Podcast: Asheville Marathon Recap and How Running is Like Life.

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  The Asheville Marathon Backyard to Vineyard Challenge is a half marathon on Saturday and a full Marathon on Sunday on the Biltmore estate grounds.  It is a great tour of the property with a lot of the race taking place on packed trails. I recount the adventure on this podcast.

I started out marathon racing in 1999 to run from by family history of heart disease and diabetes.  Over the years, I came to realize that a plant based diet along with exercise was needed to reverse and prevent lifestyle diseases. It has been my practice to demonstrate this by completing over 28 marathons and 6 Ironman races with many of the marathons and all of my ironman races being plant based.  

Food is not only medicine but fuel for running and recovery.  Just like there are grades of gasoline, there are grades of food as fuel.  Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are loaded with the desired muscle fuel of glucose, but also contain many phytonutrients and antioxidants that help you to recover and train more consistently as well as prevent the development of chronic diseases.  

Endurance racing is a lot like life.  You do better if you can ride the wave and enjoy the journey. 

If you would like to learn more about plant based nutrition and how it improves performance, and reverses disease.  Please visit our website

Join us for the 4th Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference March 30, 2019 in Punta Gorda Florida.  Tickets can be purchased on the link to Eventbrite from our website or directly at  I look forward to meeting you there!  As always, Thank you for listening. 

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