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After I ran the BMO Marathon in May 2007, I broke up with running. I didn’t even want to think about running ever again. The pain my body went through really just took me in a different direction until this year when a friend asked me to go for a run with her. I really didn’t want to go but I said I would and told her she would have to run slow with me because I hadn’t been for a run for almost a year. Once we got out there something happened. I wasn’t winded like I thought I was going to be. Apparently, kickboxing prepares you really well for running. I had a great run that night and it motivated me once again to get back out there and enjoy this city as a runner. Some days I am amazed by the beauty that surrounds us.

 I have signed up for some races again. I am running a half marathon on June 28th and I am going to run the Victoria marathon in October. I am looking forward to the training as crazy as that might seem. I am travelling to Europe near the end of my training so I will be running in London, Paris and Edinburgh. What a great way to explore the city. I am so excited to get out there and see what I might discover.

I really never thought I would say this but I am glad running and I got back together. It wasn’t a good break up but some time apart and some healing needed to happen for us to find that love again.