Monday, April 25, 2011

A good reason to go vegan...

Watch this. Do you think this is an isolated incident? If you feel compelled to look away or close your eyes, ask yourself this question: if it's not good enough for my eyes, why then is it good enough for my stomach?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Updates: "The Women of Badwater," final exams, DNF, and 200 mile runs

Sorry I have not posted in a while. I knew this month would be difficult. Law school final exams are right around the corner. It is hard to blog on a regular basis during this time. But, I've got some exciting blog projects lined up. I am working on an article called "The Women of Badwater," covering the stories of such runners as Connie Dockendorf, Cheryl Zwarkowski, Jamie Donaldson, Mimi Anderson, and Catra Corbett. Should be fun!

In terms or racing, I just got back from Arkansas from the Ouachita Trail 50 Miler. I ended up with a DNF at mile 30-something. I ran out of time and missed the cutoff after being forced to walk due to a crappy knee (fell and banged my knee at mile 17). But, it was a beautiful course. This ended up being a lousy race, but an okay training run. Race report to come.

I am now training, with the help of Lisa Smith-Batchen, for a 200-mile run in October in Yellowstone. I am very excited about this project and will use the run to raise money for charity.

So, times may be tough, but the future holds a lot of promise. Keep strong, run your heart out, and stay healthy!

Gerard Martinez

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inspiring Weight Loss Story

Here is a video that a Facebook friend directed me to. It is quite something. What is holding you back from your dreams?

If you would like to learn more about Ben and his 120 pound weight loss journey, visit his website by clicking here or going to

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fun Ideas for Adopting a Vegan Lifestyle

The options for living a vegan lifestyle are really quite limitless. Here is a compilation of videos to give you an idea of what you can do to live a 100% animal-friendly lifestyle.

In this video, Natalie Portman talks about vegan footwear and her store, Te Casan, which sells vegan shoes.

In this video, prominent vegan athlete Brendan Brazier talks about his decision to go vegan.

In this video, we get a recipe for vegan soap.

In this video, Ellen DeGeneres discusses her decision to become a vegan.

In this video, we take a little tour of Held, a vegan belt store in Portland.