A friend of mine has been running marathons for over twenty years now. I guess that is a slight understatement – he has been winning trophies at marathons for over twenty years.
We were at lunch the other day when I mentioned that I follow a vegan (plant based) diet. I proceeded to tell him about some of the ways I was getting the additional protein. I said, “I make a protein shake with pea protein powder and hemp protein powder”.
He paused for a few seconds and then asked, “Did you say HEMP??!…isn’t that where Marijuana comes from?”
The ignorant me just looked at him and said “REALLY??” Then he remarked, “That explains why you’ve been doing so well on your runs. “Yeah, I guess I have been getting more than just a runner’s high”, I replied jokingly .
“Do you get the munchies?”, he asked, as if to diagnose my ‘problem’. “I sure do…especially after a run”, I replied. We both laughed!
Then, curiosity about Hemp got the better of us. We both broke out our phones. He asked Google and I asked Siri.
I am happy to say that I am as clean as ever. 😀
Hemp protein powder is made from Hemp seeds which does not contain the drug. Phew!
Needless to say that I still get teased for being ‘on Hemp’.