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Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
August 1, 2009
2:42:49 (2:42:28)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 25, 2009

Inaugural Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
June 27, 2009
2:39:41 (2:08:44)

Sound To Narrows 12k
June 13, 2009
1:11:19 (1:10:33)

Furry 5k
June 7, 2009
28:25 (27:28)

Tacoma City Half Marathon
May 3, 2009
2:05:52 (2:05:15)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 14, 2008

Seattle Half Marathon
November 30, 2008
2:28:59 (2:25:52)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 16, 2008

Bank To Bay 10k
September 7, 2008
54:15 (53:47)

Furry 5k
June 8, 2008
32:51:9 (32:53:7)

Tacoma City Marathon
May 10, 2008
5:21:13 (5:19:58)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 16, 2008
30:31 (30:31)

Hood to Coast Relay
August 24-25, 2007
Leg 3 - 3.93 Miles - 34:43
Leg 15 - 7.25 Miles - 1:16:21
Leg 27 - 5.98 Miles - 1:03:28

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Run
July 15, 2007

Furry 5k
June 10, 2007

Capital City Half Marathon
May 20, 2007
2:22:21 (2:21:30)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 11, 2007
30:31 (30:34)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 17, 2006
1:11:24 (1:10:41)

Jingle Bell Run 5k
December 10, 2006

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 11, 2006

Bank To Bay 10k
September 10, 2006
56:26 (55:32)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 29, 2006

Furry 5k
June 11, 2006
30:22 (29:29)

ScubaJason [userpic]

So I did something last night that I haven't done in over twenty years . . .

I ate meat.

Specifically a piece of pepperoni pizza (because why start with anything even remotely healthy, right?)

Yeah, I said start. I'm not 100% certain that this will continue though.

For the last few months, maybe even a couple of years, I've thought about eat meat again. I became vegetarian because a friend was, and I figured what the hell. Plus there was the added "benefit" of the simple fact that it annoyed the hell out of my grandparents.

Being vegetarian was part of my original weight loss too. From my heaviest to my lightest, I lost 105 pounds. I only say that being vegetarian was part of my weight loss, it was also due to the fact that I didn't have three meals a day prepared by my grandparents, plus the fact that I was living on my own in San Diego and didn't have the money to buy a lot of junk.

Later in life, I realized I had gained a lot of weight again and started working out. This time from my heaviest to my lightest, I lost about 65 pounds. That was when I was running every day and was looking mighty nice.

The conversation had come up before about me eating meat, and I didn't think I could do it. The biggest obstacle was meat to me was a psychological barrier. When I ate meat, I was fat. When I didn't, I wasn't. But that wasn't the entire truth. In reality, I still ate poorly. I was a vegetarian who didn't necessarily like vegetables. Plus it as really easy to substitute meat for cheese. And I LOVED fried foods. Fried cheese-stuffed jalapenos? Those were vegetarian!

Plus the other part is I wouldn't want the attention. I hate it when people make a big deal out of the fact I didn't eat something, imagine how much I would hate the attention when I started eating that something again.

I couldn't be vegan - I thought about it awhile ago, but just couldn't see how I could manage it.

I'm not sure what changed last night, but something about Josh's pepperoni pizza called to me. Maybe it was because I had enjoyed a beer, but I did it. First one bite (needed the cheese and black olives,) and then eventually I just finished the entire piece.

So far, I haven't died, or even had any stomach issues.

I'm not sure it'll happen again, but I did it. And I did enjoy it.


I don't think I realized/remembered that you were vegetarian.

There's been times that chicken has sounded appetizing and it's always an option at every restaurant.

We are going to do a juice diet when I get back from Vegas ("work" trip) which will make me vegan for a month or so. So I'll see how that goes.

And I'm with you on the red meat thing - I'm not sure I could handle it.

But if I found a way to eat meat in an environmentally sound manner (like how was described in An Omnivore's Dilemma) I might do it.