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An nyoung ha seh yo

An nyoung ha seh yo

In case you didn’t get that: Hello in Korean! Track and Field is a crazy sport. In the middle of April, I would not have expected to spend the first two weekends of May racing in Jamaica and in Korea; but here I am, desperately trying to at least memorize the complicating and foreign phrases for “Hello” and “Thank you” in Korean.  Learning Jamaican was much easier! One of the things I love best about my sport is that it is...

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Bazan Bay 5 km

I am stepping outside my usual boundaries by writing a race report. For some reasons doing race reports usually freaks me out as I am wary of coming off as: 1. whiny / full of excuses 2. arrogant 3. narcissistic 4. combination of above But, my ahem, fan requested one. Yep, and I want to keep the fan happy. And in this day of self-obsession (I do have a blog, facebook and twitter), I think it is socially acceptable to be somewhat...

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It all starts in high school…

It all starts in high school…

As long as I can remember, I have loved to race.  As parents often resort to bribing their children to meet certain goals (going to bed, eating vegetables, not screaming in grocery stores…), mine learned from an early age that I responded well to running competitions against my sister. And, since I was the eldest and my younger sister followed my lead most of the time, they really only need to manipulate me to get us both to...

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TnF North: Why Don’t Canadians Race More?

Recap – Ready to run fast, but no place to do it It has been a while since I have been inspired to write.  Mostly because I was in a bit of a funk and thought I would wait until I had something good to write.  After a year of excellent training and health, I was in better shape this summer than I have ever been.  My workouts were fantastic and everything has gone smoothly – no injuries, illnesses or setbacks.  My spring...

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The Good Life

The Good Life

Many years ago, while a grade 7 student at Dorothea Walker Elementary, we were given free reign to do a research project on anything we wanted to study. My project was titled “The Perfect Two Weeks in Europe” and I spent hours researching the places and sights I would see in Europe, as well as the logistics of European  travel (pre-internet days!). For years following, I begged my parents to take me to Europe. Alas, the hard-done by...

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