Thursday, February 16, 2017

Running Form + Cadence



Today I tested my current running cadence at 83 right foot steps per minute. Danny Dreyer of Chi Running recommends a cadence of 85-90 right foot steps per minute based on your height and leg length. Shorter people should shoot for a cadence of closer to 90 steps per minute to increase running efficiency.

I could not figure out how to upload this straight to Blogger, so here is the link to my Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQl1ptxBlh5/?taken-by=adreadfulh20

Chrys- where is yours starting at? Don't worry about video, but try to test one minute of regular running.

Basic Running Form:
-Stance tall- ears, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles in alignment
-Chin slightly tucked
-Pelvis neutral
-Gaze forward in line with spinal angle
-Slight lean forward- from the ankles
-Arms at 90 degrees
-Hands closer in front than elbows in back (pretend to hold a volleyball)
-Elbows do not come past ribcage, elbows drive back
-Foot strike is midfoot- no emphasis on any part of the foot, all should feel effortless
-All lower body muscles relaxed
-Feet relaxed (it is common to want to dorsiflex here)

Dreyer recommends the purchase of a metronome to aid in practicing cadence. If, for example, your cadence is 83 like mine tested today, a sample program to increase to a cadence of 90 right foot strikes is below:

Starting Cadence: 83
Week 1: set metronome to 83 (practicing stepping with beat)
Week 2: set metronome to 84
Week 3: set metronome to 85
Week 4: set metronome to 86
Week 5: set metronome to 87
Week 6: set metronome to 88
Week 7: set metronome to 89
Week 8: set metronome to 90


To Purchase: Neewer Lightweight Metronome from Amazon $10.85
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007CRBQPW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Feel free to comment below on anything that I have missed :) I will be adding to the list as we learn more!


Much Aloha,

AJ

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"On the Run" Audiobook + Ebook Reading List 2017

I am a reading fanatic. It is the one daily habit that has stuck with me since I first learned to read "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss in first grade and something I have continued to enjoy each year forward. Since the taking up of running this last year (along with my side cleaning business here on Oahu) I have just recently begun to also enjoy the world of audiobooks...and like most of the things my mind wants to pursue- it has pursued audiobooks with a passion second-to-none!

Most thankfully, our library system here on Oahu has a wide selection of free audiobooks that are available for "rent" from their online OverDrive system. And with one click of a download to the iPad mini or smartphone you can have audiobooks streaming beautifully along in your ear. Most library systems are upgrading to Overdrive, so be sure to check out if Overdrive or something similar is available to you via your library card number on the library's website.


Another wonderful thing about increasing your sense of learning through hearing is that it seems to make you a better listener overall. Mainly to people and most assuredly to animals. The more you listen, the less you talk. And less you talk, the more the brain seems to really take in...

The running list below was compiled from a variety of different websites that I Googled to find the "best books on running for runners". Many of these books I chose for my list tended to appear in the top 15 of each list (Born to Run was the overall favorite on most!). I tended to overlook the books on running history or related to a particular college or school as this does not fit my purpose. What I wanted most when scanning these lists was to get into the runner's mind and to learn how best to run if I were to coach someone through this process in the future.

Chrystal recommended the first book to me on the list from among her favorites read on injury prevention and running gait mechanics. It is currently on its way from Amazon to my doorstep. Thank you sister!

I have composed a list of the titles that my library has on audiobook, the ones they have on ebook, and the ones I will by scouring thrift stores and Amazon for (if I did not mention previously...I also love to look at the numbers of habits...how much financial investment does one year of exploring the idea of running, the training process, and the actual event do one in for- and are these numbers sustainable for the long-term habit goer). So we will be keeping track of financial purchases on the subject of running as well.

I have included the books that I posted on as previously read as I found all of them for free on audiobook and will be reading them again. See notes below.

Injury-Free Running by Dr. Thomas C. Michaud
Purchased: Amazon, $9.50 + $3.99 S&H= $13.49


Born to Run by Christopher McDougal
Audiobook: Rent, free
1st READ: April 2015
*REREAD


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Audiobook: Rent, free
1st Read: August 2016
*REREAD


Chi Running by Danny Dreyer
Audiobook: Rent, free
1st Read: November 2016
REREAD


My Year of Running Dangerously By Tom Foreman
Audiobook: rent, free
Read: February 12, 2017


Run the World by Becky Wade
Audiobook: rent, free


Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn
Audiobook: rent, free


Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
Ebook: rent, free


Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett
Amazon: to purchase, $22.13 + $3.99 S&H


Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham
Ebook: rent, free


Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Ebook: rent, free


Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.
Amazon: to purchase $10.44 + $3.99 S&H


Anatomy Trains by Thomas W. Meyers
Own: purchased on Amazon $50.00


Thrive by Brendan Brazier
Amazon: to purchase, $1.83 + $3.99 S&H



*Note: this list may change, update or increase as needed. Calling all runners: let me know your faves! 


