Letters: July/August 2015
Letters published in IMPACT Magazine Summer Sports Issue – July/August 2015.
From a 15-year-old sprinter’s perspective, I’d just like to say that your magazine is phenomenal and loaded with information for all sorts of athletes. IMPACT always contains motivational interviews from other athletes, which is what makes me try to achieve my personal best.
A reason why I’m so hooked is because I can relate and connect with the athletes who tell about their struggles and hardships when they first started a new sport. Three years ago I began sprinting and always came last, but I did not quit sprinting. There was a little voice in my head saying, “I know you can do better.”
The following year, I used that pain I felt from coming last to fuel the fire inside of me to train harder so that I can break my personal best times.
Slowly ,but surely, I have been seeing improvements till this very day.
I also like reading about all the recipes IMPACT has to share. They are always super healthy and super easy to follow and I can’t wait to try out the new quinoa chocolate cherry energy bites.
All in all, I’d like to thank IMPACT for the amazing magazine and my coaches from Universal Athletics Club for making me the athlete I am today.
Pavanpal Dhillon | Delta, B.C.
I had received your magazine with one of my race packages and I must say I really enjoyed reading it and your articles were all great! I was touched by the letter “Running for Life.”
It is great to know that running does help to heal us in a certain way. I am touched by stories like this one and many of which I have heard on the trails. I am a runner of about three years, and although a “scenic runner,” I am faster than molasses. In the last couple of years someone in my immediate family became an addict. I had many struggles trying to deal with, or accept this, when a special friend and I joined a couple of running groups in the city.
The people in the groups were incredible. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think I would be able to manage my life like I have been. The majority in the groups are ultramarathoners, but they treat everyone the same, no matter how slow or fast. During races, they are at the end cheering you on whether you had run a 100K or a 25K race!
From great advice, to great laughter to the positive energy, I am very thankful for this. When you experience that runner’s high and with great people like this, you want to succeed in life and just keeping looking forward to a new day. So thank you to my great running buddies, old and new, and here is to many more great runs and races.
Thank-you IMPACT for sharing these touching letters.
Jackie Beet | Edmonton, Alta.
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