Tuesday, August 2, 2016

What’s up with these cravings?

Well friends, as I sit here at my computer, I was JUST handed (2), that’s TWO Oreo cookies (double stuff of course). 

What IS IT with these cravings? Yes I know that Oreo cookies are vegan (so are the Girl Scout Thin mints for the record), but I KNOW that they are not the best choice.

I have tried (& often done very well) in fighting off these cravings, it often times, IT IS HARD!

Is it due to years of not being vegan & eating a Standard American Diet (SAD) that when I am sitting in my big comfy chair reading, that a “little snack” is desirable?

WHY is it that during THESE times, when I am relaxed & enjoying a good read, that my willpower weakens?

WHY does the “inner Homer Simpson” surface?

I KNOW what is best for me, yet I often choose wrong.

I need to accept that I am a “work in progress” & that as long as I realize my weakness & try to address them as they arise, I am the one in control.

Now, if you will excuse me, I think I’ll have a date!

Hang in there my Vegan Friends!

You are not alone!

Monday, June 13, 2016

What’s for Breakfast?

Hey there veganites. I hope your running is going great. Practically every time I am out running (particularly when I am running with friends on our Friday Night Adventures), I struggle as to WHAT to eat. Most of the time, it is a packet of Justin’s Almond Butter. The individual packets are PERFECT for throwing into the planets of my hydration pack.

What I want to talk about in THIS POST, is “What’s for Breakfast?” As a Vegan Runner, WHAT do you generally have for breakfast.

It seems like oatmeal with fresh fruit is one of the go-to meals, but how about a bit of creativity?

Let’s say some Vegan Waffles with fresh fruit? If you use something like Almond Milk & flax eggs, they can be a great morning pre-run meal.

If you have more time & want to be a bit creative, a savory Tofu Scramble with some fresh veggies is AWESOME!

For me though, one of my all time favorites in the morning is some Miso Soup with some cubed Organic Tofu, chopped scallions & some rice noodles. As a matter of fact, I have this more often than any other breakfast meal.

How about you? What do you eat for your pre-run breakfast? (Yeah I know, banana with peanut butter, right?). You could get a bit more creative.

Share some of your ideas in the post comments here.

Run on my Vegan Runners.