Non-vegans (#notallnonvegans) are obsessed with hypothetical situations. What if you get a vitamin deficiency, what if you had a pet hen, what if we could grow meat in a lab, etc etc. Their all time favourite hypothetical situation is this: What if you were stranded on a desert island with only a pig for company? … Continue reading The Pig Island Dilemma
I will start with the good news, which is that on Wednesday I got myself a new overall 10k PB on the running track. I set myself a target of 1:10 (previous PB being 1:10:54) and employed a tactic which was basically running just a little bit off flat out and trying to hold it … Continue reading PB or not PB?
Mile End is the tenth closest parkrun from where I live and one I have been saving up for when it gets too cold to be getting on trains to Darkest Essex. That time has definitely come: in fact the average temperature as per my Garmin dropped from 22c to 6c between my last parkrun … Continue reading Mile End parkrun
I was egg-scused (sorry) from parkrun this morning as I had to go to work. Meanwhile, the Unhappy Eggs parkrun drama raged on. Despite over a thousand comments mostly denouncing the partnership on the original post, parkrun HQ had no intention of backing down. They sent an email out to some concerned core team members … Continue reading parkrun egg-gate continues…
It has all kicked off on Facebook. parkrun have announced their new sponsor is a mass producer of eggs (I will not give them the publicity by linking them) who, like all mass producers of eggs, are well known for doing horrendous things to chickens (warning - link contains descriptions of animal cruelty - no pictures). … Continue reading The new parkrun sponsor
I try to stay quiet on the animal welfare side of veganism, not because it isn't important, but because I find pictures and stories of animal cruelty mainly just upset animal lovers and put non-vegans on the defensive. I'd rather people did their own research and keep my posts to "here is a vegan thing … Continue reading Veganuary: Day 113
It's the final day of Veganuary! Tomorrow, I could rush out and buy a doner kebab, a cheese board and a kilo of Yellow Bellies if I wanted to. But you know what? I don't want to. I'm going to stay vegan. ... well, I say "vegan" but I'm going to qualify this a bit. … Continue reading Veganuary: Day 31