Dylan Steeples on Mindful Ultrarunning, Plant Power Podcasting, and Natural Hygiene


Happy Thanksgiving! Super excited to share with you a really fun, lighthearted, and different conversation with you guys this week. My friend Dylan Steeples, a plant-powered ultrarunner, new podcast host, and believer in not taking showers, is getting serious about making an impact in the plant-based/vegan space. We connected through the power of social media, which is just super cool, because he lives in New Zealand! I’m definitely planning on going out and visiting him soon. I just felt very compelled to help Dylan out with getting some more listeners to his podcast, the Plant Power Podcast, which you should definitely check out. It’s similar to TFF in that he talks about plant-based nutrition, health, exercise, and he also gets into spirituality a bit more than we do. But in our conversation today, we talk about:

  • how he got started on a plant-based diet
  • his shift into ultrarunning
  • how he approaches training for running mindfully
  • what his experience has been with his podcast and where he wants to go with it
  • what natural hygiene is and why you shouldn’t take showers
  • and more!

We have a good time and some laughs of course, so we hope you enjoy the conversation! We were also just interviewed by Dylan for his podcast, which you can check out here: http://www.plantpower.co.nz/ppp-14-thought-for-food-hosts-on-being-a-plant-based-athlete-exercise-addiction-and-being-yourself/ and on iTunes!

We are also super excited to announce our new eBook, Dude, Where Do You Get Your Protein? The Complete Guide for the Plant-Based Endurance Athlete. We’ve been hard at work the last few weeks on this thing, and it’s almost ready for you to see! We have partnered with a well known plant-based athlete blog/website/podcast as part of their Black Friday Fitness Bundle, which will be live on Friday, November 25th. So get stoked! Stay tuned to our social channels for more information, but here’s a sneak peak photo:


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Alright guys, thank you for joining us on this mission to change the world of nutrition and health, it really means a lot. Go eat some plants, and what’s your thought for food?

-Jackson and Aaron

Show Notes

Follow Dylan:

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plant-power-podcast/id1118864042?mt=2

Website: http://www.plantpower.co.nz/

Instagram: @plantpowernz


Follow TFF:


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YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

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Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

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