As my regular readers will know, I am a strong believer in the adage that everyone has a story that others will be interested in. The story may be of general interest, or a niche subject, but everyone has an experience or a journey that they can share. My husband is no exception to this rule and when I came upon his running journal, which he used as a training guide to inspire his colleagues to get their running shoes on, I suggested that he share his experience of 'running on fish' as there are many misconceptions about the abilities of amateur and professional athletes who adhere to a non-meat eating diet. You will notice that I deliberately did not say vegetarian or vegan at this point. The reason being that Nigel has been both of those and continued running, but what he hadn't tried, as an adjunct to this training for a variety of distance running events, was being a pescatarian.
(The practice of following a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. Most pescatarians maintain a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and shellfish.) Courtesy of Wikipedia
As Nigel shares his story he seeks to inspire everyone from the coach potato who hasn't had a pair of running shoes on since taking part in P.E lessons at school, to people who have dabbled in short and long distance running for weight loss, fitness and general well-being. Nigel is a challenge seeker, as you will discover, and he does not isolate his training to one particular distance, terrain or even to just running! Nigel is a family man, entrepreneur and business owner who revels in the challenge, not only of the finding the time to train, but in finding challenging events to train for.
Why not pre-order your copy of his debut book, co-authored by me his ever-supportive wife, and take a look at his journey from army brat who hated sport to long distance trail runner and white collar boxer!
Available to pre-order now at the special price of 99c/99p at:
Keep watching for updates and photographs of Nigel doing his Forest Gump impression as we shout from the sidelines " Run, Butfield , Run!"
If you have a running question or would like to start running, pop a comment below and I will have Nigel answer your question personally.
Take care and be sure to warm up and cool down, if you are heading out to pound the pavements this weekend.