June 21, 2017

Run26 » 2017 Run of the Mill - 11:57 am

The Run of the Mill is a 5k (3.1 mile) race in Mill Creek Washington. It is the longest standing annual event in Mill Creek. Since 2006, the race has been a fundraising event to benefit those fighting cancer. The ROTM is a very fun event – not only because the race itself has become a very respected and competitive 5k, but also because before and after the race, the event is a fun, community event with booths, prize give-aways, music, cash awards and great community spirit.

The Run of the Mill raises money for Providence Hospital’s Linda Baltzell Cancer Patients assistance fund which provides for basic life needs expenses for cancer patients. A secondary focus is providing financial support underfunded non cut high school track and cross country and swim programs.

December 27, 2016

Run26 » Dale Schenck - 4:57 pm

Longtime Run 26 massage therapist and father of owner Shelby Schenck, Dale Schenck, passed away on December 15th after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  He started doing massage at Run 26 from the first day the store opened and continued until October 2014 when his disease forced him to leave.  He helped thousands of people with not only their physical injuries but as a mentor and therapist of the soul.  He will be deeply missed but his massage techniques live on through his daughter in law Melody Schenck and massage therapist Katelyn Ivelia.  There will be a memorial service for him in mid February.  Check out our facebook page for details on his service in the next few weeks.

October 10, 2016

Uncategorized » 20% Off Shoe Sale!! - 1:59 pm

Run 26 will be having a 20% off SALE  from Monday October 24th – Monday October 31st!! Sale is limited to select models and stock on hand.  No special orders or holds.

July 12, 2016

Run26 » Mill Creek Kids Run - 11:08 am

Back by popular demand, Run26, and the Parks & Recreation staff will hold the 7th Annual “Kids Fun Run” on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at McCollum Park. Races include a 1 track lap for 3 – 4 years at 10:00 am,  1 track lap for 4 – 5 years at 10:20 am, 1K (.6 mile) at 10:40 am and 2K (1.2 mile) at 11:00 am.  Kid’s ages 3 years – 12 years are invited to participate.

 

Registered participants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt and goodie bag. Participants must submit registration by Thursday, July 20th in order to receive a t-shirt.  All parents will be required to sign a waiver and are encouraged to stay and cheer on the children. Registration Fee: $20 of which $5 of the fee is donated to the Mill Creek Scholarship Fund. Please visit www.millcreekkidsfunrun.com for more information or if you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please contact Kristen at (425) 921–5779 or email kristenr@cityofmillcreek.com.

May 26, 2016

Run26,Uncategorized » Run of the Mill registration is now open! - 11:39 am

The 31st Annual Run of the Mill is taking place in the Town Center on Saturday June 25th.  This race has been able to donate over $300k to the Linda Baltzell Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Providence Everett Hospital, local high school track & cross country and swim teams. This year all participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal included in your registration! To see the designs for these check out the Registration link.  Also Run26 and the Cascade Run Club will host the post race activities in the parking lot just south of Run 26.  There will be raffle prizes and possibly a beer garden.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Run of the Mill 5k!

 

http://www.mcrotm.com/#!registration/tifpg

February 18, 2016

Uncategorized » Family Jewels 5k in memory of Jaimeson Jones - 12:04 pm

The Family Jewels 5K is an annual trail run or walk in memory of  Bothell XC runner Jaimeson Jones.  It is held every year at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA, which was Jaimeson’s favorite place to run.  AND, this year, March 19 is a FREE DAY in Washington State parks.  That means you won’t need a Discover Pass to run the 2016 Family Jewels 5K!!!  (Feel free to drop that ten-spot into a donation jar if you like.)

As always, the Family Jewels 5K is a fun, family-friendly run, walk or stroll where we do some educating toward our goal of saving young men’s lives and then let it loose when the start gun goes off!  And, if you haven’t heard, there will be PIE.  Lots and lots of PIE.  :)  Plus more food, hot drinks, and some other surprising features. JOIN US!

Here’s why we do what we do.

Jaimeson Jones died on October 7, 2010 at age 20 of testicular cancer.  Testicular cancer is the #1 cancer of men between 15 and 35, and it is 95% curable IF it is caught early.  Because he did not realize that his symptoms indicated cancer, Jaimeson did not alert his family to his pain and swelling for over a year, and his cancer was diagnosed late – at Stage IV.

Caring for a child with cancer devastates a family not only emotionally but financially.  In our case, Jaimeson was aware that one of the many financial consequences was insufficient funds to pay for his younger sisters to attend college.  So, our generous boy bequeathed his own college savings to them.  And our first mission was born.

Our missions are:

  • Saving young men’s lives by educating about testicular cancer, and
  • Providing scholarships to students whose sibling had cancer.

The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship is a registered 501(c)(3) with TIN 80-0905365.

 

February 2, 2016

Run26 » St Patrick’s Day Dash Sign Ups - 1:33 pm

Registration for the 2016 St. Patricks Day Dash has begun!  You can register now online at, http://stpatsdash.com/index.php/2014-10-15-21-41-04 , and pick up your packet at Run 26 between March 5th-March 10th or register in store beginning February 13th and ending March 10th.  Run 26 offers a 10% discount on all regular priced product to St Pat’s Day Dash participants when you come in to the store to pick up or register for the event!

