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DNF @TNF50. My North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile Race Recap

In blog, Fitness, Nutrition, Philanthropy, Race Recap on 2016/01/12 at 7:37 pm

Not finishing a race is probably the most valuable lesson one can receive in ultrarunning. On December 5th, 2015, I got that lesson. I DNF’ed (Did Not Finish) at mile 37. The weather was perfectly cold and dry, my nutrition was dialed in, my injuries did not flare up, I drank lots, ate lots, and took my salt pills but, I still ended up blowing up my quads after getting done with Muir Woods. Sometimes, it happens on your best days. I really wanted to finish the run but, Read the rest of this entry »

My Current Ultimate Smoothie

In Nutrition on 2013/05/17 at 10:50 am

#wheezinthejuice #vegan #vegansofig #smoothies #greens #whatveganseat #after #juicing #juiceSince starting my vegan journey last year, my smoothies have steadily evolved into a nutrient-dense drink that fuels my mornings. The amount I’ve been consuming has gone up as well. I started out with using one of those “bullet” type blenders, but quickly found out that there wasn’t enough space to cram all the good stuff I want to include in my power drink.

I wanted to pack as much nutrient-dense foods into every possible inch of my Vitamix. After a few months of making my smoothies by blending celery, spinach, kale, and cucumbers, I finally caved in and bought a Hurom Slow Juicer to juice those greens in addition to lemon, limes, oranges, and grapefruits. Now, I don’t need to ever buy orange juice anymore. Just fresh oranges. All natural.
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My Road to Veganism

In Fitness, Nutrition on 2013/05/01 at 8:17 pm

It’s May and that means that this Mother’s Day marks my one year vegan anniversary. Looking back on my journey, I definitely see the difficulties in the beginning acclimating to the new lifestyle, but for some reason, they don’t seem as difficult now as it was when I first started out. I think that my wanting to maintain this lifestyle has been a three prong approach: for my health, for the animals, and for the environment. When I have a craving for animal products (I still do, but have less cravings now), I remind myself that I’m doing this not just for myself, but for the animals and the environment. By observing this “craving” as an emotion, I’m able to let my craving come and go. My hunger, on the other hand, still persists.
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