Daily Archives: February 8, 2013

Favourite Running Memories

Prior to starting this blog I had about a year and a half of running experiences.  Too many experiences to recall here but certainly some memories worth sharing.  So in no particular order…

  • Running one August evening in Fitzroy (rural West Ottawa).  It was one of those runs I just didn’t feel like doing.  It was still muggy, I was tired and Fitzroy is not the flattest area in which to run.  I was training for my first half marathon and was starting to question if I would ever really be able to do that distance.  Suddenly, as it sometimes happens when running, everything fell into place.  
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Finishing my first half marathon, the 9 Run Run in 2:04:50. Thanks to Kerry for the pictures and the inspirational quote

Finishing my first half marathon, the 9 Run Run in 2:04:50. Thanks to Kerry for the pictures and the inspirational quote

About a year and a half ago I decided to try running, an activity I swore I would never do.  Quite honestly, I just didn’t get it.  Why would people put themselves through that kind of torture in rain, heat and snow?  I have always liked being fit, but really there has to be a better way, right?  But now I am a convert.  I get it now, all of it.  There may be lots of other ways to stay fit, but nothing quite like running.  Let’s face it, it can be the most miserable of experiences, but it can also be the most memorable and the most amazing.  Like everything in life, the hardest things to accomplish are always the most satisfying.
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