Saturday, July 24, 2010

One Week, and Noora

One week left to put the matching money to work for the animals. Please help however you can!

Noora Kaunisto writes:

My slice of Vegan team training is relaxed and fun, but also enthusiastic, activity. Training has been a big part of my life as long as I can remember, and now it includes weight training 3-4 times a week and different kinds of aerobic training in between. This summer the aerobic part has been running (which I love the most), walking, cycling and kayaking. I emphasize the good old squats, pull-ups, deadlifts etc done with bars, barbells and dumbbells. One of the many good things about summer is the quite obvious and well justified need to have a big tofu ice cream as the immediate recovery of hard training :) 
Team Vegan is a great way to make training even more useful, fun and inspiring. I promised in my profile to train hard enough to be able to make 10 pull-ups, if the donations through my Team Vegan page reached 200 dollars. Well, that happened and, I'm excited and proud to say, the pull-ups happened, too! My next challenge is to attend some cross-country running competition as I promised, when the donations got even higher :) 
I haven't been competing since childhood, so it's going to be adventurous...
Training is fun and gives a nice feeling of strength, health and self-esteem. But still, I feel the biggest inspiration for my activities is to "show everyone" (haha, now that sounds pretty corny) that vegans aren't pale, tired crickets, shivering in the funnily bohemian pubs. I've been a vegan now for three years, after being a vegetarian for about ten years. Training has never felt this good before :)

Can you please help Noora help meet her fundraising goal?

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