When I ran my first marathon, the 2016 @ottawamarathon, I ran with purpose. My reason for running was incredibly personal, and the training helped me deal with a lot of emotions I didn’t know how to handle at the time.
Running Boston and NYC in 2017 were incredible experiences, but I put too much pressure on myself. I set unrealistic goals. I crashed and burned. After NYC, I decided to take a few years away from the marathon, and see if I’d find my way back someday.
Well, I’m making one exception and going back to the marathon a bit sooner than expected - on my terms, and with a renewed sense of purpose. I don’t want to waste a guaranteed entry, and I would love to cross another World Major Marathon off the list.
Chicago, see you in 2019 🙌🏼 (once my entry is verified 😂) #runottawa #oacracingteam #teamnuun #marathon #chicagomarathon #runner #running #instarunners #marathontraining