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I am an Olympic Torch Bearer

CeileighCeileigh Posts: 126Registered Users
In 1988 I entered every way I could but no luck. I did not get in to the torch relay. My family laughed and said 'you couldn't run a mile if you tried." I remember thinking 'oh yeah' and I went out one day and tried to run a mile. Well they were right!!! :laughing6:

So along comes the 2010 torch relay and I started to enter the first day you could! I entered through RBC (royal bank) and icoke. I entered every draw I saw. Hundreds of thousands of people entered through coke. Of those 6760 were chosen to enter the second level. I won the lottery and had to write an essay (200 - 220 words) about how I lived a healthy lifestyle and inspired others to do so. Well my story talked about how I never saw myself as an athlete until I battled a long illness. After that I developed an "I can" attitude and started to try things I had considered impossible. The result is I have now run 3 half marathons and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. I wanted this torch spot so bad - it was like redemption. What I could not do in 1988 I CAN do now!

Only 10% of essays got a spot - 676 (or was it 674?) and I was ONE OF THEM! I think you could hear me shout all across Canada when I got the email saying I was a torchbearer.

I now have my OTR track suit ready to go and will be keeping my torch. I run on Sunday December 13 in Arnprior ON about 2 hours from where I actually live.

I can't wait! Sadly the touque is required so my curls will be hidden :(:toothy6:

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  • Mamacurl3Mamacurl3 Posts: 1,559Registered Users
    congratulations! what an awesome experience :)
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    OMG that's so exciting!!!

    My Dads company made the torches and I keep asking him to get me one - I keep getting this look -->:roll:
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  • GuardianBGuardianB Posts: 1,818Registered Users
    Very cool. What a fantastic opportunity.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    How awesome!!!! I am so happy for you!
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    That is so cool!
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,238Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm so excited for you! YAY!!
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  • CocoaCoilyCocoaCoily Posts: 2,648Registered Users
    Good for you... That is way cool!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    OMG! Congratulations! It's so exciting to *know* someone actually carrying the torch. Wow! :bounce:

    I'd love to read your essay if you'd like to share. :)
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    WOW!!! Congrats!
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Very cool!!!! Congratulations!!!
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    Congratulations, that's such a great story and accomplishment!
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

    J!!!! i am soooooooo happy for you!!!!! now i wish that i still lived in Ottawa so i could go see you run!!!!!

    BIG HUGS!!!!!!! send me pics!!!!
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Congratulations! All of your dedication paid off! I am so happy for you and it will be a thrill to "know" someone who is a torch bearer! :)
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  • CeileighCeileigh Posts: 126Registered Users
    Rou ... you really should still be in Ottawa. I got a call today and now run at ...
    lot information
    Torchbearer Code OTR044-167
    Day December 12, 2009
    City Ottawa(ON)
    . Your segment details are: starting along: Richmond
    Rd. from: Churchill Ave. to: Athlone Ave. on: Richmond Rd.
    Start KM 47
    Length About 300 meters
    Start Time 6:03:25 PM EST

    Maybe you should visit for the weekend!!!
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    That's so exciting - congratulations! And have someone take a pic and post it up here so we can share in the experience!!
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  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    AWESOME!!!
    :rambo:
  • va_candiva_candi Posts: 849Registered Users
    Congratulations! This is so cool. I'm with 2poodles. Please have someone take pics.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    wow that's cool!
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    That is VERY neat!
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    We want a photo! We're so proud of our Curly!

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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    Ceileigh wrote: »
    Rou ... you really should still be in Ottawa. I got a call today and now run at ...
    lot information
    Torchbearer Code OTR044-167
    Day December 12, 2009
    City Ottawa(ON)
    . Your segment details are: starting along: Richmond
    Rd. from: Churchill Ave. to: Athlone Ave. on: Richmond Rd.
    Start KM 47
    Length About 300 meters
    Start Time 6:03:25 PM EST

    Maybe you should visit for the weekend!!!

    What a precise starting time!
    About the curls...can you let one fall out over your left eye or behind the right ear or something like that so we know it's you?
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    You should be very proud of yourself! Definitely post a pic :)
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  • CeileighCeileigh Posts: 126Registered Users
    I will have several family members and friends on my little route so should be able to get a pic. I'm going to get my hair cut next week (first cut since April) so I will be looking good!!!! :)
  • alacurlalacurl Posts: 1,193Registered Users
    How exciting! Congrats!!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    so, maybe i won't be able to get to Ottawa to see Ceileigh run in person, but now all of you will be able to see her live out her dream thanks to the Torch Cam!

    :D

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    any hockey fans who would like to see Sidney Crosby carry the torch today in Halifax at 5:30 pm eastern standard time, log on here

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    :D
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