Hi there, I’m Becca! Welcome to The Rabbit Food Runner! I’m glad you’ve stumbled upon my page.
I love to run! It’s become a source of self-confidence, a stress outlet, and gigantic part of my social life. Initially I hated it- I joined my high school cross-country team only as a way of staying in shape for soccer. Once I got to college and no longer played competitive team sports, I turned to races to feed my competitive nature. I ran my first race in 2009 (a half marathon) and was hooked on racing.
I’ve learned a lot since that first race (race in a cotton t-shirt = TERRIBLE idea). After running a few more halfs, I upped my game to the marathon and again loved it. I’m currently am working on the goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. So far (as of 2017) I’ve run 12 marathons in 9 states so far. I also am trying to run all of the World Majors. I’ve run Chicago (2x), New York, Boston (2x), and Tokyo! My goal for 2017 is to venture into the ultramarathon world.
I am also a vegan athlete, or “rabbit food runner” as I fondly call it. I started to adopt the vegetarian lifestyle in October 2013 after completing my first marathon, and pretty quickly moved along the herbivore spectrum to being vegan. Once I began eating a plant-based diet, I saw significant improvement in my running and was able to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Food has always been an issue for me; since my teenage years I’ve struggled with an eating disorder. With a vegan diet, I’ve felt comfortable enough to explore recipes and spend time in the kitchen; to learn how to nourish my body and not restrict. This blog has certainly helped.
Besides running, I am a huge bookworm, word nerd, and trivia enthusiast. My passion lies in teaching. I was a bilingual elementary school teacher for 4 years before entering the non-profit world as a Spanish Teacher coach. I also work as a running coach to help other athletes reach their goals.
My goal for this blog is to provide readers with information on running, recipes, and my ramblings on life’s twists and turns. Hopefully you’ll find motivation, inspiration or humor along the way! Whatever the reason you’re here I hope you enjoy what you read!