It’s funny where life takes you.
Six and a half years ago, I ran my first “competitive” race in High Park. I half-heartedly took to the start line at the insistence of my then girlfriend — now wife.
About half an hour later, I finished: a wheezy, bloated, red-faced mess. But I was hooked.
I’ll never forget the feeling of accomplishment at the end of that first 5k. The surge of adrenaline, the camaraderie of the runners, the noise of the crowd and the thrill of competition.
It’s led me to places I never thought I’d go: Eight marathons, several half-marathons, 25 pounds lost. Hawaii, Amsterdam, Washington and Ottawa.
It also gave me the incredible opportunity to serve the running community as the Toronto Sun‘s “In The Long Run” blogger.
As many of you know, I recently parted ways with Sun Media, but I don’t want to leave the writing — and all your comments, support and occasional (OK, frequent) gentle jabs — behind.
So, today, a new beginning. I’m launching seeleerun.com to cover the community, give a few insights and hopefully make you laugh from time to time.
It will be a bit more personal and a little looser than ITLR — but I won’t bore you with talk of track splits and what I had for breakfast yesterday. (A bagel with cream cheese, in case that does interest you for some reason).
Anyway, hope you like it.
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