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What I do when I'm not skiing?

Health promotion research & communications
Maintain website with evidence-based health, nutrition, & sports nutrition information
Cooking and baking . . . I love creating new recipes!
Volunteer xc ski coach at Nakkertok Nordic

Skiing highlights/accomplishments?

Gatineau Loppet winner 2009 (skate) & 2010 (classic)
NorAm top 10's
Winner, Craftsbury 25k classic, 2016
2 World Masters xc ski championship medals

Favourite Ottawa-Gatineau Trail?

Burma (trail #3) in Gatineau Park; Eastern Canadian Champs 5k course (Nakkertok)

Favourite Race?

Eastern Canadian Championships at Nakkertok; Gatineau Loppet 50k classic or skate

Favourite Workout?

Hill repeats - any hill really, but Gatineau Park’s Penguin hill or the climb from P12 are the longest and most scenic!

Personal Sponsors/Supporters?

Rossignol skis, boots, and bindings
Exel poles

Racing Goals for this Season?

Top 10 results at NorAM events
Top 3 at Gatineau Loppet
Top 10 in the American Birkibeiner

Social Media?

I write and share information about nutrition, health, and physical activity on:
Website: www.sheilakealey.com
Twitter: twitter.com/skeila
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sheilakealey/

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Sheila's Articles...

