Letters: January/February 2016
Letters published in IMPACT Magazine's Motivation and Inspiration Issue – January/February 2016.
Letters published in IMPACT Magazine Motivation & Inspiration Issue – January/February 2016.
Source Of Fresh Ideas
The timing of your HIIT the Gym workout article could not have been more perfect!
I’m a half marathoner who recently transitioned to fulls: New York City 2014 was my first full marathon, Chicago 2015 was my second (October 2015), and 3 weeks later I raced NYC (November 2015).
I was worried about injury with racing these distances so close together, but incorporated HIIT during my run training and it made all the difference!
I’ve been looking for new exercises to incorporate to keep things fresh for my next round of training (getting prepped for the Boston Marathon) and came upon your HIIT the Gym article. It’s perfect! You have offered some different, fresh ideas that I can incorporate and be excited to do!
Thank you so much for continuing to produce a great magazine and provide such a wide range of training options.
Laura McDonald | New Westminster, B.C.
Humble And Amazing
I enjoyed reading your story on Chantal Warriner, Bouncing Back Strong. Chantal and I met in the most random way this summer. She hails from Ontario, while I live in Calgary. This past June we met by chance, 30 miles into a 100-mile trail race on the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming.
We ran through the night and next morning together, eventually crossing the finish line together, arms in the air. That was Chantal’s first 100 miler.
I got to know her pretty well, having run together that day for over 100K. Injury is a favourite topic to chat about for runners. However, she never mentioned her neck/spinal injury that day.
The busy paramedic and mother of two struggled a bit during the latter part of that hot June mountain race, but found the strength and courage to make it to the finish line. It was amazing to witness her mental strength at work. Now, knowing about her injury and how strongly she has bounced back from it, makes her 100-mile debut that much more incredible.
Alan Lam | Calgary, Alta.
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