No Meat Athlete is now in Louisville! Well, kind of. Here's the story...
What I love about Matt Frazier (the original No Meat Athlete and kind of a genius btw) is the relaxed attitude he's able to convey around a plant-based diet. I have a really hard time as a vegetarian (and had an even harder and very brief time as a vegan) because there's a lot of attitude in our community. If you know me well, you know that for the most part I genuinely don't care what people want to do with their lives, especially when it has nothing to do with me. I don't like persuasion which is probably why I never did well in sales. My version of persuasion is based on fact and education. If you want to lose weight, I'll teach you how. If you want to eat less or no meat, I can teach you to do that too. But the thing is, people have to make decisions about their lives by themselves. End rant. No Meat Athlete is a place where you can ask the question, "So what do you eat?" and get real answers. No snark, no pictures of diseased cows and sad chickens, just education (and some really nice shirts).
I was really excited to meet (I actually typed "meat" initially. Probably a vegetarian faux pas...) other veg, veg-curious and veg-friendly runners, walkers and aspiring athletes in my very own city so I clicked over to the list of NMA branded running groups. Imagine my surprise when I didn't see Louisville on the list.
Matt emailed me back
So here's where we are now...
Basically, I'm heading things up and have had 2 other people show interest in helping me get things started. The Facebook group has 8 members and I'm hoping for our first run to happen in November some time. I'm really excited about what's to come and I'm hoping YOU will help me out by spreading the word!
You do not have to be meat-free to join us, you just have to be open minded and preferably not a jerk with some interest in a meat-free (or meat-less...get it? eat less meat?) lifestyle. If you're already doing the Meatless Monday thing, come on out!
Now, more importantly, which shirt do I wear for the marathon next week? Pink or Blue?
|I don't have an unobstructed picture of the pink one but the design is the same as the blue one|
|After last year's marathon.|