I have been writing this post for three days.
Ok, obviously it would be more correct to say I have been TRYING to write this post for three days (which is painfully apparent by this amazingly weak intro)…
But I have just never done this before…
And I am not really sure how or where to start…
Look, I only started running about 2 years ago…I am not the best, I am not the fastest, I am not the tightest…
And that is okay. I am proud, strong, and completely in love with my fellow runners.
I am passionate. I am dedicated. I am happy. And I want you to be happy.
Sometimes, that is better than first.
And every once in a while you get those folks that believe in you. Those folks that come alongside you, see that they can help, and offer to walk – or run! – this way with you a while.
THE Dreena Burton has done that for me. Author of four vegan cookbooks, I first became acquainted with Dreena after my Vegucated collision. After a whirlwind Twitter romance, I was thrilled to learn she was more than a chick with a spatula. She cared about the food, she cared about the bodies, she really, really cared about the kids.
Dreena makes being vegan fun. She helps me introduce it in fun, unassuming ways to my family. She encourages me to try new things. She never judges, often suggests, and always, always comes from contribution.
Now, in addition to being my champion in the kitchen, Dreena is my cheerleader on the trails! If you have ever entered into any kind of organized run, you know they cost a bit of money. If you enter into a lot of them, you know they add up. If you enter into a lot of them and the nature of them are such that advanced nutrition, hydration, supplementation, and gear become factors – you know it gets downright expensive!
Dreena believes in plant powered athletes and she believes in me…again, not because I am the fastest or the first, but because we are all in this together to
make choices that encourage our bodies, minds, and spirits to say “Thank You!” ~TTSW
In celebration of this new relationship, Dreena has offered a free copy of her brand new Plant Powered 15 eCookbook!
The Plant-Powered 15 is a collection of fifteen whole foods vegan recipes, all oil-free and flavor-full. Recipes include: “Mac-nificent”, “Sticky Almond Blondies”, “Umami Sun-dried Tomato and Almond Burgers”, “Creamy House Dressing”, “Wonder Spread”, “Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes”, “Almond Zen Granola”… and more!
Vegan, veggie, paleo, oreo…whatever you eating pleasures are, this eCookbook compliments them all.
Seriously…Umami Sun-dried Tomato and Almond Burgers… Yeah – you know you want it…