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.


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.


@Couch2Kenyan now on Twitter

July 26th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 1 Comment »

Almost a year off of marathon training and I’ve been welcomed back by some beautiful blisters and some burning lungs


You are awesome. Be more awesome. Read my blog

July 16th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 6 Comments »

Great news! No, Brooks isn’t coming out with a line of Hypercolour running shirts (though that would be totally awesome – I mean who doesn’t want fluorescent armpits?). Even better. As of today, not only am I an official blogger for Canadian Running Magazine, but also for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM)!


Tri-umph (emphasis on the umph)

July 11th, 2012 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 9 Comments »

Sunday’s Peterborough Sprint triathlon came and went with little drama and big relief. I didn’t get a flat tire, I didn’t faint and at no point did a scuba diver have to retrieve my body from the bottom of the lake. In sum, it was a pretty great day.