Peak Week

Preparing for some serious drinking. I consumed 8 cups eload during and 8 cups emend immediately after my 44 km run. Using eload endurance and “Fly”was a great combination for my electrolytes, fluid and carbohydrate needs. And of course, emend allowed me to recover by replenishing my fluids, and some carbs and protein.   Returning the empties. Looking good, loop …

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Trial Run a Hit!

Another great week of training! We’re really moving along now! Recovery after my Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon personal best was great. Cynthia did an amazing job of working things out with massage. Wow, she finds areas I’m not even aware are sore. And it’s been great to work with Paul for physio. The benefits of weekly massage and physio have …

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All the little details

Another great week of recovering and training with only 6 weeks until the big day. Time is flying now! I remember talking about my race schedule back in the early spring, noting that the Vancouver Half would be my last, significant race until Worlds. And here we are. I’m glad Natasha Y. and I asked Coach for another recovery day …

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Savoring the Moments but Hungry for More

Vancouver, BC June 21-23, 2013 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon article Canadian Running Magazine interview Saucony and Eload runners, Lanni and Krista, early in the race. CRS photo. Traveling to Vancouver to race has been one of my favourite weekends in the past few years. I love the sights in B.C., the delicious food, racing to win (BMO 2010 and SVHM …

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In This Together

Firefighter hat for show n’ tell? Nope. Our kids get duodenal stents and sphincter tomes! Happy Father’s Day to an amazing Dad who is the best role model through his employment at  Vantage Endoscopy, leadership to our family at church, love and commitment to his kids and wife at home. New treadmills at the bright, new Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. …

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Therapeutic Massage Counsel

Rachel, Darren, James, Clayton and I out on our long run along the Grand River trails. Coach Rick leading on the bike. Great tempo going on here! Great book to read with the kids as we continue to mourn Andy’s loss. Placing some Saucony and Eload orders with my happy girl. Ready to get this run going! Cheers, Darren! Emend …

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The Real Work

Enjoying the view of the Grand River in beautiful Paris, Ontario where I do my long runs. These runs are enjoyed with friends on soft gravel roads with scenic country farms, which remind me of my home farming community near Alvinston, ON. Once in a while when daddy isn’t home and I don’t feel like cooking, I take the kids …

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Ottawa Race Weekend 2013. Perfect.

This weekend was exactly what I hoped for and needed; relaxing, fun, successful, and energizing. Relaxing Flying porter was easy and straight-forward. It’s always great when you have no delays or complications traveling to and from races. I got to the media event in perfect time, Friday. It was neat because not only was I there as a 10 km …

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One foot in front of the other

 Great job, Tiff at www.tae.ca. Tae Photography Last week was busy, tough, tiring, sad. Each and every day I awoke, thinking about the tragic loss of our pastor and friend, Andy Flatt. Our boys have had nightmares and I’ve been in tears every day. My husband has continued to lead our Team DuChene from answering difficult questions to working crazy …

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What A Weekend May Bring

I don’t even know where to start with this post. On Friday, my facebook and twitter status went from, “Wknd: 37 km run, hockey tourney, Mother’s Day…#blessed” to telling 6 young children that our pastor had suddenly died.  He took his own life. He suffered from clinical depression. Like I said in posting after the Boston bombing, it’s my blog …

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