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Five Days

Spending time with our sweet daughter, Leah. The flowers (thanks, STWM and Henry) are much prettier than the laundry mountain, don’t you think? Family time. Nothing better. Proud to be “Canada’s Marathon Mom”. Thrilled when Alan told me that fellow Marathon Mom and friend, Mary Davies won the race! Blessed by God. My hip was bruised for a few days …

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A few pictures, A few articles

What a great picture of Rejean Chiasson. After leading me for 42.2 km, he moved back for the very last stretch (left in picture). What a gentleman. Thank you, Rejean, for your dedication to us, motivation during the race, and excellent job with consistency as STWM pacer for the CDN Women’s Record. You’ll crush in Houston! Final turn. “No Record, …

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Going with Gutsy.

Running Moms (Mary Davies 1st and Krista DuChene 4th overall) Photo: Todd Duncan, CNW. It’s 1:10 a.m. and true to post marathon form, I am wide awake (as is Lanni who just replied to my, “Are you still awake?”). The last time this happened was after we ran in Rotterdam, going after the Olympic standard in April. I sure hope …

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Thanks, Brantford!

More great support from my Brantford Community! Enjoy the article. Thanks, Brian! Looking forward to speaking to your afterwards with a great race report! Hope to keep giving back in Brantford and Brant County just like Coach Rick and Josie Mannen, and many others. Winds predicted to be 50 km/h for race day….not going to get me down! God’s got …

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Giving Back

Cancer Game Plan Both of my parents died with cancer. Let’s keep fighting this. So glad I could contribute to “My One Thing”.  STWMarathon in 4 days! I am feeling better every day. And wanting it even more! Had fun doing the live chat with Canadian Running. Bags are packed with lots of Saucony gear and Eload supplies.

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It’s Getting Real!

Youtube video from Canadian Running Magazine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzbJ6cgp4P8 Elite start list: http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/elitelist.htm Live chat Wed, Oct 10 at 1pm with Canadian Running Magazine: http://runningmagazine.ca/2012/10/sections/news/live-web-chat-stwm-preview/

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A Touch of Taper, a Tad of Turkey, and a Tonne of Thanks.

I just love this time of year. The leaves are changing colours, the weather is cooler, and running in capris and a long t is just lovely (especially before all the layering in mid-winter). The furnace is on with the windows open just a smidgen. And we can celebrate the many things to be thankful for, over a long weekend. …

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weight that slows us down

When I get close to a racing a marathon, I often find scripture that relates to my training and day-to-day life. It’s no surprise to people that God is a huge part of my life and I don’t shy away from writing about it. Many have heard me say that I feel God’s pleasure when I run (Eric Liddell, Chariots …

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Got It Done

Well, I got the job done today at the Zoo Run/Cdn 10 km Championships in Toronto. I think I can now say that I’m not a big 10 km race fan. You just don’t seem to get into a groove (especially on courses with lots of turns, like today’s). But, they are necessary for the marathon. Today’s race had a …

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