Friday, July 31, 2009

Thank you, adidas!

Today I received this wonderful package of superb adidas running gear.

I am thrilled with their products, particularly their shoes.

Seth thought he'd try on the shoes and go for a little run (see video).
Micah - adidas runner in training!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thank you, Eload!

Thank you for sponsoring me, Eload. I am thrilled to represent you! Your products will be put to great use, especially during and after those hot and long training runs.
The boys do a bit of label-reading for mommy.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Personal Best! Acura 10 miler 2nd Woman!

Pictures and article compliments of Canada Running Series and Acura 10-miler and 5 km.

Not such a flattering picture but a great race! I am so pleased with setting another Personal Best (1:00:03) and finishing 2nd woman overall. The Acura was a great race and the weather couldn't have been better.

Top 6 men and women.
From the Acura website, "...Lioudmila Kortchaguina had a much easier time of things in winning the women's title in 59:00. Brantford's Krista DuChene, winner of this Spring's Mississauga Marathon, continued to show good form, coming home 2nd in 60:07, ahead of the reigning CRS champion, Josiane Aboungono [60:45]..."

After the race I was asked to wear a ribbon to support the Canadian Cancer Society. Having lost both my parents to cancer (in 1995 and 1997), I was more than pleased to do so. Thank you, Acura for supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Chariot Athlete!

This week I've already enjoyed two runs with the boys in the Chariot. While on the trails, Micah enjoyed the view of the golf course on his side while Seth looked at the Grand River on his.
Check out the newly posted write-up at:
Thank you, Chariot. My 10 mile race Sunday will feel much lighter!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Upcoming Race July 19/09 - Acura 10 miler Toronto, ON

"The women's battle for spoils at the Acura Ten promises to be equally absorbing, with a good tussle expected between Canada's #1 and #2 ranked marathon women, Lioudmila Kortchaguina and Tara Quinn-Smith. Include last year's Canada Running Series champ, Josiane Aboungono of Milton, Mississauga Marathon winner Krista DuChene of Brantford, and St-Bruno, Quebec's Nathalie Goyer, a 3-time Quebec City and 3-time Mississauga Marathon winner who was dramatically passed in the final stages by DuChene this year, and some sparks could fly!" "

For more about the race, go to

Looks like it'll be a fast race!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Peachbud 10 km Race 2nd Woman!

Feeling good at the end of the 10 km race. I was happy with my personal best time of 36:39 and place of 2nd Woman overall!
Photo source: Peachbud Race.

The Chariot kept the boys comfortable and dry during the light rain. It is so great to have at races - holds snacks and gear, is light-weight, and has window seats for the kids to watch.

Marathon Mom!