Here we are, a whole new year and a whole lot of races to sign up for! I know I said ‘never again’ but it appears I signed myself up for the 50k again at Calgary marathon. This is how it happened.. not being huge party animals, husband and I were sitting at home on New Year’s Eve, discussing which races we wanted to do in 2015. He decided to do the half marathon this year and I was toying between the half and the full. Then he whispered those special words in my ear, ‘You do know there’s a medal for the 50k this year?’ That was it.. click, click, enter.. Yes, I am that shallow, I have a very strong attraction to shiny things!
A few days later, I had the exciting news that I had been selected to be a Forerunner, one of the ambassadors for the 2015 Scotiabank Calgary marathon. I had followed the Forerunners last year, and found their stories very motivating and inspiring and hope that I can encourage others this coming year.
You can read more here: http://calgarymarathon.com/forerunners.html?action=1&pID=149
Growing up and well into my adult life, I never had a single positive thought about exercise and would avoid it wherever possible! The reasons why I decided to run are another story, but the feeling of crossing that finish line after completing something you never thought possible, is truly empowering.
I have a real love of running Calgary. Not only is it a beautiful course around my home city, it was my first marathon.
and my first ultra.
I’m so excited and honoured to be able to encourage other runners this year and look forward to meeting everyone.
The shiny 50km medal was almost enough to convince me to sign up as well, but I decided against it in the end. The marathon is good enough for me! Looking forward to being a Forerunner with you. Should be a great time!
Congrats on being a ForeRunner! Medal yes, you bet! I’m very excited about this year, it was great meeting you at the route reveal. We will have all the fun!