Why Aaron and I tried out for Amazing Race Canada – AGAIN

It is that time of year again – yes, Christmas but also casting time for Amazing Race Canada.

The casting call for Amazing Race Canada is out and they are accepting team applications and videos until December 26, 2013 at 11:59pm ET. What a way to say “Happy Boxing Day!”

People often ask me, “Did you and Aaron apply again?”

The answer is a resounding, “YES! Of course!”

When I heard about the casting call my heart sped up and my feet itched to hit the mat. I’m a competitive person by nature, determined and persistent to a fault. Of course I applied and will continue to apply until the producers realize that I was made for the Amazing Race and it for me.

I have some friends who scoff at reality TV but as silly as it sounds, being a participant is a huge dream of mine. My fingers are crossed that this is my time.

So why exactly did Aaron and I apply again? There are lots of reasons:

  • We love traveling.
  • We love each other.
  • We love being competitive.
  • We know there is nothing we cannot achieve together.

After our son Zachary died in 2010, our marriage faced the greatest test. The statistics for couples that divorce after child loss are extremely high. Yet we have made it through. This is not to say that everything is roses and rainbows but we have grown stronger because of what we have been through and I truly know that no obstacle could ever compare. To run the race with my husband would be so special.

We also want to run the race for Zachary and our two living children. I would love to show our kids how strong their mom is and for Zachary, I want to experience as many adventures as I can on his behalf.

Hopefully this year we will get good news come decision time!

Has anyone else submitted their video?

Sad News from Amazing Race Canada

It is with great sadness that I read a tweet this morning from Amazing Race Canada. All teams have been selected but the most AMAZING team of all, team A+A, have not been chosen. Aaron and I (team A+A) are bummed but we do realize we already have an amazing life and are abundantly thankful for it.

Thanks to all who encouraged us, helped with our sweet video, had dreams of us racing, and supported us along the way. Thank you all for believing in us!

Amazing Race Canada

Amazing Race. Amazing life. For me, they are one and the same, yet my husband and I couldn’t resist applying for Amazing Race Canada when we heard that the Emmy winning reality series was heading above the American boarder.

Watch our application video to see what we are all about!

I’m not sure how much of a thrill-seeker I am; my natural instinct is self preservation, not jumping out of a plane for example (massive fear of heights). My motivations for running the race runs deep in my heart despite the potential for terrifying challenges.

Aaron and I are running the race for our son Zachary who passed away in my arms minutes after he was born from a cardiac tumor. My motivation for putting myself out there on Amazing Race Canada is living life to the fullest for Zachary. My boy will never have the chance to experience this truly amazing life and thus I want to do so for him, in memory of my son.

Aaron and I and our children were recently featured in the Edmonton Journal for our “Amazing Inspiration,” by Elizabeth Withey.