It Happened! Rock’n’Roll Seattle 2015 Marathon Recap, Plus the Lessons of Vegan Marathoning

Wow, it’s still hard to believe that 2015 Rock’n’Roll Seattle marathon – a race that occupied my mind and my training log for the past five months – is already behind us! I’m still struggling to gather all my thoughts together and write a race recap, so let me just say here: this marathon was a lot of fun, and like the two of my previous marathons, it taught me a lot! (You can check out all of my marathon training updates over here.) This gem is now added to my race medal collection So where do I start my race recap? ...more

Vegan Marathon Training Q & A: Your Most Popular Questions Answered! Plus a Bonus: Race Nutrition Tips from Blog Readers

…So here I am, only two days away from Rock’n’Roll Seattle Marathon, and closer than ever to being able to write about something other than running and marathon training soon :). All of the training with its ups and downs is in, and since I can’t change anything at this point, I can only hope that everything works out well this Saturday. So today I’m going to reflect on my vegan marathon training once more, this time in the form of a Q & A ....more

What a Vegan Marathoner Eats on a Long Run Day for Best Performance and Optimal Recovery

Ever since I started this blog almost two years ago, one of the most popular search terms that people ask Google before it sends them to this site has been ‘What a vegan runner/marathoner eats’. I can see the interest because both running and veganism are becoming more mainstream, especially after successful vegan runners like Scott Jurek have spoken about their diet as a huge enhancer to their performance. I personally have noticed that my recovery from hard workouts and long runs has been nothing short of remarkable, especially as I’ve been training for Rock’n’Roll Seattle marathon that’s now only a week away ....more

Month 4 of Rock’n’Roll Seattle Marathon Training: the Finish Line is Getting Closer!

So I’m officially entering the final stretch of my training for Rock’n’Roll Seattle marathon, and today it’s time for me to share with you the highlights of my vegan training in month 4. To sum up this month, the training wasn’t easy, but I powered through it and came out on top! Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island during low tide, as seen during one of my long runs You may remember from my previous update that last month, my left shin suddenly started giving me trouble, so I had to cut down the mileage of one of my long runs and went on to skip running altogether the following week ....more

Our Adventures in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, WA: Beautiful Views, Whimsical Art, and Delicious Vegan Food

Hi all! So I was planning on posting a new update on my Seattle Rock’n’Roll marathon training this week, but last weekend Rob and I discovered a new little gem here in the Pacific Northwest – a city of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island that happened to be quite vegan-friendly – so today I decided to share our adventures...more

Product Review: Sunwarrior Plant-Based Protein Powders, Sprouted Barley and Supergreens, Plus How I used Them

Hi all! Today I’m going to review a few products by Sunwarrior – a company that produces plant-based vegan protein powders and various other biologically active supplements. I’m not usually big on taking protein powders and supplements, but this time I decided to test a few products by Sunwarrior after learning that they are an all-vegan company, and aim to use only ‘clean’ ingredients ....more

Everyday Heroes Series: Sandy’s Journey of Going from Vegetarian to Vegan to Plant-Based, and Gaining Health and Wisdom on the Way

It’s time for a new episode in the Everyday Heroes series, and today I’m excited to introduce you to Sandy from California! Sandy’s story is particularly interesting because she became a vegetarian 40 years ago and then made a switch to veganism 20 years later, but still struggled...more

New Recipe: Vegan Collard Wraps with Kimchi and Sweet Potato Filling, and the Time I Met Scott Jurek in Person

I know it’s been forever FOREVER since the last time I posted a recipe, but it’s all going to change today! I’m particularly proud of today’s recipe for vegan collard wraps with kimchi and sweet potatoes because they seem to me like the healthiest food out there, with all of the veggies, fiber and probiotics – a perfect meal for springtime! Here’s the deal in our household: Rob eats almost all plant-based foods I put in front of him (a huge improvement from when we first met!), but there are a few things he won’t touch ....more

Rock’n’Roll Seattle Marathon Training, Month 3 Update: New Surroundings, Running in the Wild, and an Unexpected Injury

…Okay, when is an injury ever expected? But anyway, can you believe that I’m already more than halfway into my Rock’n’Roll Seattle marathon training?! Month 3 was eventful, to say the least: you may remember me mentioning in my previous marathon training update that Rob and I were moving into a new house in a different neighborhood, so that alone brought so many new experiences ....more