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The Ultimate Lesson

I'm now just under 8 weeks away from the BMO Vancouver Marathon, and have reached that encouraging stage in training where my fitness has sprung up and I'm hitting PRs on my regular routes almost every week. Struggling to hold back the pace on recovery runs is a great problem to have! This is what I meant in my December post when I wrote about looking forward to feeling like a runner again. That day, I was feeling cautiously optimistic after a run of 28 minutes; it had been my first pain-free run since my surgery in October. In the last 3 months, I have put in 8 weeks of work steadily building my mileage back up, and 4 solid weeks of targeted marathon training - and it has only been in the last couple weeks that I feel that I am getting to where I want to be, fitness-wise. Coming back from a layoff takes time, perseverance, consistency, and patience. But if you're willing to put in the work, it will eventually pay off (enjoying the journey helps a lot, too).

2 days ago I ra…