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!?
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!