And Onward I Go Again, Krista DuChene to run Berlin Marathon

It’s been a few months since writing any sort of update. In fact, it’s been about that long since regularly posting on social media. I haven’t retired nor am I injured. I just needed another solid break over the summer to enjoy time with family, and completely rest and recover from another full school year that included coaching hockey and …

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A Second Chance

It seems appropriate to start this post from where I concluded my last, after my disappointing 2019 Boston Marathon, in which I said, “I’m looking forward to strolling along the streets of Boston tomorrow in search of some New England clam chowder and sweet treats before heading back home to pack school lunches and taxi kids to swimming and hockey. …

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Grit, Grace and Gratitude

Grace and gratitude. These are the two words that continue to come to mind when I think about this morning’s Boston Marathon. It’s equally important that I win with class and humility as I lose with respect and gratitude. At 42 years of age I’m not running to prove anything. I’m quite happy with what I’ve accomplished in my athletic …

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Before Boston, Inside My Head

What’s Inside My Head? “This may be your last opportunity to run a marathon.” This is the first statement I make in my upcoming episode of the CBC Gem Original Series, “Inside an Athlete’s Head”, which I described here. Season 2 premieres on Wed. April 10 on the free CBC Gem streaming service and you can go to Inside an Athlete’s …

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Sensible Lessons

Our family is back into the full swing of things with school, work, music, and sports, keeping me busy in the morning and evening. Fortunately the house is quiet for recovery in the early afternoon when I need it most after training. I’m pacing myself to get the necessary housework, groceries, and other tasks complete and am grateful for the …

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The Return of (Race Mode)

It’s been a wonderful summer, one of my favourites in fact, but eventually all good things must come to and end. September seemed like years ago but is now just around the corner. Sigh. You can read more about my summer cabin life here. It was absolutely everything I hoped it would be. Our family found a good balance between life at …

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Summer Times

  I remember my dad teaching me how to drive the tractor so that he and my siblings could stack the bales of straw on the wagon. It was a welcome change from the scratches you’d get on your forearms and legs from lifting, carrying and placing the heavy bales in the hot sun. At first it was a bit …

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