The other day I kind of cheated on the 40-day exercise challenge that I have been doing. I weighed myself. I’ve been feeling pretty good about getting out or just doing some kind of exercise every day. It turns out that I lost 2 pounds. It was nice to see that, but I won’t weigh myself for a while longer. It’s been 4 weeks since I started this and I have been pretty consistent. Some days, like I said before, I have done very little, but at least it is something. I do SOME kind of exercise every day. Sometimes … Keep reading
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- Unbelievable http://wp.me/pdFtz-f91 week ago
Ever since my run on Tuesday my right foot has been bugging me. There has been a constant mild pain in the front pad of my foot. On Tuesday night I gave my foot a massage and thought it would … Continue reading → [ 219 more words. ]
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Starting Over Yet Again
For what feels like the millionth time in the last 6 months, I have begun training again. This time, though, it is for realz. Why wasn’t it realzie before? The biggest reason I didn’t stick to it before was that … Continue reading → [ 545 more words. ]
- Check out this video of vegan body builder Frank Medrano! It kind of freaks me out, actually.3 weeks ago
Frank Medrano - Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination
https://www.facebook.com/frankmedrano99 ^^^Like My Facebook for more INFO and MOTIVATION! Frank Medrano is a CALISTHENICS BODYWEIGHT expert who MOTIVATES and...
- After one of my first triathlon races my sister, who I was not getting along with at the time, said to me, "I can't believe you are so slow! The oldest, fattest people finished before you." I had to look at myself and long and hard around my reasons for doing triathlon before I told myself that I didn't care; I was going to keep doing triathlons! Thanks for the motivation, sissy! Two very slow Ironmans later and I'm still at it. Hopefully Jillian Michaels can get over being slow too.1 month ago
Jillian Michaels embarrasses herself at Malibu triahtlon
Rare taste of failure
- This is my new core workout! 3 times a week, baby! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_xn0MULjs1 month ago
Basic Core Routine for Runners
http://runnersconnect.net/strength-training-for-runners/ This is the first core routine in our three part system. It's designed to work on the basics and the...
What is VT?
This website is one that I, Crystal Clarke, started in 2007 with big ideas. It is morphing slowly into a resourceful website for vegans and athletes alike. I put my personal touch on this website in the recipes and the training blog, as I'm a writer, a scientist, a triathlete & a vegan. So what is a vegan triathlete? Well...
vegan. n. vee-gahn. - a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose.
triathlete. n. someone who participates in races consisting of swimming, biking, and running in that order; there are several varying distances with some standard distances:
Sprint: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Olympic: 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Half Ironman: 2km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Ironman: 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run
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Who am I?
My name is Crystal Clarke. I'm a vegan triathlete. I've been vegan since 2002 and a triathlete since 2003. Since then I have completed 1 Ironman, 4 half IMs, several Olympic triathlons, and many other triathlons, duathlons, running races, and biking races. My goal for each race is to finish. I'm pretty slow, but can be a middle-of-the-pack person if I'm not injured and train consistently.
In addition to being a vegan triathlete, I'm a writer, I'm an Agrologist, I'm a soil scientist, I'm a knitter, I'm an anti-consumer, I'm an environmentalist, I'm a budding Buddhist, I'm a yogi, I'm a student of life, and I'm bipolar. I'm a lot of things! I don't fit into any one category - that's what I think sets me apart from other athlete blogs.
Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2014
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in 6 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 17 hours
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