"Real, whole plant-based eating nourishes my body, running nourishes my soul!" - Carrie Weldy
Carrie Weldy is a vegan competitive distance runner from Phoenix, AZ who runs on team Sonoran Distance Project. Outside of her love of running, she also enjoys cycling, hiking and yoga. Carrie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and vegan recipe developer, where she is always coming up with fun and creative plant-based meals!
Checkout Carrie's website, Nourished Body and Soul, where she demonstrates how compassionate living can go hand in hand with being healthy and active. You can follow her on Twitter as well.
What are you go to choices for complete proteins (including all essential amino acids)?
What are your other favorite plant proteins?
Beans (all varieties)
What essential tips do you have for athletes moving to 100% plant-based?
Focus on ALL the great foods you CAN eat. Be patient, it may take some time to adjust. Don't worry what others think of you!
In as few words as possible, what does being a VEGAN ATHLETE mean to you?
I don't define myself by the way I eat but I have definitely found what makes me thrive & go after my running goals!
What is your motto? Your mantra? Do you have a famous quote?
Count nutrients not calories. It's about the journey and I just LOVE TO RUN!
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