3 Post Long Run Must Haves

I’m gearing up for my last half-marathon of the season this Sunday, so this post is one that I’ve thought about writing every single time I finish a long run.

First off let’s consider what a long run is, because it can vary from person to person. For some people 4 miles is a long run, for others they might not think of a run as long until it’s over 15 miles, or more. It really depends on the person and their training load.

For me, anything 12k or longer I consider a long run because unless I am training for a half, I never exceed 10k on my own regular runs.

Having said that, these 3 items/tips can be used after any run, regardless of the length and you will benefit from them. Even if you haven’t run at all but are feeling tired and sore from another form of exercise, these can also serve you well then.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started!


When you’ve been out for over an hour, or running in the heat, it’s really important to not only replenish with water, but also your electrolytes. There are lots of options out there for electrolyte replenishment, but my favourite is Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator

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Gluten-Free Made Easy With President’s Choice

I’m not a gluten-free girl, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate good gluten-free food – or that I don’t understand how difficult it can be to be gluten-free. That’s why I am so happy to tell you about some new products in the President’s Choice line-up that are gluten-free to make the life of  those of you living with a gluten intolerance or allergy a little bit easier!

Years ago when I was seeing a naturopath trying to get all my problems sorted out, one of the things I had to do was go gluten-free for a period. In the end I think it lasted 2-3 months, but fortunately for me, when I reintroduced gluten, nothing bad happened so I was able to leave gluten-free living behind me. But because of that experience, I do know what it’s like to be gluten-free.

And to be honest, the baked goods I made back then, were chewy, dry and sad. So while I am a cupcake aficionado I was both scared and concerned when these beauties arrived in my last President’s Choice product shipment

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Zumba ZIN 59

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am loving not having to wait for my Zumba music to come in the mail anymore! I know a lot of you decided to keep the physical copies instead of going with ZIN Now, but for me it’s fantastic. Partly because I love that I can access the videos via my login, instead of having to dig through a pile of DVD’s to find the one I’m looking for. So far I’ve been only downloading the music and burning a CD, but eventually I do plan to also back up the video portions of the ZINs. It’s just not a priority for me at the moment. I’m so often at my computer it’s just easier for me to login and find what I’m looking for.

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Anyway, enough about that, let’s get to the songs on this month’s release!
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Yoga Relax Part Two

Hello there! It’s that time again, time for a new workout video! Aren’t Fridays fun? You never know what you’re going to get, well except this week since I told you last week I’d recorded a two-parter. Well that and the title of this post clearly gives it away. So I guess it’s not much of a mystery at all. 😉

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Yoga Relax

A few times in the past week or two clients have mentioned that they wish they could do yoga relax classes with me everyday, and since my planned video for this week got bumped a couple weeks I decided to record a last minute yoga video. Since I had to record it on the fly, It was recorded in my backyard by a corn field, and at least one time during the video you can hear a big truck go by and honk the horn. Sorry about that! I muted the video but when I did the voiceover somehow the background noise was filtered back in. Oh the joys of recording and editing video right from your phone!


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