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Meet the brand ambassadors: |Joyce Law|

Where do you live? Toronto. What are your running goals for 2019? Sub 2:50 at Around the Bay 30K Sub 4:00 at Toronto Marathon Sub 1:50 at Beaches Half Complete my first triathlon at Iron Girl Grimsby Where is your favourite place to run? I like to explore the city so I love any kind of destination run. I run with the North York RunNinjas and we do destination runs about once a month. In December, we ran to “Kringlewood” (a Toronto residential street lined with giant inflatable Santas) . . . in our ugly sweaters. After that, we ran to Nathan Phillips Square and took pictures at the Lego mural. It was so much fun! We have done food-themed...

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You can call it a comeback

Oh hi. Remember me? I had started out as the Run Little Monkey run ambassador. I had a triumphant (though painful) finish at the London Royal Parks Half Marathon. And then I. Didn’t. Do. Anything. I was having lots of arch pain. Then I got scheduled for a totally unrelated surgery. Then I was mostly bedridden. Then it was April and I got the all clear to do whatever I wanted. With one change. On top of everything, I have Fatty Liver Disease. How does one treat not yet serious but still there Fatty Liver Disease? You exercise. You eat healthfully. You drink green tea. I’ll be honest here. I wanted to get back into running. The mental clarity, the...

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Race Recap: the Royal Parks Half Marathon (London, U.K.)  

Alright, first things first. The run was glorious. The weather was warm (a little too warm at times because it was so sunny). And the energy was great. As I mentioned before, I have been nursing an injury and I really wanted to complete this run. I set a “goal” of under 3:15 – but my real goal was to come in under 3:00. But let me back up… We arrived in London on Friday morning. Run was Sunday. The hotel we stayed in had an amazing bathtub which meant the epsom salts I brought were going to be used up! We did quite a bit of walking around and my hip was throbbing. Really painful. My foot was just...

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Monkey's first race

Team Run Little Monkey has been in training all winter and over the Easter weekend participated in our first race in Toronto. It was a great day that started off with a gaggle of enthusiastic kids running a 1K race along the boardwalk in the Beaches. That was followed up by the Beaches Running Club's inaugral Easter 5K. While our running monkey couldn't quite beat the winners who came in with some lightening fast times in the 16-minute range, there was much jubilation at the finish line. Looking forward to seeing you at more races this summer.

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