Episode 39: Lanni Marchant

I had the pleasure of braving a snow storm for 10k with Canadian marathon and half-marathon record holder, Lanni Marchant this week! We chat about her training, spending time in Kenya and the shock of becoming an overnight running superstar. Enjoy!

Links

Lanni's Blog
Lanni on Twitter

Big thanks to Black Toe Running for being our home base and such a huge supporter of Toronto's running community.

Follow Alex on Twitter | Subscribe with RSS | Subscribe on iTunes

 

Episode 38: Alcoholism and Running with Christa Davidson

Christa Davidson was kind enough to join me for a run around Newmarket, ON. She tells her story of alcoholism and how running helped her down the road of recovery. If you, or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to Canada's Drug & Alcohol Helpline.

Thank you McDonalds for sponsoring the Olympics!

I wanted to show my appreciation for McDonald's support of the Olympics by sharing some tips and facts on Twitter.

Superfood Loaded Butternut Squash Soup

This is so easy, it's barely even cooking.

I started with a cup of quinoa (and had a bit extra left over). Add a couple scoops of hemp hearts just before it's finished cooking. If you've never prepared quinoa before, here's directions.

tumblr_inline_n0jui9Cojy1qzxkwz.jpg

If you're a real cook, you can totally make the soup from scratch. Throw veggie broth, butternut squash, potatoes, celery, leeks, onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme and pepper in a slow cooker for a few hours. Then blend it into a soup. But I'm lazy and didn't do that. I bought Soup's On brand butternut squash soup. It's 100% vegan and gluten free, organic and delicious.

Mix the cooked quinoa & hemp with the heated soup. Chop up an avocado and scoop it out on top. Enjoy.