I’m one of those people who believes in luck. Although it’s always been more of a “if you believe you’re lucky then you will be” kind of belief, I believe in it nonetheless. Have positive, good intentions, and positive, good things will occur. While this might not be a scientifically proven theory, it’s worked out… Read More Luck
I can never really remember a time that I wasn’t involved in some sort of athletic activity. I grew up on a street full of kids and it seemed like we were always outside playing. There was a big park a few blocks from my house and I have great memories of skating and tobogganing… Read More Fast and Female: the importance of positive role models and the powerful impacts of sport
It’s been a while! Ok, a long while since I last blogged. The beginning of November to be exact. A lot has happened since then, but at the same time, seemingly nothing at all. I’ve travelled a fair amount, run a lot of miles, and spent as much time with my family and friends as I… Read More The Off-Season
The end of my season was both exciting and a bit anticlimactic. The exciting part: competing at the Continental Cup. It was like taking all the finals of the World Championships and putting them into a two-day meet. The atmosphere was surprisingly fun and low-key considering the level of competition in attendance, and it was… Read More 2014 Track Season – Part 3: Madrid & Morocco
Fact: I am terrible at posting post-race updates in a timely matter. Case in point: It’s been almost three weeks over a month
since I raced in Heusden, Belgium and ran a new PB. I usually start writing a post on the flight home from wherever I’ve been competing, with the events of the race fresh in… Read More Europe 2014 Part 2: Heusden, 9:33, and a change of plans.
This summer marks my sixth trip to Europe in the past seven years, and my fifth for international racing. Over the years I’ve gotten better at adjusting to the time change, knowing how much (and how hard) to run the first few days, and what to expect as far as food, transportation and accommodations in… Read More Europe 2014 Part 1: Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Chocolate Milk!
Another Canadian Championship has come and gone. Even with this year being a little different in that it wasn’t a true selection trials for a national team, there was no shortage of exciting events and great performances. I love track and field because it brings such a wide variety of people together. We all do… Read More Canadian Nationals Recap – surviving the heat, the power of mental strength, and a quick trip to Montreal!
It’s nationals week! I’m excited to be back in Moncton and am looking forward to racing Saturday afternoon, catching up with friends, and watching Canada’s best track and field athletes compete. I will be racing at 2:30 ADT. A live feed, results, and any other information you could possibly want can be found here: Trackie.ca and here: Moncton2014.… Read More Victoria Life
Yesterday evening as I finished up my easy afternoon run I passed a playground filled with young children and their families. One little girl sat atop her dad’s shoulders, waving her arms like she was dancing, as he jogged around in small circles and figure eights. It was pure joy on both of their faces.… Read More Father’s Day
Last Saturday night by the numbers: 7.5 – laps around the track 35 – hurdles cleared 2.21 – seconds under the old Canadian record 12 – years that record had stood 0.89 – seconds over the Commonwealth Games “B” standard It’s taken me a bit of time to figure out how I feel about my… Read More Mixed Emotions