December 3, 2015

Run26 » Cascade Run Club Information Meeting and Kickoff - 1:32 pm

The Cascade Run Club will be kicking off their Spring season on Saturday January 9th 8:00 am at Run26 with an information meeting followed by a training clinic and run . We will be training for the Eugene Half and Full marathon in May along with the Seattle Rock n Roll Half and Full in June. During the season we will participate in the St Patty’s Day Dash and the Whidbey Island 10k & 5k events. Weekly practices are held in the Mill Creek/Bothell area as well as Greenlake in Seattle.  Come join coaches Shelby Schenck, Run 26 owner and elite level coach and Yon Yilma, Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon and Seattle Amica Half winner  to get more information on this great club. The meeting is absolutely free!  For more information contact Yon Yilma at Yon@cascaderunclub.com or call Run 26 at 425-948-6495.

November 11, 2015

Run26 » The benefits of Vitamin D - 1:35 pm

One of the best things you can do to help recover from training  is to start supplementing with Vitamin D.  Vitamin D has not only been proven to help prevent injuries but it can increase athletic performance because it helps the body absorb Calcium which in turn affects bone density, nerve signal efficiency, blood pressure, your immunity system and helps maintain muscle strength as we get older.  Most people get enough Calcium but very few get enough Vitamin D.  The best source of Vitamin D is the sun so in the Northwest, especially during Winter months, almost everyone is deficient and it’s very difficult to get enough through food so you will have to supplement.  You can use either D3 (animal form) or D2 (plant form) and shoot for 2000-3000 IU’s.

August 18, 2015

Run26 » Himalayan salt is great for endurance athletes! - 1:34 pm

Imagine everyone sitting down for a big family feast. The best china set gently upon silk cloth, crystals brimming with fresh apple-cinnamon-ginger juice. An array of baked, steamed and sautéed vegetables decorate the table. Suddenly Grandma reaches for the salt, startled she rears back and exclaims, “Why is the salt PINK?!”

Oh Grandma, “Its Himalayan salt, and it’s wonderful!”

Origins

The Himalayan mountain range stretches across Asia passing through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Most people associate the Himalayans with Mount Everest, the highest peak on this planet, but here is something new to think about- salt.

Once upon a time (a couple of hundreds of millions of years ago) crystallized sea salt beds, now deep within the Himalayans, were covered by lava. Aside from being kept it in a pristine environment that has been surrounded by snow and ice year round, the lava is thought to have protected the salt from modern-day pollution leading to the belief that Himalayan Pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth. It is now hand-mined from the mountains and brought to the culinary market.

Why Pink?

The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.

Benefits

In the same manner that vitamins and minerals are perfectly packaged in fruits and vegetables, because this salt was formed naturally the minerals within the sodium work in synergy.

(Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.)

Iodine- Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in.

Less sodium consumed per serving- Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.

Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements- Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).

27Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:

  • Create an electrolyte balance
  • Increases hydration
  • Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
  • Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
  • Prevent muscle cramping
  • Aid in proper metabolism functioning
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Help the intestines absorb nutrients
  • Prevent goiters
  • Improve circulation
  • Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins

 

It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.

Pink Salt vs. Sea Salt

Even though pink salts come from the mountains, they are technically sea salts as well. All salt comes from a salted body of water—namely, an ocean or salt-water lake. However, Himalayan salt is said to be the purest form of sea salt.

Why Table Salt is Inferior

Commercial refined salt is not only stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures.

In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container. These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up and then deposit in organs and tissue, causing severe health problems.

Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is usually synthetic which is difficult for your body to process properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.

The Many Uses of Pink Salt

Cooking and curing– use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other salt.

Salt Slabs– used as serving platters, the slabs will impart an enhanced salt taste and mineral content. Chilled: decorate with fruits, sushi, vegetables or cheese. Frozen: present cold desserts and even sorbets. Heated: use the slabs to sear vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or thinly sliced beef or even to fry an egg. The dense salt blocks conduct heat beautifully with near perfect heat distribution.

Best of all, Himalayan salt is naturally anti-microbial, so clean up requires just a quick scrub or rinse.

Decoration– use the salts in containers, as décor crystals and sprinkled on food for presentation.

28Bathing- throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath. The replenishing nutrients stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. Naturally rich in 80+ nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, bathing with pink bath salt is a healing and therapeutic experience for mind and body.

Potpourri Holders and Essential Oil Diffusers– many on-line sites sell beautiful home décor featuring the pink salt as crystal rocks.

Air purification– crystal rock lamps for air purification are also found and sold on-line.

Hopefully now you will not be as shocked as Grandma when you reach for the salt shaker and find pink crystals staring back at you!

If you eat meat, brining should be in your bag of tools. Brining makes meat very juice and succulent! Here’s is an extremely simple recipe for it.

Basic low sodium brine for pork and poultry. (Brine will work for up to 8 lbs. of protein.)

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon water
  • 3 ounces sea salt
  • 3 ounces sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. citrus zest (lemon, lime or orange – optional)

 

Instructions

  • Add the salt, sugar and other aromatics to a pot and bring the water to a simmer until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and chill before using the brine.
  • Let your protein brine for 6 hours.
  • Drain the protein, and let it rest and air dry in fridge for 2 hours.
  • Roast, broil or grill as you would!

 

By Amanda Ennett

- See more at: http://fitlife.tv/10-amazing-benefits-of-pink-himalayan-salt/#sthash.siaTSCo2.dpuf

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