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Daughter-of-a-Witch

I was inspired to write this blog after reading an article* about a woman choosing to hand out a letter this Halloween to children she feels are overweight. The letter she is handing out is for parents to read concerning the health of their child. In one hand she’ll have this letter to selectively give […]

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DIY Peanut Butter Snack Bars

Since my short visit to Western Canada last month to promote Adams DIY peanut butter snack bars, I’ve been getting many requests for the recipes. The four snack bar recipes can be found at: www.Adamspeanutbutter.ca With Valentine’s day around the corner, these simple recipes are perfect for procrastinators (like me) that are running around last minute […]

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It Takes a Community to Raise an Athlete

An enormous amount of support and resources are behind trying to get an athlete to the Olympics, and not only for the Olympic year, but during those 4 years in between. We depend greatly on Government funding, but we put ourselves in a vulnerable position if we rely solely on it. I was just recently […]

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Work-Family Balance with Olympian Jessica Zelinka on whereparentstalk.com

Link to video on whereparentstalk.com

“Hills and core anyone?”

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“Hills and core anyone?”

Thanksgiving Open Invite Workout (London, Ontario Canada) (all photos: Steve Ryall) I’ve been visiting my hometown London Ontario before making the big move to Connecticut. It was the week before Thanksgiving, and I posted on Twitter and Facebook…”who would be up to join me for a workout at the park Thanksgiving Monday? Hills and core?”. The […]

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10 health tips from one of Canada’s fittest women

By James S. Fell,  Chatelaine Magazine – If you’re looking for workout inspiration, look no further than Canadian Olympian Jessica Zelinka. In the last two Olympic Games, Zelinka, who has a chiseled physique that puts many a Greek statue to shame, achieved three top-10 finishes in heptathlon (seven track and field events over two days) and hurdles. […]

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Post-Olympic Haze

It’s been weeks since the Olympic Games and it’s still a bit of a blur. Looking back, I feel like I’m living in a haze, not knowing what day or even month it is. Everything is “post” Olympics at this point. Such a big build up over several years and now BANG! It’s over. I’ve […]

Own a piece of history – Auction Closed

Own a piece of history – Auction Closed

Bidding for my Olympic Trials bib (autographed) starts July 10 on Twitter. Help send my family (daughter and husband) to the Olympics!  To bid, use hashtag ‪#zelinkabib‬ Worn winning the title in the heptathlon, and breaking the Canadian Record (6599pts). Worn in the most anticipate event of the Olympic Trials, the 100m hurdles. Placing first and […]

Canadian Record: 6599pts in pictures

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Canadian Record: 6599pts in pictures

All Photographs: Mr Jan Lips, Head Coach, Calgary Warriors Track Club

What 2 Olympian Parents feed their Child

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What 2 Olympian Parents feed their Child

Ok, so our two year old daughter eats better than an Olympic athlete. Looking at her diet inspires me to want to eat better – no joke. As a first time mother, I didn’t know what to expect with anything, including with meal times and young ones. I did some research, but not knowing all […]

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