Hi. I’m Lauren, a 28 year old originally from Cardiff and now living in London. I’m a journalism graduate, and fully qualified nutritional therapist (CNM dip). My passions are Veganism, running, and geeking out on nutrition.
I have been a Vegetarian for 12 years, and a Vegan for the last 6. I love to experiment with food and over the years I have developed a passion for cooking healthy Vegetarian and now Vegan food. I enjoy trying out new recipes as well as old favourites. Since changing my diet I have become so much more aware of my nutritional needs and the food I put into my body, especially as it helps me to run as much as I want and recover in time for the next workout.
I became Vegan in September 2010 after becoming aware of the horrors of the dairy industry. I have read so many different books and articles, that with the knowledge I now have it would be hard for me to ever go back to eating animal products. I feel good eating this way, and I feel good knowing I am doing my bit for the animals and the environment too. I know what foods make me feel great, fuel me through very long runs, and intense strength training sessions. Food that makes me feel amazing both inside and out: fruits, vegetables, legumes, some grains, nuts and seeds are my staples. People may think Veganism is restrictive, but in fact it’s quite the opposite, it has opened my world to a whole array of new foods, flavours and textures and I have never felt better!
Over the last 6 years I have developed a passion for running. I ran my first 10k in March 2010 and I was hooked from the start. I have now done a number of 10k’s, multiple half marathons, 6 marathons including Dublin, Manchester and Berlin, and three ultra marathons including Race to the Stones 100km. I love trail running and running long, it’s where my heart lies!
This blog will catalogue my adventures as a plant based runner as I look into trying out new things and pushing myself to take on new challenges.
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