Here's a photo from the day I went to the field earlier this month.
I spent Thanksgiving with The Bit. We watched Happiness, In a Lonely Place, Quantum of Solace, Headhunters, Lady in the Lake, When We Were Kings, Saturday Night Fever, and Skyfall. Those whose titles start with the letter "H" were quite good; the rest were stinkers.
I put in for Hardrock and Western States. Lotteries are next month. I kind of hate running hundreds, so I'll probably only sign up for 2 or 3 more on December 1 when the registrations opens up.
At a work dinner I had a conversation with a nutritionist about veganism. She thought I'd be low in iron. I said I don't really take supplements, and wasn't especially worried about it. She seemed to advocate more of a paleo diet than the whole foods plant-based thing I swear by. I'm pretty easily swayed by evolutionary arguments, so this gave me pause, and made me think I eat too much grain (though it's usually whole, which may be good for other reasons, but isn't fortified.) I think I'm easily convinced by these arguments because I don't know enough to refute them, whereas I basically have a PhD in calling bulls--- on bad correlation implies causation statistical claims. That is, I can tell all the more-expensive-running-shoes-lead-to-more-running-injuries claims in Born to Run are utter rubbish, but the we-evolved-as-persisence-hunters arguments just plain sound cool to me.
Anyway, the moral of the story is that I got some blood work done, and my iron level is high, and hemoglobin and hematocrit are all in the middle of the normal ranges. So suck it, meat-eaters. To be fair, my B12 was actually low. So I guess I need to take supplements more regularly, or just use nutritional yeast.