Just 24 hours after my last post about making baby steps towards a vegan diet I found myself putting non-perishable items made with milk or egg in a bag to donate to a food pantry. And then taking inventory on the perishable items and asking friends to take them, rather than just wasting it in the trash.
I really wasn’t planning on analyzing ingredients on the bag of a loaf of bread, but John was, and did. Dammit. So he’s all in. If he’s all in, that makes me all in, and, um, that’s what she said?
So we went grocery shopping and came home with a ton of vegetables, fruits, and soy substitutes. We also renewed our membership to the Willy Street Co-op. We both made it an entire day eating vegan.
It wasn’t that hard.
We both agreed that this is doable. John is researching the more scientific part about the nutrition, vitamins, minerals and such that we will probably be lacking by cutting out two entire food groups. I’m so lucky to have him!
One observation I made, and it could be a fluke, but I went out for a 5 mile run and felt weightless. It was one of those perfect runs where you feel like you can run to the edge of the earth. It was a fast for me run, and bonus, it was on icy roads. I can’t help but wonder how much faster it would have been on a clean spring day. If my body is already reacting this well to earthy eating it’s going to be hard not to stick with it.
But who knows, it could have been a fluke. Time will tell if it benefits my training or not. It was relatively easy to eat clean on a Sunday, the true test will be getting through a full work week. A full work week starts….now.