Much Love,

AJ




February Training Schedule- AJ


Running Schedule:
Sunday- 1 hour
Monday- 1 hour
Tuesday- 1 hour
Wednesday- off
Thursday- 1 hour
Friday- 1 hour
Saturday- off

Total: 5 hours (5 runs) per week

Yoga Schedule (during Yoga Teacher Training):
Sunday- 4 hours + 1 hour (yoga nidra/relaxation)
Monday- 3 hours
Tuesday- 1 hour (yoga nidra/relaxation)
Wednesday- 3 hours
Thursday- 1 hour (yoga nidra/relaxaion)
Friday- 3 hours
Saturday- 4 hours

Total: 20 hours per week

Weightlifting Schedule (via Jared): 
Focuses: rehab right rotator cuff, biking for knee health, resistance for strength, foam roll for recovery


Total: 3.5 hours per week

Daily Meditation (free February meditation challenge): 
https://www.sharonsalzberg.com

Sunday- 5-10 mins
Monday- 5-10 mins
Tuesday- 5-10 mins
Wednesday- 5-10 mins
Thursday- 5-10 mins
Friday- 5-10 mins
Saturday- 5-10 mins 

Total: daily 5-10 mins

Other Activities:
-Hiking
-Slacklining/Hammock
-Handstand training (to weave in with weightlifting days)


Plan for Pre-Marathon Race Schedule


Below is the race schedule for Oahu 2017 that was recommended to me by my financial advisor/friend, Stacia (the Ironman!), for marathon readiness prep. Chrystal will plan to coordinate her race schedule in Boise with the same pre-measured distances on the same days (if possible) since the Boise schedule is not yet matching up with Oahu race dates. Her Zeitgeist half marathon is on Nov. 5, 2017 and she will plan on doing that unless other races become available.

*Note to Chrys: I calculated the mileage below for each race so you can plan your Boise routes!

Oahu, Hawaii
2017 BioAstin Marathon Readiness Series
https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11387/2017-bioastin-marathon-readiness-series

Price: $130 for 5 races (Not bad! Just registered today, Feb. 14 :)

Registration Fees

All FIVE Events!

Run the whole Series!
Dec 7 - Apr 2Current Price  $130.00
Apr 2 - Jul 9$160.00
Jul 9 - Aug 3$180.00

Event Schedule 

  • August 6 06:00 AM HST - Boca Hawaii – Norman Tamanaha 15k (9.3 miles) - Start time
  • September 3 06:00 AM HST - Runner’s HI 20k (12.4 miles)- Start time
  • October 1 05:30 AM HST - Brio Ice Cream 25k (15.53 miles)- Start time
  • October 22 05:00 AM HST - HMSA 30k (18.64 miles) - Start time
  • November 12 05:30 AM HST - Running Room- Val Nolasco 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles)- Start time

Contact Information 


Sunday, February 12, 2017

On Running

In an attempt to secure absolutely nothing short of what it may be, my dear friend Chrystal and I will be running the 2017 Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, December 10. After a partially successful attempt to walk the 2013 Honolulu Marathon with one of my personal training clients (successful because we finished in no sooner than 10 hours, unsuccessful because we had no sense of a training regimen besides getting in 10,000 steps per day on our Jawbone fitness trackers which only equates to approximately 5 short miles per day...of walking....) I figured what better time than 2017 to try again! I do, in fact, live in a town that hosts the marathon each and every year along an oceanside view the absolute entire way down and along the race course. But this time, I want to learn ALL I can there is to know on running.


