All natural

October 8th, 2013 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 3 Comments »

What’s that expression? Two steps forward, one step back? Close, but no cigar? Making a pig’s ear of it? Stop now before you blow your freaking calf as well as your foot? I’m not […]


Back on track

September 30th, 2013 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 8 Comments »

Yesterday, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang broke the world record running an ultra-speedy 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon. Most impressive. And I… ate a jumbo ice cream sandwich. Really fast. Weird but true? We have more […]


Boston Common

April 16th, 2013 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | No Comments »

Many of us runners will never make it to the Boston marathon, but yesterday, all of our hearts were there. And our hearts are broken.


Flabby New Year!

January 7th, 2013 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 8 Comments »

When you’re at the bottom you can only go up right?


4:09:41

October 15th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 12 Comments »

My back hurts, my legs hurt and according to my pharmacist friend my feet look “like a diabetic 80-year-old’s”, but most of all I’m just plain ol’ disappointed. Yesterday at Scotiabank’s Toronto Waterfront Marathon […]


Holding my breath

October 11th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 8 Comments »

The weatherman is predicting rain, unseasonably warm temperatures and 50km/h winds for race day. Short of a miracle, it looks like it’s going to be a tough one.


We both run marathons…

October 3rd, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 15 Comments »

Last Friday afternoon I hung out with elite runner Krista Duchene. This is what struck me about her – She’s so nice and just so normal.


Taper Away

September 24th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 8 Comments »

My body aches, my brain’s tired and every part of me screams “hell to the no” each time I walk by my sneakers in the back hall.


Talking isn’t running either (but it’s nice to have a groupie)

September 11th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 21 Comments »

My blogging colleague, has once again taken issue with my personal limitations – my uninspiring goal to sub-four in a marathon and the fact that I – gasp – walk at water stations.


Go small or go home or, second is the new black!

August 27th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 18 Comments »

A small race can lead to some big results.


Olympic inspiration

August 14th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 2 Comments »

Sunday, August 12, 2012: Jennifer Aniston finally confirms it – she’s engaged!; My daughter dives head first onto our light-beige couch with a tomato-sauce-covered-face; Masses of pesky raccoons continue their German invasion and the Olympic men’s marathon is super-duper-wicked- awesome


Word to your mother

August 2nd, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 1 Comment »

For the past week, and at least the next two, I’m living the life of a single Mum. And man, it’s exhausting.