Monday, 24 February 2014

Train. Race. Friendship.

There is no doubt that the running community is special. We can all agree we are an odd breed of people, many of us by our freedom of choice choose to run in negative 30 degree temperatures and call it FUN!

Through running I have made countless friendships, through run meet ups or running teams. It was incredible meeting so many inspiring, amazing and incredible athletes. Whenever I tried explaining this feeling of the community to "non-running" friends (which there aren't many of these days). They just don't get it.

So what do I do? I recruit those friends to become "running friends" as well!

One of my really close friends Andrew always told me, "one day I will run a 5K with you".

One day was finally going to happen, not just a 5K but a 10K at this years Yonge Street 10K on Sunday April 13th!

Literally 25 minutes from the start of our conversation my friend Andrew was signed up for his VERY FIRST RACE! Yonge St. 10k quickly became the race I was most excited for this year. Having the chance to share the race experience with a close friend made it that much  more special.

Andrew is one of the nicest and most inspiring people I know and I am very grateful to call him my friend. When he sets out to do something his determination and drive will get him there, there is no doubt in my mind that he will succeed.

10:15pm and by 10:34pm Andrew was
registered for his first race!
We have been keeping each other motivated thus far with training. Updating each other on new milestones and setbacks. We are both very excited to be racing TOGETHER April 13th, 2014.

I told him, "this is your first race but certainly not going to be your last" I am almost certain he will be running marathons in no time!


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