Entry form here:
http://www.honolulumarathon.org/register/

For the past year I have had a glorious time starting up running with dogs! Mind you, I get paid to run one hour per day 5-6 days per week with a stupendous running budding and neighborhood Labradoodle named Trooper. He is the fur son of one of my boyfriend's personal training clients and he LOVES TO RUN. In between much needed scouting, potty breaks and squirrel moments, we run between 3-4 miles per hour each day that we are together. Since last June 2016, we have clocked an average of 60-70 miles per month give or take a few when we decide to have a beach day. Trooper has become my spirit animal, my friend, and very much my training partner. He has kept my cardiovascular system spinning and ticking away as it should and has strengthened my heart in all manners of way. He is my spirit animal.


Belonging to the Wolf Clan of the Cherokee Nation, it was only a matter of time before Trooper found me. Sure, he may not be MY dog, but he is THE dog...he has taught me bewilderingly about living in the moment, always, always being excited to move and run and play (even when it rains...in fact this may be his favorite), and pure unyielded love. He knows the sound of my car when I pull up in his driveway and likes to take the first 100 yards of our jog to take ME for a walk with the slack of his leash in his mouth. He is a beautiful, curly-haired, tall and handsome dog. People love him and he sure loves people, and dogs, and cats, and seemingly every living and breathing thing on this earth. He is a gift that I can never repay...

Chrystal also has a dog named Fenster. Fenster is adorable and sooooo cuddly. I also hear she is a great running parter like Trooper! Maybe we can get permission to post a picture soon...Chrystal also has a 1.3 year old athletic stud of a son named Tyler and a husband of unknown age but brilliantly supportive and kind named John. I am sure we will get to hear about them in this journey of running.

Jared, my boyfriend, may also be along for a few of the runs...he is a full time personal trainer and weightlifter so running long distances is more detrimental to his training regimen than helpful, BUT he loves Trooper and I am pretty confident he loves me, too, so it is possibly a "go"!

For the marathon, Chrystal and I have decided to use the MapMyRun application by Under Armour on the iPhone. This past year I have been using the MapMyFitness application by Under Armour that seems quite similar. We paired each other's accounts up via email and will be able to see each and every run, split and mile ran in accountability (if Chrystal lets me, I may also be able to see her music playlist that she runs to- right now it is set on "private" because for those of you who do not already know, Chrystal is a music genius!).

http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/
I have read a few books on running this past year, but I would most assuredly like to compose a more detailed book list for this year (please do let me know if you have any suggestions!):

Born to Run by Christopher Mcdougall
http://www.chrismcdougall.com/born-to-run/



Chi Running by Danny Dreyer
http://www.chirunning.com


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2195464.What_I_Talk_About_When_I_Talk_About_Running



Chrystal and I are both set up on Goodreads, so you can find us there. Like the music genius inside of her, Chrystal also has a "weird" genius that awakens in her soul whenever dealing with art, books,  style and poise. She is the most beautifully weird person I have ever met in my life. Just wait until you meet her...

So, we have MapMyRun, Goodreads, and of course, Insta"fame" where I will be posting pictures of running training on and off. Most of the time when I need a break I take a picture break- I love photos...to a fault....to a fault that I usually take 5-6 before I choose the one that I will actually post. Don't worry, I am working on this...it is an artistic flaw that I have been told takes me out of the flow, out of the moment, and I want to live in the moment- but I also want pictures, so, stay tuned...we will figure this one out together.

My financial advisor, Stacia, is in fact an Ironman! She has been training with Boca Hawaii for the past, maybe 5-7 years or so....so, after having emailed her, we will also be getting a marathon training plan to use in conjunction with MapMyRun app and will go from there. There are approximately 25 weeks before the marathon so we do have a little time to play with. I would like to get a starting video of running form to post to Instafame just to get a basis for how run form will most likely change and fall into a better rhythm with instruction from the professionals....anyone who involves themselves in a life altering race of 140 miles total gets to tell you how to run right. Lol. Oh yeah.

My shoes: GT- 2000 4 Women's Silver/Turquoise/Lime Punch from the Running Store in Honolulu, HI:

http://www.asics.com/us/en-us/gt-2000-4/p/0010255959.9342?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&CAWELAID=120223060000076778&gclid=CjwKEAiArIDFBRCe_9DJi6Or0UcSJAAK1nFvcqjnDPHbm-N9-ZEeiQGR0rgR156Sy_uLQ8q5RQzsGhoCZljw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Chrystal's shoes: version of Fresh Foam New Balance Women's Running shoes (Chrys- feel free to put in the exact here)

This has already been a huge game-changer for me. I finally actually broke down, well my plantar tendonitis did, and it unabashingly bade me to purchase my first pair of first rate ugly running shoes. Chrystal just sent me a picture of her wonderfully ugly running shoes and it sure cracks me up. I suppose that is the primary reason I chose the sport of basketball to pursue in my high school and college days- basketball players always have the "coolest" gear. Runners, not so much.

