I couldn’t be more proud and excited to share with you how the Running for Rozina Campaign went for the actual half marathon.
If you haven’t read in a past post Rozina suddenly passed away on Christmas Eve of last year which was more than a shock to so many that was a part of her life. Dorothy being so close to Rozina wanted to do something special, as did her brother Shawn.
Dorothy and Shawn both set out to train and run the Canmore Half Marathon. It was gruelling training program that lasted over 12 weeks and had them running 3-5 days a week up to 16km at a time. (On a personal note, being so close to Shawn and Dorothy, and feeding off of their inspiration, I ran more long distances over these past 12 weeks than I have in my entire life (and I didn’t run near as much as these two)).
On to the weekend
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here are a few pictures from the weekend I thought you may like to see.
The beautiful rocky mountains
There wasn’t snow when we arrived but there was snow the morning we woke up right before the run.
Pre Run Meal
I don’t believe in carb loading but I do believe in quality nutrition. We had a beautiful veggie stir fry the night before.
Prepping clothes and hydration for the big day!
Headed to the start line
And they’re off!
And the big finish!
Together Dorothy and Shawn raised over $3,000 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital! There’s still time to donate if you’d like to help out.
*Either donation will go to the same place.