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.

Simple Spicy Pasta Salad

I made the easiest pasta salad ever and it still was great. Thanks mostly to an improvised dressing that really satisfied my cravings.

The pasta salad was simply just quick cook rotini. I put the hot pasta in a pyrex container and added half a bag of frozen cauliflower/broccoli mix on top and closed the lid. I let that sit for about 20 minutes on the counter.

When I made a bowl for myself I dressed it this way.

I had some onion slices lying about, so I used them. I also had some left over black beans which I added to the mix.

For lubrication and liquid: 1 packet hot sauce from Wawa (or 1 teaspoon other hot sauce), 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon McCormick grinders lemon pepper seasoning or equivalent.

It was much better than expected. I was really just throwing things together that were laying about. But it turned out quite delicious. I'd do it again, on purpose next time.