I love different stories; I think that’s why I started the podcast. I love different ways of eating, exercise, and using our bodies for God’s glory. And Ellie’s story is one of those. This is another story of freedom. Ellie is the refreshing, honest, vegan runner from Eat Run Pavement. Her story of finding food freedom may be unusual, but I wanted to share it because I love how free Ellie is about food; her life does not center around it, yet she enjoys a good vegan wrap or sandwich. She loves Jesus, and most of all she loves to talk about His love for her. She is a excited runner, sweet friend, energetic advocate, and a vegan eater who LOVES nut butter about as much as I do.
Today I’m talking with her about her health journey and some unusual elements that helped heal her relationship with food. In particular the story includes:
#1) How She Became a Runner
#2) How She Found Food Freedom In An Unusual Way
#3) A Honest assessment of what Veganism Did for Her Relationship With Food
#4) Finding Balance in Your Food/Exercise Relationship
#5 ) How Ellie Deals with Running Injuries
1) It may cut out at a few parts, but I’m hoping the sound quality is actually better because I found a new way of recording that works SUPER well! (Thank God for those awesome gifts!)
2) Didn’t Ellie make an awesome interview? (Everybody I’ve done has made an awesome interview, and Ellie was flexible to do the interview on her way home from work!)
Now you all know I’m not vegan, but I really have been intrigued and open to listening to Ellie’s journey with veganism. I believe that Romans 14 and Colossians speak about the freedom we do have in Christ to eat in different ways, for God’s glory! I really love how Ellie is mindful, conscientious and passionate about it, and I thought it would be fun to share an unusual perspective with you.
I shared some thoughts about veganism in a post a couple months ago, and I’m totally grateful that we do have freedom in different ways of eating. I’m 150% thankful to God that Ellie was willing to openly share about how it enabled her to get rid of so many of the food rules many of us struggle with day by day.
This verse came to mind when I was listening to the podcast before posting it, and I thought it was so appropo to end this post.
(I also included the verse after it. Food judgment is not what this blog is about; it’s about sharing the freedom in Christ, the glory of God in food, and the super humbling journey of recovery through His grace.)
‘Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:’ (1 Corinthians 10:31-32)
Ellie also loves things like bananas, podcasts, working at a vegan cafe, and sharing her passion for running. She has personally encouraged me immensely as a runner; she always reminds me to do my best and not worry about comparison. Talking with Ellie was a joy, and I hope you find it a joy listening to her story!
You’ll definitely want to find Ellie on social media, so here’s how you can do that:
Her Blog: Eat Run Pavement
Her Instagram Handle: @eatrunpavement
Her Twitter Handle: @EatRunPavement
What is something unusual about you/your health journey that isn’t ‘conventional’ but has been a blessing to you?
Now do you have something unusual that has helped you in recovery?
Could you resonate with Ellie’s story? What parts?