By 2004, we’d found enough evidence to publish a paper in Nature where we declared, “Humans were born to run.” We cited the many dozens of adaptations in the human body that had made us into superlative endurance runners, even compared to dogs and horses.
Before bows and arrows and before horses were tamed, we did “persistence hunting” where we ran kudu, wildebeest and zebra into exhaustion. These animals can’t pant when they gallop. They overheat. People would find a big animal and chase it till it collapsed. You need no technology to do this, just the ability to run long distances, which all of us have.”
Nike Running on the go: Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Cam Levins and coach Alberto Salazar
Credit: A Day in the Life: Doug Pensinger/GettyImages/IAAF
Okie dokie. So I’m seeing a recent pattern that kind of disturbs me.
A fitblr will reblog a picture of a pretty healthy selection of food, but there might be one or two things that don’t constitute as THE healthiest choice you could EVER make. Someone will then reblog it from them with an added note of “omg croissants are SO not healthy” or “ew yeah I’ll eat processed chocolate when I want to be fat, no thanks” and so on and so forth.
First of all, I had a croissant this morning. Oh crap, that means I’m no longer living a healthy lifestyle, I should probably delete my blog and retreat into a small cave with a modest amount of wall-space for pictures of my glory days.
Right. Or I could calm down, because moderation is health, and restricting myself from every food I love does not necessarily mean I am nourishing my body. Being healthy doesn’t mean you can never eat freaking white bread ever again, or never drink a soda. It means that over-all, you are making the effort to take care of your body. If you want to go that extra step and cut ALL refined sugars, ALL non-whole grains, etcetera, that’s fantastic, and you should feel really proud! But so should the person who went from eating three cups of ramen and eight cookies for lunch to eating fresh fruit and a croissant. And so should anyone who has made a conscious effort to start taking care of their body, no matter how much they have changed.
Just chill out and let people make their own choices about their health. As an added note, the amount of asks I get per day about whether something is “okay” to eat is a testament to how much food-shaming still happens in the fitblr community, even though overall this is a fantastic, supportive community. Think about it. If someone wants to eat milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate and you disapprove of this, are you ACTUALLY going to make them “see the error of their ways” by adding a note like that, or are you just going to make them feel bad about food? FOOD IS GREAT. We shouldn’t feel bad about eating the foods we love!
I’m not saying we all need to form a circle of love and eat croissants. I’m just saying to live and let live.
^ God bless your soul.
YESSSS thank you, my love
Thats actually an eating disorder called orthorexia… Its not obsessing about the amount of food that goes into your body, but the type.
When taken to the extremes, absolutely. But what I’m talking about is more along the lines of the day to day food-guilt felt by what seems like a vast majority of people trying to get healthy and lose weight these days; I see it on my dashboard, in my inbox, in the fitblr tags. Not all of these people suffer from orthorexia; some may, but many people just see everywhere that their favorite foods are “bad” and “cheat foods” and experience the guilt that comes automatically with being told off, no matter how strong your convictions are.
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Following with sunrunning.
Woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a truck but I rested all day and just got my fever to break within 12 hours of the onset!
I’m going to tell myself this when I run
tips for running faster
1) hot guy infront of you
2) creepy guy behind you