Army Run News and Creamy Leek Pasta



Some Army Run News:


Information from today’s email news release


Some interesting and good news for the 6th Army Run in Ottawa. The race will be run on Sunday, September 22nd and feature the 5K and Half Marathon races. This year the race organizers have increased the number of runners as last year the race sold out very quickly. The 5K will now have 12,000 runners (up from 9,500) and the Half will have 10,000 (up from 8,500). This doesn’t mean that the race will not sell out just as fast though! Registration opens on February 21st at 9am. There is an early bird draw for people who sign up within the first two weeks. The prize is some nice clothing from Solider On.

With an increase in runners – Wave Starts will happen. I have never actually been involved in a race with wave starts, except the obvious splitting of distances. BUT it isn’t like I’ve done many 10K and more races. Personally, I did not find the race super crowded last year, but my friends and I stayed well back of the pack.

Whoa – new shirts?!?! The shirts are being redesigned (still tech shirts though) and the 5K is now going to be RED rather than the white (which is very very see-through). That is some exciting news and  I cannot wait to see the design. The Army Run shirts are my favorite!

So – if you wish to join me in running the Half-Marathon on September 22nd – Sign up on February 21st!


Tonight’s dinner was Creamy Leek Pasta – which was a mix of two recipes: Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Leek Stroganoff (From the Food Revolution Cookbook) and a recipe in this month’s Real Simple. It was great!






Max helped of course…..




Did you watch Mr. D tonight?

Do you like leeks?

Cream sauce or tomato sauce?

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  1. TorontoRunner

    I honestly really wish there was much more races around me…bahh. Would LOVE to do a trip to Ottawa and race. Maybe, maybe!

  2. Bridget@ happyhealthyandhot hot

    I love the mud runs. They are so much fun! The t- shirts are always awesome too!

  3. Brittany

    Second recipe today I’ve seen with leeks! I need to make something with them! I opt for tomato sauce these days unless I make my own cream sauce with a cashew base!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      That sounds yummy!

  4. Sharsti@theblondehairblueeyedrunner

    haha That is exactly what my 18 month old does when I cook dinner. I feel like I always have to re-clean the whole house after dinner because he’s like a tornado. I don’t think I’ve ever tried leeks, I may have to…

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Every night from 7-8pm = clean up time….wooooo~

  5. rebecca @ blueberry smiles

    def red sauce…and i do like leeks but always forget to buy them. thanks for the reminder!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      anytime 🙂


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