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January, 2011:

If you want to win something, run 100 meters.

If you want to EXPERIENCE something, run a marathon. It’s with that quote in mind that I start on a new year in my running career. A year in which I plan to win & experience. I love running here on Vancouver Island.  You start the year fresh on January 1st with the Resolution Run at Running Room, and then it’s straight in to the Island Race Series.  8 race, every second Sunday from January to April. The races vary in length, there are a couple 8Ks, a couple 10Ks, a half marathon & 1 each of a 5, 12, […]

The impact of a few simple words…

I woke up this morning to the upbeat calypso song that is my Blackberry alarm clock. As I fumbled to shut it off and hit snooze for 5 minutes, I saw on the screen that I had a Facebook notification.  I’m not quite sure how, but in my half asleep state I managed to open it up, and start reading. What I found was the following amazing message from an old friend: “Just have to take a moment again and let you know how freakin’ inspirational you are! You’ve done so well Kirsty. And I’m so proud that you post […]

You can not cross the finish line, unless you start.

Every journey has a starting point. There is a place & time where you take that first step. I took my first step on January 2nd, 2007. That was the day I walked in to my first WeightWatchers meeting (this time around). I say this time around, because this was my second time joining.  I had once joined back in 2005, and had some real success. But life got in the way, and I put it all back on. I remember walking in to that meeting for the first time, like it was yesterday.  It had taken me months to […]