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I am busy training for the Phoenix Half Marathon right now but will shift focus to Calgary in early March.
I have ran the Calgary Marathon twice. In 2013 I did the 10K and accomplished a huge goal (sub 1 hour.) It was 8 months after London was born and only my second 10K (and post-baby race.)
Last year, I ran the half marathon. While I didn't PR (missed by 25 seconds) it was still a very memorable race. I was sidelined with an injury, during training, and had to stop running for about five weeks. Thankfully, the break was what I needed to come back strong. I was so happy to cross that finish line!
I wanted this year's race to be another memorable one. So, I have decided to
do something I have never done before! On May 31st, I will be running the half marathon in the morning and then pacing one of my best friends, in the 5K, at noon! My girlfriend, Melissa, is on week 2 of the couch to 5K program and this will be her first race. I couldn't be more proud, and excited, to be with her as she crushes one of her goals! She's even already committed to a half marathon, with me, in the fall!
Of course, there is also the marathon, a 50K, 10K and kids race. I may bring London to run the kids race or push him in the stroller while I pace Melissa. That is still undecided.
Tonight (Wednesday) there is actually a Calgary Marathon event going on at Eau Claire market. The organizers will be unveiling the routes and there is a contest
involving Jugo Juice (yummy!!)
I am really excited for this year's race(s) and I hope you'll consider joining the fun!
Thank You to the Calgary Marathon crew for selecting me for such an amazing opportunity!