I have always enjoyed running in my lifetime, from elementary school track meets to secondary school cross-country invitationals. I resumed running after a brief hiatus from the university undergraduate years at Brock University and then securing my first full-time occupation at Markham Acura. I was strongly influenced to extend the same driven attitude harvested from full-time studies onto a sport - which also later translated to my professional working demeanour.
That sport ended up being my first ever half-marathon, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon, in 2013.
It changed me for the better. It made me realize of untapped opportunity to become the best that I can be, in running and in life. And then there is the other side of constant reminder: preparation, persistent, and attitude. Like the quote "with great power there comes great responsibility", nothing comes easy and must constantly learn and adapt in order to open up more opportunities to embrace your dreams. (And of course, runner's high - experiencing is believing!)