Why I swear by a vegetarian diet as an athlete
Somewhere between listening to too much Morrissey and wanting to mark my individuality as a teenager, when I was 16, I decided to become a vegetarian.
At the time, I’ll be honest – it wasn’t so much about the animals as about wanting to do my own thing and try an ‘alternative lifestyle’. What can I say, it sounded cool. It was something my parents didn’t approve of. It was something I felt was my own.