Granted it has only been 10 days but here's something I just want to throw out there. As most of you know, Crested Butte has been getting pounded lately. The other day I caught the 9am chair and skied powder all day until 4. It was relatively heavy snow (for the Rockies) and a lot of it. Maybe I am more in shape this year but I was still going strong at the end of the day. On previous powder days my legs were barking by 2pm. Quite honestly, I was shocked at my stamina and the lack of a recovery period/bonk at the end of the day. My question is this: are there any other vegans or vegetarians out there that might have had similar experiences when they went off meat? I can't say that I don't crave a giant porterhouse but if this is what I get in return, I might make a habit of it.
As an aside, my wife was a hardcore carnivore. She took up telemark skiing, then yoga, then went vegan. She's reading a book on Buddhism and meditating. I caught her patching her ski pants with duct tape the other day. So as I see it, telemark skiing is the gateway drug to becoming a full blown mountain hippie.