Saturday, January 26, 2013

Goals for 2013 and the first annual Vegan Health & Fitness Expo (day 1)

Happy 2013! For the new year, I've decided to make my main goal for the year to complete 13 running events in 2013. So far I've already completed my first running event on New Year's Day and already have 12 more races lined up of various lengths (5K, 6K,10K and 13.1 races).
Me with my first medal of 2013

This weekend,  me and Dennis went to the first annual Vegan Health & Fitness Expo hosted by Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine at the Radisson at LAX. It was really fun and informative and the food was awesome.
Entering the Vegan Health and Fitness Expo
Program from the Vegan Health and Fitness Expo

Me and vegan stuntwoman Spice Williams-Crosby
Spice's presentation was very informative and fun. Spice talked about her life as well as her journey to veganism and food combining.

John Lewis aka The BadAssVegan and me
Celebrity vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke and me

Philly steak wrap with mac and cheeze and jambalya
Inside the vegan philly steak wrap from Southern Fried Vegan

A balanced vegan diet of veggies and vegan junk food

The Happycow from and me

Koya Webb and me at the Expo
Koya Webb and I have become friends after having run into each other at some many different vegan events. At her presentation, she talked about her upbringing as well as having a healthy vegan life and end the presentation with a exercise demonstration that was so easy, anyone can do it. Koya is a real sweetheart and is very down to earth.

We had a great time at the vegan health and fitness expo and Dennis was surprised by how friendly and non-judgmental everyone was. When Dennis has gone to vegan events with me in the past, he's felt like some people have tried to forced veganism on him. At the expo, Dennis felt welcomed and at ease which made me very happy. Although we were initially only planning to only go on Saturday, we heard that John Salley is going to be there tonight so we're going to head back on Sunday.

After a full day at the Vegan Health and Fitness Expo, we stopped by Viva La Vegan and grabbed some dinner from Vegan by Joy. This BBQ Sandwich she made was fabulous and she has buffets at the store at least once or twice a month.
Vegan BBQ Sandwich by Vegan with Joy

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