There are a few things I want to squawk about today and they all sort of revolve around being realistic or being honest.
The first is in regard to “reintroducing dairy” or any other animal product back into their diet.
Let’s get real because here is what I see and I wish people would be honest. Dairy is delicious. I remember how I was addicted to it and although I don’t really remember exactly how eating it tastes, I imagine it’s the same as sugar. Science says that is the case and people are addicted to dairy. It’s hard to break addictions. I get it. What I would appreciate is more honesty when people break their morals and veganism and reintroduce dairy for “health reasons”.
Just be honest. Dairy tastes good and you would rather eat it than find vegan alternatives. That’s your thing. Sure, I could lay some hate right now, but that’s just not my jam. If you want to eat dairy, you do you, just be honest as to why you’re doing it. People would rather eat a 300 calorie pint of Halo Top or arctic Zero rather than a 1000 calorie pint of So Delicious vegan ice cream. Just be honest.
It’s also easier. Yesterday I was driving home through really remote farm lands and there wasn’t really anything to eat. I was getting famished actually and pulled over at an ice cream shop (because why have a grocery store when you can have an ice cream shop right?) I was thinking about how if I was a new vegan and in this state, I would probably break my veganism and just get a cone. It’s easier. Life will go on. However, I’m not at that point anymore. The place had fries so I got those. Sure, it would have been easier and the vegan god would have forgiven me, but I can’t do it anymore.
In the spirit of earth day and knowing how terrible eating animal products is for your health, the planet and for the animals, I just want people to be honest about why they are eating that stuff. It’s not for your health. It’s because it’s easy and it tastes good. Be honest, be real.
The second is getting real about how moving has affected me and my training and how I plan to proceed.
It’s been a winter and early spring where I’ve been busy learning my new job. I’m not training optimally and oddly now, I’m at peace with it. There will be more time for running, more time for races and that’s exciting. Right now my focus is to enjoy running everyday. Not overdoing it or following a training plan. Just me and running, that’s still the goal.
So I’m not running as much, but it’s all good.