The Spectacular Plant Based Runner

I am living proof that a plant based diet is orders of magnitude better than one that includes meat or dairy.

I took up running when I was 43 years old. It was a not too terrible transition from cycling.

I excelled at distance running. Increasing my mileage up to about 10 miles for long runs.

The thing is, I drink 4 beers most every night. Yet, still, I'm able to achieve this higher level of fitness.

I"m not fast. But I have endurance.

I've been running a couple years now. There's been some decline as I surpassed age 45, but overall, I'm still doing okay.

I've never been a stellar athlete. Even when I was young and sober. But I'm stronger now, even as I age, even as I drink. It says a lot about how our choice of diet affects our overall health.

I should stop drinking. If I did, I'd probably be superhuman.

So what could a plant based diet do for those who are already young and sober? It would probably be spectacular.

Some Vegan Snacks


It can be hard to find cookies and snacks that don't contain eggs or dairy. But they do exist.

Oreos are vegan. I like the all vanilla ones, but that's just me. All flavors are safe. Nabisco makes some oatmeal, iced oatmeal and snickerdoodles that also are. They come in the red package shown in the pic and are crunchy and delicious.

For a salty snack try low salt lays potato chips. They taste beter than the full salt classics, which are also vegan. I just like the low salt. They taste better.

I've been wondering if animal crackers are vegan. Dunno. But have been wanting some and need to look into it. Does anyone know if they are?