This week’s “Runner of the Week” is a close (and dear) friend of mine. He played a key role in my transformation into distance running. In fact, without him Forks to Feet wouldn’t even exist! Juice piqued my interest in vegan nutrition and long-distance running after I saw how easy he made it look.
If you can’t tell from the picture, he loves KALE and all plant-based foods. He has found that a vegan diet propels his running to distances and speeds that he could have never achieved from the Standard American Diet (SAD). You can read more about Juice and how he opened my eyes to plant-based running in my eBook.
Where do you live?
What made you decide to start running?
I told myself I wanted to be able to say that I’ve run a marathon in my lifetime…five marathons ago and it doesn’t look like that’s going to let up any time soon.
Is there anything that sets you apart from other runners?
Plant powered and never use a formal training schedule.
What keeps you motivated?
Wondering how much faster or farther I can run.
Do you have a favorite race length?
If you could run with anyone (living/dead), who would it be?
Scott Jurek. How does he do that???
What is your all-time favorite race? Why?
Marine Corps Marathon. People are EVERYWHERE cheering you on.
Do you have a favorite pre-race food?
Pasta, Nutritional Yeast.
Bananas and oranges
What piece of running gear could you not possibly live without?
sun glasses, costa del mar
What do you tell yourself when you are struggling?
This is for all the bad things you’ve done!
Do you have any current goals? Races?
I want to do the Frosty 50k at Salem Lake
What advice would you give to someone who’s new to running?
Don’t be as obsessive as me.
Where can people find you on social media?
Connect with Juice today and show him your running love!
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