"I am 26 now and fitness has become more than important in my life, it's what my life revolves around. I started running, casually, four or more years ago and in the last two and a half years have joined a triathlon club in Edmonton, Kinsmen Triathlon Club (KTC). I have raced several Olympic Distance Triathlons and this June I will be heading into my first Half Ironman: Boulder 70.3. Training is such an amazing and important part of my life, physically, mentally and also socially. I met my best friends through KTC and I look forward to workouts daily. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without triathlon and the amazing community I have found.
I very often am reminded (surrounded by some incredibly talented and high caliber athletes) that I was not always an athlete the way they are and have been. We all come from different backgrounds, mine just happens to be that I hated running and fitness. So I am constantly reminded of your [Mr. MacMillan] words: one day fitness will become important to you.
It is, more than you can know. Thank you. Thank you."
- Kristin S., 26
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
in a letter to her junior high gym teacher.