Coincidentally, as a child I never liked eating meat.... I thought it tasted disgusting. I choked down little bite size pieces of meat at dinner because I was told to, and I always, okay usually, did as my parents said. I asked my mom if I could be a vegetarian when I was around 10 years old. She didn't like the idea... so I didn't do it.
|Lindsey and I the night before the Akron Ohio Marathon.|
Wondering what we should order...
In the fall of 2010 I joined the Michelob Ultra Running team (based out of St. Louis, MO). One of the first races I did with the team was a Marathon in Akron, Ohio. On the drive out there I met a super nice girl named Lindsey. We chatted the whole 7 hour drive there and I learned she was a vegetarian and an avid runner. I also met few other teammates who were vegans and my mind was made up. I decided then and there to switch back to being a vegetarian and consider going vegan. And I did it, in only two months! On Thanksgiving Day 2010 I became a vegan Em :)
Going vegan has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I feel better, race better, and have a faster recovery. Did I mention I eat whatever I want every day? THANK YOU Lindsey, and all my friends and family who have supported my decision. You helped change my life! :)
If you have any questions for me I would love for you to ask!