On the Cover: It’s a Vegan Runner’s World!

Written by Erica Meier

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The October issue of Runner’s World is a Nutrition Special that boasts the magazine’s makeover – it’s “more inspiring, useful, and delightful.” Most notably, though, there’s a vegan runner featured on the cover of this mainstream publication: Micah Risk.

After admiring those awesome VEGAN socks, you might be wondering, who is Micah Risk?

As Runner’s World explains, “She’s a regular runner in Boston who has a job and a kid and a passion for staying fit and healthy. She also has a 3:18 marathon PR and a distinctive sense of running style—a ‘Street Style.’”

She’s also a nutritionist for Lighter, a community that empowers women to challenge the Standard American Diet (SAD) and celebrate real food. They do this through an innovative curated grocery delivery service (which is launching nationally soon)!

In Micah’s words, as she tells the magazine: “We encourage them to fill their plates with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. These nutrient-dense foods also make fantastic fuel for runners.”

And the socks? “I wear these socks because it’s an opportunity to show runners and spectators that you can eat a plant-based diet and be a strong runner. I believe being vegan is the best way to fuel my body.”

Micah earned her master’s degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition with a specialization in Nutrition Interventions from the only graduate school of nutrition in the US, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She’s determined to help others to reach their nutrition goals in a sustainable way so that they can achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life.

That’s exactly what she, and Lighter co-founder Alexis Fox, will be talking about at the DC VegFest on Sat. Sept 20, where they’ll host a cooking demonstration and inspiring nutrition discussion — and they’ll also be selling those VEGAN socks!

Check newsstands soon to grab a copy of Runner’s World. Be sure to also check out Lighter’s website now for health tips and great recipes – and, of course, mark your calendar to meet Micah at the DC VegFest!

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