XC Local XC Ottawa raising funds for Little Angels Blood Cancer Fund at Gatineau Loppet  (2017/02/09)
Athlete Diary Another Trip to Silver Star!  (2016/12/12)
XC Local 11 Reasons (& more!) to run the Jim Howe Memorial XC Race this Saturday  (2016/10/12)
Race Report Uphill Double Pole Rollerski Time Trial  (2016/08/28)
XC Local April 7 Skiing  (2016/04/07)
Race Report XC Ottawa reunites at XC Ski Nationals Distance Race  (2016/03/30)
XC Local Mooney's Bay 5 km Mass Start  (2016/03/07)
XC Local Help Team XC Ottawa raise funds for the Little Angels Blood Cancer Fund  (2016/02/11)
Health An Athlete’s Guide to Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season  (2016/01/13)
Travel-Tourism Winter or not, cross country skiing thrives at some venues  (2015/12/28)
Nutrition 6 Healthy Morning Meals: The Science Behind Breakfast  (2015/09/16)
Athlete Diary Early Season Update  (2015/07/03)
XC Local Thea's Race 2015  (2015/03/10)
Race Report Eload/Emend Marathon Race Report: Gatineau Loppet Weekend - My Strangest Race Ever!  (2015/02/17)
XC Local Eastern Canadian Championships   (2015/01/26)
XC Local eLoad/eMend XC Ottawa Duathlon Cancelled  (2015/01/09)
Workout of the Week December 23 Sprint Practice  (2014/12/23)
Race Report Silver Star!  (2014/12/11)
XC Local Ready to Race: XC Ottawa 2014-15 Season Preview   (2014/11/17)
XC Local Fall Racing Highlights - Karl & Megan Running in Finland  (2014/10/30)
XC Local Run the Chelsea Challenge on Thanksgiving!  (2014/10/10)
XC Local Dave's Strength Machine  (2014/09/30)
Athlete Diary Summer Vacation: Bromont, Vermont, and Connecticut  (2014/08/17)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Do Athletes Need More Protein?  (2014/05/07)
XC Local XC Ottawa at the NCD Awards Banquet  (2014/05/02)
Ski Gear XC Ottawa reports on the Jessie Diggins Gold Line for Women  (2014/03/14)
Race Report Skiathlon at Olympic/Junior/U23 Trials at Canmore Noram  (2014/01/15)
Race Report Silverstar and Sovereign Lakes NorAm Report  (2013/12/12)
Race Preview XC Ottawa Continues the Early Season Training Camp Tradition at Montmorency   (2013/11/18)
Race Report Climb to the Castle Report  (2013/09/17)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest The Iron Needs of Athletes: Who Needs More, and How to Get it Through Your Diet  (2013/07/22)
XC Local Introducing Team XC Ottawa 2013-2014  (2013/05/26)
XC Local Gatineau Loppet 2013 Preview  (2013/02/11)
Race Preview Early Season Racing Plans for XC Ottawa  (2012/11/25)
Ski Gear Buying or Selling Used Skis? Check Out the Racers Edge  (2012/10/08)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Some Inspiration for Healthy Eating  (2012/08/10)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest 21: Will beet juice improve endurance performance?   (2012/06/24)
Race Report Nationals Team Sprint  (2012/03/18)
XC Local Yoga and Pilates for Cross Country Skiing  (2012/01/03)
Race Report NorAm Sovereign Lakes Race Report  (2011/12/12)
Athlete Diary Silverstar!  (2011/12/04)
Race Report Chelsea Challenge 2011  (2011/10/10)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 20: You carefully fuel your workouts, but how does the rest of your diet stack up?  (2011/08/20)
XC Local Fast & Female Ottawa - What a Day!  (2011/06/13)
XC Local Fast & Female Coming to Ottawa June 12  (2011/05/11)
Environment California Contrasts  (2011/03/28)
Race Report Masters World Cup Wrap Up  (2011/03/13)
Race Report FIS Masters World Cup Report - Day 1  (2011/03/06)
Race Preview Off to Orford!  (2011/01/27)
Race Preview Silverstar Update - The Racing Begins!  (2010/12/09)
Race Preview XC Ottawa Early Season Preview  (2010/11/06)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 19: Food Rules  (2010/09/08)
Workout of the Week Great dryland drills to get ready for xc ski season  (2010/07/21)
XC Local Fast & Female Camp Fortune  (2010/04/11)
Race Report Haywood Ski Nationals – A fun and successful day at the team Sprints  (2010/03/15)
Race Report Orford Loppet and Quebec Cup Report  (2010/02/15)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 18: What should I eat before I workout?  (2010/01/08)
Race Preview Silverstar Update: Ready to Race!  (2009/12/11)
Gatineau Park Pictures of Skiing December 1  (2009/12/01)
Training Log Training for XC Skiing in October: What I did last week. . .  (2009/10/25)
Race Report Skinouk Cross Country Run  (2009/10/19)
XC Local Peri's Olympic FUNdraiser Run a Great Success! Story and Pictures  (2009/09/27)
Athlete Diary A Well-Rounded Summer  (2009/08/31)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 17 - Energy Bars: What to look for, real food alternatives, and a great recipe  (2009/07/13)
Other Sports Ottawa Race Weekend: Inspiration in Pictures  (2009/05/27)
Race Report 2009 Gatineau Loppet: Finally, a first!  (2009/02/18)
Race Report 2009 Vermont SuperTour Race Report and Photos  (2009/02/08)
Gatineau Loppet Sponsor Sheila for the Gatineau Loppet to support Little Angels  (2009/02/05)
