Make it happen!

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I’m so glad I took the leap to start teaching ChiRunning in other major cities across this wonderful country of ours. It was a bit scary when I first booked a venue without having any registrants but I’m a big believer that if you build it, they will come!

So I got back late last night from an incredible weekend in Halifax. Not only was it amazing weather, I got to spend some quality time with quality folks. And maybe lots of time with a special someone.

I landed on Thursday at noon to 6 degree weather and almost no snow on the ground. It was quite the contrast since we got almost 20 cm’s overnight in Ottawa. After I picked up the rental car (a pretty sweet Nissan Maxima), I set my sights on the Westin Nova Scotian to check in. I didn’t realize that the CIS Men’s Basketball Final 8 was in Halifax at the same time as me. Even at 6’4″, I felt short walking around the hotel. 

I caught up with old university friends from Mount Allison in the afternoon before I went to pick up a friend at the airport. A nice day to get used to this new spring-like weather and get my bearings in a new city.

Friday was spent running errands, running and doing a talk at the Halifax edition of the Running Clinic. Great times all around. It was topped off by a nice dinner downtown Halifax. I had to sample the local fare and get some fish and chips. Delicious!

Saturday was a workshop in nearby Bridgewater. A great turnout and some interesting folks. Then I went to one of my contact’s house for dinner (you have to love Maritime hospitality!), it was incredible. The only bad thing about the day was the long drive back to Halifax in the dark on a two-lane highway that wasn’t lit.

Sunday started off with a 23k run around Halifax including a lot of waterfront time. A great run with great company, and it also helped it was sunny and about 6 degrees. I could have run in shorts!

I taught my Halifax workshop in the afternoon with a great group at the Bloomfield Centre. We had a blast and I think it was a great start to what I think will be many trips to the East Coast to spread the word about this thing called ChiRunning.

And to think that I was too scared to take the leap last fall. What a fool I was!

If I learned anything this weekend, is that even if it doesn’t work out perfectly (and it almost never does), it will provide you with a amazing experiences.

So go out there and make it happen. And enjoy the journey!

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