by Annie Tiffin
Baldish Toor started with the Whitby Running Room in 1999, joining the Learn to Run program primarily to impress a runner she had her eye on dating. She fell in love with him, and after tackling the impossible task and unbearable pain of one minute of running, she fell in love with running. She still detests the first few kilometres of every run, but once she settles in, she can keep putting one foot in front of the other for, as it turns out, a very long time. Continue reading “Baldish Toor / Whitby, ON”
by Craig Plath
I have always had a love-hate relationship with running. The problem is that I’m slow, could never pace myself very well and generally gave up too easily. Three years ago, I decided to get serious about my health and run more consistently, even through the winter months. Every fall, I ran in a 5K charity race called the Zombie Run and was starting to show moderate improvements. While the race was a challenge, I always finished and thought that was good enough. Continue reading “Running for Love”
by Kieu Dung
When my wife proposed that we take our vacation in Eastern Europe, I immediately started researching races. There were no races in Prague in September 2017 but I found one in Usti Nad Labem, a two-hour train ride from Prague. According to the information on the RunCzech website, the course was flat and it was a road circuit; the race took place in afternoon. This last detail gave me the motivation I needed to register since I would have plenty of time to make the trip to Usti Nad Labem and prepare myself for the race. Continue reading “Half Marathon in Prague”
by Rosemarie James
Imagine running an errand to purchase fish for a family supper, and you end up running a marathon. Believe it or not, that is what happened to me.
Continue reading “I Hit the Ground Running”
by Nancy Laythorpe
It all started with a simple phone call to my friend Sara: “Do you want to join the Running Room?” I had a lot of free time on my hands and Sara had just had her son William. We thought it would be a good way to spend some time together. We didn’t know what was in store for us.
Continue reading “It’s All About Irene”
by Shauna McCooeye
I wanted to share my story because if I had not joined a Running Room training program, I would have never experienced all the monumental moments that have happened over the last three years.
Continue reading “A Natural High”
by Ted Swain
As a kid, my biggest running accomplishment was winning a third-place ribbon in the 100-yard dash at a school track meet. Truth be told, there were only three runners in the event.
Continue reading “Humble Beginnings”