Race Report Nakkertok Invitational 2009  (2009/01/24)
Race Preview Silver Star Update and NorAm Sovereign Lakes Race Preview  (2008/12/05)
Race Preview A preview of the early racing season  (2008/11/26)
Athlete Diary Training update, loop time trial, and decaf coffee  (2008/08/24)
Training Training Log: Making the best of summer distractions  (2008/07/14)
XC News Athlete Blogs: An Update  (2008/06/01)
Photos and Videos Pictures of great skiing April 10  (2008/04/10)
Training A Balanced Workout  (2008/03/22)
Race Report 2008 Canadian Ski Nationals: Pictures and Report for Medium Distance Skate - March 19th  (2008/03/20)
Photos and Videos Nakkertok Cookie Race - some pictures  (2008/03/01)
Race Report Ski-O!  (2008/02/25)
Race Report Haywood NORAM Cup Valcartier - Pictures from Pursuit Races  (2007/12/15)
Race Report Race Pictures from Sovereign Lake, B.C.  (2007/12/01)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary: Racing is Starting.  (2007/11/27)
Photos and Videos We skied this morning! (November 20th)  (2007/11/20)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 16 - Superfoods for Athletes Series: Tomatoes  (2007/09/20)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 15 - Superfoods for Athletes Series: Blueberries  (2007/07/25)
Ski Gear Rollerski Reviews  (2007/07/06)
XC News Athlete Blogs and Websites  (2007/05/31)
Race Report Thea's Race Report and Photos  (2007/03/14)
Gatineau Loppet Keskinada 2007: Sponsor Sheila and support the Bone Marrow Transplant Fund  (2007/02/12)
Race Report E Load Marathon Race Report: Mt. Orford Loppet  (2007/02/12)
Photos and Videos 2007 Canmore World Championship Trials Photos - Men's 15km Free  (2007/01/29)
Race Preview 2007 Haywood/NorAm FIS World Championship Trials in Canmore  (2007/01/26)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary: Winter has FINALLY arrived!  (2007/01/19)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 14 - Can your eating habits affect global warming?  (2007/01/12)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 13 - Tips and Recipes for Traveling Athletes  (2006/12/09)
XC Local Photos of great skiing in the Gatineau Park - Dec 2nd!  (2006/12/02)
Race Report 2006 Silverstar Report #4 - Sprint Action + Photos!  (2006/11/26)
XC News 2006 Silverstar Report #2  (2006/11/22)
XC News 2006 Silverstar Report #1  (2006/11/20)
XC News Team XCOttawa training on snow!  (2006/11/13)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary: Working on Weaknesses  (2006/08/23)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 12 - Grabbing a Healthy Byte on the Internet: A Guide to Finding Nutritious Recipes  (2006/08/09)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 11 - Chocolate – a Valentine's tradition is good for the heart  (2006/02/14)
Race Report Mount Orford 30km Classic - Race Report  (2006/02/13)
Gatineau Loppet The Keskinada Archives  (2006/02/09)
XC Local Sponsor Sheila for the Keskinada and support the Bone Marrow Transplant Fund  (2006/02/01)
Race Report Race Report: Nakkertok Invitational  (2006/01/22)
XC Local New Courses for the Keskinada? An Interview with Claude Laramee  (2006/01/17)
Photos and Videos 2006 WJT Val Cartier Race Pictures  (2006/01/05)
XC Local Karhu-XC Ottawa Boxing Day Time Trial a Success  (2005/12/27)
Race Report Canmore Report 1  (2005/12/02)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol 10 - Tips for fighting colds and flu  (2005/11/30)
Workout of the Week Rollerski Time Trials  (2005/10/25)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 9 - Food Psychology: What is controlling your eating?  (2005/09/29)
Athlete Diary XC Ottawa Athlete Diary: Sheila Kealey  (2005/09/15)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 8 - Five Nutrition Myths Uncovered  (2005/07/29)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 7 - Fast Fuel for Busy Athletes  (2005/06/29)
Workout of the Week Intro to Plyometrics  (2005/06/21)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 6 - How to Assess Your Diet  (2005/05/10)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 5 – Beth Mansfield Interview (Part 2)  (2005/04/10)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 4 – Beth Mansfield Interview (Part 1)  (2005/03/31)
Race Report 2005 American Birkie Report: Sheila Kealey  (2005/03/01)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 3 – Beating the Bonk!  (2005/02/15)
Workout of the Week Staying Sharp During Race Season with Zone 3-4 Intervals  (2005/01/11)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 2 - Eat in Colours  (2004/12/10)
Training 2004 Silver Star Training Camp Report  (2004/11/29)
Sheila's Nutrition Digest Sheila's Nutrition Digest Vol. 1 - Refueling for Recovery  (2004/11/06)
Athlete Diary Sheila's Summer Racing Plans  (2004/07/10)
Sports Science Pre-season dance class helps skiers' back pain  (2004/03/01)
Gatineau Loppet 2003 Keskinada FIS Marathon Cup Race Report - A First Person Report  (2003/02/18)
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