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Running the Bluenose Marathon with Always Home Homecare

Posted Feb 27, 2015

It is an exciting time of year here in Nova Scotia.  The buds are forming on the trees, our Always Home Homecare clients and care providers are enjoying the Public Gardens and YES ….young and young at heart are gearing up for the amazing Blue Nose Marathon.

The Bluenose Marathon embodies so much of what we promote and encourage at Always Home Homecare.  Things like celebrating healthy living, active lifestyles and giving back, are the foundation of AH Homecare’s success.  In fact many of our energetic office staff are avid walkers and take their lunch hours to explore beautiful downtown Dartmouth.

Our beloved Bluenose Marathon is this weekend in Halifax/Dartmouth.  It is always a busy time in my household.  There is inevitably one or more of us MacMillan’s that are training for the Bluenose 10k or Youth Run.  The course is no easy task!  Trust me, I ran the 10K route last Sunday and the hills are pretty tough.  The Bluenose Marathon weekend provides an incredible sense of community for all of us.  In my family this year my two kids are running the 5K and I am running the 10k.  My husband Mark will be there cheering us on from the sideline as he passes out water.

In the spirit of giving back our wonderful leader of Always Home Homecare, Georgia Lloyd (President and CEO) is volunteering at one of the water stations in beautiful Shubie Park. Our staff are volunteering at the Bluenose Marathon Shoe Mountain.  What is the Bluenose Marathon Shoe Mountain you ask?  This is where runners donate running sneakers that they are no longer using.  These shoes are passed on to others that can get some more use out of them.  In the past, 100’s of shoes have been donated for those in need.  What a wonderful way to Giv’er!

Georgia Lloyd’s Dad, George is running the half…..and don’t even try to keep up with him!  George has run over 85 marathons and only started running when he was 62. What an inspiring man.  Now that is dedication.  We at Always Home Homecare are so proud of him.  See him below as he runs across the finish line at one of his many races.

Today, the Blue Nose Marathon is the largest marathon weekend east of Ottawa, with almost 15,000 runners and walkers expected in 2014 as we celebrate achieving our 11th year running. The goal from day one was to make this event all-inclusive for people of all levels and abilities. This is wonderful, because more and more seniors are getting the running bug.  There are five running and walking categories, including a full marathon, half marathon, 10k run, 5k and a youth run. What is really cool is that at the Blue Nose Marathon, everyone, from the participants to the spectators and sponsors, are treated like superstars.    I hope to see you at the Blue Nose Marathon cheering me on or better yet running beside me.  I will be the one with the Always Home Homecare T-shirt on!