About Spirited Vegan

Hi there! I’m Farin /’fair-in/ and I’m a vegan ultrarunning mom of two who lives in Central California. I’m also a military wife, a journalist by trade, and a millennial who LOVES subscription delivery services — meal kits, organic veggie boxes, vegan beauty products — I love it all. I also do my best thinking in the shower, and I love to talk to myself in the car when I’m not listening to podcasts.

Why am I “spirited?” Well, let’s look at the definition:

spir·it·ed
/ˈspiridəd/
adjective 1. full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination. (Merriam-Webster)
Spirited is just my style! I tend to do everything in a hurry — from running to cooking to starting a blog — because I’m just so freakin’ enthusiastic and determined!

I created Spirited Vegan to have an outlet for all of my vegan obsessions and to help others ease into plant-based eating.

But 2 short months and 40 blog posts later, I decided that it needed to grow. I have so much I want to share with the world!

I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me, “How the heck do you do it all?” Well, now you’re going to know. I’m going to share with you all of my productivity tips, and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a blog, running ultramarathons, parenting my kiddos, and managing a wannabe minimalist household. Oh, and don’t forget the awesome vegan recipes!

Follow along with me as I enter my 30s and really work on self-improvement through food, fitness, and infinite forward progress.

Thanks for checking out Spirited Vegan!

farin montanez

Bucket List

  • Start a blog
  • Join ToastMasters
  • Speak about a plant-based diet in front of a group of 20 or more
  • Write a book
  • Create a cookbook
  • Make $5,000 a month with my blog
  • Travel overseas
  • Run a marathon in another country
  • Run a 100-miler
  • Run Badwater 135
  • Run an ultramarathon in a different state
  • Speak at Central California Women’s Conference