At the Virginia 10-miler last weekend I got a bag full of free goodies for running, one of which was a September edition of Blue Ridge Outdoors. I’ve been a fan of the magazine ever since falling in love with Asheville, NC, the city that the magazine is published out of, and I like perusing it whenever I get the chance. In this edition I stumbled upon an article titled Meat-Free Mosh Pit. It immediately caught my attention, and turned out to be a write-up of the book Meat is For Pussies: A how-to guide for dudes who want to get fit, kick ass and take names, written by punk-rocker John Joseph of the Cro-Mags. Covered in bad-ass tattoos, Joseph is an Ironman triathlete who hasn’t eaten any meat in nearly three decades– clearly, he is no pussy. Joseph is also the author of a memoir titled The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, and was known for a period of time as John Bloodclot..gross. Like the title, Meat is for Pussies is supposedly straight forward with a humor that borders on raunch. I plan on checking out the book on my next Barnes and Noble date, and forcing it upon all my beefy, gymed-up male friends who roll their eyes at my dietary choices. Also, I’m thinking about getting this Meat is for Pussies t-shirt for my dad for christmas….