In Tanya’s words – The Running Whys

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Tanya Munroe qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon when she hit the qualifying standard at the 2013 P.E.I. Marathon.

“My running partner from home was running with us and the enthusiasm was infectious. My husband, who has never seen any of my races, had even come to watch…The beginning of the PEI Marathon is in PEI National Park, along the ocean, and it was the most beautiful, peaceful race start I have ever been at.”

I met Tanya for the first time less than 24 hours before the P.E.I. Marathon in October when we were both in the carb loading phase for the race. During that pasta night, she casually mentioned she was trying to qualify for Boston, needing to shave just a few minutes off her previous best clocking. Tanya and Kathy were friends when they were studying at  Acadia and in the past few years, reconnected through social media and running. We were happy to meet just prior to the big race on the Island.

This is her story from 2013.




by Tanya Munroe

In October of this year I qualified for the Boston Marathon.

Putting this in type seems a bit surreal, as this had been a ridiculous goal when I set foot on my treadmill in January 2011. In fact, I had no goals at that time (except to get off the damn thing).

My return to running after a 26 year hiatus was prompted by Continue reading