Second run of the year!

Woot! I got out at least, motivation has been lacking of late due to, well, let’s just be honest being a Lazy slob! The weather was unbeatable today so there was no way I could stay in all day. 
Managed a quick 13k sticking to the roads today, we’ve had so much snow and rain in the last several weeks the mountains are best avoided unless I feel like a mud bath. My legs are a little sore after such a long break, hmm, maybe I am not hydrating well enough…it’s so hard to keep up my water consumption in the winter, I just don’t don’t think about drinking most of the time. 

I didn’t bother taking any pictures on my run today as it was just a road day and I don’t feel like there is anything in particular to share on this road. 

I have been pretty good with my vegan diet plan…except for a moment of panic when I was invited to lunch with friends. We went to a pizza place on my street and I just didn’t know how to deal with the situation, so I just went ahead and had a vegetarian pizza. Ah well, it’s a gradual process anyway, step by step I am getting closer to my plan. I didn’t know what to do. And it was only cheese… I need to build up the confidence to special order something, but it just seemed weird to ask for a cheese less pizza. 

Some of my favorite foods right now are sweet potatoes, chick peas and lentils. On the fruit side I am just going crazy for kiwi, I can’t remember ever liking them before but in the last few weeks I just can’t get enough! 

Picked up three books the other day from the bargain bin. The French lieutenant’s woman by John Fowls, Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton. I just finished the wind up bird chronicles by Haruki Murakami. It’s funny about him, I really love reading his books but half the time I don’t have a clue what’s going on! Ah well, I just keep turning the pages and figure it will all make sense in the end.  

18 thoughts on “Second run of the year!

  1. *lol* know the ‘cheese panic’ thing ๐Ÿ™‚ you can SO ask for a cheerless pizza!!! and they are YUM! all roasted veg… I now carry Nutritional Yeast with me (on Slows recommendation) and its a bloody lifesaver! I love cheese, but I only eat exotic varieties, and then not very often… can’t DEAL with cheap supermarket cheese, but oh my and artisan cheese i just can’t say no to! and your right, i think it is a slow progression… we are heading that way, like i said, but its been around 6 months already and still taking it slow, but everyday it gets closer… your veg haul looks amazing and you have such kewl fresh fruit/veg markets over there in France… enjoy enjoy!!!!
    I couldn’t give up eggs, that I am going to struggle with BIG time so i am just not even going to try… no labels here either, we just stopped all the red meat, slowly cutting chicken and well, fish… do like a bit of fish I do… so yah… let em end this or i may write a blog on a blog *lol*

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    1. Yeah…I need the self confidence to order a no cheese pizza! I can do it. Next time no doubt! It was just so spur of the moment. My friends called me as they were driving by and just told me they would be there in 10 minutes AND I hadn’t told anyone yet that I was going vegan. Lol it all added to the anxiety of the moment! I will laugh about it and next time be more assertive!

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    1. My time spent at the super market has doubled as I look at every list of ingredients. Some of them are not very helpful! “Main contain traces of…” makes me shake my head, theycant even be sure what they put in their products. I wanted to buy a bag of peanuts and it said may contain traces of milk! Wtf? It’s a learning process right now…


  2. Your cat looks very curious (be on guard for her life!) what is going on she thinks! Iโ€™ve just bought โ€˜the hero with a thousand facesโ€™ by joseph Campbell, hoping to glean ideas for what makes a good story. It is a much harder/deeper read than I anticipated but not really the worse for it! Re the vegan thing, the pizzas just a glitch now you are prepared for next time!

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  3. Actually I had a bit of a reverse journey with food. Over time, meat fell off my plate and I was almost vegan since I didn’t much care for dairy either. But, then I realised that it probably didn’t do too well for me since I grew up on that kind of food and getting off meat led to a depletion. I felt lighter, more energetic and all but overall I think I lost. But, this is just my experience.
    Koko looks quite interested in your reads๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Interesting experience. Yeah, we all have a journey to follow be it food or other, so far I don’t feel a need for meat but who does how I will feel in another month. Koko inspects everything that comes in the door! Books, food anything…

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  4. Daughter is currently rabidly vegan, The Management is a dedicated meat eater (and total anti-vegan), and I try to keep the peace. I see no reason not to order a cheeseless pizza – just as long as the rest is tasty! Eat well (I do!) ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Michael Crichton was one of my all-time favorite writers. I was devastated when he died as I didn’t know who or what I was going to follow next. But I always knew I could count on Michael. Lentils… I think I will investigate those. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy things are going so well for you!

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