AM
Route: New Route
Run Link: http://runmeter.com/
Import Link: http://share.abvio.com/
Run Time: 42:11
Stopped Time: 0:00Distance: 4.06 miles
Average: 10:24 /mile
Fastest Pace: 7:57 /mile
Ascent: 377 feet