About Me

This is me Hi. I’m Evelyn.

I caught the running bug, back in October 2013, whilst in Ottawa, when I started the C25K (Couch to 5K) program.  I loved it!  I used the iPhone free app by Zen labs – it starts you off with running for 30 seconds and then walking for 90 second intervals, and progresses until you’re able to run a full 30 minutes. In this 30 minutes you should be able to run the 5K, I wasn’t able to achieve 5K but running for 30 minutes non stop was achieved, and I was so ecstatic about it! I couldn’t believe it! I did my first official 5K race on 7th December 2013. Whilst running through that finish line… I fell in love … with running! And I have been doing it ever since.  I’m running further and further as time goes on.  By the time my first running anniversary came around, I had completed not one, but 2 Half Marathons!  Who would have thought it!

Here’s my updated running story.

So the blog has evolved to talk about, and track, my progress in running, and the races I compete in.  My blog title depicts me … I am a runner, I can now say that 🙂 and I do love purple.

Why purple, it is very appealing to me.. it is a colour that I am drawn to!  It’s a warm and cool colour all in one.  I tend to wear something purple all the time, especially when I am running.  I used to always wear this cap, you see in the profile pic, and the running capris/tights I have are either solid purple, or black with purple pattern or ribbing.  I loved the idea that I was in the Purple Corral for my first two Half Marathons too!… even though it means being in one of the back corrals.  That has change though, but I am happy for now.



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