NATASHA LABEAUD ANZURES
I am proud to represent the country of Canada in my quest to the Olympics. In addition to running, I am a co-founder of the non-profit organization 2nd Recess, which teaches kids ages 4-13 about healthy habits through running in San Diego. Some of my running accolades include: 5-time National Team Member, #2 Canadian Marathoner 2014, Qualifier for the 2015 Canadian Pan American and World XC Teams for 2015, and Canadian National Record Holder with the Chiba Ekiden relay team.
I was diagnosed with Celiac's Disease in 2006, so I know the importance of having foods that you can trust and rely on, like Bread SRSLY!
What have you been up to this fall season?
I have raced a lot this year, especially with a big buildup before the Olympic Trials (and all of the emotional highs and lows that come with that experience). This fall has been a good training block with races coming up in November and December, with a focus on qualifying for the World Track and Field team in London in 2017.
Do you have any upcoming races? If so, which one(s) are you training for?
I will be racing the Silicon Valley Elite 5k on Thanksgiving Day, and then the Holiday Half in San Diego in December. I will then switch over to indoor and outdoor track to start out 2017.
What is the Thanksgiving dish you can’t wait to sink your teeth into?
I am looking forward to making a gluten-free stuffing this year with Bread SRSLY sourdough bread. I am not meat-eater, so I love loading my plate up with tons of vegetables and squashes. I will combine the following ingredients for a tasty stuffing:
• 6 cups of chopped Bread SRSLY sourdough
• 2 shallots, minced
• 2 yellow onions, diced
• 2 stalks celery, diced
• 2 carrots, diced
• 2 teaspoons dried sage
• 2 teaspoons dried thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
• 1 cup gluten-free vegetable broth
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you most want with you?
If I were stranded on a desert island, I would most want to bring my husband (he always makes me laugh, even if we were stranded somewhere)! But as for physical items, I would want to have: a large sketchbook with pencils and pens (I love to draw), a copy of the book The Physician’s Desk Reference (it would be helpful to have a medical guide), and a good knife (I just think that it would be so beneficial to have instead of trying to fashion something myself).