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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Plugging Along

Training continues to include weekly tempo runs on the treadmill. I get some solid runs on this machine! Love having this bike in the basement. Even a good 10-20 minutes after running helps strengthen the legs, particularly the quads and hamstrings. Track n Field day … reminds me of my childhood. Two sweet girls helping with the Kenyan Kids Foundation …

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kenyan style market fundraiser event – may 4, 2013

Like I’ve written, I would love to go to Kenya with my family (some day) to serve with Wesley Kipchumba Korir and Tarah Korir’s Kenyan Kids Foundation.  We are collecting gently-used items for the Kenyan-style market fundraiser event, May 4.  Start spring cleaning! E.g. clothing, books, toys, accessories, household items, dvds, shoes, etc.  My family will be taking items to …

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Thrilled and Blessed.

Thrilled and blessed with P.B. 72:27 and 2013 CDN Half Marathon Champion. What a great weekend! The Banque Scotia de Montreal Half Marathon, which also serves as the CDN Half Marathon Championship was my first race of the season with a proper taper after completing 150 km last week. I did two workouts on the track but they weren’t terribly …

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4.15.13 Boston. Runners United to Remember.

I’ve quite enjoyed Boston Marathon Monday the past few years. Many times I’ve watched and become inspired, seeing the leaders dig deep, while completing my own treadmill tempo workout at the same time. The women usually finish around noon and that’s when I have to get my kid (s) from the childcare so I too am pushing to get the …

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