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Team Flora at the Color Run 5k

September 12, 2016
Color Run

Flora’s Lynden staff had the opportunity to participate in The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour on August 21st. Therefore, quite a few employees, as well as some of their family members, dressed up in colorful ensembles and were ready to toe the line on that beautiful, sunny morning. “The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest…

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Flora Athlete Spotlight: Ellie Greenwood

August 15, 2016
Ellie Greenwood

Ellie is a Brit and Canadian, working as an online running coach for Sharman Ultra and currently residing in North Vancouver, BC. She took up running in her early 20s and in the past 15 years has run over 60 marathons and ultramarathons both on road and trail.  Her career highlights include 2 x IAU World 100k champion, 2 x Western States 100 mile champion, and Comrades 89k champion.  Ellie holds numerous course records including Western States 100 miler, JFK…

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Baobites to Boost Recovery!

July 30, 2016
Baobites

Written by Flora Ambassador, Sage Canaday.  Sage is an elite mountain ultra-trail runner and road marathoner runner. He is a 3-time winner of the Speedgoat 50km, a 2-time US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon (2:16 personal best), and he placed 16th at the Boston Marathon in 2015. He lives in Boulder, CO with his girlfriend Sandi and thrives on a plant-based diet. Everyone wants to know “The Secret” when it comes to boosting athletic performance in a safe and natural way, right?…

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Rob Krar – Athlete Spotlight

July 14, 2016
Rob Krar

Rob Krar – Photo Credit: Ken Etzel Flora Ambassador, Rob Krar, shares some fun facts with us for this month’s athlete spotlight. Rob has been a Flora ambassador for several years now and has seen much success in his trail running adventures. Some notable first place finishes include: Western States 100 miler, The Canyons Endurance Run 100k, Bootlegger 50k, Run Rabbit Run 100 miler, Leadville 100 miler, UROC 100k, and the Leona Divide 50 miler. A previous pharmacist on the side,…

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Maximize your Summer Fun

July 11, 2016
healthy summer

Ready to step things up this summer? Warm summer days, filled with long daylight hours, set the perfect stage for outdoor activities, whether it’s a game of backyard bocce, a tennis match in a neighborhood court, or a multi-day hike in the wilderness. But while the mild weather tempts high numbers of people outdoors, it also brings with it some challenges. Crossing the line that separates summer fun from muscle cramping, heat stroke, and dehydration can happen in an instant.…

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Athlete Spotlight: Anna Frost

June 24, 2016
Anna Frost

Many are aware of our roster of Flora ambassadors and their accomplishments, but we thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts and tidbits, too! Below is our athlete spotlight for Anna Frost. Full Name: Anna Frost Nickname: Frosty Birthday: November 1st, 1981 Age I am: 34 Age I feel: 24 My occupation: Lover of life, adventurer, passionate mountain and trail runner What I do for a living: Run and make jewelry Resident of: NZ, USA, and the…

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The 5 Ps for Athletes

May 18, 2016
athletes

Proper preparation prevents poor performance. The 5 Ps – you have likely heard that preparation is the key to success. Preparing yourself for physical activity is one of the best ways to achieve great, consistent athletic performance. Preparation can be mental and emotional; top-level athletes use multi-sensory visualization techniques to ‘be the ball’, to see themselves jumping higher, to feel themselves breaking the ribbon as they cross the finish line. Preparation can of course be physical—staying active and strong during…

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No-Bake Red Beet Energy Balls

May 12, 2016
energy bites

Not excited about cooking beets the morning before a big run? No fear! The No-Bake Red Beet Energy Balls below, made with Salus Red Beet Crystals, provide the benefits of red beets and performance-enhancing EFAs, but come together in minutes, and keep in the fridge for up to a week when stored in an airtight container! Print No-Bake Energy Balls Ingredients 1 cup small seeds such as sesame, flax, or hemp 2 Tbsp. Udo’s Choice Green Blend 4 Tbsp. Salus…

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Uncover Your Inner Beauty

April 6, 2016
Inner Beauty

Beauty has many layers. From a kind word to a thoughtful gesture, or the warm glow of a smile, true beauty comes in many shapes and forms. Unfortunately, there are also many layers that can distract and diminish this natural glow. Stress, poor dietary choices, the environment, and many other ‘real life’ factors, can mask inner beauty, burying it beneath dark, baggy under-eye circles, dry, tired skin, and blemishes. Many cosmetic solutions are only skin-deep, targeting the surface and focusing…

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Vegetable Tagine Recipe

March 19, 2016
Vegetable Tagine Recipe

Vegetable Tagine Recipe By: Christina Bauer with Thoughts From Flora Ambassador, Rob Krar I have a love affair with root vegetables that has been around since I was a small child. I remember scarfing up parsnips at my English relative’s homes and they have been a go-to ever since. Such a great winter option, they are abundant and are some of the only things looking fresh and happy in the grocery store this time of year. I have also recently…

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