Sunday, August 19, 2012

From Average Man to Super Human

The effects of Bangin' Bird Food are on a Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan level!  
Photo Credit: CKY1988

Loved that show when I was a kid.  
Heyyyy,  it was a good show.  :)
But for real, I keep hearing stories of people accomplishing some serious feats after becoming vegan.   I just found this story sometime ago from the HuffPost.  

Remember the Ultramarathoner Rich Roll?  He was a part of my post, Green Giant: Debunking the Myths of the Frail Vegan Man.  So basically, this is his twin.  

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Scott Jurek is the name and he runs 100 mile races like it's a joke.  He has also written a book titled, Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.  In the article, he talks about his decision to go all out on bangin' bird food and ditch everything animal.  Like he says, "So that was it.  No meat. No chicken. No fish. No dairy.  No animal products of any kind." 

He, like Rich Roll, had hardly anything considered real experience to prepare for his first amazing race.  The course he would run was in the mountains so a flat plain wasn't really what he should have been expecting.  Needless to say, that was where he trained.  He also had a couple of haters offering unwanted commentary with statements like, "He'll fade" or "Wait until the champ catches him, then he's toast".  Soooooo what happens when you put a seemingly unprepared ultra-marathoner and a vegan diet together.  A trail-blazing win in the Western States 100 mile race on the first try.   Is that not some super human type craziness?  Thing's not craziness at all.  A plant-based diet will put you on that level.  Without question.  Research proves it.   

Photo Credit: AdventureCORPS

He went on to win some more races like the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, the 135-mile Spartathlon and the Hardrock 100, "the most difficult 100 mile trail race in the world.  Wow!  In addition to winning races, Jurek details physical improvements in his overall health.  He talks about his blood pressure and cholesterol levels dropping dramatically and having pretty much zero inflammation after he just finished "miles of pounding trails and roads".  Even injuries healed up quickly.  "On the rare occasions that I sprained an ankle or fell and whacked my elbow or wrist, the soreness left faster than it ever had before."  

You think what this man has done is shocking?  I like the way he puts it: "A delicious, affordable diet that will make you healthier and support the most difficult physical challenges you could ever encounter.  Now that's shocking."

Now, I'm not particularly down with running for like five days but I am down with getting on my super human game with some bangin' bird food. What do you say?  You with me?

Thank you for reading!  My people, I appreciate you all so much.  Be healthy and happy. Ciao!

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