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Upcoming Races

After completing the PEC marathon earlier this month I decided I would try and complete 2 or 3 shorter races before the end of the year.

I have pretty much decided that my first one will be the Beat Beethoven race taking place on October 30. the race offers an 8 km race and a half-marathon. I am thinking of doing the 8 km race. Not sure what finishing time I should aim for but during my training for PEC I was running 8 km in 35-36 minutes at my tempo pace so I would like to see if I can beat that.

Following this race I would also like to do at least one race, if not two races, in November or December. I have not yet decided which one(s) I would like to do but it seems like there are a few more race options in Ottawa before the year ends.

The Title of my Blog

I thought I would take the time to explain the meaning behind the name of my blog. When I decided to start a running blog I struggled with what to name it. My wife came across the following quote by Jesse Owens:

”I always loved running &it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power.  You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”

I decided to choose the name because the quote sums up what I get out of running. I enjoying the fact that I can set my own goals and push myself as hard as I want in order to achieve those goals.