Monday, December 14, 2009

Porsche in the Park

A great way to relax on a Saturday. Five Porsches rangeing in age gathered to convoy up to a great day in St. Armands Circle for Porsche in the Park. A beautiful sunny day in southwest Florida was the setting for a great day visiting with friends while wondering around every age, model and style of Porsche you could imagine. Perhaps the most fun was the drive up trading places in line along Interstate 75.
Yes there was an 11 mile run on Sunday to maintain the base building phase on the next marathon cycle.

Monday, December 7, 2009

To be raw

Thanksgiving is over. Post Dublin Marathon rest is over. Christmas is coming and a new marathon training program begins. Trying to up my mileage back into the thirties before January so I can spring into good training. We did an easy 10 miler this weekend on a cool morning here in S.Florida at 52 degrees F. I would really like to be in great shape for Boston. I have been experimenting with raw foods/diet. In that I have bought a few books and a dehydrator. I already have a Vitamix and a juicer. The concept is good in that by heating food the natural enzymes are lost and our ability to absorb them decreases. In addition one decreases the chemical exposure to a large degree from processed food. I was vegan for about 2 years and then gradually gave into the pressures of my environment. I think I felt better vegan but it is hard to socialize in a carnivore world. This raw diet takes that problem to a new level. My thought is to eat raw during the day and have a cooked dinner with family at night. That way I can still have a family. They are supportive but too a point. The other problem is the prep time. The soaking of the nuts and seeds followed by dehydration is time consuming. Add cleaning the stinking juicer and I do not have time for my day job which is needed to by all the produce the process, juice, chop and marinate.
It will take some time to get organized. I have converted my junk cabinet into a nut cabinet. I have added nuts and a fruit smoothie to breakfast. More veges at lunch and juicing on the weekends. I will keep you posted on my progress.