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.

Meat Selection

I wish someone could explain to me people's mentality toward animals. It completely baffles me. There are certain animals that are pets. Dogs and cats the most notable. These animals should not be harmed and should be treated with respect. These animals actually have laws in place to protect them. That's wonderful. I like dogs and cats and don't want to see them harmed.

But how do other animals wind up with the bum rap of being abused, tortured and eaten and no one thinks twice? What did cows ever do to us? Or chickens either?

All around the world people proclaim themselves "animal lovers" and champion the rights of pit bulls and stray cats. yet those same people have no problem at all with the fact that thousands upon thousands of food animals are mercilessly abused and slaughtered daily so that they can have hamburgers and chicken fingers.

What's most baffling is the selection process. How did dogs and cats get so lucky. Both of which would eat us if they were hungry enough. While the gentle cow, who would never eat a person is badly mistreated daily and no one cares.

I don't understand the logic. It makes sense to be upset that there are puppy mills and dog fights. That I understand. But if that upsets you, why doesn't cow suffering and pig suffering and chicken suffering bother you as well?

The weirdest part is that some animals are both pets and food. Rabbits and pigs being the most common.

And ducks. How do people eat duck? They're adorable.

I guess the vast majority of the world lives in a perpetual state of delusion. They think they are humane and care about animals. But nothing could be further from the truth.