Hi, and welcome, sarahlorrain and Mr.sarahlorrain.
Congratulations on making the move to vegetarianism - that's a step in the right direction. You never know - you may even go vegan eventually. I hope you find these forums useful. Welcome.
You needn't be concerned about not getting enough protein. In fact, by eliminating protein that comes to you second-hand through the meat you used to consume, you are also doing away with the saturated fats associated with animal proteins. The proteins in animal products are highly concentrated and meat-eaters usually have too MUCH protein - our bodies aren't designed to handle such large quantities. I've certainly felt sooooooooo much better since I gave up meat. So, protein intake, now you are vegetarian, should not be a concern for you or your husband (as long as you are eating vegetables!). Veggie protein is best! You'll also be getting more dietary fibre by sticking to a plant-based diet.
There is protein in every plant cell. Especially fab sources include nuts, pulses, grains, seeds, green leafy vegetables and potatoes.
Hope this is of some assurance. I am sure some others will pipe in too, especially with regards running. Anyway, congratulations again on the switch - hope it all goes well.
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