Reelin’ In the Years

Words by Colin Smith   “Ageing is a deterioration of connective tissue.”     It’s a sweltering late-August day in Toronto, about three months after I crossed the finish line at the 2018 Comrades Marathon in South Africa. I’m bent over stiffly, digging through my bottom drawer for running shorts…

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4 streets & 3 left turns: RUNAROUND125

Words by: @computer.legs Pictures by: @gophobservation Original Article Link: http://www.troisiemeoeil.space/runaround125 We weren’t all born and raised in Montreal, but this is where we are from. So it was 5:45AM. Saturday. December 1st, 2018. Here we were, 6 runners of varying ability from NDG’s Run Rite Athletics Club, 1 weather-hardened photog on his…

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3 steps for meaningful community building

We all love clickbait. Who doesn’t!? It’s so fulfilling, but then again, so not. Clickbait is like a mediocre run/walk club; it gets the job done at the beginning, but you quickly tire of it. Ranging from “the 5 best strength training exercises for runners” to “your top-3 things to…

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Uprooted, yet grounded

I have been uprooted. My roots are dangling in the air. Trying to find a stable home.   For the last 7 months, the longest consecutive period I have spent in a country is 21 days. The next longest period is 12 days. I have to admit, there are positives…

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Autumn Foraging

Pictures and words by Billy White @billywhite43 It feels like a lot of my running is dual purposed, the majority of my weekly miles come from either the daily work commute or to pick up the kids from school. Necessary ways to get in a decent weekly mileage whilst juggling…

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Running in Tao.

Words by Hakim Tafari,  images by Sarah Cotton Every time you run, you create the quality Of your own experience. Runners often speak of pain and of course, if you want that You can have all you want merely by pushing yourself beyond your limits Every time you run. It’s…

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Unicorns, Weight Loss and Social Media

By Marc Schultz In spite of arguing unsuccessfully with my running app on the accuracy of the distances we cover, it has none the less been a part of my recent success in taking back my health. That, and my daughter’s newly found appreciation for make believe animals. While slouched…

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A Grand Gesture of Goodbye

Words by: Jeanne Mack Illustrations by: Sarah Cotton A week had passed, and I still couldn’t go down stairs. Shuffling my feet as I creaked into an about-face at the top of a staircase to descend backwards made it a bit easier. But not much. Any bodily motion I made…

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Wild Bruce Chase – Ganaraska Trail

Photos and words by Sydney Allen-Ash This is my third year capturing the all-woman Wild Bruce Chase team in their completion of an end to end trail in the fastest known time (FKT). In 2016 they completed the Bruce Trail in the Bruce Peninsula, in 2017 they took on the…
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Eats | Fig, Nut and Pomegranate Molasses Bars

A different take on the classic energy bar, featuring mineral-rich dried figs instead of dates! This recipe also includes pomegranate molasses – adding a bright, slightly tart note. Delicious and nutritionally-balanced, these bars offer whole (unprocessed) plant-based protein from the almonds, and omega-fat rich walnuts. Composed of a few nourishing…

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Not Just a Race

– This story excerpt is one of our favourites from the archives of  Like the Wind , a beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine for runners, by runners. We all do it: book races because they sound great. Friends extol the virtues of this or that race and you go: “Ooh! I might try that.”…

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I Dream of Running

– This story excerpt is one of our favourites from the archives of  Like the Wind , a beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine for runners, by runners. I dream. I dream about running in the mountains. Running free, with great vistas before me. I run strong on the uphills, powering through each rise and…

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TSP4.0 — THE EXCHANGE

words and images by Jody Bailey. It typically has an RV or support vehicle present, is completely different for everyone involved every time, and will happen — on average — over one hundred and thirty times for a team of six. The exchange. Photos for the Take The Bridge team…
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Dick Beardsley: The Dating Game

– This story excerpt is one of our favourites from the archives of  Like the Wind , a beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine for runners, by runners. I’ve been running for 40-plus years now and have logged more than 150,000 miles, yet when I go to bed at night I can hardly wait to…

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Eats | Blueberry Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

  Ingredients: Whole almonds, slivered almonds, raw cashews, pitted soaked dates, frozen blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, lemon zest, ginger, sea salt. This bright, nutritious, and delicious dessert is made whole, real plant-based ingredients – with no added refined sweeteners or oils. Featuring wild blueberries, rich in anthocyanin – a potent flavonoid antioxidant, responsible…

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Eats | Spiced Celeriac with Pomegranate and Parsley

This whole food dish is a plant-based take on a classic holiday roast! Celebrating celeriac – a delicious and nutritious root vegetable that is often overlooked. Seasoned in warming spices, and topped with fresh parsley, and bright sweet pomegranate seeds – this is a satisfying, flavorful, nutrient-dense seasonal winter dish.…

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Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet, and the impact of 4%

By Eugene Kim (@hi_im_euge) “He told me, one hour is four percent of your day,” he said, about advice he had received from Boston Marathon legend, Wayne Levy. “If I can’t find ONE hour for something I love…” Terence and I were enjoying breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San…

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Eats | Roasted Squash Brassica Salad

This seasonal salad is packed with fiber-rich complex carbs (for stable energy), vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omega 3’s, protein and deliciousness! The comforting roasted squash, hearty winter greens, fresh parsley and apple, sweet cranberries, and crunchy walnuts create a balanced bite. I suggest preparing enough for 3 days worth of whole food, plant-based meals – making the most…

