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Calgary Half Marathon Medal 2014

Calgary Marathon & Half Marathon Medals (2014)

This is the finisher’s medal from the Calgary Marathon that took place on June 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Huge medal! And this is the medal for the half marathon:

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[medal photos submitted by RIF #244 Susan Warcholak – follow her on Twitter @dothingsalways and by RIF #274 Brennan Thompson. Follow on Twitter @bthompson_91]

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Red Deer Half Marathon Medal 2014

Woody’s RV World Red Deer Half Marathon Medal (2014)

These are the finisher’s medals for the Woody’s RV World Red Deer Half Marathon that took place on May 18, 2014 in Red Deer, Canada.

Congratulations to RIF #270 Kevin who PRd there!

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[Medals submitted by RIF #244 Susan Warcholak and RIF #270 Kevin Warcholak. Follow on Twitter @dothingsalways]

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Pittsburgh Marathon_5K Medal 2014

Pittsburgh Marathon & Half Marathon Medals (2014)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Pittsburgh Marathon that took place on May 4, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The photo also includes the medal for the 5K that was held on Saturday. Here is a photo of the Pittsburgh Half Marathon medal:

It must have been a speedy day there because RIF #244 Susan & RIF #270 Kevin PRd the marathon and @runitfast follower Ric PRd the half. Congratulations! Way to Run It Fast!

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[Medals submitted by RIF #244 Susan Warcholak and RIF #270 Kevin Warcholak. Follow on Twitter @dothingsalways and by Ric Renquest - follow him on Twitter @rrenquest]

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Santa Shuffle – Susan & Kevin Warcholak

Run It Fast – The Club Profile #244 & #270 The Warcholaks

RIF 244 Susan Warcholak & RIF 270 Kevin Warcholak

Our first RIF Club profile of 2014 is a great couple of runners from Canada! Meet the Warcholaks! RIF #244 Susan and RIF #270 Kevin are one of the few married couples that we have in the club. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them when they were in California last year and they are awesome (and have cool accents).

Meet Susan and Kevin:

INFO
Name: Susan & Kevin Warcholak
RIF #: Mrs 244 & Mr 270
Blog: http://www.dothingsalways.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @dothingsalways & @KevDoesRunning
Facebook: Susan Warcholak
Instagram: sue_dothingsalways

STATS
Years Running: Both – 2.5
Favorite Race Distance: Both – 26.2 (only done 1 so far though!)
Favorite PR: S – Edmonton Half 2012, took 12 mins off my previous Half time K – San Luis Obispo 2013, second day of back-to-back Halfs (& back-to-back PRs)
Favorite Race: S – Kauai Marathon K – Detroit Half or Hollywood Half (S- think it’s because he met Lisa & Josh!)

With RIF #1 Josh & RIF #5 Lisa at Hollywood Half

Favorite Bling: S – Kauai K – Detroit
Next Race: Pittsburgh Marathon May 4 followed by Calgary Marathon June 1 (marathons 2 & 3 for us)
What Makes You FEEL Fast?: S – Keeping up with Kev when we run together (this may have happened once) K – an unexpected PR on a tough course

FUN RUNNING QUESTIONS
Why did you start running?
S – I started running because I never ever thought I could. Losing 20lbs & working with a trainer at the gym gave me confidence. Kev started running to support me. Now he’s much faster than I am.

Who inspires your running and why?
S – Everyone in RIF, I have never seen so many amazing people push themselves to achieve so much. It’s so inspiring to be a part of. When Brennan (RIF #274 ) ran back to back races in Edmonton this year his dedication inspired me not to give up on my marathon even though I’d lost a lot of training after an IT Band problem.

Which of your running routes makes you the happiest and why?
We mostly run in Fish Creek Park, it runs through Calgary but is still remote, we often see coyotes and deer. There’s a path at the bottom of our garden that leads right out. Every season is different and this year we had a huge flood in June which changed everything. It’s more of an adventure now with bridges out and pathways eroded or gone.

Have you ever worn a costume during a race? What was it and for what race? If not, would you?
We ran RnR LV in 2012 with Team Running Elvi, it was crazy hot in the Elvis jumpsuits! So much fun being around 200 other Elvi (secret – some Elvi had beer).

Running Elvi

If you can’t run, you’re ________?
Hiking, snowshoeing – anything outside! We get up to the mountains as much as we can.

One last thing Susan & Kevin would like the rest of us to know:
Running arguments: In our first year of running Kev was very encouraging and took a lot of action pics during our races, mostly from behind me. This resulted in a great number of horrifying shots of my backside. Since then, the secret we’ve found is to run our own races at our own abilities, we have our individual space but still experience the race together. We make an exception for fun races like RnR LV or races in which we might expire like the -33°F Santa Shuffle this year! You would think with him being English and myself Scottish (auld enemies) we’d argue more but that isn’t the case.

Santa Shuffle

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I love their story of how they started running and that they run their races together but still run their own race. They have a lot of fun as you can tell from the photos. I admire them for being able to run in -33 weather! But I see they also like warmer places like Kauai. Who wouldn’t!

Thank you for sharing Susan & Kevin! Good luck with your Canadian winter running and the Pittsburgh Marathon!

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[All photos submitted by Susan Warcholak]

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Zombie Survivor 5K Medal 2013

Zombie Survivor 5K Medals (2013)

These are the finisher’s medals for the Zombie Survivor 5K that was held on July 20, 2013 in Calgary, Canada.

Congrats to RIF #270 Kevin for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse! Sadly, RIF #244 Susan was infected. :( And she was so nice too… ;)

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[Medals submitted by RIF #244 Susan Warcholak and RIF #270 Kevin Warcholak. Follow on Twitter @dothingsalways]

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Calgary Half Marathon Medal 2013

Calgary Half Marathon Medal (2013)

 
Here is the finisher’s medal from the Calgary Half Marathon that took place on May 26, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Happy belated birthday to RIF #270 Kevin! No better way to celebrate a birthday than to race! :)

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[Medal submitted by RIF #244 Susan Warcholak and RIF #270 Kevin Warcholak ]

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