It's Throwback Thursday. It's also my first day of tapering. And I am already experiencing all of the rapidly fluctuating moods and emotions that coincide with the taper. One such mood, as is befitting TBT, is nostalgia. That sense of reminiscing, of remembering special moments and lessons learned. As endurance athletes we are often vulnerable to struggle in our pursuit of athletic apotheosis. Or at least what could reasonably pass for such when you are not a Kenyan or Ethiopian distance runner. But I digress. It is in the recalling of such times of struggle when we can learn most those valuable lessons about what works, what does not work, and most importantly, what we are truly capable of achieving in the midst of adversity. In this spirit, I give to you, my esteemed and appreciated reader, my recollections from the 2014 GoodLife Toronto Fitness Marathon.