In 2015 I took up running as a way to raise some funds for a charity that I volunteer for, it’s fair to say that for those first few months I hated running, but as the race got closer I actually started to enjoy running, so much so that it’s fair to say that I have fallen in love with running, especially trail running.
Around the same time I decided to finally take the plunge and do something I’d been thinking of doing for a long time, and I became vegan, which has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made (second only to asking Hannah to marry me). Since then I have joined the “vegan runners” team and have raced several events around Norfolk and the UK.
From the very start I wanted to do something big and hopefully raise a large amount of money for charity, and in the beginning running my first 10k race was that big “thing”. The problem was having now run several 10k’s, half marathons, and marathons I was now looking for another challenge. So I set myself the challenge to run a Ultra marathon before I reached the age of 40, and after a lot of training I completed the challenge with 2 years to spare. This felt like a massive achievement for me, and one that I am immensely proud of, but the trouble is now that I’ve started I can’t stop there and I will keep finding myself bigger challenges to face and blog about.
The aim of this blog will be to document my journey to racing my first ultra marathon, and the challenges I face on the way, all whilst showing that it’s possible to complete any challenge whilst living a vegan lifestyle, and hopefully inspiring you to either take up running or a healthier lifestyle.
I hope you enjoy it if you do, feel free to leave me some comments and click the “follow” button.