Mýa graces the cover of the Women’s Running August issue. The singer spills about going vegetarian and how completing a marathon was her ultimate challenge.
Why the New York City Marathon was her 2011 New Year’s resolution: “It was a test of my own strength and will” . . . “I wanted to prove to myself that I was still physically healthy and that I could do something to challenge myself.”
How going vegetarian for a year changed her outlook for good: “There’s a stigma attached to vegetarian food. My friends would say, ‘Oh, gosh, that’s no fun” . . . “But I discovered so many great dishes that I eat habitually now, because they’re delicious.”
Why she likes to train outdoors: “Getting outside and getting in touch with nature is such a spiritual cleanse for me.”
How that New Year’s resolution became a lifestyle: “I am so happy and proud to call myself a runner.”
- What She Really Eats: Mya shares snapshots of her daily meat-free meals, including her favorite smoothie recipe