Dreaming

Dreaming … with the joy in the pursuit. It has been exactly one week since becoming the 2nd fastest marathoner in Canadian history with my personal best time of 2:28:32 at the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. My teammate and healthy rival, Lanni Marchant captured the record just ahead of me, with a speedy 2:28:00. We were both ecstatic. You …

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Second Fiddle…And It’s Great!

I keep adding more articles and links to this post. Makes it easy to keep it in one spot! Krista is a columnist for iRun Magazine. New !!! Krista will be on 100 Huntley Street tv show, some time in November (pre-recorded Wed., Oct 30) to talk about life as Marathon Mom, her faith, being 2nd Fastest Canadian Marathoner, news …

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Here we go … again

A few links: Canadian Running. 10 Questions: Krista DuChene Brantford Expositor Article Lanni and Krista to run together again! Women at Scotiabank Live results: www.sportstats.ca cbc Well, it’s go time…again! And I am ready…again. Looking for a great race. Not a whole lot to say about it. Yet. I love the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and hope I have a …

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Onward.

The end of this week was much better than the beginning… In the last blog I mentioned that I had a few nagging issues, which is fairly typical when in the peak of your build. One of the issues was this knot I had in my back that started two days before the Zoo Run 10 km road Cdn champs. …

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I will be ready

Getting ready to speak at the school Jump Rope for Heart event. Great friends. Wonderful runs. Clayton and James are returning from injury so couldn’t join me for the entire 38 km but having them with me in the middle made the time fly. At the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Micah’s 99’ers game one day. Leading the VIP’s around the …

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Holding Strong

Another successful week of training in the books and 4 weeks to go until STWM! I got in 165 km (and the usual pool and bike cross-training), which included a silver medal at the Zoo Run/Cdn 10 km Championships in Toronto with no taper.  It’s a tough, twisty course that I’ve only done once before but I felt much better …

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Loving this Life

2.5 yr old Leah continues to be happy wherever we go, whether it be the gym for training, the rink for hockey, the grocery store, or just staying home! She just loves reading books and following my every move. It’s all about wearing pink and running shoes lately! Big girl is out of her crib and diapers. Took 5.5 y.o. …

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Back at it

The 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is exactly six weeks away and I am feeling more confident, each and every day. I think it is safe to say that I am nearly hitting the same workouts and mileage as I was pre-Worlds. Lots of time to keep at it. I must say that I am certainly not investing the same …

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This Story Is Not Over!

Here we go, again! Read it here! I gave 100% for six months with text-book training and racing (3 PB’s – 5 k, 10 k, Half Marathon) in my preparation for the World Championships only to face heat illness at 12 km with vomiting, tears, crazy story-telling, and near unconsciousness with non-English speaking Russians shoving smelling salts up my nose. …

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An absolutely wonderful 10 days

Tomorrow ends our 10 day European Vacation. It was amazing. Grand. Wonderful. The best. Our travels in Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy were absolutely great. The culture, food, scenes, pace, travel, walking, shopping, relaxation, and 10 days with my husband to celebrate 12 amazing years of marriage was absolutely epic. Epic seems to be the word …

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