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Workplace Run Club

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Kaser was invited to speak at Ottawa Health Day in October. She was also recognized with an award for being an innovator in healthy living.

“iRun for mental closest cleaning” – Jenny Kaser, Ottawa

In the November 2013 issue, you met the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s workplace lunch-time run club – now check out all of the details, from their Special Speaker Series, to how they accommodate different paces, to their fundraising endeavours on their blog, Workplace Run Club!

We caught up with club-founder and blogger Jenny Kaser for a quick Q&A.

Kaser was invited to speak at Ottawa Health Day in October. She was also recognized with an award for being an innovator in healthy living.
Kaser was invited to speak at Ottawa Health Day in October. She was also recognized with an award for being an innovator in healthy living.

iRun: Do you eat before or after the run?
Jenny Kaser: After. I have a tricky stomach so I have oatmeal at7:30 and then only drink water until after my run

iRun: Brown-bag or buy?
JK: Always brown bag!  Healthier, cheaper!

iRun: What’s your favourite run-day lunch?
JK: Yogurt, banana, small container of oatmeal from breakfast, left over chicken/bok choy stir fry (my partner is an amazing cook, a competitive cyclist and Asian so I get goooood meals).

iRun: Post-run clean-up: on-site shower? Baby wipes? or…?
JK: We are so spoiled here—we have showers on-site. The first year I ran, our workplace did not have showers and it was summer when I started. I learned how to use a towel, a washcloth, soap, a bowl and lots of baby powder (but not sure that’s good for you).

iRun: Funniest thing overheard on the run?
JK: HA! Great question! This is from years back when I ran with Karen Meades, the gal who got me started. I only knew her as the Director of Finance, a very professional woman. I didn’t know she was very down-to-earth with a great sense of humour. She surprised me by saying, “I always picture myself crossing the finish line looking like this (she did this wonderful, confident, upright long stride), but I’ve seen videos of myself and in actual fact, I look like this (she hunched over, tongue lolling out, panting, with a pathetic shuffling gait).”  Karen does races like Atacama Crossing and MDS so really, it’s no wonder!

Sara modelling the Run Club Tshirt.
Sara modelling the Run Club Tshirt.