New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He's the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight.
"As you know, I'm a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I'm such a huge fan of Flora products because they are plant-based, effective and powerful. Plant-based athletes would greatly benefit from incorporating Flora products into their daily routine. As a plant-based athlete, some of my favorites include Flora 7 Sources (plant and algal based DHA), Floradix Iron + Herbs and Flor-Essence." - Damian Stoy
Full Name: Damian Stoy
Nickname: Lost Boy
Age I am: 35
Age I feel: 18
My occupation: Coach and professional runner.
What I do for a living: Help and inspire others to achieve their goals.
Resident of: Montana but currently reside in Park City, Utah.
Grew up: Poconos, Pennsylvania
First job: Lifeguard
Childhood ambition: To be a National Park biologist which I was for about 9 years.
Dodgeball or kickball: Dodgeball. There's more running.
Sunrises or sunsets: Both
Introvert or extrovert: Introvert. but I love close friendships.
Morning or night: Either. I love running during the warmest, sunniest part of the day.
Messy or clean: Clean. But don't ask my girlfriend.
Tea or coffee: Flora's Holy Basil Tea (US/CA) for sure!
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate. 80% dark or more.
Peanut butter or jelly: Almond butter with anything.
Mac or PC: PC
Ferris wheel or roller coaster: Neither. Give me a mountain to climb!
Inspired by: My mom and dad who taught me to do what I love.
Biggest supporter: My beautiful girlfriend Lindsey.
Proudest moment: In 2015, I made the prestigious list of "Greatest Vegan Athletes". This is something I'm very proud of.
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Passionate about: Nature! Not only do I love spending lots of time outdoors but I also put a lot of effort in helping protect the environment.
Music when running: Rarely but on occasion I'll listen to anything from Pearl Jam to Roy Orbison.
One word to describe me: Passionate.
Wouldn’t be caught dead: Eating meat.
Not many people know: In high school I got lost in the woods overnight. It fueled my passion for being outdoors.
Tattoos: No way.
If I had a superpower: To be able to run forever. I'm working on it.
Pets: Not currently but I love animals.
Perfect day: Run with Lindsey. Eat. Repeat.
I indulge on: Life.
Hidden talent: Diving. I was an Academic All-Conference Diver at the University of Massachusetts.
Workout routine: Run 5-6 days a week. Strength work 2-3 days. Plus lots of hiking, yoga, and most importantly, having fun.
What I eat before a run: Flora Goji Berries, Baobites (US/CA), or a banana.
Amazing meal: Anything and everything Lindsey makes. Healthy and super delicious!
Dessert is: 88% dark chocolate.
Midnight snack: Oatmeal with goji berries, Udo's Oil (US/CA), cinnamon, and ginger.
Fueled by: I love Flora 7 Sources Oil! Floradix Iron + Herbs (US/CA) is amazing and I love Flora Teas (US/CA).
Flora products I love: Flor-Essence (US/CA) is amazing and powerful. I love that Flora products are vegan and plant-based.
Average weekly mileage: 70-80
Facebook or website: www.wholisticrunning.com