Running belt. Mainly for Trooper (he hogs all of the water, but he does it so incredible cute that I never get mad- you could watch him drink water all day). This particular one that I got for running with him already has the elastic quite stretched out, but it is able to carry my two 6 oz. small running water bottles, my iPhone 6 plus smartphone, one car key, and 3 poop bags. Not bad. I may have to upgrade to a tighter fitting one for the actual race, but this will do for now.

Find here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011YXH6IK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Headphones. I have a cheap pair or wireless ones I found at Ross (cannot find online picture- but will add later if I do). They seem to do the job for training and allows me to bluetooth to my iPad where I can listen to music and audiobooks on Overdrive while I run. A lot of the wireless earbuds that I have tried previously tend to bounce out of the ear while running, so the over-the-head headphones seem to be best. But don't forget to charge them frequently and they only last for 5-8 hours and you will be out some serious entertainment on those long runs if you do forget...

I will be blogging about different  thoughts on running for running, quotes about running, the training process, and anything else that comes to mind. In the meantime, it's all about putting one foot in front of the other. And then the other foot. And then again. Just run!


Healthfully Yours,

AJ





Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Walls As Air

Escape the walls; mue
The substrate left to bind/
Recreate the mind. An apple carefully chewed
And transferred
Bit by bit; a fiery red enigma
of pain. Loathe not ourselves
Or the temporal fire,
For you are I and I am, too.
Yet, who made the puzzle?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Top 10 Adventure & Travel Movies to Itch the Scratch

Aloha from the Island of Kauai, Hawaii-

Having travailed the Na Pali Coast's Kalalau Trail this past weekend, many thoughts (and miles) have been devoted to the following compilation of the best hiking/travel movies viewed thus far. Please comment below for additions and suggestions to add to the list. Happy trails and wondrous travels to you all!

1. Wild (2014)



2. The Way (2011)

 
 
3. Into the Wild (2007)
 


4. Walk in the Woods (2015)


5. Eat, Pray, Love (2010)


6. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004(


7. 180 Degrees South (2010)

 
 
8. Up (2009)
 

 
 
9. 127 Hours (2010)
 

 
 
10. Vertical Limit (2000)
 


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Thoughts on "Planetary Collective"




We belong as a continuation of space and exist in the system of all life. We are part of the cyclical energy that breathes this life through our veins and knows no boundaries between this matter and the matter of all nature. We cultivate mindfulness and gentleness in conjunction with lightless and ease. We begin as this.

We exist as the Whole exists. As life, flowing through the energy that created it, we understand the fluidity that nature brings forth. Like water, we adapt to our surroundings and are one with the physics of the natural realm. There is no beginning and no end. We flow with the gravitational beauty that surrounds us.

Returning to nature, we find the connection spark and we see this beauty that is always present around us, always flowing. Through the circle of time and timelessness we feel the bridge of space and nature. Life is energy that we breathe. Our breath is life that sustains life that sustains all life. We begin with the breathe and live as the tides. "Let life overtake you"...be present and simple and steadfast in connection with beauty. We are this very world.

Reconnect.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Unfinished Journals

http://www.elephanthouse.biz/index.html
http://vimeo.com/25807062

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_and_Child

It remains to be documented how the greatest of writers collect their thoughts. While I was in Edinburgh, Scotland I walked past the "Elephant House" where J.K. Rowling scripted the early books in the Harry Potter series- busy and not as "quaint" as I imagined...in Oxford, the opposite incidence occurred after a half pint in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's "Eagle and Child" small English pub most famously known for housing discussions that prompted many of Lewis and Tolkien's most famous works. I am delighted to be traveling to New Zealand to view Hobbitland this December and continue to remain in awe at the occupation of writing as if I, too, could someday admit that it would be a marvelous way to spend the day indeed.

I like to believe that Jack Kerouac's "Dharma Bums" had it right- thoughts and books stored in stacks and crates full to the brim in empty apartments.  Almost as if they were peculiar enough to lie/sit/and joyfully squander their own meanings of this beautiful void of sand and stars in the quiet...their trees crashing in the forest with sound heard for miles upon miles.

