by Kim Giesbrecht
My love of running began when I was a child. I loved running races with my friends at school. When I was in grade 7, our gym teacher started a 50 Mile Club, where we were given a certain number of weeks to run 50 miles in order to earn a badge. I had never run a few miles at a time, as I enjoyed sprinting, but I decided to sign up. I was soon running 3 miles a day and loving it. I earned the badge and was hooked on running.