This will be my last update through Kickstarter so please follow my website, www.truelovehealth.com for all Day in the Life updates! I've created a specific page, www.truelovehealth.com/dayinthelife in addition to the category page where all episodes will be posted.
We just returned from a 9-day trip to Colorado, which I wrote about here, where we filmed with a number of extraordinary vegan athletes. We could not have done it with out you!
For those of you who received awards for your donation, I hope you enjoy them. It was a pleasure to make the poster design and have the shirts printed.
Keep your eye out for our next episodes and have a happy new year!
Matt and Sasha
Hey backers! It's Friday night and I'm still recovering from this past weekend where I was at the Javalina Jundred 100-mile running race with Sasha filming our first Kickstarter-funded episode. Thank you! I am so stoked from the experience, there aren't enough exclamation points to convey it (though I'll try four) !!!! While we were out there we hung out with two other vegan finishers and found out that the race director is vegan. How cool is that?
Also, my good friend TomP, who may be most famous for his band Slingshot Dakota, is busy printing the rewards through Bird Apartment Printing (see photo). THEY LOOK SO DOPE. I hope to mail them out next week, if the holiday doesn't interfere.
So keep an eye out for a package from us and for the new episode to be posted to True Love Health.
Ciao for now!
Hello backers! Quick update today. If you donated and are receiving an award you should have received a message from Kickstarter asking for your address and t-shirt size, if applicable. Please get that info to us so your super-duper awesome package isn't delayed. Still scheduled for a mid-November mailing!
Twenty-nine of you unselfishly chose not to receive an award. Thank you. Though we'd still love to send the over $20 donors one of the prints as a thank-you. Please send me your address if you would like to receive one.
Next month Sasha and I will be heading to the Javalina Jundred, a 100-mile running race, with a rookie vegan entrant. It's his first 100-mile race. He's got a great story. He's a motivated vegan. He's nervous. And we'll be there to film it all. Thank you for making this possible.
We've also gotten some media coverage this week. One of my favorite sites, No Meat Athlete, asked me to write What Every Vegetarian Needs to Know About Iron and Zoe from Sexy Tofu interviewed me for the Pop Vegan site I Eat Grass. Check out those great sites if you get a chance.
Thank you and remember to respond to the survey!
Matt and Sasha
On Saturday afternoon our Kickstarter campaign closed and the funds were transferred from our 85 wonderful donors! A friend had warned that people back out and lower their donation at the last minute, but no such thing happened. In fact, we received new donations right up until the end! And I can't thank you all enough.
I would have sent this message sooner, but I spent the weekend on the AdventureCORPS staff for the Furnace Creek 508, a 500-mile non-stop bicycle race through Death Valley. This race has a place in my heart because I've raced it solo 3 times and have been out there as crew, staff or on a team on 3 other occasions. It is also a special race for our Day in the Life community: Brian, from episode one, has raced solo twice and was there staffing with his very pregnant wife, Jenny. Cara Gillis and Jeff Lawler from episode two raced for the third year in a row. Not only did they win the 2-person race, only one 4-person team beat them! They rode the 508-mile course in 29 hours and 16 minutes! (results here)
I mention this because we were at what National Geographic Adventure calls the 8th hardest race in the world and vegan athletes were everywhere. The only fixed gear solo finisher (yes, 508 miles straight on a fixed gear!), Shaun Arora eats a vegan diet. Even the AdventureCORPS staff had 6 vegans, 5 of which are veterans of this brutal race. But most people don't know about this. Fortunately, thanks to your donation, we can show the world that vegans are out there doing the hardest races in the world.
We are giggly with excitement about our next Day in the Life athlete. We're waiting on the official okay from the race organizers to film at their event, but it is looking likely and you won't be disappointed. Meanwhile I need to get training if I want to be out there with him and able to keep up!
For those of you who donated at a level with an award look for a message requesting your address and/or shirt size. We hope to ship by mid-November. And for updates be sure to follow True Love Health.
Thank you again,
Matt and Sasha
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Thank you! Every bit helps. We have to cover the Kickstarter and Amazon fees when this gets funded so we appreciate all donation levels.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Thank you! You get a limited-edition, screened True Love Health print. We'll also mention you on www.truelovehealth.com and at the end of our first Kickstarter funded episode.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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You're awesome! In reward for your awesomeness, you get a signed copy of Isa Moskowitz' Appetite For Reduction, the cookbook that Matt co-authored, and the other rewards.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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For this excellent donation you will receive a limited-edition DVD version of the first 5 episodes of Day in the Life, including a zine of all the athletes' recipes. In addition to the print, shirt and book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Wow! Thank you! In exchange for this huge donation you will be receiving a personal consultation with Registered Dietitian and host, Matt Ruscigno in addition to the other rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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You love the animals, veganism and good health! In exchange you will receive the other rewards AND we'll make an exclusive episode of Day in the Life featuring you! Contact us for details before you commit to this, please.Estimated delivery: May 2012