Within the madness of our minds, we come home to half-scrawled journals and notebooks as if coming home to a love...always unfinished and in motion. Yearning perhaps to help us remember the self, the 3"x5" notecards and to-do lists, and the people who have set us free...

I glance around my own apartment full of mismatched things that I never use and wonder the shift in perception of coming home to a collection of thoughts on this wooden floor, or in a quaint café, or around a campfire next to Stack Rock, Idaho. I imagine it would be most empty and informidably wondrous.

Two years and two months ago I sold all of my things for a journey into these thoughts. And now, in such short time my apartment is again filled and cluttered with things. No longer shall I wait to date the page in the unfinished journal that I just happen to find first. I shall wade through the clutter of this life and work and silly inclinations of doubt and document my thoughts most honestly and purely...lying to no one. A journey into the self...undiluted being of thought. Elephant Café and English pubs beware!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

"Vinyasa: A Toast to the Beautiful"



They call Vinyasa Yoga the "Flow" yoga...an alignment of both movement and breath: an almost pairing of the soul, if you will. It is through this practice over the last two weeks that I have come to know more about what I crave and love about this beautiful life (Nanikeola) and the honor of a more shifted awareness- "free breathing with sound".

I crave the transition between...everything. The un-pose. The sound between the breath...the pause in exhale               inhale. The space between where nothing is supposed to exist and yet our minds transition...our bodies move...and WE exist. The sound within the music...underneath each note..The invisible beautiful.

I crave moving through the wormhole and summoning a breath that is still learning to appear. The movement becoming absolutely mindless...the breath controlling...and yet releases...journeying through the asanas (poses), as One...connected as the Zen. Within and without. Here and NOw.

In with the tides...pause with the tides...and out again...

I crave the human potential and the alignment of movement and breath.

...keeping us alive.

"The light and the teacher in me honors the light within you..." Namaste.

Let the honor continue...in love When I'm No Longer Beautiful.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vegan Trial #1

                                   

Other than having the flu virus for the last 3 weeks which delayed my education in veganism, I have learned a tremendous amount about the vegan-style way of life. According to the International Vegetarian Union, "a vegan diet includes avoiding all animal products and their derivatives such as milk or milk powder, eggs, butter and honey" ( http://www.livestrong.com/article/185769-which-brands-of-bread-are-vegan/).

See link for "My First Vegan Grocery List" which is very helpful for starting Vegan-ers: http://www.vegan-nutritionista.com/first-vegan-grocery-list.html


Foods in the "go":

1. All fresh fruit

2. All fresh vegetables

3. Whole wheat grains (must check! A lot of brands DO contain animal products)

4. Brown rice, pastas (egg-free: whole-wheat, spinach, rice, artichoke, tomato, etc.), sweet potatoes, quinoa, barley, millet, buckwheat, rye, etc. (still exploring here)

5. Beans/lentils/peas

6. Nuts & seeds (nut butters, flaxseed, chia, etc.)

7. Soybeans/soy substitutes

8. Water, water, water, water, water, infinity symbol!

9. Almond, coconut, soy, rice, oat milk

10. Earth Balance margarine

11. Vegenaise Mayo

12. Boca, Tofurky, Trader Joe's, Quorn, Luna Bars (still looking for more meal replacement products!)

13. Any food strictly labeled "vegan"

14. Olive oil

15. Some high fiber cereals (Kashi)

16. Tempeh (a cake-like soy-based product originally from Indonesia- still on the "to try" list)

17. Vegan supplements: B12, Vitamin D, possibly Calcium (easy to get through dark veggies and food)
18. Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (1-3 Tbsp/day in 6 oz of warm water)


Interesting items that are NOT vegan:

1. Gelatin: Supplements that contain a gelatin capsule (made from animals)- must specify "vegan" on label

2. Honey: Bees= animals! Watch out for products that seem vegan, but contain this sweet source of animal product (my favorite almond honey butter :(- use Madhava Light Agave Nectar as a helpful substitute

3. Most alcohols (use http://www.barnivore.com/# to search vegan beer, wine, liquor- Yay! All Menage a Trois reds= vegan friendly :)

4. Chocolate...milk :)...sorry.


Questionable items:

1. BCAA's (branch-chained amino acids- although most are made in a lab, these are the building blocks of animal protein...hmmm)


Recent Vegan Foods I have tried from Whole Foods:

