2017 Reflections

When lacing up those racing shoes for that final race of the year, one can reflect on how the year began. My first race of 2017 and first as a master, having turned 40 in January, was the Refriger8er (8 mile) in Waterloo in February. I quite enjoy racing with Run Waterloo  but that particular morning had the poorest conditions …

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Tannenbaum 10 km

This fall I celebrated 15 years since completing my first marathon, a 3:28 at the Niagara Falls International Marathon. Who would have known where it might take me? I also celebrated 15 years since writing my Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. I am so grateful that, since elementary school, …

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A New Season

Since withdrawing from my favourite marathon, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) I have successfully given myself enough to do to keep busy, contribute more financially to our family, and use that extra energy not spent logging kilometres on the road. I am back to a balanced off-season routine with some time in the pool, weight room, and on the …

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It Won’t Be Pretty, But I’ll Give It My All

Today is our children’s first day back to school. Back in late July and early August when I was injured and only cross-training, I knew that if I was fairly consistently running by the beginning of school I would have a decent chance at completing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM). But I also knew I would have a lot …

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The Future That May Come.

With less than eight weeks to go until the October 22 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I am cautiously optimistic that I will get to the start line for a decent race. What I mean by decent, I have no idea at this point.  I have been consistently cross- training, six days per week at an average of 2.5 hours/day. Coach …

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Summer of Adversity and Faith

In my last post I shared my quote from Canada Running Series’ announcement that I would be running the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM): “I feel like this is where I am giving 100% one last time. And, I am not saying I am retiring or giving up on a chance to make a world championship team, but this …

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And I Keep Keeping On

One Last Push by Paul Gains, re: 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Adapted by iRun.ca “This is probably my last attempt at a PB (personal best),” Krista DuChene told Paul Gains, about the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. “I feel like this is where I am giving 100% one last time. And, I am not saying I am retiring or giving up …

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Catching up and enjoying the moments.

It has been just over a month since my disappointing London Marathon and once again I am back up on two feet. The weekend following my return was scheduled with three out-of-town speaking engagements so once I got to my computer, I added another slide to my message of blessings and trials. The kids had a P.A. day so they …

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