Discharge Day at Montreal General – Another Day … in a New Office

#KristaStrong #MarathonMom #TeamDuChene After an even better night of sleeping, I woke up finally feeling somewhat myself again. Yesterday, when discussing my fainting situation with internal medicine, we agreed that I decrease the usage of the oxycodone painkiller. So, I completely stopped it but continued taking tylenol every four hours. Several years ago, I remember watching the clock while on …

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Set Back Day at Montreal General – Another Day … in a New Office

#KristaStrong #MarathonMom #TeamDuChene So I successfully timed my toilet trips and pain meds, which allowed me to get 3 + 2.5 hrs sleep last night. Oh, what a difference that made. I felt much better this morning. My new roomie hardly makes a peep, and has two lovely daughters who rotate shifts during the day. One does 8am-2pm and the …

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Busy Day at Montreal General – Another Day … in a New Office

#KristaStrong #MarathonMom #TeamDuChene Shortly after Jonathan headed back to the hotel Monday evening, I read a few more encouraging messages then settled in for what I hoped to be a restful night. Did not happen. Out of respect for another patient, I won’t get into details but I hardly slept, again for the second night in a row. I know …

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Tears, Bedpans and Hearts of Gold

#KristaStrong #MarathonMom #TeamDuChene Tears, Bedpans and Hearts of Gold – Montreal Canadian Half Marathon Championships – April 27, 2014 Wow…where do I start? As I lay in in my gown in bed at the Montreal General Hospital, with a plate and three screws in my leg, I can’t help but think it wasn’t the hardware I thought I’d take home. There …

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Toronto Yonge Street 10 km

Toronto Yonge Street 10 km – Almost a Hat Trick! I hadn’t scored a hat trick since playing hockey with the Guelph Gryphons a few years ago so today was my opportunity to do it again, but as a runner. I had my Around the Bay 30 km win followed by my Harry’s Spring Run-Off 8 km victory a week …

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Harry's Spring Run-Off 8 km

Harry’s Spring Run-Off 8 k and 5 k to Fight Prostate Cancer Any event I race that supports cancer research and programs is very special to me. My parents lost their battles to the disease and currently my friend is recovering from her second mastectomy after many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation since her diagnosis last year. This year, $185,000 …

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Around the Bay, 2014.

Around the Bay, 2014. The Around the Bay race in Hamilton is a great event for me, for so many reasons: it has a great history dating back to 1894, there are very few 30 km races that exist, it is very close to home so I can sleep in my own bed and get there in 25 minutes, it …

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New York City Half Marathon Weekend

New York City Half Marathon. March 16, 2014. Although I’ve technically raced twice this year (3,000 m on the track and the 8 mile Re-Fridgee-Eighter, both in February), I feel like New York City Half was my 2014 season opener. After a long, cold and very snowy winter (which is still lingering), like many I was looking forward to spring racing. I …

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The Tough Get Tougher

I love winter. I really do. But boy oh boy, this has been a tough one. I haven’t been able to take Leah in the Chariot stroller because it’s been too cold so I’ve been getting up at 4:40 am to run 20 km in -30 C temps twice per week. It has been rough. I can take the early …

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All Smiles

Frank Tomlin Memorial – Brantford’s Sportsperson of the Year. Team DuChene. What an honour is was, to receive the Frank Tomlin Memorial – Brantford’s Sportsperson of the Year Award. Being with my family to receive this was very special. (And it was much better than what I did last year on this day, breaking ribs while skating with the school on Micah’s …

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