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Scott Jurek.

I love New York City for all opportunities it gives to everyone. This is perfect place to stay active.

When I have decided to contribute my time and energy into running, I start looking for a book I can read about it. I am this type of person, who will thoroughly dig in into something he is interested in. If I decided running, I need to know as much as I can lol. And do it the best way I can. So, scrolling through runners blogs ( specifically vegan runners blogs), I found few posts with the same book recommendation: “Eat&Run,” written by Scott Jurek- American ultramarathoner, merely a legend in runners world. You can go to Wikipedia to look up his accomplishments.

And I fell in love with this book. If you have not read it yet, you definitely should! An incredible personal story about how Scott’s career began and about his running adventures. If you love long distance and looking for new vegan recipes to your diet, you will find this book enjoyable for sure.

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And I was so happy to hear that he finished his new book “Go to North” about his 46 days run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.   Last week scrolling my Instagram I saw the post from Scott that he is going to do a presentation of his book in New York, plus everyone who wants can join him for a free run in Central Park before the event. Yay!

It was exciting opportunity to join the legend, get inspired and motivated. I called my friend and on April 10th, 2018 we had a fantastic evening!

We had 4-mile group run and after enjoyed the presentation of the book. I just start reading it and will share with you my thought about it later.

Now I want to share pictures with you from that day.

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With love,

Katy Cherry.

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Hi, world!

Hey, everyone!

Thanks for checking out my blog.

A couple of months ago I started running and fell in love with it. I tried running three years ago. I even registered for motivation in a mini 10k race in NY, but after four short training runs (4.5 km each) I stopped running at all. I did not feel that I am ready to run. And it is explainable. I have not exercised at all back when, I have not cared about my nutrition, and 4.5 km for first trainings was too much for me to take. It takes time for the person who never exercised to start loving the sport, beeing active and sticking with healthy lifestyle.

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My first time in gym (2015).

Later  I started to exercise regularly in the gym with the online trainer. I did meal preparation, tried to eat healthily, but the healthy on that moment meant for me: dry and not tasty chicken breasts, minimum carbs and little veggies on the side. My motivation was to lose weight. Because as many people who moved from another country (I am originally from Russia) to the United States I gained in a first year a lot of extra weight (around 20 pounds).

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Me before and after long and hard work in the gym.

The vegan diet helped me to be more energized and changed my perspective on the nutrition upside down. I was so afraid of carbs for so many years that I think I starve my body for good energy (which we can receive from quality carbs like potatoes, rice, pasta, etc). I measured each gram of carbs and protein I ate. I tried to eat waaaay to much of protein. Normal person does not need that much of protein, only 0.8 gr per 1 kg of your body weight. If you athlete 1-1.6 gr per kg will be more than enough! My life changed after switching the diet. I eat as many carbs as I want now. I am not struggling to get my protein amount because with good amount of good plant based food it is easily reachble. I feel energized all the time, my sleep is better, and my performance went up. I exercised 5-6 times in the gym.

 

I believe that you need to allow your self try different things in sport to stay always interested and excited. Try yoga, tennis, run, gym, box, swimming, hiking.. it is so many activities out there, and I bet you did not try some of it!

 

In February 2018 I felt like I am ready to do something new in sport and I decided to start running again. I am a very ambitious person who needs to have goals in every aspect of life. And with running is the same story. I already made up my mind to run a New York City Marathon in 2019. For this reason, I registered for nine races in 2018 through NYRR club and one race I will be a volunteer. This way I will have a guaranteed entry in NYC Marathon. YAY.

 

I want to share here my journey to NYC Marathon in 2019 and share my passion to healthy lifestyle with you. Also, I am currently study to receive a NASMA personal trainer certification. And I will be glad to share my knowledge here with you. Stay tuned.

With love,

Katy Cherry.

 

 

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