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    Remember to Read the Fine Print too!


    My running family just keeps getting bigger. 

    Esther went to a wellness fair recently.  And I also had the opportunity to go to the same fair.  But I did a really quick scan of the list of exhibitors and thought “Nyah, there is no one here that interests me.”

    Shirley hiding behind another runner
    Shirley hiding behind another runner

    So I didn’t go.  I had a bunch of friends tell me how amazing it was.  That they had actually learned stuff and horror of horrors – had enjoyed themselves.  And it was after the fair was over that I discovered an awful truth. 

    Don’t scan the list, read it in full.  If I had, I would have known that Esther was going to be there. 

    But in a wonderful twist, I have watched my little running family increase.  With the possibility that it might even get bigger.

    A number of colleagues who walk past my desk everyday to go to kitchen decided to stop by and chat about the running book Esther had given them,  Lots and lots of copies of IRunCanada!  And some even asked about this whole running thing.

    Some of Esthre's running family
    Some of Esthre

    So I was thrilled to go into the Den a day later and see a couple of familiar faces!  I wasn’t able to help with their group, but it was really neat to be there and see the beginning of a brand new love affair!

    And tonight, a couple more new faces showed up.  With the promise that even more of my colleagues will be showing up over the next little while. 

    Note to self, read in full from now on.  And keep the running family tree growing!

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    A runner for almost two years, Terry recently had the mildly traumatic experience of trying to find a flattering pair of running pants (“Isn’t running about pushing personal boundaries and just getting out there and moving? Except when you don’t look in the least bit like Paula Radcliffe.”). But although she may have been a bit embarrassed by “helpful handsome guy” at the store, she keeps a great perspective through her running experiences. Pushing through a number of injuries early in her running career, she got right back to training for her next race. “The feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line is unimaginable,” says Terry. Sounds like she’s hooked for good!