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Goodbye 30's .........

  When I reflect on the past ten years, I can't believe how much happened in my life. I learned a lot. I made mistakes. I struggled a lot. I celebrated milestones and achievements. I did a lot of things for the first time. I cried. I worried. I stepped out of my comfort zone.  Life is hard. Life is short. Life is uncertain.  Life is exciting. Life is fun. Life is amazing.  Age is just a state of mind. You are as old as you think you are.  I worked incredibly hard in my 30's. Now that I am 40, I guess it's time to ask myself "what's next?" 40 things that happened in my 30's.  Started my business Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition.  Moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Greenville, SC.  Bought a house and two cars.  Paid off the house and two cars.  Traveled to Europe 4 times.  Raced in Europe 4 times.  Wrote three books.  Did a lot of public speaking.  Wrote articles/quoted in various magazines (Triathlete, USAT, Runner's World).  Traveled to Napa, San Diego

Celebrating 30 years as a vegetarian

I recently celebrate my 30th anniversary as a vegetarian. Sometime around the age of 10 in the month of April, I told my parents that I didn't want to eat meat anymore. I am not sure what caused this decision but from a very early age, I've had a strong love for animals/creatures. My parents thought it would be a short phase but as the years went by, I never grew out of it. And despite many people in my life telling me that I would need to eat meat in order to participate in sports, I never let my decision to be a vegetarian impact my athletic lifestyle. Over the past three decades, I've learned a lot from my own journey as a vegetarian. To celebrate my anniversary, I thought it would be fun to share some of my most commonly asked questions when people hear that I am a vegetarian.  What kind of vegetarian are you? I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I consume eggs and dairy products as part of my vegetarian diet. Although I've had many times when I've considered becoming