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Fitness Recipes

Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl

June 4, 2019
smoothie

Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… those of…

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Fitness Health

Running for the Long Haul

May 9, 2019
running

Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I’m no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of personal and challenging multi-day epics is what I thrive on. That being said, how do I keep this one body I have happy and healthy? Similar to many other endurance athletes who have been pushing their body to the limits, I have ridden the roller coaster of ups and downs…

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Fitness

Sustainable Ultra Training

January 14, 2019
sustainable

In my first three years of ultrarunning, I learned many valuable lessons about the importance of keeping my training sustainable. Not only can an individual over-race, over-train, and not rest enough when training for ultras, but one can also improperly fuel the machine. I plan to race ultras for a long time and keep running for my entire life. The sustainable approach to training and racing takes much more patience than getting as fast as possible, as soon as possible.…

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Fitness Lifestyle

How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

May 10, 2018
commute

Chances are, like most of society in the 21st century, you’re simply too busy. Finding time for the things that need to get done is hard to do, let alone your own personal time. If you’re a runner like me, making time to squeeze in the miles can be challenging. But we all know that it makes us happier and healthier. Plus, it’s an essential part of working towards time and distance goals. I recently started a Ph.D. program in…

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Education Lifestyle

7 Signs of an Iron Deficiency

October 6, 2017
iron deficiency

Feeling exhausted? And not the normal kind of exhausted—the deep-down, can barely function, whole body exhaustion? If you do, you may have an iron deficiency. And you’re probably also a woman. Iron deficiency can happen in men too, it’s just much less common. Usually it’s due to giving blood or long-distance running. But for women, our day-to-day life can create this exhausting deficiency. There are two reasons you may become deficient: You’re not taking in (or not absorbing) enough iron,…

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Education Fitness

Athlete Spotlight – Heather “Anish” Anderson

February 17, 2017
athlete spotlight

Photo credit: Adam Walker New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She’s kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below. Full Name: Heather Anderson Nickname: Anish Birthday: 7/11/1981 Age I am: 35 Age I feel: Ageless My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker What I do for a living: Coach,…

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Fitness

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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