Leah Kirchmann

Canadian Olympian I Professional Cyclist

This week for #FoodFriday with @teamsunweb, I shared a recipe for vegan Chocolate Spelt Biscotti! Did you know that ground flaxseed works well as an egg replacement in many recipes? In addition to acting a helpful binder, flax is a great way to boost the nutritional value of your baked goods as it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber & other nutrients. Pair with your favourite coffee or tea, and host your own mid-ride cafe stop from home! โ˜•๐Ÿ˜Š *Recipe in my bio link* . #biscotti #veganbaking #flaxseed #coffeestop #happinesswatts #creatingmemories #keepchallenging

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If you are looking for a healthy snack or appetizer, check out my recipe for Tomato & Basil Bruschetta!๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ– I recently acquired a small window garden & want to put fresh herbs in everything these days. The only plant that would survive my travel lifestyle before this was a drought resistant Aloe Vera. I might have a small problem when the travel restrictions are lifted and we get back to racing, but until then, I will enjoy my new plants! Recipe link in bio๐Ÿค— #FoodFriday #intotheweekend #Bruschetta #gardening #happinesswatts #keepchallenging

Thanks @colchrishadfield for taking the time to speak to @TeamCanada, offering helpful advice on managing uncertainty in these challenging times! If anyone knows a thing or two about living in isolation & managing danger, it is astronauts! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿš€ I am so grateful for technology these days. Feeling connected to Canada, even when far away from home โค๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #WeAreAllTeamCanada

It is more important than ever to take care of our mental & physical healthโค Check out the link in my bio for my latest @Voxwomencycling blog on tips for staying well while at home! Some tips I am trying to follow are: 1. Controlling media exposure 2. Physical distancing, social connection 3. Physical activity 4. Setting a routine 5. Practising gratitude (the spring flowers in the Netherlands are one thing I am currently grateful for!๐ŸŒบ) What are you doing to stay well while at home? #stayhomestaysafe #mentalhealth #physicalhealth

This week for #FoodFriday with @teamsunweb, I shared my recipe for shashuka! A tasty breakfast or lunch option. I started enjoying Middle Eastern inspired meals after a pre-worlds camp in Israel with Team Canada. Shakshuka became one of my "go-to" meals for several months afterwards, and still remains a favourite! Recipe is in the link in my bio. ๐Ÿ˜Š What are you planning to cook this Easter weekend? . . #shashuka #healthyfood #happinesswatts #keepchallenging

We live in a fast changing and globally connected world, and I think everyone is feeling the effects in some way by now. The cycling season has come to an abrupt halt, just as it was ramping up. However, it is in times like these when the most important things in life become evident. Travelling and competing as a pro cyclist is a passion, but the health and safety of the world is the most important priority right now. Travel is a privilege, and this situation reminds us of the associated risks and the need to take preventative measures. Please take care of yourselves and take the right precautions! #DestinationJapan #partner

Strong leadership from @teamcanada in regards to #Tokyo2020, announcing Canada will not send a team unless the games are postponed. Of course as athletes we want to compete, and train our whole lives for the opportunity to do so, but health & safety need to come first at the very moment ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. Postponement is the only responsible course of action #olympics

Thanks to @cbc.sports for giving me the opportunity to share my experience and advice as a pro athlete dealing with the current outbreak. Check out the link in my bio for full read. Takeaway messages: * "Control the controllables" - You have the power to prevent the spread of disease by social distancing. Be a hero and stay home!โœ‹ * Look for the opportunities in this challenge - Is there a way you can use your skills & knowledge to help your community in this time of need?โค *Don't forget to take care of your mind & body, movement & time in nature is the best๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒบ Take care everyone! #covid19 #controlthecontrollables #beaherostayhome #socialdistancing #flattenthecurve