In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
Just found this photo of me at a timed ultra event from earlier this year. I’m running with the eventual winner of the race (I dropped after 40 miles like I had planned, whereas Errol continued on to run 70 miles in twelve hours!). Running has allowed me to meet and bond with so many interesting souls over the years, and I am just so so thankful for this ability.
Five things you may not know about when it comes to the Ketogenic Diet
I am writing this for keto beginners (fingers crossed you guys have done the research and have come to a good understanding), for people who don’t know much about keto and for people who think that keto is the worst thing since sliced bread (lol, no pun intended).
1. ‘So, uhm, all you eat is butter and eggs? Where are all your vitamins and minerals’
No, not butter + eggs, as you can see above. I personally eat more and enjoy more vegetables (dark leafy greens) than I did when I ate a balanced diet with complex carbs. I focused much more on a protein source rather than veggies where as now I make it a necessity to get in more vegetables. As Lauren has written before - you MUST eat your vegetables when you do keto, for toilet stops + for goodness. Other vitamins and minerals can come from meat & eggs. Which leads me to talk about…
2. ‘Clean eating isn’t involved in Keto’
You’ll actually come to find that the Ketogenic Diet is very clean. Being ‘clean’ is a difficult one to begin with. If we take junk food as an unclean food because of preservatives & artificial flavours etc but view all processed food as unclean then it would be very hard to keep a variety of foods in our fridge. It all depends on what your opinion is on processed foods. Of course, the likes of chorizo which is a great source of fat and protein may well be considered not great because of extra ingredients and preserves, but processed food which is thought to come in the form of the ‘junk’ that we see now & in cereals and in milk for example are not ketogenic foods either. Coconut oil, nuts, seeds, cuts of meat, poultry, dark leafy greens & some fruits are some examples of ketogenic foods. ‘When someone makes the choice to eat “clean” they are choosing to eliminate all processed foods and extra additives from their diet. Basically, you are choosing to eat whole, unrefined foods. ’ I would like to add that pasta, oats, rice & bread are all processed foods, it all depends on what you feel ‘eating clean’ is. I follow Keto & I eat clean (apart from cheese but have been cutting down + winning).
3. ‘You need carbs to maintain and build muscle’
Photo is as above with 3 months of strength training + Keto. Now we all know that everyone is different and so progress will differ BUT whilst in ketosis & providing you do eat enough protein, your body spares muscle. The myth that your body burns muscle because there is no fuel source (ie carbohydrate) is rubbish, FAT is what fuels you in Keto, protein keeps your muscle in check and helps it to grow.
4. Keto is expensive
I for one am happy to spend money on food because I enjoy it that much and I am also happy to spend more on good food than feel bad on shitty food. So I am probably the worst person to talk to when it comes to Keto. Jasmine has posted many times to do with money + pence per calorie etc etc when it comes to food shopping + Keto (the numbers queen). She has also said before, and quite rightly so, when you eat more fat - more calories - less volume of food. From what I have gathered there are certainly ways to follow the Ketogenic diet on a budget.
5. ‘When you decide you don’t wanna do low carb anymore you gain weight’
You should not be following Keto for a quick fix. It is a lifestyle & if you don’t get goosebumps + the ‘aaaahhhh, really?’ feeling when you actually spend your hours on the research then you shouldn’t be doing it. I don’t want to go back to high carb, I don’t want bananas or rice, I want to follow this way forever, even when I am ripped + shredded, you’ll still find me smothering pork belly in pine nuts and eating dark chocolate. If you don’t understand how carbohydrate can affect the body, please don’t turn to keto.
I haven’t covered the simple myths, ie. ketosis & ketoacidosis etc which I have before because I wanted to be more specific. I have felt a little troubled recently from things I have read on here and wanted to keep sharing how wonderful my life has been recently whilst running on fat + ketones.
My poor friend came to pick me up early so she was forced to wait on me to eat. With increasingly abject horror, she watched me consume:
- a huge chunk of brie
- a bowl of sugar free jello
- an entire avocado with mayo slathered on
- a bowl of spinach wilted with leftover bacon drippings
To be fair, that was a post-10 miler free-for-all that was intended to get calories into my body ASAP so I wasn’t worried about the coherence of this feeding, but when I glanced up at my friend the look on her face was oddly comforting. Like, “yeah, I must be doing this right if I get that kind of reaction.”
orphan black comes back T O M O R R O W
I’m that part of the fandom that can’t gif, make edits, write fanfiction or draw I’m just kind of here like
Which makes you the commenter, the fic-reccer, the source-finder, the link-poster, the headcanon buddy, the forum-poster, the kink-prompter, the conversation starter, the number one fan, the miscellaneous details and subconscious fact-checker.
aka: you’re the person all those other skill-sets are producing for.
I like you.
A special kind of promo because I’m so inspired by everyone who follows Keto, that this is a special promo just for them!
- THE RULES!!
- You gotta be living the low carb, high fat/keto/atkins lifestyle.
- Reblogs only.
- You must FOLLOW ME!! (I do check)
- You have until tomorrow night,…
A girl just told me that boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider and I had no come back. I just got owned by an 8 year old
She followed this up with ‘girls go to college to get more knowledge’ so this kid is clearly all about smashing the patriarchy through rhyme and I respect that
You know how all the people in the Orphan Black fandom who don’t make fan art, or write fics, or have theories and therefore don’t feel like they’re that much a part of the clone club (me included). I just wanted to say ‘hi, friends’, since I might not get to see…
I ran 20 miles this morning and I’m still brain dead even though I’ve eaten everything in the house. It was a good run.
Barely remembered to snag a photo before I inhaled this to-go lunch. Pulled pork with spicy South Carolina mustard sauce (the ONLY acceptable BBQ sauce for this SC native!), mayo based slaw, and steamed veggies with LOTS of house made butter. From Smoke on the Water in Greenville, SC.
Dragged the boy out for four of my eight miles today. Was nice to actually have company for once. He doesn’t run anymore unless I make him (which is maybe once every two months) but he’s a former 4:10 miler so just going out for four miles at 8 minute pace is still like nothing to him. I can drop him these days if I wanted to though ;-)
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