The fourth was a busy holiday for me this year. I did a lot of exploring, photographing, baking and cooking. I also signed up for a 10k race. I am not the best athlete in the world. Back in gym class days, I was always the kid who got yelled at for walking the mile. However my attitude towards physical fitness changed a few years ago after my mom was diagnosed with some health problems. I decided to get my rear in gear. I ran my first 10k in the fall of 2009, then did some 5ks and eventually worked up to a half-marathon. I am not the fastest runner, but I finish and that’s all that matters to me.
This was the first race that I did where I was running for a cause – other than getting my lazy arse out of bed. Last week I came across some “Team Veg” t-shirts. Team Veg was created a few years ago and it promoted veg health and fitness. Unfortunately the site, www.teamveg.org, is no longer active. However, if there is enough interest to get it started again, I think this would be a great project.
Hopefully it got some other runners thinking and maybe it will encourage them to look further into going vegetarian!