14 March 2009

ultrarunning is not unhealthy

a great post here!

whenever my mom says, "all that running is bad for you," i reply, "i eat a vegetarian, whole-grain, primarily organic diet. i sleep 7-8 hours a night, strength train, stretch, cross-train, do yoga, and yes, i run a ridiculous amount. once you start working on five days a week [as is now recommended] and stop eating fast food and all that processed crap, we can talk."

i love my mom but i wish she would not nag me; i'll nag her when she nags me. she is getting better, exercising more. she just needs to kick that damn nutrasweet habit.

2 comments:

steve said...

My canned response to the 'unhealthy' thing is,

"Healthy? Are you kidding me? There's nothing healthy about it."

May or may not be true, but it usually gets the subject changed, which is good enough for me.

(FWIW, I've had that conversation with my mother too, but the best one was between my wife with her mother-in-law. comedy gold.)

Anonymous said...

I was just perusing a book titled 'Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week', and stumbled upon the following page. The book has received decent reviews and I'll obviously have to purchase it in order to see which references were used to make the claims in the following picture. Also, perhaps since it's a Body Building book, that's what they want to convince you to do instead of running.

http://i39.tinypic.com/sqld8h.jpg

Book Url:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ctxxu6