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.

Curry Egg and Bean Sandwich To Die For

This morning I made one of the best sandwiches I've eaten in my whole life. It was just so good. So satisfying. Words fall short on conveying how much I loved this sandwich.

I began with two slices of seeded rye bread. The caraway seeds in rye bread just make me love it so much more than the unseeded variety. Caraway seeds are the bomb. I could eat them all day on anything.

To both slices of rye I added about 1 tablespoon of Sabra roasted garlic hummus. Sabra makes the best hummus. I love their hummus. I'm not getting compensated to say that. Not at all. I pay way too much for it, just like the rest of you. Or I forebear and wait for a sale.

For my sandwich 'meat' I used one sliced hard cooked egg. Then I bedazzled that with a few sprinkles of black beans.

Here's the important part: Dust with a light sprinkling of curry powder. I used Simply Organic brand since that is what I had and I also think it's quite a nice blend. No compensation for that either. Just like how it tastes.

I finished it off with some sliced black olives and a generous mix of salad I'd made the day before. The salad mix being outer and inner romaine lettuce, finely minced jalapeno and pan roasted garlic slices.

I can't emphasize this enough. It was the best sandwich I've ever eaten. And I'm not even really a big fan of egg sandwiches. But this sandwich totally rocked my world. It could be just as spectacular with two kinds of beans and no egg. Like red and black. Or kidney and black. Or pinto and black. It's gotta have the black though. And the curry powder. I don't know what gave me the idea to season a sandwich with curry powder, but it is an orgasm between two slices of rye bread.