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.

Potato Dead End

I'm desperately trying to come up with something else I can do with fresh potatoes. I thought for a while that maybe I'd overlooked some possibility. But a thorough internet search affirmed that I had not. There are only so many ways to cook potatoes. One can certainly sauce or season them differently, but the overall potato remains the same.

I've made roasted potato salad with vinaigrette and garlic. I've made curry with tiny diced potatoes. I've even made black bean sandwiches with hummus and potatoes. All were tasty and worth eating against. The potato is an awesome food. Versatile and satisfying and decadent if  you know how to treat it.

I've been flirting with idea of roasting just the skins. That might turn out nicely. But what to do with the flesh. They might work in a veggie burger. Roasted potato flesh and beans and some other addittions. It could turn out quite nice. I'll let you know.