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The beginning of summer 1/3

First trip to African Lion Safari. Had a great day with the Duynhoven family on a special June 3.The boys continue to love their little sister more and more.

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Not about me.

Check out the picture of my 3 yr old and I wearing Saucony’s compression socks. They are quite spiffy. I’ve been wearing compression socks a lot lately to try to help w/ my wonky leg. My husband kindly asked me, “Can we expect to see these on you all summer?”. Likely! The Saucony calf sleeves are great too but I’ll …

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Down but not out!

Well, folks…I think I need to take it back a bit. My lower right leg is a bit of a nuisance these days and I am going to listen to it. Considering I’ve increased my mileage to 85 km/week (on top of the pool, bike, and elliptical) and won 2 races within 3 months of giving birth, I think I …

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Another race complete…and another victory!

One of my favourite races is my home-town Alvinston to Watford 16 km road race! It started in 1958 (not many races are this old) and is held every Victoria Monday.I am not sure how many times I’ve done it but I do know I’ve been first female the last several times. It’s not super competitive but there is nothing …

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Back to Racing!

Well, it’s done. I just completed my first race back since having Leah 2 months ago. I tell ya, being injured and pregnant for 9 months will slow you down BUT the hunger I have to return is great! The come-back work hurts and it’s hard but I’ve already seen huge improvements in my speed and strength since my first …

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A Few Things About Me

A few interesting things you may not know about me:1) I played hockey for the U of Guelph and was an OUA All Star in the 97/98 season.2) I’ve been either pregnant or breastfeeding for the last 6 years (minus 8 mos).3) I am a Registered Dietitian with a passion and focus in pediatric nutrition.4) I married my best friend, …

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You know what they say…no pain, no gain!

Well, Leah is now 8 weeks old and training keeps coming along. I continue to do a combination of elliptical/pool/bike/run and strength/core/stretching. Today was a short but sweet 20 min bike (Leah was hungry so I had to cut it short and Jonathan was already gone to church. My 5 yr old made a few attempts with the soother so …

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Coming Along

Training is coming along and going well. I am getting a bit stronger and faster each week. Last week I managed to complete 90 min on the elliptical, 129 min on the bike, 4.6 km in the pool, and 61 km running. My longest run was 20 km, which felt great. It’s hard to determine my pace exactly due to …

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