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The little race that could

It’s not easy being a little race in a city known for its heavy-hitters. But, every year, we set out to beat the odds. Every year, our Race Committee gathers permits from the city, arranges sponsorships (so that the money

We can do it!

Our Alive to Strive race day is fast approaching – practically here!  – and guess what?  I successfully completed a practice 5km run/walk with my trainer, David, and fellow kidney patient, Gary. I was thrilled with my result: 34 minutes! My face stayed a

Basking in the small victories (Deborah’s latest training update)

Mother Nature won’t get me or the team down. Nope, no way. Freezing rain, snow, wind, hail or ice will not stop us from training.     Once again, we used the seven-story building as our training playground while the ice

Dedicated Long-Time Volunteers Sponsor 1KM Race

 Meet Lorna Bradley, one of the “Three Amigos” sponsoring this year’s 1KM Race I have been a diabetic for over 50 years and had a quadruple bypass 12 years ago. After this operation, my kidneys failed and fortunately I was

Deb’s Day 9 5km Training Update

I am doing it… Running… I know it seems simple but for someone like me with old knee injuries, I am grateful that I have been able to slowly build up my stamina. During this training session, I ran for

5K training update from Deborah

Hi everyone, Feeling very lucky to have David training us… I showed up to our recent training session with some seriously tight muscles, an unfocused mind and was discouraged about my ability to keep on running. I was honest with

Day 3 of 5k Training

Hi everyone! I just completed Day 3 of my 5k training and yes, I am still LOVING it! We seem to be pushing ourselves each session with a bit more cardio and mixing up strengthening exercises with running and stair

Day One of Training – March 5th, 2018

Hi everyone, my name is Deborah and guess what, I signed myself up for some professional running sessions to train for the Alive to Strive Race this April 29, 2018! In so doing, the organizing committee for the race asked

Join Our 5KM Training Group!

“Ask nothing from your running, and you’ll get more than you ever imagined.” Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run. Join us for our twice weekly training runs starting March 5th. Our group runs are friendly, fun and motivating to

The Most Scenic Running Routes in Ottawa: Vol. 1 – Lunch Hour Power Run

A motivating running route can make all the difference. On the days when your legs just don’t want to carry you and your lungs are burning, finding inspiration from your surroundings can make the difference between sticking it out or

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