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    Wish Me Luck!

    Today marks my return to the racing world with the Vancouver Sun Run 10k. I haven't raced since 2005 because of school and then a nightmare of a surgery which took some while to recover from. It feels somewhat surreal because four years ago, this was my life. I'll be pushing recreationally from now on, but familiar feelings are creeping as we speak, including adrenaline and I'm finding myself repressing that familiar urge to gag out of anxiety. Ahhh, the nostalgia.

    I tried to come back quietly, seeing as I'm pushing slower these days due to a new spine, and the fact that I'm almost 30 lbs heavier, but my friend and fellow classmate directed some local media my way and before I knew it, I was in the paper.

    Anyways, please keep me in your thoughts today. I'll admit I'm pretty nervous right now. I have been told there are two massive hills in this race, one which is so steep, you're essentially kissing pavement and I'm fighting both a bad cold and working off of three hours of sleep. I know it'll be a humbling experience because I won't post my best time, but my mum helped me put things into perspective and I'm just thankful I've recovered in order to race this race again. It is a beautiful road race, highlighting all the great locations in Vancouver with live local bands marking every kilometre and a crowd which cheers so loud, you'd be convinced you're some type of rockstar.

    Time to whip out the racing tights and Gatorade!

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    Good luck, Kiran!'s worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    that's really cool! try to enjoy yourself and have fun.

    let us know what your time is.

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    That's an excellent article. I'm glad to see you back racing. Good luck on your exam tomorrow.

    "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang

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    Good luck Kiran!

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    Go gettum baby!
    And the truth shall set you free.

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    Senior Member Foolish Old's Avatar
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    Good luck - have fun!

    "We have met the enemy and he is us."-POGO.

    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."~Edgar Allan Poe

    "Dream big, you might never wake up!"- Snoop Dogg

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    I think I may have mentioned here before ...... CANAJUN' CARECURE WOMYN ROCK ..... go Globe {{{woot woot}}} !!

    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi

    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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    Senior Member Imight's Avatar
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    good luck hun. youll do fine.

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    Heia Kiran

    Good to see you are back
    TH 12, 43 years post

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