The truth be told, I actually hated running. I wasn't very active in either grade school or high school. I enjoyed a good game of squash while in university but never thought of going for a run. What got me started was my health: in my mid-20’s overweight at 225 lbs with a 42” waist, I was heading into a bad place. I knew I had to do something and running seemed simple enough.
“The best race ever” was how one visitor to the Jamaica Tourist Board booth at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront marathon Expo described the Reggae Marathon. Judy Nash from the JTB, Marguerite Orane, Suzie Forman and I had a great time talking with runners who stopped by the booth on Friday and Saturday.
In August 1995 my kids and I were on vacation in Jamaica. They had been there for a couple of weeks visiting their grandparents in Stony Hill and having a blast. I unfortunately had a heck of time getting in some quality long runs. Lots of hill work, but I was craving some longer runs. At the invitation of my cousin, Tim, we ran the Dam. I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to try something new. ...[Read More]
Hello. I’m Chris Morales. A year ago I was blogging on my personal blog about running in my first Reggae Marathon. Now 8 months later here I am blogging for the Reggae Marathon…and looking forward to my 2nd Reggae Marathon this December 4 in Negril. And what an event it promises to be: the 10th anniversary event. More about that in upcoming posts. First let me properly introduce myself ...[Read More]