1. Vegan Iron Supplement (5 out of 5 stars)

2. RAW Meal Replacement (1 out of 5 stars...soooo gritty)

3. Ak Mak Sesame Crackers + Hummus (5 out of 5 stars)

4. Tofurky (0 out of 5 stars...never happening again)

5. Go Veggie! Cheese substitute (3 out of 5 stars...we can find something better!)

6. Madhava Light Agave Nectar (5 our of 5 stars!)

7. Linwoods Ground Flaxseed, Cocoa, Strawberries & Blueberries (4 out of 5...yum!)

8. Barlean's Organic Cold-Pressed Flaxseed Oil (many flavors!) (5 out of 5)

9. Starfruit (4 out of 5 stars)

10. Organic Bananas (5 out of 5 stars- one food I will never buy not-organic again!)

11. Fresh Ground Almond Butter (5 out of 5 stars)

12. Hemp Seeds (4 out of 5 stars- even good to just snack on!)


Let the games continue!


P.S. My mother and father have been eating vegan for the past 10 days have seen their blood pressure return to normal, 8-10 lbs of weight loss, and energy level improvements. Check it out!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Child 31- The Story of Mary's Meals


From the Creators of "Human Experience", Grass Roots Films Presents "Child 31":


"The immediate hope is surviving."

 "It could have been any one of us..."
 
 

"Mary's Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

Mary's Meals is a simple idea that works - by providing a daily meal in a place of education, chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty.

Over 800,000 children receive Mary's Meals every school day. The average cost to feed a child for a whole school year is £10.70 / €12.40 / $16.80."

See website: http://whoischild31.com/

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Buses to Coffee Talk (from Jan. 30)



Today my thoughts lie
Deep in Coffee Talk
And holistic friendship-
Pulling me to memories
Of Africa and Peace Corps
And the selfless-endeavor
I came to crave: Tsavorite.

Two years time feels lifted
From this ever-evolving life and love,
Yet it keeps me close
As friends remain friends...
No notice needed.

"The Vegan's 100 Food List"


I just finished the documentary "Vegucated" (2010) this morning (see: http://www.getvegucated.com/), and have decided to start exploring veganism for the next 7 days.

I found a food list to start from a website that does not seem to be particularly research-based, but sets the pace as far as its counterparts are concerned. As much as I have loved learning about nutrition in the last few years the, "Animal Liberation Front", is an entirely different ball game. Let's see what we can find.

As copied from: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/09/vegans-hundred-100-foods-you-should-try.html.....

The Vegan's Hundred

Here’s what I want you to do:

1)
Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment on this post linking to your results.

The HHL Vegan Hundred:

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales
3. Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8. Vegan Cole Slaw
9. Ginger Carrot Soup
10. Fiddlehead Ferns
11. Roasted Elephant Garlic
12. Umeboshi
13. Almond Butter Toast
14. Aloe Vera
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16. Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. Quinoa
25. Papaya Smoothie
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet (habanero) pepper (just a bite!...hot!
27. Goji Berry Tea
28. Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30. Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread
33. Sangria made with premium fruit and juices
34. Sauerkraut
35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39. Falafel
40. Spelt Crust Pizza
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings
44. Hemp Milk
45. Rose Champagne
46. Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. Tofu Pesto Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice...with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51. Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
53. Concord Grapes off the vine
54. Ramps
55. Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut56. Organic Arugula
57. Vidalia Onion
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59. Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62. Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64. Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus
65. Chestnut Snack Packs
66. Fresh Guava
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
68. Raw Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, NYC
69. Fried plantains
70. Mache
71. Golden Beets
72. Barrel-Fresh Pickles
73. Liquid Smoke
74. Meyer Lemon
75. Veggie Paella
76. Vegan Lasagna (raw optional)
77. Kombucha
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Lychee Bellini
81. Tempeh Bacon
82. Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh
84. Vanilla Bean
85. Watercress
86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself

87. Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88. Flowers- (honeysuckle for me!)
89. Corn Chowder
90. High Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. harissa
94. Coconut Oil
95. Jackfruit
96. Homemade Risotto
97. Spirulina
98. Seedless 'Pixie' Tangerine
99. Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought
100. Fresh Plucked English Peas

Starting Results: 11 out of 100 foods. Ready to try it all. Whole Foods here we come...


Monday, January 27, 2014

Casey Neistat- "Doin' it Right"

 
           Enough education- let us start blinking on the radar for change!