Plant Based and Vega Sport

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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7 Responses

  1. Veronica B. says:

    Just wanted to point out that “Fat, Forty, and Nearly Dead” and “Forks Over Knives” are both available on Netflix streaming. Just finished the first one – SO good. Can’t wait to watch Forks over Knives next.

  2. I am a vegetarian and have had great success with it as an athlete! I haven’t tried any of the Vega products, mainly because they are sooo expensive, but I may have to try them out this year. I did IMAZ last year and didn’t feel like I needed any meat protein. I’ve done a lot of researching and through trial and error have come up with some great things using chia seeds. Have you tried chia seeds yet? They are amazing! I use them as part of a pre-workout meal, post-workout smoothie, in homemade energy bars, as an egg replacer in my baked goods, etc. Let me know if you want any of my recipes!

  3. megan says:

    I find it so interesting how much our lives revolve around what we eat. It is so much a part of who we are, it’s incredible. People get inspired, defensive, reminiscent… all sorts of emotions are driven by food. Food is definitely a journey, and I love it! While I don’t plan on going plant-based anytime soon, I find myself eating out much less and making my own from-scratch meals, and really enjoying the exploration of cooking. It’s such a great way to find oneself! :)

  4. Beth Lamie says:

    One of the athletes I coach turned me on to your blog. My husband and I (both triathletes and coaches) have been vegan for about a year and I have a group called Vegan Triathletes on Facebook ( and I linked your blog there. Good tips on the ups and downs of trying to change your whole way of approaching food.
    Beth Lamie

  5. Morgan says:

    Did you know Brendan has a meal delivery service now? Awesome food!!!!

  6. John says:


    i tried teh vegetarian way (so still eggs and cheese), but 2 months b4 my IM I fell ill and barely recovered in time.
    So I tried again, but with the right supplementation, at least i thought. I had a few very detailed blood tests and it seems I had huge deficiencies in B12, B6 and folate. In the end the doc said I had the choice: take industrial supplementation or add meat again to my diet.
    I went for the meat (grass fed organic beef, chickens we buy but the farmer grows up for us etc …).
    Needles to say I did a lot of research as well. As far as I can say the china study you mention is just not statistically sound (“correlation is no causation”, but read up on it on this site ). So first big rebuttal.
    Second one: “fathead the movie” – quite an informative 2hrs. And it will give you a lot of leads to follow.
    At the moment I am reading “Good calories, bad calories” from Taubes. And next up is “the vegetarian myth”.
    Don’t catch me wrong, I’d like to not participate in this industrially organised mistreatment of animals and by consequence humans. But as far as I have come in my research for myself, it seems I personally can not do without meat. I suppose it is different for everyone, so if you succeed: thumbs up! Go Sonja!!!

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