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The Naked Walk

Stories | The Naked Walk

By Huyen Minh (@goldtogreen) As a girl and now as a woman, we are constantly thinking about and confronted with our bodies. There were always people around me, taking the right to say something about how I looked. From my parents, to kids from school, to magazines and advertising all over…

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Eats | Oat and Carrot Baked Donuts

These whole food, plant-based delicious donuts (or muffins) are composed of only real, nutritious ingredients – with no added sugars or oils. They are packed with fiber-rich complex carbohydrates – offering steady energy! The applesauce acts as an oil replacer, making it a low fat recipe. The applesauce and carrots…
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Stories | Training Logs | October 18th, 2016

Words by Jeggi Elinzano (@paavozatopek) Illustration by Swathi Ghanta (@swafflesnyc) While preparing for the Lehigh Valley Marathon in 2013, I was running in Bowdoin Park–a park in Wappingers Falls, New York in Dutchess County, home of the Nike Cross Nationals New York and Northeast Regionals, and most notably home to…

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Eats | Spiced Leek and Turnip Soup

This seasonal soup is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness. A warming and tasty addition to any Fall lunch or dinner! While potatoes are typically paired with leek in soup, I prefer turnips – being a lower glycemic (less starch/sugars) root vegetable. Instead of processed Bouillon cubes/packaged veggie stock, I used umami-rich white miso…

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Product | Not Easy Edition

It’s still dark. The shades are only half drawn, but there’s nothing more than the light from dim street lamps peaking in. It’s early. And it’s with reluctance that you pull that left sock on. Then the right. Then slowly, each shoe opening wide from the tongue to the toe.…

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Eats | Protein/Energy Bars (nut-free)

Pitted dates soaked in water, dry toasted sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, buckwheat groats, cinnamon, sea salt, alcohol-free vanilla. These sweet/salty, chewy/crunchy (nut-free) seed bars are a delicious and nutritious whole food, plant-based snack. Offering a full spectrum of amino acids/protein, unprocessed energy/carbs from the dates, plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals,…

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Film | Running Wild

If you ran into Cody Callon in the backcountry you might mistake him as an animal that belongs in the wild. Cody talks about a state of mind that is only achieved when running long distances on the trail. Perhaps this is the same state of mind that hunters would…
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Eats| Grilled Vegetables with Herb Sauce

Eats| Grilled Vegetables with Herb Sauce This is one of my weekly staple meals, and a recipe idea I typically suggest to my clients – as they transition towards a whole food, plant-based diet. Making a big platter of roasted vegetables and sauce to enjoy throughout the work-week, is one of the ways I encourage people…

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Eats | Grilled Fresh Fava Beans

Eats | Grilled Fresh Fava Beans Fava beans aka Broad beans are a fantastic source of protein, fiber-rich complex carbs, B Vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All podded beans and vegetables can be grilled! bringing out their natural sugars/ sweetness, and giving them extra flavor from the high-heat cooking process. I used…

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Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple

Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple This fresh and satisfying complete-meal salad makes a great picnic dish, or healthy addition to your summer BBQ! Celebrating one of my fave leafy greens, Swiss Chard! using both the leaves and delicious stems – which are often unnecessarily thrown out. The slightly…

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People | Micah Risk.

People | Micah Risk. Micah Risk, who are you? Well that is a loaded question. This is how I describe myself on Instagram: Mom, idealist, vegan, Janji corps. It’s concise, but a pretty accurate portrayal of who I am. To dive deeper, I’m an athlete and I’ve been running A…

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People | UltraChef

People | UltraChef I had the pleasure of interviewing Aussie Patrick Bowring, a fierce ultra marathon runner and chef – who goes by the name Ultra Chef. Based on the beautiful Mornington peninsular of Victoria, this positive cat who balances work, running, and a healthy family life with his wife Jo Twentyman, and two…

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Portrait | The Whitehouse Runners

Portrait | The Whitehouse Runners Meeting on their high school cross-country team Aidan Yardley-Jones, Akshay Grover, Marc-André Blouin & Matthieu Blouin have been running together ever since. After completing many competitions, varsity level cross-country events and a childhood cancer fundraiser run from Montreal to Toronto they have now set their…

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Eats | Peanut Protein and Energy Bars

Eats | Peanut Protein and Energy Bars These delicious and nutritious bars are packed with plant-based protein, good fats, and whole-food carbs – an ideal pre or post-workout snack. Designed for the plant-based athletes I work with, this recipe offers concentrated energy from the fiber-rich dried fruits, and protein from the nuts and seeds.…

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Nina Sieh by Sydney Allen-Ash

People | Nina Sieh

People | Nina Sieh Nina Sieh is unassuming, lean and quiet, she speaks softly but smiles often. Her long black hair gleams while it whips around her shoulders as she looks at me and looks at the ground. Looks away. Looks back at me. Looks back at the ground. Nina…

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People | Mango Peeler

People | Mango Peeler Fresh off The Speed Project, we chat with Artist Athlete Mango Peeler (also know as Jepoy Garcia) and reflect on creativity, training logs and what it was like to run the relay race through the desert. ——————— “You would come in full throttle and then your…

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