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    Thank you!


    Wow.  I am still in shock, oscillating between the nonchalance of disbelief and a crazy flutter of butterflies.

    I had some positively stellar competition from Round 2’s Vicky & Grant, Terry McGillivray, Dana Menard and Tyler Chase, plus Dennis Crawford, Laura Hood, Jo Harding, Rhonda-Marie Avery and Laurie Sorensen from Round 1.  I am grateful that you shared your unique style and perspective with the iRun Nation, and my hat is off to all of you – I understand how much time, effort and creativity you’ve put in!   I could relate to each of you, and would love to kick back with you over a bagel after a long run!

    Many thanks, of course, to iRun for offering this opportunity!  I was very excited to read about this contest; I was even more excited to have been selected to participate.  I was ecstatic when I made it to Round 2, and now, well, I am beside myself!

    To all of you out there reading, a million thanks!  Without you I quite literally would not have made it.  Your support, encouragement and mouse clicks over the last 3 months are greatly appreciated.  I have come a long way, but I will tell you more about that some other time.

    For now I will just say, to everyone, for everything, thanks.  I am not sure yet where I am going, but I am so truly grateful that you’ve chosen to join me on this journey!

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!