Call me excited. I’m happy to finally announce, officially, that throughout the month of October and a good bit of November of this year, I’ll be doing a nationwide tour around the release of my book, No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants & Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self (which is now available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other great booksellers).
I’m calling it a book tour … you know, so that I sound like an actual grown-up. But let’s be serious.
What this really is, is an excuse to do something I’ve dreamed of forever: traveling across the country to run amok in 30(ish) cities, all along the way meeting, talking to, running with, racing with, eating with, cooking with, or perhaps grabbing a coffee or a beer with like-minded folks and No Meat Athlete readers.
Which, I’m hoping, will include you.
I don’t have a ton of details beyond these yet, but that’s where you come in.
I’m looking for venues to host tour events — certainly we’ll do some at traditional bookstores like Barnes and Noble or independents, but what I think will make this way more fun is if many of the events aren’t at bookstores. Like all the stuff I mentioned above … stuff that’s outside, stuff that requires moving, stuff that involves scrumptious plant-based food and drinks.
Want to Suggest a Tour Stop?
If you think your city would be a great place for a tour stop, and especially if you’ve got a venue in mind, I’d love to hear from you. I’ve set up a form you can fill out to suggest a stop, or even better, to volunteer to host one (say, if you own or work for a co-op, running store, bookstore, etc.).
And to make this all even more fun, I’m going to involve as many friends as I can. In the four years I’ve been at this NMA gig, I’ve made some pretty amazing friends in the blogosphere and plant-based fitness community, many of whom you know because I’ve often linked to their sites (or maybe you found me through a link on theirs), and I hope that some of the events will be joint ones with them.
The more the merrier, I say, and I think this tour will be pretty darn special with your and their help.
So please, check out the form, let me know about your city or venue, or pass along this post to someone you know who runs a place that you think would be just perfect.
And by the way, here’s the initial set of cities I’m looking at. This list is by no means final, and other places are definitely possibilities, but just to give you an idea of the general route I’ll be traveling:
- New York, NY (Start)
- Boston, MA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Washington, DC
- Columbus, OH
- Cincinnati, OH
- Chicago, IL
- Minneapolis, MN
- Denver, CO
- Boulder, CO
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Boise, ID
- Seattle, WA
- Portland, OR
- Eugene, OR
- Sacramento, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- San Jose, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Tucson, AZ
- San Antonio, TX
- Austin, TX
- Houston, TX
- Dallas, TX
- Memphis, TN
- Nashville, TN
- Atlanta, GA
- Charlotte, NC
- Raleigh, NC
- Asheville, NC (End)
I can’t wait for this thing to happen. Hope to see you along the way.
(Thanks to Chris Guillebeau at the Art of Noncomformity, who inspired me, in a Good Life Project interview I listened to on a run one day, to do something like this. And from whom I stole the “suggest an event” form, nearly word-for-word.)
Vegan Supplements: Which Ones Do You Need?
Written by Matt Frazier
I’m here with a message that, without a doubt, isn’t going to make me the most popular guy at the vegan potluck.
But it’s one I believe is absolutely critical to the long term health of our movement, and that’s why I’m committed to sharing it. Here goes…
Vegans need more than just B12.
Sure, Vitamin B12 might be the only supplement required by vegans in order to survive. But if you’re anything like me, you’re interested in much more than survival — you want to thrive.
So what else do vegans need?