Vegetarians and Weekly Joys
If you read my awful experience with the restaurant last night, you will be happy to know I wrote a complaint to them. They haven’t responded back to me and I wonder if they will. But I feel companies strive off of actual feedback good or bad. At least that is what those business majors up here always tell me.
I could lie to you and tell you I’m so sad this weekend is over and all that jazz but let me tell you Blogging BFFS all that exciting things I have going on for me next week.
1. My high school is on spring break so I don’t have to go.
2. Two of my other classes have been cancelled
3. I don’t have any test or quizzes, projects or anything due.
So what I’m exactly supposed to do…well I’m not too sure
But here are last weeks workout stats:
Running: 38 miles
Swimming: 1 hour
Arctrainer: 5 hours
I’m not really too pleased with the Arc and swimming aspects and I wanted to get more pool time and less Arctime, but our pool was closed a few days this week so I didn’t have that luxury.
Since I have so much going on next week, (actually just one big important thing a week from today)
My first half marathon race.
Okay-confession time. I would not have done this race because of my heel injury if I hadn’t already signed up (and payed) for it. While I know I’ll be able to finish-I feel my base is still not strong enough to go the times I had been originally hoping.
My goal is 1:44, which puts me .1 under an 8 minute pace. The only other half marathon I ever ran, was on a treadmill and I did it in 1:49 (I can’t hold my pavement pace on a treadmill at all).
I also fractured my heels that day…can you see why I’m a little nervous?
I’m doing it at a long run pace and not going to kill myself and create more injuries. I will save that for a later period in my life.
Running: Roughly 40 miles
Swimming: 2 hours (6000-7000 yards)
Arctrainer: Between 2-4 hours
Because I haven’t shared anything health related in the last few weeks from nutrition, we have been working on projects and talking about diets and the benefits and consequences of both. The most common diet that is often talked about in class is vegetarian closely followed by vegan. Many college students really just don’t understand the benefits to being a vegetarian or don’t respect their choices.
I know a lot of people in the bloggingsphere know more about them they I could ever hope too (and I’d love for you to write a guest post about it), so I’m going to stray away from those topics. I’m a firm believer that your diet is your choice-if you are making healthy choices and what works for your body than it’s no one else’s business or concern. The key is healthy choices that work for your body (and another topic I’m going to stray away from is ED because like I said-a lot more people know more about that topic as well).
If root words were pounded down your throat in early high school like mine you will know that ovo is eggs and lacto is milk, so a diet consisting of milk and eggs for main protein sources. Before I ramble off-I am not a lacto-ovo vegetarian as I do prefer meat and seafood. I don’t have a lot of red meat (but it is still in my diet). I am also not your health care provider (and god knows you wouldn’t want that) so please go talk to him/her before deciding this is for you.
I’m only here to talk about something other than myself.
This sort of diet does not include eating any animal flesh such as cows and chicken obviously. When you think of vegetarians, the most common is a lacto-ovo. As with many vegetarian diets vegetable foods are the largest part of the diet, which consists mainly of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
Many people who are strictly lacto-ovo vegetarians have become so for the moral and ethical reasons. I don’t want to really get into that either, because you clearly know what those are. In the US, it is estimated that 5% of Americans are lacto-ovo vegetarians. The growing amount of people that have become worried with their health due to the American centered “beef” diet, has caused a good deal of people to turn here.
The minerals and vitamins that are the biggest concern for people who are lacto-ovo-vegetarians are but not limited too protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D , calcium, iron, zinc , and essential fatty acids .
Like I said, just food for thought (literally). I’d like to know your opinions as well. I always love hearing from you.