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Pause For Thought

We seem to live in a world with constant stimulus. There is always something that grabs our attention. Our minds are always preoccupied with one activity, thought or distraction. Our cellphones have become an extension of ourselves, almost a necessity to life itself. We are constantly checking all our social media outlets to show off what we are doing, see …

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A Finish with Support from my Friends! – Squamish 50km

I met Hailey and Courtney about a year ago. After our first run together, I had both of them talked in to doing there first 50 km trail race, and it wasn’t just any race. We were set to run the Squamish50 which boasts 2500m of climbing, and 90% of epic single track trail running in squamish. I have already previously done 50k, …

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A Finish No Matter What! – Squamish 50km

Squamish 50km Ultra Trail Race August 10, 2013… where do I start… how can I describe this race, my first ultra experience. The day was brutal… to say the least. All of those gruelling months training in the trails, the dedication, the hard work, lead up to this race, the biggest race of my life. I was more excited then …

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Lets get to know our IT Bands.

How many of us really know what causes our IT Band pains? Do you ever have pains in your knees and no matter what you try struggle to keep pain away? There are so many mechanical issues that we are faced with as runners over time as our bodies take a beating. I myself have struggled and continue to struggle …

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The Unforgettable Squamish50

Looking back to August 10th 2013, I see it as one of my biggest accomplishments in life. I will never forget the day my friend Dayna convinced me it was somehow a good idea to sign up to run a 50km race. I only had one marathon under my belt, and had only been really trail running for about six months. …

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies! We love this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe because of all the natural ingredients! These are gluten free and dairy free cookies, ready in 20 minutes. Ingredients: 1 cup of coconut flour or almond flour 1/4 cup of coconut oil 3 tbsp of raw honey 4 whole eggs 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 1/8 tsp …

The Vegetarian Runner

Many of us follow a specific way of eating. I am not going to use the word “diet” because to be honest, I just don’t like that word. Diet implies limitations and restrictions to eating, one that the individual is not choosing for themselves. Diets always fail, plain and simple. You can’t stick to a way of eating if you …

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Quick and Easy Veggie Lettuce Wraps – Gluten Free!

A healthy, hearty dinner that’s quick and easy! I have a lot of food allergies so creating and putting my own spin on recipe ideas is something I have to do a lot of and these lettuce wraps are just the perfect option! Veggie Lettuce Wraps Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews 1 head of romaine lettuce 2 cups chopped peppers …

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Gluten Free Brown Sugar and Cinnamon infused Acorn Squash

This recipe is perfect for long, cool, fall nights. It is packed with nutrients and flavour, and is easy to make! I never used to eat squash, but after growing some in garden this summer, I instantly started to think of new recipes to incorporate it into my diet. This is a gluten free recipe as well! One cup of …