I am not some super athlete, super vegan chef, or anything like that.
I am just a normal guy who tries to run as much as he can, and eat healthy.
I have a normal job, I work in construction/restoration. (I shower after work, not before.)
I do eat a vegetarian diet, and am trying to transition into a vegan diet, but I don't have all the answers, however, as this blog evolves I hope to have at least a good amount of answers.
I really didn't start running at all until college. I ran a couple times a week on a treadmill my sophomore year of college just to keep in shape.
I didn't run a race of any length until I was 22 years old, which was a 5k that I ran in 24 minutes.
I played soccer, basketball, and baseball in high school, and as cliche as it is, running was my sports punishment. I didn't like to run, I played goalie on the soccer team.
I started to begin to enjoy running in 2009. I began to run more for fun and a way to stay in shape, rather than solely as torture to keep my weight down.
I ran my first marathon in 2010, the Walt Disney World Marathon in a time of 5:56:00, that's not a mis-print, it really took me that long. I ran it with my buddy Chris Miller. I hadn't been running much for the months before the race, but was signed up, so I had to do it.
I became a vegetarian in February of 2010. The reason I gave up meat was for a few reasons. I wanted to try and give meat up for Lent, so the night before Ash Wednesday, I ate a chipotle chicken burrito, and 2 Chick-fil-a chicken sandwiches. I also wanted to try and give up meat because for my whole life I had trouble eating meat. I would choke quite often, not bad, but things would get stuck in my throat. Two times I had the heimlich done on me, and that was enough.
I lost 20 pounds in 40 days on my vegetarian diet, and decided that I would keep it up. Haven't looked back since.
I ran my second marathon in May of 2010 in a time of 4:48:00, a much better time than my first marathon, but nothing special at all.
I think that May of 2010 is what really changed my running life.
I've done quite a few runs since then, 5 marathons, 5 half-marathons, and a bunch of 5ks, and other races.
I'll tell you much more about myself and the things I've done as I get more involved in this blog, I just wanted to give a quick overview of who I am.
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