Running Eating Thinking

Running Eating Thinking❮Read❯ ➹ Running Eating Thinking ➼ Author Martin Rowe – In recent years endurance athletes bodybuilders and long distance runners such as Ruth Heidrich Scott Jurek Rich Roll Brendan Brazier Robert Cheeke and many others have destroyed the notion that you c In recent years endurance athletes bodybuilders and long distance runners such as Ruth Heidrich Scott Jurek Rich Roll Brendan Brazier Robert Cheeke and many others have destroyed the notion that you cannot be a top flight competitor on a plant based diet and upended the stereotype that veganism means weakness placidity and passivity But are there deeper connections between veganism and running for example that reach beyond attaining peak performance to other aspects of being vegan such as living lightly on the land caring for other than human life and connecting to our animal bodiesThe fifteen Running Eating PDF \ writers in Running Eating Thinking wager that there are and they explore in manifold ways how those connections might be made From coping with cancer to reflecting on the need of the confined animal to run free from Buddhist ideas of nonviolence to harnessing the breath for singing and running and from extolling the glories of lentils to committing oneself to the long run in animal activism Running Eating Thinking is a pioneering anthology that may redefine your thinking about veganism and runningFeaturingGene BaurCatherine BerlotJL FieldsMatt FrazierChristine FrietchenCassandra GreenwaldGordon HarveyEllen Jaffe JonesJames McWilliamsLisette OropesaColleen Patrick GoudreauKimatni RawlinsMartin RoweJasmin SingerScott Spitzand with a Foreword by Paul Shapiro. I'm the editor and publisher of this anthology and I thought I'd say a few words about why I wanted to bring it into the world I'm a runner and I'm a vegan and over the last few years I've begun to think about how these two activitieslifestylesmodes of being might be related—beyond the fact that both offer ways to live healthfully I was very inspired way back by a 1992 anthology called COOKING EATING THINKING edited by Duane Curtin and Lisa Heldke which was published at the very outset of a burgeoning interest in what might be loosely called the philosophy of food The anthology by its own admittance was speculative and incomplete and yet it made a contribution RUNNING EATING THINKING is the same thought provoking occasionally tendentious and yet always I believe heartfelt and genuinely lived I hope this volume will inspire people to run or to go vegan—or both—in a manner that is conscious and reflective and extends beyond wanting to be healthy in mind and body laudable goal though that is I also deliberately included less than superhuman athletes because I wanted to showcase ordinary people living the embodied lives of running and veganism—and to illustrate that thinking about either needn't be confined to those who have been in extremis A anthology composed of fifteen stories of the impact and experiences each writer has had with running The book is divided into three sections running eating and thinking Section one focuses on the five runners experience with running and how running has impacted their lives Section two focuses on the importance of food and how it affects the running relationship Section three focuses on thinking and how running helps to bring clarity to some and the community that running createsReading this book is insightful inspiring as well as reassuring Through reading this book the reader discovers that all runners have the same challenges with starting to run as well as finding inspiration and continuing to run This is a collection of stories written by vegan runners The stories are all uite different and even contradict themselves at times One writer describes becoming a vegan runner to avoid the rampant diabetes heart disease and breast cancer in her family Another writes about his experience being diagnosed with stomach cancer while training for ultra marathons He too is an avid vegan and does not eat processed foods He thinks it is misleading to tell people that they will avoid health problems simply by eating a plant based diet I feel like there was something missing from his story because he writes about his 6 year old son coming to visit him from NC There might be a lot of stress and other factors in his life that he didn't mention I found it strange that when he was diagnosed with cancer his only thought repeating over and over again was that he would run again not that he would see his son again Anyway that one strange story aside it is an okay read It did actually get me to go running again after a long break 3 miles Woot This was an impulse buy a blog author I read had an essay in it JL Goes VeganI don't run and this book confirmed for me that runners are a little bit crazy But that's okay I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book The first couple of essays by Gene Baur and Colleen Patrick Goudreau were my favorite and I'm thinking about going back and re reading them So good Totally worth reading even if you're not vegan or not a runner My only complaint was one essay which got a little victim blame y towards those who have health problems BUT that was balanced by opposing views in several of the other essays Overall a great read and one I'll likely reference any time I need a little inspiration The introduction RAMBLED and waxed philosophical which wasn't what I wanted from the book However the essays were fantastic and inspirational to my running