Meet SHVP: Amber Kowalowski

As you can imagine, things have been a little nuts the past few weeks. Without dwelling too much on the negative these posts are supposed to be uplifting. I’d like to share Amber’s story as it is very similar to mine and how she found her way to the team. I think it’s actually the story of most of us. How can you see this team at a race and not want to join right? Unlike the past couple of posts, Amber is relatively new. That said, she instantly made her mark at RTB and crushed all her miles!! How […]

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Meet SHVP: Sheera Witt

Continuing on with our introductions to the team, please meet another SHVP veteran; Sheera Witt! (In the pic above Sheera is in the middle) How long have you been vegan? I’ve been vegan (officially forever) for 10 years. Prior to that I was vegetarian since 1997! When did you join the team and how were you introduced to SHVP? I was first introduced to SHVP through my fiancé Nick who was approached by Joel to join the running team. (We were visiting Strong Hearts Cafe in Syracuse at the time.) Nick mentioned to Joel that I was a runner as […]

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Meet SHVP: Evan O’Brien

SHVP is smorgasbord of people from a wide range of areas and experiences. Minus the brief blurbs on our roster pages, who are these people? In the next few months and beyond, we will introduce you to them. Comments are open on each profile so please, if you have questions let us know. Our first mini-profile is Evan, pictured in the middle above! How long have you been vegan? I have been vegan since 2010, shortly after seeing Forks Over Knives. Before that, I had been vegetarian for 10 years. When did you join the team and how were you […]

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Race Roundup: Early October

Y’all keep trucking along even as the summer winds down and fall approaches. Going forward, I’m gonna do monthly rounds up as we start to wind down for the race season. Please keep sending your race stuff to either Jess or myself so we can share your badassery with the world!! Here’s what I have to share for the past few weeks. September 28th – Sam Hartman “Ray’s Race 50k, 7:43, 2nd place, super fucking hot, Mt. Perry Ohio” September 28th – Dan Kelly and his son, Landon Ran the Maddie’s Mark 5k and Kids run in Schenectady, NY. Landon […]

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Race Roundup: September(ish)

Eesh it’s been a minute since I posted one of these eh? Even though it’s been a week and a half since we ran it, Ragnar took a bit of my time (and yours I’m sure). But, the roundups are back!! We’ve got quite a bit to share so let’s get to it!   On September 7th  we had three teammates take on the Water Gap in Milford, PA. Sean Bethel and Molly Glenn ran the 50k and Stacy Cameron ran the 25k. Stacy crushed the 25k finishing 1st in her age group and 11th overall, kaled it! Molly finished […]

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Ragnar Reach The Beach – 2019

Around this time of year, we are usually preparing for Ragnar ADK. Jess just posted a pic (on Facebook and to your right) of last years crew who camped out in her backyard before the race; this year that tradition of tent city ended as Ragnar decided not to put on the ADK event. The show must go on though so it was decided that our Ragnar for 2019 would be where this whole relay thing began, at the Reach The Beach Race. Ragnar’s Reach The Beach has a storied history. Per wikipedia, “The relay was started in 1999 by […]

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Sponsor: Berben and Wolff’s

Berben and Wolff’s have been a sponsor before and we are super appreciative of their willingness to rejoin us for this Ragnar. With the huge success of their Albany location, they have recently opened a second in Troy, NY. These guys are doing the vegan thing right and stand behind all their products, which can be found all over the upstate NY area. For a little more on B&W I snatched this info from their website: “From simpler beginnings as vegan food manufacturers and distributors, Joey Berben and Max Wolff have been dedicated to bringing creative and delicious vegan options […]

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Sponsor: Burrito Burrito

As if one burrito wasn’t enough (it never is), our next sponsor had to up the ante and open a business called “Burrito Burrito!” That’s not just a name, it’s a monstrous culinary invention. So, what is it? The burrito burrito is an extra stuffed burrito wrapped in a cheddar quesadilla! Ya, wrap you brain (and mouth) around that one!! They aren’t just about the burritos though (blasphemy) but they’ve got all sorts of your fave tex-mex grub! Located in the Quackenbush building at 333 Broadway in Troy, NY the fine folks at Burrito Burrito create tacos, burritos, empanadas and […]

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Sponsor: Vegan Outfitters

Recently opened in Troy, NY the Vegan Outfitters is upstate New York’s first 100% vegan clothing store. Susan and Jed Civic, the owners of Vegan Outfitters saw a need for a something like this and just went for it. You can find vegan food just about everywhere nowaday but it’s extremely rare to find a shop that you can go into and know that every item is vegan and cruelty free. Per their website: “At The Vegan Outfitter, we have already done the research and made sure that each and every item we carry is vegan. Many of them are […]

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Sponsor: J. Bar

Living here on Cape Cod can be extremely difficult as vegan. As you can imagine, we have a plethora of seafood places, burger joints and everything else. The options are getting better and better but we lack true vegan restaurants. Sure, we’ve got a veggie place in Hyannis but it’s not strictly vegan. So when spring comes, it’s nice to know Erin and J. Bar will be opening up for the season down in Harwich Port. As mentioned on their website, “J. Bar starts with the finest, freshest pesticide-free ingredients available. We then prepare each item using methods which ensure […]

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