Hey! Are you a vegetarian or quasi-vegetarian or thinking-about-becoming-a-vegetarian runner?
Well, do I have the group for you! The No Meat Athlete-Harrisburg chapter is meeting tomorrow (Thursday) to run, talk and eat. We’re taking off from Front and Forester Streets in Harrisburg, near the Harvey Taylor Bridge at 6 p.m. We plan to do a quick run of three to five miles, depending on preference, and then we are going for brews after at The Speakeasy. Come join us!
This is the first official run of the No Meat Athlete running club in Harrisburg. Come be a part of history.
But, how did this get started?
No Meat Athlete was one of the first running blogs I stumbled upon back when I first fell in love with running. Matt Frazier’s site is very well-written and informative, and I kept (and still do!) coming back to learn more. As a vegetarian for 15+ years, I knew I could stand to eat better and that it would ultimately help me as a runner. Frazier offers many realistic ideas for healthy living and also understands a plant-based diet isn’t for everyone. But he encourages people to at least try.
Recently, Matt brought up the idea of starting No Meat Athlete running groups throughout the country, and I immediately signed up and volunteered to be a leader, if needed, in Harrisburg. Luckily, I wasn’t the only central Pennsylvanian interested. I met with Wade, my co-leader, last week, and I think it’s safe to say we are both super excited about this. We’re a tiny group but would love to add more runners, of all abilities.
Frazier is big on accepting everyone and their lifestyles. This is a judgment-free zone, and we plan to have our group be laid-back and fun, and a chance to meet new friends.
We aspire to hold weekly runs on Thursday nights in different places, with plans to hang out after.
So, feel free to join us tomorrow night! To learn more, join our No Meat Athlete – Harrisburg Facebook Group.