Milestone: 3000 Total km & My 2-Year Runniversary!


Today marks exactly two years since I started running. I had dabbled in running before, and even completed a 5k race (barely) … but it never really stuck.

Two years ago I watched my fiance (then boyfriend) run a half marathon right before I left on my trip to Calgary, Ottawa, and Montreal to visit friends. I was inspired by him and his friends so I took my running shoes with me and completed my first run since … I don’t even know when!?

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“Earn Your Shower” shirt from Run Like A Girl

According to my records, it was 3.7 km and took me 27:10 for an average pace of 7:14/km. I remember running around the Nose Creek Parkway area in Calgary, losing the trail, and ending up going right through the middle of a swampy mess. My shoes were covered in mud and had to be thoroughly washed. But it was fun! The very next day I went for a 5 km run, this time in a residential area and around a pond. I was hooked!

I’ve since run two full marathons, seven half marathons, one 14k race, two 10k races, and three 5k races. I also just hit a milestone of 3000 total km!

Looking forward, I plan to increase my mileage as I train for a number of upcoming races including Seek the Peak, Survival of the Fittest, Lululemon SeaWheeze, Squamish 50k, and the Ventura Marathon.


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Brie

Brie

I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

10 comments

  1. Awesome! That’s almost 2/3 across Canada 🙂

    Suggested post idea – Your running bucket list.

    1. Thanks! I’ve thought about that but there as so many great races and lots that I haven’t even heard about yet! My “strategy” so far is to do whatever races people talk me into haha!

  2. After reading this I realize there is totally hope for me lol

    Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment!

    1. There is totally hope for you! You are an awesome runner and totally crushed your half training! Going to try a full!?

      You will hit 3000 km in no time! 🙂

      1. I still haven’t decided on a full but it’s leaning towards the yes side 😛

        1. Like my fiancé said when I was thinking about registering for a full … “What’s the worst that could happen?” If it doesn’t pan out, you probably ran a lot more training for it than maybe you otherwise would have! It’s a big time commitment but I bet you are ready for it! 🙂

  3. Very impressive, my friend! I started running in 2009, but didn’t start tracking my runs until 2010. In the first 2 years (after I started tracking), I ran just shy of 800km. You’ve achieved something amazing in a really short time – and it’s onwards and upwards for you!! I think I’m now close to 5000km, but that took me 5 years! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks Bradley! Wow, 5000 km – that’s amazing! We need to go for that lunch run sometime soon 🙂

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