Getting ready for the Army Runs

An incredibly fast growing Ottawa run weekend is coming up on September 19, with the Canadian Army half-marathon and 5k. There are already over 9000 runners; this event has galvanized the attention of area runners in support of our troops. It raises funds for disabled soldiers, and many who have suffered injuries in Afghanistan and elsewhere take part. This will be my first half with this Run, but friends who have done earlier versions say it is an incredibly emotional event.

I am very pleased that our younger daughter is taking part in her first race, the 5k. We have been running together quite a lot in the past few weeks, as she increases her running portion over walking. In her first full 5k distance, a few weeks ago, she was around 51 minutes total; that’s now down to just over 40, and she will keep improving. It’s so great to run with her, even if a slower than normal pace for me. Stay tuned for further reports.

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