Rob­bie Miller

Cape Breton Post - - Weekend -

Since 2008, the Cape Bre­ton Fid­dlers Run has of­fered learn to run pro­grams to help people start run­ning. The pro­gram has ex­panded and is now of­fered in Glace Bay, North Syd­ney and Louis­bourg. It is or­ga­nized and man­aged by about 32 vol­un­teer coaches who are en­thu­si­as­tic about shar­ing their love of run­ning.

Name: Rob­bie Miller.

Age: 51.

Oc­cu­pa­tion: LPN.

Home­town: Scotch­town.

Learn to Run (LTR) pro­gram lo­ca­tion:

New Water­ford.

Why did you de­cide to take the LTR Pro­gram? For a health­ier life­style.

What was the best part of the LTR pro­gram? Achiev­ing my goal and meet­ing some great people.

What was the hard­est part?

Run­ning my first 5K.

What is your fa­vorite me­mory or mo­ment from the LTR pro­gram? Ac­com­plish­ing my first 5K and meet­ing our great coaches and co-run­ners.

Best ad­vise you re­ceived about run­ning? Pace your­self and never give up and it’s

OK to walk to re­cover if need be. Some­thing sur­pris­ing you learned about your­self through run­ning? I’m tougher than I thought.

What would you tell a new run­ner? Stretch, hy­drate and pace your­self. Long­est run (by dis­tance or time) you have ever done? So far it was 8K.

Which race are you do­ing at Cape Bre­ton Fid­dlers in Septem­ber? 10K.

Do you call your­self a run­ner? I con­sider my­self a run­ner-in-train­ing.

What are your goals in run­ning? Right now my goal is the Cape Bre­ton Fid­dlers Run 10K and to fin­ish it.

How has run­ning changed you? It has given me a health­ier out­look on life.

Why do you run? I run be­cause I en­joy it and I love achiev­ing new goals and

I hope to con­tinue run­ning into the fu­ture.

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