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I'm Mary! I eat plants and run marathons. Plant Nasty is a lifestyle blog for everyone from lifelong vegans to the vegetable-curious. 

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Via Allure Magazine: 9 Things Your Vegan Friends Wish You'd Stop Saying to Them

Via Allure Magazine: 9 Things Your Vegan Friends Wish You'd Stop Saying to Them

The following is an excerpt from an article I recently wrote for Allure! Read the full piece at on the Allure Wellness vertical. 

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Mary Allen is a plant-based marathoner and lifestyle blogger who has heard the following more times than she can count. Catch her at plantnasty.com and on Instagram.

1. Wow, veganism seems really extreme.

That depends on your definition of extreme. The 135-mile Badwater ultramarathon through Death Valley is extreme. When vegan superathlete Scott Jurek broke the record for traversing the Appalachian trail (he hiked all 2,189 miles in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes), that was pretty extreme. In 2013, Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray, a raw vegan couple in their sixties, broke the world record for most consecutive marathons (366 in a row!). Impressive. Extreme. Nothing could be milder than sticking to fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and legumes and just skipping the animal products. Eating plants only seems intense and a little fringe because, frankly, the only thing stronger than vegan athletes is social norms.

This vegan athlete keeps it speedy on the race course and in the kitchen

This vegan athlete keeps it speedy on the race course and in the kitchen

A Stupidly Simple Way to Eat 6 oz of Spinach for Breakfast

A Stupidly Simple Way to Eat 6 oz of Spinach for Breakfast