About The Rabbit Food Runner

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At my first Boston marathon!

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.

 

first race

 

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.  I’ve done 9 so far, so I have quite a way to go.

 

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.  Some people are motivated to become vegan for ethical reasons, and while I totally agree, my initial jump to veganism was purely because I found that it made me a better runner.

 

Chowing down on some VEGAN deep dish pizza, courtesy of the delicious Kitchen 17
Chowing down on some VEGAN deep dish pizza, courtesy of the delicious Kitchen 17

Besides running, I am a huge bookworm, word nerd, and trivia enthusiast.  I was a bilingual elementary school teacher for 4 years and have recently made the switch to a being a Spanish Coach for a local educational non-profit.

 

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My students made me good luck signs before running Boston in 2015

 

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!

 

Happy running,

Becca