Matt Ruscigno, Registered Dietitian
Food, fun, and adventure!
I just wrapped up four days of meetings and events at the American Dietetic Association annual meeting in San Diego and now I am especially motivated to make our Day in the Life with Vegan Athletes video project a success by reaching the funding goal on our Kickstarter page. Most people still believe you have to eat meat to be a successful athlete, help us show otherwise! Can you take a moment and donate, ‘like’ or promote our page? We are within $1200 and everything helps. Remember, if we don’t reach $3400, we don’t get any funding!
I hate asking for money. That’s why I never do any of those charity rides. But we are very close. I don’t get any of this money, it only goes to our costs for travel, food and equipment! Please check out our Kickstarter page and do what you can!! Here are other ways you can help:
-Follow the @TrueLoveHealth twitter and re-tweet about the project and our kickstarter (click here to put the info straight into your twitter). Also, here’s the short link: http://kck.st/n5xWrS
-Promote the Day in the Life videos!
In this initial episode we go on a run with all-around super athlete Brian Davidson and then make a cashew chicken salad.
In part 2 with Brian we head to Death Valley where he wins a 200-mile bike race!
Cara Gillis is a P-R-O cyclist and a fantastic vegan advocate. In this episode we see what’s she up to at the Hollywood Farmers Market and cook up some Awesome Sauce.
Ever try to do hill intervals with a pro cyclist? Watch me try and fail miserably.
Last year I spent a lot of time in Portland and it’s the perfect city to contrast Los Angeles. I’m way too East Coast-y angst-y to live there but visiting is like a vacation from reality. The cars are made of vegan cake and you can usually find me riding down the middle of the street with no helmet while eating tofu scramble with nutritional yeast sauce.
I use Bethlehem pretty loosely to include Easton, Allentown, etc.
After diligently collecting photos from all the cities I visit for my 3 Photos project I have been very undiligent about posting them. After spending time in over a dozen cities this year I think it’s time to bring it back.
Each of us experiences space in a unique way. Everything we have done and seen leading up to our time in a new place sets up how we will interpret it. I spent much of my teenage years visiting new places- but mostly BMX trails, skateparks and street-riding spots. I could tell you where a great wallride or handrail is in Chicago, but have no idea about where to eat or what else to do. Then food became my obsession and each new city meant new places to eat! Even now when I visit a place like Pittsburgh, where I have been dozens of times, I see it in a new way depending on my most recent experiences. I started this project to force myself to take a minute and evaluate my environment and the emotions they trigger. Some are obvious, some are silly and some will only make sense to me, but I’m joyed to share them all with you. Thanks for looking.
After much work, I am so incredibly excited about the launch of a Kickstarter Fundraiser for our Day in the Life series! I always hate asking for money. I’m too punk and too DIY. That’s one of the reasons I never do any of those charity rides. But this project has gotten bigger than we can afford out of our pockets. It’s a nice problem to have. We’ve set up a bunch of great rewards for people who have the means to donate like a one-of-a-kind print, a True Love Health t-shirt, copies of Appetite for Reduction signed by both Isa and I, a dvd, personal consultations…check out the Day in the Life Kickstarter page for all the info! Also note that I don’t get any of the actual money- 100% of it goes to production costs. We’ve some pretty outstanding athletes in mind for the next few episodes. Help us get to them!
I know not everyone can donate money, but you can help out by promoting our page through whatever channels you have at your disposal. Twitter and Facebook are obvious, but what about email-lists and people you work with? Also consider the ShareThis links below this post. Everything helps and I’m super appreciative of the positive feedback we’ve already received. Thank you!
And for fun here’s a music video I did BMX stunt work for in NYC way back in 1998 (I’m one of the three guys doing the tricks- while wearing suits!). If you look closely you can see the three of us BMX kids dancing awkwardly at the party on the boat. So fun!
Going through trip photos and I love this one. Solo bike touring puts you very much in your head. You adapt to your new life as a transient so quickly and a giant mirror in a grocery store gives you a rare glimpse of yourself from the outside.
This is 11 or 12 days in. My kit is filthy. I had been looking for tortillas obsessively in every store I stopped in for two days and finally found them. When you’ve stripped your life down to the basics something as simple as finding them is like winning the lottery. I smiled for hours. In my mind this photo captures these feelings.
I already miss being on the road.