I mentioned earlier this week that I skipped my weekend link post so that I could take the time to respond to all your magnificent (and truly appreciated) comments on my Boston Marathon post.
But with the feedback on the new weekend link posts having been so great, I didn’t want to completely skip it this week. For that reason, I’ve got a little mid-week special for you!
No Meat Athletes representin’
If you’ve tried to order a No Meat Athlete shirt in the past few weeks, you probably got a nasty “out of stock” message.
Well, no more. We just got in a big shipment, so they’re available again. But seriously, we’re still doing this out of our house, so when I say “big,” I mean “not entirely pathetic.” Which means they’ll run out again soon, so if you want one, now’s the time to get it, before they’re gone again for another few weeks.
Readers have been sending me some great shots of themselves wearing their NMA shirts at races recently, so I figured I’d share a few with you today. How great is this first one?
Natalie in front of the Trevi Fountain at the Rome Marathon
Tricia after her first half marathon, in La Jolla
Brian running an ultra in the Houston area
Carolyn on her way to a PR in her first half marathon as a vegan, in Santa Cruz
Vaala, taking the NMA lifestyle to the water
Carrie at the Worst Day of the the Year urban ride in Portland, OR
Grace after the Dallas RNR Half Marathon, where she even got nice comments from Beef Council supporters
Vinda at the 5K Rock the Parkway in Kansas City
Thanks guys, for sending those in!
Now, I realize the NMA audience might be more female than male, but only one image of a dude? In the words of the immortal DMX, “Where my dogs at?” Come on fellas, send me those photos!
Anyway, if you’d like to make sure you get a shirt this time around, you shouldn’t wait. Go here and grab yours so you can show it off at summer races.
Alright, a bit delayed, but here we go! Just three this week, but that just means you’ll have lots of time to check them all out. 🙂
Make Your Own Energy Chews (With Chia Seeds!) — Midpack Runner
You might remember Tim from the chia-seed energy gel he made and guest-posted on No Meat Athlete a month or two ago. Well, apparently Tim’s a master at incorporating chia into homemade energy food, because he’s done it again — this time, with chews. I’ve always found chews much easier to stomach than gels, at least when it comes to commercial versions, so I’m digging this.
How to Be a Vegetarian Marathoner — An Interview with Matt Frazier — Strength Running
I guess one could call one a tool for linking to an interview of oneself, but I ain’t too proud! The reason I’m linking to this (short) interview with Jason from Strength Running is because Jason’s questions were great. He asked me about qualifying for Boston, the difficulties of being a vegetarian runner, an interesting angle on “where do you get your protein,” and more. (By the way, Jason is what I consider a “serious” runner — 2:44 marathon PR! Download his free “52 Workouts” ebook while you’re there.)
Five Myths About Vegans — The Washington Post
Credit to Susan for finding this piece. Boy, I wish there was more mainstream press like this about veganism.
Alright, that’s it for today. I’m off to do the first track workout of many, on my new mission to get my ass back to Boston (which I’m guessing will take a 3-hour marathon under the new qualifying system). Philly in November, perhaps?
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