Robin and Stewart are Legion members running the Victoria Marathon in October 2013 to raise PTSD awareness and funds for Legion Veteran Transition Programs.
Stewart is a Veteran who served on NATO operations to Bosnia and Kosovo, and both Robin and Stewart were raised in military families. They understand what a military life is, that it’s far from an ordinary life, and even further from an ordinary job. This is the essence of their motivation, verve, and passion to see a change in how Veterans are cared for by the government.
They both have friends battling PTSD. They see firsthand the struggle that newly returning Veterans, and service men and women face. The battle is never ending. Robin and Stewart want to raise awareness of the plight many Veterans face, and raise funds for programs that are there to support Veterans in need.
You can learn more about Legion Veteran Transition Programs here.
Here’s their first blog post!
So, how’s it going? Well, we started off well with Robin making lots of lists, which she’s very good at, I think, as I don’t really look at them that much, but they’re everywhere with varying markings and colors. She’s in charge of keeping me in check, as best she can, with my diet, as I’m an Englishman brought up on meat and potatoes and who could overcook vegetables with a mere glance. She sticks by a solid 10% increase a week mileage rule, which is seeing her grow stronger as a runner everyday. She’s very sensible. Me? Not so much and appear to be in denial that I’m no longer the 25yr old who once ran a Marathon with hardly any training. I realized this when I decided to kick out a 13.5 mile long-run in my first week and, consequently, my back in the second week. I suppose I shouldn’t have had a beer and poutine as a post run meal either.
Oh well, there’s plenty of time until the marathon to find a balance, right?
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