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    The Gazelle crossing the finish line at the Around the Bay Road Race

    “You’re really not gonna like me today,” the Gazelle said to me.  “As a matter of fact, I think you might just hate me now.”

    “Oh no,” I thought to myself.  “Did he sign us up to run a marathon in Manitoba?  Not that there is anything wrong with Manitoba.  After all Gramma is from there …. Hmmm I wonder what he did?”

    Rather than straining my already strained brain, I just asked him.

    The Gazelle crossing the finish line at the Around the Bay Road Race
    The Gazelle crossing the finish line at the Around the Bay Road Race

    “Ok what did you do this time?”

    “I ran a 4:20 kilometer,” said the Gazelle.  I wasn’t sure if he was yanking my chain.  And he continued.  “Then I ran another 4:20.  On the way back from Parkdale.”

    And even though I can’t do splits, I figured out all on my own, that was pretty fast. 

    “Ha” I said to the Gazelle, “I was asked to lead a group last night!  Top that!”

    And he did. 

    “I checked my work schedule last night.  I double and triple checked it,” he said.  “I can’t do the Old Mill, I can’t do the Downtown Dine and Dash and I can’t do the Double Crown either.”

    The world famous dome of St Paul's Cathedral. The finish line from the marathon  movie Run Fatboy Run.
    The world famous dome of St Paul

    That just took all the smug out.  Who am I going to run with.

    “Who am I going to run with?” I pleaded.  “Couldn’t you call in sick?  Not that I condone calling in sick to do a race.  I had such plans for us”

    He brightened up. 

    “Well, kid.  You’re on your own.  Besides that I have signed up to do the half at the Road2Hope.”

    Alright, the sibling rivalry is back on!

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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!