I just realized I have been almost meat free for about a month. I have had chicken twice in the past 5 weeks. The most recent during a work lunch when we got free lunch. I am still eating cheese, fish, yogurt and eggs. I made these choices to expand my diet. I did not do this for any radical reasons. In fact, I would still eat chicken occasionally.
Rather than chicken or turkey, I have beans. We make a delicious bean dish filled with eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, chickpeas and kidney beans. We then top it off with homemade tomato sauce. I pair this either with pasta, rice or couscous and have a very filling meal. I also tried to take a salad a few weeks in a row. I topped this with quinoa. Again it was great and filling.
I feel great. I have no adverse affects to my running.