Five years ago, I was challenged by my local Nike Running Club to train for my first half marathon and blog about my experience. In return for telling my story, they offered me free shoes. Obviously, I said yes. Mainly for the shoes! At the time, I thought it would be a one-off event, but here I am, 6 years later, still running and writing. And since then, I have tackled every race distance offered. Everything from 5K – full marathon.
My blog, Thoughts and Pavement, is a blog about running but I also dabble in other topics like my recent adventures in duathlons and triathlons. I’m Canadian, but I have lived in London for nearly four years.
I also work in health and fitness PR. When I’m not in the office, I like to run everywhere I go. Whether that’s the snow-covered grounds of Canadian cottage country, the beaches in the South of France, or simply commuting to work! I write about my experiences running and training, race recaps, training tips, food, my favourite gear, and my failures and accomplishments. I like the good things in life – like great food and drinks – but I also enjoy pushing myself to my physical limits, just to prove I can. I love the challenge of running. I love that I continue to surprise myself. I love the feeling of pride and personal accomplishment from crossing a finish line. I want to inspire everyone to feel that same pride, and inspire people to try, even if they think they can’t. Because if I’ve learned anything at all in the last six years, it’s that your physical limits are self-imposed, and it is possible to break through those barriers and actually have fun doing it!