After my last post about the not-my-mom’s banana bread I got to thinking about food that my parents used to make when we were kids. One of our favourite meals was one that my parents called “Spanish rice.” I’ve never heard anyone speak of this dish before or since then and I haven’t had it in years. What sparked this memory is the fact that I attempt to cook for two teenagers who have never really eaten vegetarian food and have a bit of a bias against it. I’d be lying if I said that this didn’t hurt my feelings , … Keep reading
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SPIRG referendum rejected by students’ unionScott DavidsonMarch 7, 2014 12:00 amNewsA referendum proposing the formation of a public interest research group at the University of Saskatchewan has been turned down by the students’ union.The Saskatoon Public Interest Research Group sought to call a ref…
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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