Even though I won’t be back to running for another 4-5 weeks I am pleased to say that I will be running the Ottawa Marathon for the seventh consecutive year. As I have done in previous years I will also be raising money for the Ottawa Hospital in memory of my father who passed away as a result of a stroke in 2012.
With it being at home this race is my favourite one of the year and I did not want to miss out on it even if I do have to run it at a slower pace than I am used to depending on how my return to running goes.
For something new this year I am pleased to say that this year I was chosen to be a part of Team Awesome. What this means is that in addition to running the marathon I will also be part of an enthusiastic and socially engaged group of runners who share ourr journey and support other runners as we train for Race Weekend.
The opportunity to join Team Awesome presented itself to me not long after I returned home from the hospital. Needless to say it provided me with a bit of a morale booster and got me back to thinking about running. I am excited to be a part of this group and engaging with other runners who are training for this great race.
If you are running one of the races during Ottawa Race Weekend be sure to follow my teammates and I online for regular updates and don’t forget to use #TORW2015 when tweeting about your training!