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Follow our blogging friends as they prepare for the BMO Fool's Run and other events.

Zahida Jaffer Machan

Zahida Jaffer Machan

Zahida Jaffer Machan
Zahida at the 2014 Fool's Run (photo by Leo Lam)

Zahida is an artist, teacher, and runner based in North Vancouver, BC (Canada). In her running blog, Zahida writes her thoughts and reflections on her journey as a runner after losing over 130lbs. Zahida launched her running blog when she began training for a half marathon in 2011. Since then, she's completed several races including many half marathons and 3 marathons and is a certified personal trainer.

This will be Zahida's 5th year in a row running the Fool's Run, the race in which she holds her current personal best half marathon finish time and where she hopes to set her next best time in 2016. The last two years, Zahida placed in her age group for the Lower Mainland Road Race Series and looks forward to this race as a part of the 2016 series and highlight of her racing season. “It's my favourite half marathon race and I am honoured to be ambassador for a third year in a row. I'm excited to return and challenge myself on this beautiful and friendly course.”

Check out Zahida's blog here.

Follow Zahida on Twitter: @artbyzahida

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