Speed Healing and Prevent Injury

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A few weeks ago, I went out for my run only to realize after a kilometre or so that I needed to turn around and go back home. I wasn’t sick or injured. Just tired. Really, really tired. Burning the candle at both ends made me re-realize the importance of sleep. At that moment I actually wished for an injury – …

Post-Run Nutrition (plus shortcuts)

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Following up on my Pre-Run Nutrition post, your post-run nutrition practice can make a world of difference in how well and how quickly you recover. In fact, if you neglect taking in nutrition of any sort immediately after a long or hard run, you risk delaying your recovery time by half and suffering greater levels of pain and soreness as well as …

Is Alcohol a Superfood for Runners?

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I remember learning in nutrition school about the myriad of benefits fermented foods can offer (such as boosting digestion and supporting intestinal health). As alcohol is a fermented food, should runners be imbibing regularly to reap the benefits? Enjoying a post-hike brew at Whyte Lake (carried out our cans of course…) If we look at the preparation of alcohol, we …

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s a line from a Kelly Clarkson song. Which is a twist on philosopher Friedrech Nietzsche’s words, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” I always take questions at the end of each talk I give and a few weeks ago, received a really great one I want to share with you …

Banish Injuries for Good

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When I began eating to run, I quickly realized that injures no longer sidelined me. In fact, the one time something flared up just over a year ago, it was very much connected to the fact that for a few months I’d pretty much abandoned many of my healthful eating practices (happens to the best of us?). Other than that, …

3 Reasons to Love Hemp Hearts

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As a runner, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my nutrition and my training. Training aside (because I’m here to talk food with you), I refuse to believe that I’ve ever reached the point of perfection. There is always room for improvement. That’s why I’m using hemp more, especially as my protein source in my recovery shakes this …

Top 10 Shakes to Fuel Your Running

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Shakes and smoothies are a runners best friend, for a couple reasons: One – Super Post-Run Awesomeness — Shakes are a fantastic way to deliver nutrients to your body after a long or hard run. They’re more appetizing to most than solid food (we tend to have suppressed appetites immediately following a run even though it’s actually a good time to …